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Crafty Love Link Party #23

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Hello! Welcome to the July Crafty Love Link Party #23, hosted by Marie Segares and me. I’s so fun watching the party grow. We have tons of knit and crochet, but we could use more other crafts.

Be sure to share this link party with all your crafty friends so they can link up as well, and find new and fun craft projects around the web. Every month, the Crafty Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest crafts projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPS, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too! Here are the 5 most clicked links from last month.

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Kira K Designs

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Good evening my friends! I have a lovely designer to share with you today. I met this talented lady at the TNNA show a few months back and I just knew I had to share her designs with you! So, here is a bit about her, and some great designs of hers as well. Keep reading to the end for some special limited time offers!

Kira Dulaney is the designer behind K Designs, a line of original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Kira’s designs include garments and accessories in a wide size range, featuring clean lines and intriguing details that are both interesting to make and easy to wear. Kira has been teaching knitting and crochet classes in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond since 2003.

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Twisted Spirit ~ Twisted and Twirled MCAL #2

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Twisted Spirit ~ Twisted and Twirled Necklace free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

Twisted Spirit

Twisted and Twirled Crochet Necklace #2
Free Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

The second necklace in the Twisted and Twirled Crochet necklace series is made using the linen stitch. It has 4 full twists in it, which spins the half and half coloring in a fun effect. Choose your favorite team colors and use this necklace to show your team spirit! This sporty necklace can be worked up in no time with less than 50 yards of sport weight yarn.

The yarn used in this sample was donated by Oink Pigments as part of the Quest at the summer 2015 TNNA Needlearts Trade Show.

This necklace is part of the Twisted and Twirled MCAL (Mystery Crochet ALong).

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Juliette Shawl

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Juliette is perfect for the coming spring, as it’s open design keeps it from being too warm. The circular design of this free crochet pattern keeps it on.

Juliette Shawl ~ Free Crochet Pattern by Jessie At Home

Juliette Shawl
Free Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Every year I walk in the St. Patrick’s Day parade with my Girl Scout troop. This year I decided I needed a shawl. Juliette is perfect for the coming spring, as it’s open design keeps it from being too warm. The circular design keeps it from falling off, so no worries of losing my shawl somewhere on the parade route! Juliette is named after Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Guides, which became the Girl Scouts. I used 1 scrumptious Frabjous Fibers Mad Hatter Mini Skein pack to create this vision in green.

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Recipe ~ Polish Pickled Eggs and Beets

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When I first started dating my husband, his mother had this great friend named Rose. Rose spent every holiday with Doug’s family, she was basically part of the family. Every Easter she made Polish pickled eggs and beets, and perogies. Doug’s Step Father, Bernie, loved them all! One year at Christmas I got Rose to tell me how she made the eggs and beets, and I wrote it down. There weren’t any measurements, it was really more by feel (taste?) as most hand~me~down recipes are. Shortly after, Rose past away. I adore Bernie, so in order to keep him happy, and in Rose’s memory, I now make Rose’s eggs and beets every Easter. Now I am going to share that recipe with you. You can find the master list of all my recipes here, and you can find them all pinned here.

Cooling-3-dozen-eggs

You want to pickle the eggs four to five days before you want to begin eating them. Really, they will last months, but the first few days they will not be ready yet. I tend to cook my eggs the day before I pickle them, so I don’t have to worry about peeling hot eggs!

So, to start, cook your eggs. Hard boil, hard cook, or bake them (my preference.) When you are ready to pickle the eggs, then go ahead and peel them.

jar-o-eggs

Find yourself a jar to pickle them in. I used a big plastic jar that used to have animal crackers in it. It needs to close, but it does not need to vacuum seal. Here is your list of ingredients

10~12 hard boiled/cooked eggs
1 can beets (sliced or quartered)
1/2 to 1 sweet onion (depending on size and your preference)
3/4 c vinegar
1/2 c sugar

Pour the liquid from the beets and the vinegar into a pan or a microwave safe bowl. Stir in the sugar. Heat over medium heat, or 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, until the sugar is dissolved.

Layer the eggs, beets, and onion (sliced) into your jar, and cover with the liquid. Close, refrigerate, wait 4 to 5 days, open, enjoy.

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There you have it! Yum!!

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Recipe ~ Hard Boiled / Cooked Eggs in the Oven!

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So this is a bit late for Easter 2013, but bookmark it or pin it and come back as you need! You can find the master list of all my recipes here, and you can find them all pinned here.

This isn’t so much a recipe as a technique, and I certainly didn’t come up with it myself, I just want to share the joy with all of you!

I used to hard boil eggs (put them in boiling water), then I learned to hard cook them (cover them with cold water, then bring to boil), then I learned you can bake them in the oven. Even easier. Because the other two ways were so hard. (I’m kidding) Really though, the reason I love this way is they always cook perfectly, and they peel much easier as well.

3-dozen-hard-cooked-eggs

First, place your eggs in muffin tins. I used mini muffin tins, but the regular size will work just fine. If you remember early enough, let the eggs sit for about half an hour to come to room temp. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Slide the muffin tins into the oven and bake for half an hour (30 min.)

cooling-off

Remove the eggs and carefully (they sure are hot!) place them in ice water for 10 minutes to cool. There will be some brown spots, don’t worry. Most of them will wash off. None showed through our Easter egg dying.

drying-3-dozen-eggs

I let mine dry off a bit before I put them back into the carton and back into the fridge.

There you have it, quick and easy! I can’t believe how much better they peel, too! *There may be a brown spot on a few of the eggs even after they are peeled, it is fine. This only happened with one of my batches, the rest were all white.

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Plague!

| Crochet, Family, Holidays, Recipe

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Sorry I have been a bit scarce as of late. We have been dealing with a wee bought of the plague. OK, maybe not the plague, but the girls and I have been sharing a cough and a stomach bug. I spent most of the end of last week wondering when the world was going to stop spinning. You can imagine that made it a bit tough to look at a computer screen. Hence the scarceness.

Green-Shakes-for-St.-Patrick's-Day

Thankfully we were all on the mend about half way through the weekend. So last night after diner I made green shakes for dessert. They are super simple to make. I filled the blender with mint chocolate chip churn style ice cream, then filled it with skim milk. Then just zip away! The result is very tasty, but not as rich or as fattening as a “regular” shake. *I have a shake attachment for my blender, but just a regular blender should work fine, it just might chopped the chips up more.*

Irish-Hubby

Doug was a happy *part* Irish hubby. He had all of his shake, and half of each of the girls. That’s 2 whole shakes for those of you doing the math!

Butterfly-Hair

This morning I thought Kyla could use some fun hair. She gets so happy when I do cute things with her hair. If that’s all it takes, why not?

Ready-to-fly-to-school

Butterflies + braids = one happy, giggly, little girl!!

Prepping-one-thing-at-a-time-for -street-fairs

I have been doing my best not to get overwhelmed with the vendor nights/ festivals/ street fairs I am prepping for. On Wednesday I hope to have all the info on these events up top in the “Find me” section.

This morning I decided what I would do is choose one item at a time. Make as many as I want to have done up by the first event, and then get it priced, labeled, inventoried, and packed up. This includes deciding on how it will be displayed. Once I finish one item, I will go onto the next. I am starting with the spa sets, and with the face cloths first.

I will work on all of that while the girls are in school, then I will use the time I have between homework and dinner, and after the girls are in bed to work on my patterns ~ yup, I am still plugging away with the adult version of the Kat coat!!

This-could-be-fun

I am looking forward to playing with an idea I have had rolling around in my head for a while. I picked up the goodies I would need for it last week with a $10 gift certificate I had to AC Moore.

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