The cool thing about Flour Box cookies is that they are handmade. A person pushes the rolling pin. A person individually cuts out each cookie. And a person squeezes the piping bag to create the cookie design. I think that makes the cookies taste even better! Handmade is where it’s at!!

So let’s take a break from the cookie talk and focus on two amazing handmade gifts that were given to my daughter and I. I think you’ll agree that these ladies need to open a shop on www.etsy.com … stat! This kind of talent needs to be shared with the world, right?

For Christmas, my sister-in-law, Kate, gave my daughter a handmade picnic set. This is the set, all handmade…

Take a closer look…the detail is amazing!

These look good enough to eat. Especially those cookies with the brown button chocolate chips.

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is ready to go. And the hoagie roll, yummy, baked just the way I like it. You can’t quite see it in the pictures, but the tomatoes have the ‘flesh’ sewn in and the chips (see above pic) have ridges sewn in. Nothing was overlooked!

Here’s another handmade gift I want to share…a beautiful scarf knitted by my other sister-in-law, Kim. She made a scarf for my daughter and I liked it so much that I asked her to make me one too.

The yarn is soft, yet sturdy. The knit is tight, so it won’t let the Pennsylvania winter air anywhere near my neck!

The length is great…

Did you notice the colors? As the queen of pink, this scarf is perfect for me. The two-tone look really adds nice style to this accessory!

Kate and Kim definitely have a creative gift.

Oh yes, handmade is best!

Have a sweet day,

Anne