Contents include biscuits, cakes, sweets, herbal teas and infusions, pickles and preserves, flavoured syrups and cordials, fragrant gifts plus packaging ideas and instructions.
Deborah Nicholas is a stay-at-home mum to 5 children and loves to 'make' on a daily basis.She creates her own recipes and packaging from a few raw ingredients and blank sheets of paper.Deborah also finds time to run a highly successful blog www.countryheartandhome.blogspot.comwhich she uses as a creative diary for ideas and recipes. She lives in Durham.
'The beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions are a perfect introduction to making home-made presents... there are some real winners in here, including S'More bars, Black Fores Whoopie Pies, Diva Shortbread and Turkish Delight'-Mumtopia Blogspot 'A beautifully illustrated guide to making a variety of gifts and to packaging them too -you can cut your budget for presents in half, and still leave your recipients feeling more spoilt and appeciated than ever.' The Limerick Post 'The great thing about all of the ideas is that they are often just a little bit out of the ordinary, and they always have that 'mmm, what a treat' quality, that's so important for home made gifts. I particularly like the chapter on packaging. I am totally at a loss with cardboard, ribbon and gift tags, but armed with the brilliant instructions here (there are loads of photos), I think that even I could produce some stylish gift boxes' www.veryberryhandmade.co.uk