Last minute befana solution

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in campania, the region of italy where we live, a witch called la befana comes the night before epiphany and leaves candy and gifts for kids. these days everyone just buys those prepackaged stockings in the supermarket. within our own family we use the christmas stockings that i made (which you can see here and here. in the united states it’s santa claus who fills up stockings and epiphany isn’t celebrated at all.). but i don’t feel like sewing a new fabric stocking every year for cousins, grandmother and other young friends who we see in these few days. usually i just reuse stockings that others have given my kids and i fill them up with homemade sweets. but when i don’t have any stockings to reuse, i sew them out of paper.

i did this the first time three years ago after seeing the idea on alessia scrap & craft. this year i was super rushed (due to flu pandemic in extended family, my daughter’s swim performance, etc.) and i wasn’t able to make all the sweets i’d wanted. then i was only able to make the stockings the actual morning of epiphany, rushing as much as i could. i always save the paper that our bread comes wrapped in to use it instead of paper towels when we fry foods. so i picked out the three sheets of paper that were in the best condition, i quickly drew the shape of a stocking on each, and then machine sewed the paper.

i plopped the kids at the table with markers and the three stockings and told them to draw on them, while i wrapped up the desserts that i’d managed to bake the day before. this year i decided to make bar cookies so as not to waste time making bunches of cookies and dealing with putting things in and out of the oven all day. so the recipients got lemon bars…

… and brownies.

my daughter drew some characters from the movie yellow submarine from memory (i already told you how much she loves that movie!) for her cousin and was so happy with how they came out that she even took pictures of them with her own camera!

and with the befana, the holidays are over and today everyone’s back in school!! happy back to normal life, everyone!

13 COMMENTS

  1. Splendida idea…con i bimbi tutto è possibile e basta poco per renderli felici!
    Quest'anno invece io le ho realizzate con buone stoffe per gli amici e onestamente, mi è costato un patrimonio per via del materiale di prima scelta :/
    Buon Anno Nuovo e felice ritorno al quotidiano ^^

  2. "recupero sempre la carta in cui viene avvolto il nostro pane per usarla invece dello scottex quando friggiamo in casa"
    …mi regali delle perle di economia domestica che neanche mi sogno!!! silvia

  3. sì! la voglio ancora la ricetta! non so se converto male il burro delle ricette americane. prima mettevo più burro nelle ricette e venivano bene. poi ho trovato diverse conversioni online (tipo questo e ho scoperto di usare troppo burro. ma quando metto di meno, le ricette non vengono più tanto bene.

  4. sì, hai ragione che ci vuole poco per rendere felici i bimbi! ho anche fatto calze in passato per gli altri di stoffa, ma le faccio solo se vengono apprezzati e non di stoffe di prima scelta! visto che nessuno mi ha neanche ringraziato per queste calze con i biscotti dentro, mi sembra già tanto che continuo a regalare anche queste di carta ogni anno!!

  5. beh… le calze sono strepitose!! tu a cucire e i tuoi bimbi a decorarle!! siete una super famiglia!!
    però non posso farci niente, nonostante le feste siano appena finite il mio occhio è caduto su quelle barrette al limone…. sembrano davvero invitanti!!!
    sono difficili da fare???

    un grosso bacio e un augurio che il 2013 possa esaudire tutti i tuoi desideri!!

  6. ahaha! eli, anch'io oramai sono mi sono abituata a mangiare tutti quei dolci e faccio fatica a smettere! sì, le barette al limone sono molto buoni e abbastanza facili, ma sono piene di burro e zucchero… decisamente non salutari! tanti auguri anche a te! un abbraccio!

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