Monday, January 3, 2011

A Gift for My Daughter In Loves For CHRISTmas

Hello sweet ladies,

I thought you might like to see what I made for each of my daughter in loves for CHRISTmas. I like to try to hand make something for one of their gifts. I found this pattern called Coupon/Expense ISew I liked the pattern, because it was a PDF download ...... I could buy it.........receive it via email and then download it soon.

I enjoyed making them up. My favorite part was putting the fabrics together.

I changed mine a bit........ I made a button hole and a button covered in a complimentary fabric instead of putting in a magnetic snap closure. I always like using lots of different fabrics together. It is real easy making the tabs using vinyl. I thought it would be hard......but it wasn't. The pattern designer gives lots of different fonts for your tabs. Cute... cute..... cute!
My daughter in loves....... loved them!

I wanted to show you this idea while I still remember. You might want to start now.......... making CHRISTmas have plenty of time! Smile!

Today we took the Gooseberry Patch, 101 Cupcake, Cookie and Brownie Recipes Cookbook to the college kitchen. We went ahead (because the first day of being back at work is a little hectic) and made the...........

"Peanut Butter Sandwich Dips" Cookies...........

(Taylor made them the other day while we were at home) the staff in the kitchen loved them! I think they will be on our menu from now on. Tomorrow we will try another recipe

Peanut Butter Sandwich Dips
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
1-1/4 c. creamy peanut butter, divided
1 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 t. oil

Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, beat butter , 1/2 cup peanut butter, sugar and egg until smooth. Gradually beat four mixture into butter mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until puffed. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Remove cookies to a wire rack; let cool. Combine powdered sugar with remaining peanut butter; spread one rounded teaspoon on flat side of half the cookies. Top with remaining cookies. Refrigerate 30 minutes. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips and oil one minute; stir until melted. Dip cookies halfway into melted chocolate. Let excess drip off. Refrigerate on wax paper lined baking sheets until set Makes 3 dozen.

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have been so kind and Sweet.
Thank you!

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.

This verse helped me this morning......hope it encourages you!

Hugs, Linda


  1. What a cute gift idea! Love those fabrics. :-)

  2. What a lovely gift...............HUGS MARY

  3. Linda, I bought that same pattern, but have yet to make it. I was afraid it might be difficult, but you've encouraged me to give it a try sometime - I just need to find time! I like your button alternative.

    Oh, the kids at the college must just LOVE your baking! They may never want to leave!

    Thanks for all our encouragement, Linda! I hope your day is blessed in every way.

  4. Your gift is very very cute, sure your daugther in love will love it!!!
    And the recipe seems very very yummy too!!!
    I will try sure my frenchy children will love them (they loved peanuts butter!!!)
    Blessings from France

  5. Very cute Linda and those cookies look WONDERFUL :)

    Blessings sweet friend :)


  6. Linda, I just LOVE that organizer! I made one a few months ago for myself, but out of folders, not fabric. Although mine is pretty, I think I like yours better. One of these days, I intend to get the photos of mine on my blog, but I have a lot of intentions...
    Thank you! Heather

  7. What a wonderful gift and your fabrics look great together! I made some knitting needle rolls for my friends this year and posted about them this week. I enjoyed finding fabrics in the colors that they all like also. Although the first one I finished, I did not think the match was as good as they looked all set out together. You can see them here I am so enjoying your blog when I visit!

  8. Oh Linda...

    Sure wish I was one of your daughter in These are absolutely beautiful! You have such a good eye...those fabrics are so colorful and match so well!

    xoxo Gert

  9. Hello Linda~
    I would love to buy a coupon book. Do you sell them? I looked in your store but did not find them.
    I still cherish my tissue holder you made me.

  10. Oh those organizers are so cute. You must buy the fabrics locally, they are so sweet! You are such a talented lady in so many ways, like the Proverbs 31 woman. That etsy shop was sold out but I'm going to look for another pattern. Thanks for sharing and all God's greatest blessings on you in the new year!

  11. They sure are lovely, I don't think we get enough coupons here in Australia otherwise I would make one.


  12. I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern. I love the fabrics you chose. I think picking the fabrics is the best part too! And, oh my, those cookies look yummy!

  13. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.


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