A "minding", then, can be a keepsake, or something given which may not be particularly valuable in itself, but is an indication that the recipient has been in the giver's thoughts, *or* to bring the giver to the thoughts of the recipient - a memento, maybe is one way to think about it.
With those work I hope that you now understand what a wee minding is. For me this year there a few people on my list...
Neighbours, special customers, friends, work colleges, teachers, bus drivers.....
I am also embracing these wise works.
It's all in the packaging.
It's the thought that counts
You first taste with you eyes.
I am heading in the direction of the supermarkets to buy food goodies,
The cheap pound shop for tin trays to use as a base.
The cello, ribbon, bakers twin,tissue, tags and stamps I have.
I hope to re create some of the following.
I am not a lover of mince pies myself but one would not hurt me, if I were a pie maker I would do things like apple and cinommon, pear and peacan , still seasonal but tastier than sweet mince meat.
Saving all those jars has been worth it, I knew I would need them!
Gingerbread are amongst my favourite things, Marks and Spencer's have tiny ones. So dam qute, I can eat a box at a time!
Asda sell small individual loafs, add a little extra icing and decorate!
Here is a cheat.... Buy cookies from the supermarket and sandwich together with butter cream. Try shortbread thins with buttercream and lemon curd. Yummy.
So I don't bake, does not mean I ain't crafty, I can still do it with a little cheat here and there. Better than not doing it at all.
I give you permission to cheat, don't stress out trying to be perfect. It's the thought that counts after all. It's just a wee minding.