A Craft Swap- part two6:00 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.