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I am thrilled to be starting a knitalong as of today. It's Bang Out a Sweater Knitalong by my two favorite knitting people in the whole world—Kay and Ann from Mason-Dixon knitting. It's my first KAL and I am starting...

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I've been making onigirazu lately and can't seem to get enough of them. They are perfect for leftovers. I know they were a thing a bit back, so the internet and a friend in-the-know tells me, but I only just...

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I made this salad as a side dish to grilled sandwiches this week—the girls weren't into it, but Pete and I devoured it. I love caraway seeds and how they smell when they are toasting. The recipe I used was...

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Theses polymer clay charms were made sometime in the last 3 weeks. I tried using a little glitter on the macarons and it just made them look dirty. They are also a little too thick, but I still love them....

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I am still going through my craft room, slowly, making gifts and projects from supplies I already have. I have so many "special" items tucked away. I don't have enough wall space to show all the framed art I have...

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I'm not sure how I ended up watching the floral arrangement class on Skillshare. I was thinking about flowers I needed for an upcoming party, had just bought a beautiful arrangement for Grammie for Thanksgiving, and thought "I could do...

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It's been a whirlwind of activity with the girls around here, most of which was unexpected. There's been a few very sore throats, fevers, an emergency trip to the dentist to get a tooth pulled, a lovely solstice celebration last...

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I have been collecting vintage Christmas bits and bobs for a long time now. A few years ago, I tried on a new craft/art mantra— use it. I tend to squirrel away precious items and then I don't use them,...

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I packed up some of the charms I made and tucked into gift boxes. Now I can't stop with the buckteeth. I'm trying to control myself. These designs were all from various tutorials online. So much fun. I did learn...

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Some holiday gift making has been completed around here. I always have about 4 crafts going one at once, just hoping I have time to complete them. Then I get excited by something else and add more. I made matcha...

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Tres “Fish” Tacos 9.95 Crispy “fish”, green cabbage, original Baja sauce, cilantro, fresh limes, with mashed avocado + tomato salad This "fish" taco is from Veggie Grill. It's a vegan restaurant and the idea of having a fake fish taco...

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For a couple years now we have had friends over to decorate Christmas cookies during the day. Hooray for homeschool flexible scheduling! Otherwise, I don't know how this would happen this time of year. I make a double batch of...

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I put together these 3 little jars for the girls for solstice. They don't read my blog which is why I am showing them early. I like to give them handmade, or partially handmade, gifts for solstice and I had...

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I stitched these little gifts last weekend. They are framed in 3" hoops. I didn't stitch them in this size hoop though, it's too small to work with. To finish them, I glue a felt circle on the back. Then...

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Last weekend pete bought whole spices in bluk, toasted them, and ground them up to make garam masala. We found the little spice jars at Cost Plus, and magically, quadrupling the recipe filled all 9 of them perfectly. The recipe...

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The low-pressure cookie party was a huge success, like always. There were many yummy cookies to eat, and it really was low-pressure—one guest came with two bags of oreos, and another with a purchased bag of delicious shortbread after a...

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Anne of Green Gables I stopped in my tracks when I saw this copy of Anne of Green Gables and had to buy it immediately. We already have a copy, and are almost done reading it, but this one, in...

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I bake these cookies every year for the Low-Stress Cookie Party I attend. it's a win-win, you just come and eat cookies. You can bring some you have made, or not, all you have to do it show up. Then,...

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I snatched up quite a bit of free/very low priced yarn this summer and have a big bag staring at me in the sewing room. Mittens and other items have been made from this stash, but I have had the...

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I made this for Thanskgiving—it was the first time I have used this amazing trifle dish Grammie gave me for my birthday. It was a raspberry, gingersnap, mascarpone trifle. It looked amazing, and in theory, was amazing, but in reality,...

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I stitched this for Grammie for christmas. I gave it to her early so she could hang it up now and enjoy it all winter. It is stitched with wool yarn and silk thread. I was so thrilled to get...

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My Milk Toof: The Adventures of Ickle and Lardee Last year, I realized our favorite books needed their own list, so here's the 2nd edition. Here's the 1st edition. This book was given to us a few years ago and...

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It's that time again! Here's the 2014 favorite kid gifts list. Some of these we have had for years, some we have gotten recently—all of them are very popular with our family in a way that stands out. Here are...

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I am very happy with my on-the-counter butter storage of late. Over the summer, I was looking at my butter and was getting disturbed. The girls are cooking more and the butter looked like it had been attacked by a...

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I'm so excited to have these new items in the shop before the holiday madness starts. I designed this sweet little Floral Gift Enclosure Card Set. I love making homemade cards, but so often I need something fast and easy...

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I knitted these earlier this month and they got worn yesterday in our weird freezing-rain-very-light-snow storm. We lost power for a good 15 hours and it was cold! Good thing Grammie is close by. We headed over there with the...

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I have four pieces of art in this wonderful show over at artstream studios. This show is curated by Lisa Solomon and Susan Schwake. All the pieces (by more than 60 artists) are available for sale online and are 4"x...

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I knitted some mittens. I have never knitted mittens before and really enjoyed it. These are knitted flat (the pattern source is on my ravelry page) and I'm not sure how I feel about that. I'm going to try another...

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day 6 This is all about nail polish. I love having nail polish on, I love color, and I love having nice looking hands/nails. I have always had a lot of polish. Then kids came into my life and I...

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My ladies and I went to Palace Cakes recently for some serious cake eating research. They were all divine. It's the same talent behind Two Tarts, which is my favorite place to get cookies in Portland because they are so...

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