Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pumpkin Pancakes

Yesterday was Sunday. Normally we start our weekend days like all the rest with a cup of coffee and a piece of toast or some cereal. Yesterday though felt like it needed more. The leaves are definitely falling now. I … Continue reading

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Feed Bag Tote

Today I watched a Free class on Craftsy. “Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote and Zipper Pouch by Kristin Link”. I really enjoyed it. The instructor was clear and easy to listen to. If you haven’t checked out what Craftsy has to … Continue reading

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Halloween Dye Fun!

Here’s a ghoulish way to dye yarn – naturally. This is a perfect experiment for this time of year. Apparently this is not something new. I’ve just never done it before. I absolutely love the results. And what fun to … Continue reading

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Oh Boy! Pumpkin Ice Cream!

I’m a huge fan of Ice Cream. It doesn’t matter what the season. Even if it’s cold outside, as far as I’m concerned, it’s still Ice Cream weather. Nobody said it has to be Vanilla or Chocolate either! Today I’d … Continue reading

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Organic Fiber Dyeing by Max Hamrick

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing for you a book that I will surely treasure for years to come. Organic Fiber Dyeing by Max Hamrick is a wonderful book that will please the scholar in you with it’s wealth … Continue reading

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Barbed Wire Art

I want to share with you today a little project I did a while ago. These were super easy to make. I got the idea when I found a bit of rusty old Barbed Wire out in a field while … Continue reading

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How to Dye Yarn with Goldenrod

Yesterday a good friend of mine came over and we dyed some yarn with the Goldenrod I picked along side the road. (That’s cotton you see in the background. It’s almost ready for harvest.) This time of year it’s prolific … Continue reading

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How to Pre Mordant Wool for Dyeing

If you plan to play around with some natural dyes, you will need to know how to mordant your wool. Without proper mordanting, the color will not adhere to the fiber. There are several types of mordant, but the most … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pecan Muffins with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Here’s the recipe for Pumpkin Muffins that I promised you! I made them using fresh pumpkin puree. If you’re not sure how to do that, take a look at my post from a couple days ago. And of course if … Continue reading

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Fun at the Fair

In my last post I promised you some Pumpkin Muffins. They are coming I promise. However, I had a last minute change of plans, so I had to put them on hold for a day. Instead I headed up to … Continue reading

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