Tuesday, June 15, 2010

end of the year gift

in my usual fashion, i am still not finished with the end of the year gifts, but i do have a few to show you! 

i used the same instructions for the flour sack dish towels that i made a couple weeks ago for the thank you gift.  you can find the instructions here

yes, these are the dish towels that i sacrificed my dignity for last week.

anyhoo--i used the Berry Delicious Muffin Mix from Gooseberry Patch's "More Gifts For Giving".  LOVE their books!(i only own this one--but i love them all, go figure! lol)  since her teacher and aides will have the mornings off for two weeks, i thought that a nice freshly baked muffin would be a nice treat.
combine the following in a large mixing bowl;place in a large cellophane or zippie bag: 
1 1/2 c flour
1 c quick cooking oats
1/4 c packed brown sugar
1 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
attach instructions:
Pour muffin mix in a large bowl; add one cup milk, one beaten egg and 3 tbs vegetable oil.  Gently fold in 2 1/4 c berries.  Fill paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake @ 425 for 25-30 minutes or until tops are golden.  Makes one dozen.

in a small zippie bag, i place a recipe card with the full ingredients list and instructions--you know, i case they want more, and i also included 30 muffin papers.(the kind you buy in a 90 pack for .89!)

place mix(with instructions) and zippie bag in the center of your newly spruced up dish clothe, and tie with a ribbon.  done!

  this would be a great addition to any gift basket as well...throw in a strawberry plant and a wooden spoon...hmmm, i'm thinking hostess gift for the next party we go to!! 

happy end-of-the-year!!!



  1. That is just so darn cute!!!! Like you, I LOVE their books and I only have one so far too. I'm aiming to get them all some day.

  2. Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!



  3. Oh, Tina, I LOVE THESE! How FUN!

  4. Those are too cute! I'd love to give these to the kids' teachers...at the end of next year I guess!!!

  5. i wishi was getting one!
    well, i love your blog and YOU are getting an award there! check it out!

  6. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Pajama Party at Life In My Pjs!!