Monday, November 02, 2009

Made It Myself Monday: Lists and Wishes

I worked on my calendar and my "To Do List" yesterday.
I scheduled my annual "Sisters In The City" shopping day with my sistyuglers.
I scheduled The Annual Tree Hunt.
I scheduled the pre-tree cleaning spree.

 Tiny felt tea set.. a finished gift. The buns are the size of a pencil eraser.

I still want to schedule a Holiday Ladies Potluck Champagne Brunch and Glitter Soiree. (A day of making tiny gifts, tags, doing some wrapping... But Very Sociably.)
and, of course, Teen Dude Gift Creation Weekend.

But those are all I need to feel happy celebratory and chock full o' good cheer.

I made my "what needs finishing" list (3 items)
and "still to make" list. (5 items)
I compared it to my "folks who need gifts" list.
Any Folks not represented on the first two lists are being put on
the "local-indy-etsy shopping list". And there we are.
Less mess, less stress.

And I celebrate Day 2 of My Personal Advent by Putting The Halloween Away and making green tomato chutney which can make a lovely hostess gift, gets rid of those tomatoes, and is awesome on a grilled cheese sandwich.

Green Tomato Chutney

12 cups chopped green tomatoes
1 and 1/2 diced white onions
4 granny smith apples chopped/ peeled
2 cups raisins or currants
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1 stick cinnamon
1Tbsp ground ginger
2 1/2 cups cider vinegar

Place all items in large heavy bottomed pot and bring to a boil. lower heat and simmer uncovered for 
over an hour until thickened. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.
Can be canned in sterilized jars with a 10 minute water bath process.

Use my Labels for cuteness.


Shelley Noble said...

All crazy awesome. Love the tea set so much.

Serendipity Handmade + Vintage said...

The tea set is so cute!!! I love it.

Dee's Diary said...

Tea set fit for fairy fingers, beautiful!

Blaize said...

Ahhh! The tea set! It's so great!

MissesStitches said...

Incredibly cute tea set, Bethany! I love drinking tea!

Melissa Haworth said...

Yay! I have lots of green tomatoes--thanks for the recipe!

nancy said...

oh my goodness that tea set is incredible! and your lists very inspiring... hopefully one day i can motivate to be both as festive *and* as organized as you are!

JenniferB said...

I love mini things and this tea set with buns is so adorable! I am also amazed by how ahead of the season you are with the scheduling -- I am trying, but the plague has enveloped me and now I fear I will be behind. :)

Dorie said...

so cute tiny sewn tea set!

sulu-design said...

Wait. You actually made a plan. When I said that making a plan was a good idea, I meant it, but then promptly got sidetracked by something else (food, I think). You're serious. I'm envious. I'm really gonna try tonight...

Lizzy said...

These are beautiful - so intricate and detailed!

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