I’ve been baking a little, and crafting a little, and wrapping things up for 2009 (really and metaphorically). I’ve reached the point where I realize I can’t do everything without getting burnt out – so I’ll have to be happy with what I have done at this point. I managed to make some treats for teachers for today, but these Honey and Sea Salt Caramels weren’t done until school was over. They are so good, I almost can’t believe it. Packed up and ready to travel to family:
When I looked back on one of my old blog posts to get the recipe for the teacher Rolo treats – the link was bad, so if you’ve never had or made these goodies – I’m putting it up here for you and for my own future reference:
Rolo Pretzel Treats
2 bags Rolos, 1 bag mini pretzels, 1 bag pecan halves
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread a single layer of pretzels. Place one un-wrapped Rolo candy on each pretzel. Bake at 250 F. for 4 minutes. Pull out of the oven and squash a pecan half onto the top of each Rolo. Let cool completely. Try not to eat them all as you pack them up.
In regards to my Inspiration post… not so inspiring results. I’ll keep working on the birds pattern, but the first (and second) incarnations didn’t thrill me. As far as the other projects I had lined up to do – I’m nixing more difficult ones and will probably whip up a couple of bulky scarves and other tiny projects. It’s a good thing that I still have about a week before I see the folks I’m making these for.
Next year I vow to get a better schedule going and plan each holiday’s crafting far, far in advance. Not only did I neglect my etsy shop terribly, I have local opportunities that I let slip by because I procrastinated too much. Each year I try a little harder to be more organized and be more productive, and each year I can see some progress… I just have to keep working on it.