Monthly Archives: December 2012

Amy Butler Blossom Handbag – My Favorite Purse

I decided to make the Amy Butler Blossom handbag for my mother-in-law for Christmas.  This is my favorite purse and each time I make this pattern I seem to change a few things. I have been trying to figure out just the … Continue reading

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Giant Swallowtails – 20 days

Today was the perfect day for my friend’s daughter to come help me out.  Of all the young ladies I know she is the animal lover of the bunch and having the butterflies come out of their cocoons day was … Continue reading

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Finished Kombucha!

My Kombucha is finished and it turned out great.  I kept thinking that it was molding but discovered it didn’t.  It will produce stringy, slimy things and even black spots but that is not mold. Here are some good pictures … Continue reading

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Search for a Head Covering – McCalls 4116

Eureka! I think I have finally found a head covering that will work for me. I have tried several different things, wide headbands, tichels, hats, and scarves.  Nothing seemed quite right for my tiny head.   It may not seem … Continue reading

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McCall’s Pattern 9424 – Pioneer Bonnet

I don’t have a lot of little girls to sew for so when I have a chance I usually take advantage of it.  My neighbor was telling me all about her daughter at Thanksgiving time and how she had this … Continue reading

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The Making of Kombucha

Lets start with what Kombucha is .  It is a sweet tea drink that is made with a live culture  known as a “Skoby”, “mother” or “mushroom”.  It was given this name because it can reproduce.  Well that doesn’t sound … Continue reading

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McCalls Pattern M6451 View E – Doll Apron Hat and Oven Mit

Patterns on sale for $.99 here I come.  I went to JoAnn’s to purchase a specific pattern, more to come on that later, but when patterns are $.99 I am always looking at the 18″ doll patterns. McCall’s 6451 was … Continue reading

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One Chicken – 3 Uses and my Pressure Canner

OK, OK, OK I know it’s about time I use my pressure canner.  I had one before and it sat so long that I finally got rid of it.  It’s probably been a year since I purchased the one I … Continue reading

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