Now that we've got the big box covered and the little boxes lined, the rest is just glueing and having fun!
Here are a few things to decorate my scissor box. The button, bear, and mini Scrabble tiles are from Hobby Lobby and the jar of candy canes is from Michael's.
To secure the scissors when they're not in use, simply thread 1/8" wide ribbon through a button and glue the button down.
Every stitcher has different "essentials" they keep with their work. I used the largest box to hold my other tools, like pencils, tweezers (cat hair!), and a seam ripper. The presents and the ornament box are from Michael's and the tiny tree is from A.C. Moore.
Today's recipe is a lovely, cinnamon-y, strawberry-y bread. It makes a nice change from the usual quick breads that are often given as gifts at this time of year.
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. sugar (or 1 c. white sugar and 1 c. brown sugar)
4 eggs, beaten well
1 1/4 c. oil
2 c. sliced fresh strawberries (or two 10 oz. pkgs. frozen strawberries, thawed and sliced)
1 c. chopped pecans (optional)
Heat oven to 350; grease and flour two loaf pans. Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl and make a well in the center. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and oil; stir in berries (and nuts, if using). Pour into dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Pour into loaf pans and bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour, or until a knife tests clean. Let cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely.