Here's a small sympathy gift I made for a friend's mother who lost her husband suddenly last week.
I don't know her well, but wanted her to know she's in our thoughts and prayers.
Because I've not had a lot of time for "crafty" things of late, I kept the card simple.
- Ornate Labels # 3 - Sizzix
- Prov Craft butterfly (die/embossing folder set)
- Homemade Dew Drops
- Homemade Baker's Twine
- Script stamp
As a gift I baked her a fresh loaf of Banana Bread (recipe below)
I put the loaf into a gallon sized zip-lock bag and then wrapped it in tissue paper.
A pretty ribbon and crocheted flower add a bit of pretty to the gift.
My personal preference when making quick breads is to use recipes with oil in them -- they usually turn out very moist and delicious!
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 - 3 very ripe bananas
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 T. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
Optional: Nuts or chocolate chips
Combine oil, sugar, eggs, bananas, baking soda, baking powder, milk, and vanilla.
Mix in flour, nuts and/or chocolate chips.
Pour into a greased loaf pan.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Cool - Slice - Enjoy!
(Tastes even better the next day - if you have the patience to wait on that - I don't!)
This post linked to:
Our Sheltering Tree
Whatever You Want Wednesday
How lovely and how sweet of you! I'm sure it will much appreciated!
Thank you for the yummy recipe! I also noticed the lemon bars.
Such a thoughtful gift! I love the beautiful card and the lovely way you've wrapped the bread!
What a lovely thought. I love the card and the
thoughtful gift. I remember the small food gifts were most appreciated when I lost my hubby. Smaller portions made it easier to just nibble when I wanted etc.
What a lovely sympathy card and thoughtful gift!
I love how your wrapped the bread and the sweet crocheted flower on top. I've been crocheting some flowers and hearts this week to use on projects when I get home. I've sent 5 sympathy cards since I've been in Florida. So much sadness everywhere. I know your bread will bless your friend and her mother.
How very thoughtful of you and your card is beautiful
You are the queen of gift packaging! I love how pretty it all looks.
I usually draw a blank when it comes time to package home-baked goodies, so I'll have to remember to come browse your blog the next time I need help. :)
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