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Spring Dress Simplicity 8063

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while since my last post, and so I thought I would share my latest handmade creation. I made this cute dress for my granddaughter. It’s pink polka dot print in 100% cotton. The birds, branch and leaves are machine applique and the swirls off the branches are hand embroidered. I added a sheer pink bow with a tiny pearl. camlynsdresseaster2017a

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I enjoyed making this little dress, and would recommend this pattern. Just remember to take measurements instead of going by the ready to wear sizes in the stores. The size my granddaughter needed was smaller than her regular store bought clothing.

I would love to hear from you. If you have questions or comments let me know.

Happy creating!

“C”

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Kolache recipe

kolachesbyc12-6-2016Hey everyone!

Today I made Kolache for the very first time!

I loved them as a kid. I remember when my Grandma in NE made hers…mm-mm! They were amazing.

I followed a video with  Kristyna Montano, if your interested in making this yummy treat for yourself.

I made some with the farmers cheese mixture, poppy-seed mixture, strawberry and triple berry jam and orange marmalade.

Happy baking!

C.

 

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Sleep knitting

Hello everyone!

Hey! Have you ever been excited to start a new project, whether it be knitting, crafting, sewing or writing? This just happened to me. I couldn’t wait to start my next project. It had been a full day and it was late. I was tired, but really wanted to knit anyway. I had just finished my boots and hat knitting project.20161113_161541-1.jpg

 

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I decided that I would knit a matching bunny rattle. I looked for my ball of gray yarn, but couldn’t find it in my knitting bag. I checked under and around the recliner. I glanced over at my cat Pumpkin. He looked up at me, his eyes full of innocence.  I scratched my head and thought Oh well, I’ll just use the blue yarn instead. I still had two strands of the gray yarn leftover for the eyes and nose.

I followed the pattern and kept track of my rows on a post it note pad. Things were going well, and I was cozy and warm with my throw across my lap. Before I knew it I was nodding off in between stitches. When I had finally decided it was time to head to bed, I looked down at my work and saw that I had purled where I shouldn’t in my knit rows!20161113_155525-1.jpg

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Well, it’s kind of funny so I thought I would share my mistakes.

How about you? Have you ever sleep knitted?

Today I’m starting over in the missing gray yarn. Yep, I found it in the bottom of my  knitting bag. It was there all along!

I’ll post pics of the baby blanket and rattle when I’m done.

Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

 

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43rd Annual Apple Harvest Festival

Hey Everyone! I just wanted to share some pictures I took yesterday at the Apple Harvest Festival located in our little town of Burlington WV. It’s the first weekend in October and it’s a fundraiser for the Children’s home.  There are crafts, flea-market vendors, music,  entertainment and lots of good food. They have amazing Apple Butter and Apple Dumplings. In fact, you can watch them make the Apple butter in huge copper kettles.

 

 

What I’m really excited to show you is the Artisan Village. This was something new this year. Artists of many talents  were able to demonstrate their skills.

Blacksmith.

Unique handmade instruments.

 

Basket Weaver

 

Potter

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Not sure what to call this…a Carver? He uses a chainsaw to make these beautiful pieces.

This is his work area. A little loud, but very cool to watch.

 

Handmade goat milk soaps, lotions etc.

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Fine Artist and Bead Weaver

 

I couldn’t resist these adorable handmade earrings.

I also fell in love with this gorgeous hand knit beret.

 

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I’m already looking forward to next year! What kind of events or festivals are in your area? Thanks again for stopping by. Wishing you a happy Fall y’all!

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I made a recipe book.

I followed a youtube video by “MayMay made it”. It’s in 3 parts and shows how to make this cute recipe book using a composition notebook and a 12×12 pack of paper and stickers from Carta Bella called Homemade with Love.
Here’s the cover.

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The pages have pockets to tuck in recipe cards or notes.

 

This is the back cover.

I made this one for my daughter-in-law as a birthday gift. It isn’t perfect, but it’s truely made with love. I ordered various packs so I’ll get practice making more of these sweet little notebooks.

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Fall is in the air. 

As I worked in the yard yesterday, I welcomed the strong breeze as it cooled the beads of sweat on my face. Yellow and green leaves swirled in the air and landed at my feet. As I stared at the leaves, I tried to figure out where summer went! Well, I suppose there’s no sense in fighting the season. Instead, I grabbed my glue gun, silk flowers and a grapevine wreath and put together this Fall wreath.