Last Thanksgiving our friend Geoff invited us to spend this special day/ weekend with his family. So off we were to Reno. I felt I needed to make a little present for his family for welcoming us so kindly on such a family gathering. Since I enjoy baking, I thought to make little bags with cookies so everybody could take some home. After the weekend, my friend Geoff texted me to ask me if I could send the cookie recipe to his grand ma’. I was really delighted! Then I thought that sending the recipe by email was just a little bit boring. Also this particular recipe (Speculacius) needs a mixture of several spices. Since I made a batch of this mix spice, I had the idea to send the recipe by postal mail and send a sample of the mix spice so that Geoff’s grand ma’ could start baking right away. Packing the spices in a plastic bag is a bit dull, therefore I made the whole present a bit more attractive by sewing a little bag for the spices. It is a very simple idea, this post should really just inspire you to send more by mail, and take time to make home-made presents.
What you’ll need if you want to send a recipe to someone special:
The idea of the little bag spice came from my tote bag post.
Simply iron the little piece of fabric.
Just like in the tote bag tutorial, you fold the top…
… and pin the two sides you will want to sew.
Then proceed to the sewing process. Two lines of stitches on each side are better to make sure that the bag is well sealed.
And here we go: A tiny little bag where you can hide the ugly plastic bag which contains the spice mixture.
To make sure that it doesn’t fall out, pinch in a little button into the fabric.
Now rap up the recipe to make it look pretty too as well and fit the spices bag.
And here we go: a personalised recipe which becomes a real present! Tell me that it is as good as a simple email!
Hope you’ll get inspired again to lick a few stamps and send out little presents to your beloved ones!