Crafts

Some of my Christmas crafts

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Back in November I had Doug grab a bin of mine from his mother’s attic. It was full of unfinished Christmas crafts. I pulled some of them out to make ornaments to give along with the many girt bags of banana bread and chai tea mix we had lined up for Christmas. There were a bunch of these little cross-stitch squares and those little round plastic music “boxes” to go with them. I seem to have lost the rest of the kits long ago.

Mini-Christmas-Cross-Stitch

I found some blue fabric and thought “mini pillows”. Not sure where that thought came from, but it did. So I sewed them together with a pretty gold loop on top and an opening in the bottom. (more…)

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Getting ready for the big round guy.

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In an attempt to save some money, and satisfy my creative side, I have lots of homemade happenings for that day a week before the New Year; the day of the Big Round Guy. For now it is mostly jar gifts. This was my table a few weeks ago making 72 cups of banana bread mix.

Making-mixes

Of course I didn’t have all the jars yet, so then I had to stash all that mix, and all the ingredients I had for other mixes, somewhere. Yeah for those new bookshelves! (more…)

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Crochet tops for jar gifts

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Crochet Tops for Gift Jars Free Crochet Tutorial from Jessie At Home

This free crochet pattern/tutorial will walk you through making the finished gift jar as seen above. You can vary it in many ways for many occasions. I’ll talk about some variations at the end.

Ravelry Link (more…)

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Craft Hope

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Last week I ran across the Craft Hope. Jade is an amazing lady who finds various groups who need crafts made for good causes. You can read all about the current project, but the short version is: making quilts for homeless kids.

Craft-Hope

Remember how I told you I had bought some fabric on the way to Beth’s? I picked up a pack of 20 strips (2 1/2 x 42 inches) a pack of squares (5 inches square) and a few quarter yard (18 x 42 inches) pieces. I started at Beth’s, between teaching her and eating pizza. This is what I had when I got home. (more…)

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A very enjoyable weekend

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Gift-For-Beth

Back in March I went to my friend Beth’s wedding shower and presented her with the presents seen above. They were both from her registry, a large self-watering planter, and a book “Sewing for Dummies”. Inside the book was a note saying she would also receive a day of sewing lessons from me. This is a decent gift, as I used to run a university costume department and teach sewing and pattern making.

It took a while to come up with a time we were both able to spend the day together. (more…)

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Tutorials to come…

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Just a quick post this evening to let you know that I am planning some tutorials. I just took tons o’ snaps of the flower-to-hexagon pattern I came up with for the girls’ blankets. I will be writing that tutorial first. I’m also planning some more for the Christmas goodies I am putting together, and another series for my dry mix recipes. As far as I can tell there is no way to make “pages” here on Blogger, as I have seen on some other blog sites, so I will just be posting the tutorials as I would any other post and then tossing a box up on the right side here with all the links to the various tutorials. I’m very excited to share my creativity, as I have truly enjoyed what has been shared by so many others.

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My projects.

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I found the perfect yarn and made the perfect hexagon for my Fort Blanket project. Look at these pretty colors! After browsing around looking for patterns I saw a beautiful six petal flower that I knew would become the hexagon I was searching for. I took my hook in hand and experimented a bit. The finished hex was better than I had dreamed.

yarn-for-my-big-project

This is just a sneak peak of the hexes, (more…)

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