A Craft Swap- part two

6:00 AM

I was stressing about what to create for the craft swap hosted by Amanda when early last week inspiration ran me over like a truck.  Valentines Day was on Friday.  Why not create a box of goodies in honor of the heart holiday?  I knew for sure I was going to make these cute Pottery Barn inspired heart tea towels created by insanely talented sister-in-law.  I bought the towels from Ikea and then bought some red fabric and the iron on adhesive.  Easy enough.  A few of the first hearts gone thrown away, but once I got the hang of it, it was smooth sailing!  
What else goes with Valentines Day?  I thought about making some sort of chocolate or caramel something but in the end decided on homemade marshmallows.  I had made some peppermint marshmallows at Christmas with a recipe from  King Arthur but it was made with corn syrup.  (I have nothing against corn syrup for baking because I control how much goes in).  They were very good marshmallows, buy they were very sticky and tool a while to set up.   I found this recipe for corn syrup free marshmallows and thought I would give it a go.  Corrine and I made them and they were set and ready to cut about five hours later.  We were only marginally sticky.  

 I put them in the mail on Wednesday with the hopes they arrived in time for Valentines Day.

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  1. They are beautiful gifts Jen.
    I use to make marshmallows all the time when my babies were little, they are so much fun and my crew loved them.

  2. hi jen ~ thank you so much for your package! everything is beautiful and arrived exactly on valentine's day. :) my daughter set right to making a cup of hot cocoa to top with your marshmallows and the tea towels are so sweet and perfect. this craft swap was such fun... thank you again! xo

  3. What neat gifts! Those marshmallows will taste great in some hot chocolate.

  4. Love the tea towels, those are really darling.

  5. great presents!! Love how everyone is creating and making pretty stuff :)

  6. Those tea towels are so cute! I made marshmallows once and I don't think I'll do it again haha. A lot of work. It did help to cut them with scissors that were dusted with powdered sugar.

  7. oh what sweet gifts! I want to try making homemade marshmallows someday..... I think I can handle 'marginally sticky' ;) thank you for participating in the swap!

  8. Seeing what everyone has been either receiving or sending as a part of Amanda's blog swap sure has been fun!


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