Thursday, December 8, 2011

Last Minute...

Can it really only be 16 days til Xmas???? 
Now that our tree is up the mad last minute present crafting has begun. Is it like that at your home??? Do you seem to leave A LOT of things to the last minute like me? For some reason I thrive on the thrill of getting things accomplished at the last minute - stupid, I know, especially when I still have 2 quilts to finish and a dress to make.....But, here's a pic of something which I do have finished - the package of goodies that I sent off to my Festive Swap Partner... 
swap 1 
And thanks to this gorgeous recipe over at 'The Shady Baker' I am now totally hooked on Basil Pesto - and what a great way to use up all of the excess that I have in the garden at the moment don't you think...
basil 1
Stirred through some gorgeous home-made pasta with extra sharp cheese on top - DIVINE!!! 

10 comments:

  1. Thank you Jodie :) Your basil looks very healthy! Love that little parcel with the star...beautiful

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  2. Your gift wrapping is beautiful! Fresh pesto, delicious.

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  3. I have just spent the evening wrapping up handmade soap and christmas snowflakes for the boys teachers and the bus driver. Then I can finally concentrate on the family presents....yep last minute like you :-) Your swap parcel looks gorgeous and I love basil pesto as well. I received the cotton this morning too so thats another present to finish but it is for me so it won't matter if it doesn't get done till after xmas. That Cotton Rich in that colour has turned out to be my favourite Willow :-)

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  4. I love the little star bag! Such a cute and crafty way to give a gift! I might have to add this to my list of things to do....

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  5. Last minute is always hectic around here, but since we are celebrating Christmas at our daughter's homes I didn't even bother with putting up a tree. I know this time of year is just more meaningful when you have little ones to make it special, our girls are grown and new grand baby will be here in early March so we have the best present to come later. Your swap package looks pretty and I'm sure whomever is to receive it will love it. That basil plant is lovely, and thanks for the tip on the pesto.
    {{{HUGS}}} Susanne :)

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  6. Oh I can just taste your pasta, wish I was close enough to just pop over for dinner!!! Yum!

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  7. Wow Jodi, I love your blogspot, and all of your fantastic poducts you have made.
    Congratulations.

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  8. Jodie it arrived and I am doing a happy dance all around the kitchen!! How Lucky am I! It is gorgeous and I love it and thank you so much for the beautiful buttons, they are so hard to find up in this neck of the woods. I will have a smile on my face all day today. Thank You xx

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  9. I love the star parcel! How ingenious.

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  10. I'd love one day Jodie to see your full graden.

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