Well this winter is officially THE WORST. And it’s far from over – which makes me even more excited to share with you today’s favor-“ette”!
image credit: Handmade Winter
Handmade Winter is a charming e-book that you will want to order RIGHT NOW. Compiled by some of the most talented bloggers around (and a few that I am privileged to call my friend), Handmade Winter is the perfect solution for staying cozy and connected this winter:
“With over 50 craft and sewing projects, recipes, ideas for entertaining, stories, poetry and more, your winter will be full of love and connection, even after the holidays have come and gone! Plan a feast for friends in February, or make matching leather or shrinky dink jewelry with your little ones tonight, there is something for every creative soul inside. Comprised of works from some of the best creative lifestyle bloggers and project designers from around the web, Handmade Winter is like having all of your favorite blogs all in one place!”
I was lucky enough to get a copy to preview, and you are going to love every single one of these projects and recipes! They’re stunningly photographed, accessible for any level of baker/crafter/entertainer, and filled with lovely poetry and stories too.
I thought it would be fun to share one of the projects from the book with you all, and I landed on this:
Bee’s Knees is my favorite drink at a new local restaurant, and just happens to be one of the featured cocktails in Handmade Winter. It is JUST my thing – lemon, honey and gin. Yum.
These sweet gals have a copy of Handmade Winter for me to give away to one of you lucky readers! To enter, simply leave a comment sharing your favorite craft/recipe/whatever that you do to keep from going stir crazy in the cold weather!
Be sure to include your e-mail address if it’s not already linked to your comment. The giveaway is open through Sunday, February 16th at 5 p.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random, and announced on Monday, February 17th.
and then head over and order your copy (and maybe one for a friend)! Update: Julie is the lucky winner! Thanks for participating!
from Abby, for Handmade Winter
2 shots gin
1 shot Honey Syrup (recipe to follow)
1/2 – 1 shot fresh lemon juice
Make the honey syrup: mix 1/4 cup honey with 1/4 cup hot water. Stir until the honey is dissolved (makes enough for 4 drinks; store in a jar in the fridge).
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake – pour over a glass filled with ice. Serve immediately.
This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver
Note: I was sent a complimentary copy of Handmade Winter. No other compensation was received, and all comments and opinions are – as always – completely my own.