Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Sometimes I wonder how something is made and I just need to give it a try. This time around, it was granola. You can buy ingredients to make granola for fairly little money at your grocery store. I tried three different kinds: raisin, coconut and my favorite, pumpkin (I subbed honey/maple syrup for Trader Joes(…)

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Festive Lollipops!

Festive Lollipops!

I’ve played around with making candy a few times and it’s so much fun! For the most part it’s pretty quick and easy too. I love making lollipops because they lend themselves to so many variations. The last time I made them, I inserted candy conversation hearts into the clear sugar before it hardened. This(…)

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Tomato Sauce from Scratch

Tomato Sauce from Scratch

We started the seeds for our vegetable garden indoors early this spring. I had never done this before so I planted way more than I needed, assuming many of the seeds wouldn’t sprout. I was quite wrong. We wound up with a crazy amount of spring onions, basil, peppers and tomatoes. I gave some away to anyone(…)

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Apple Chips!

Apple Chips!

We went apple picking this weekend, which is one of my favorite things about fall. I love apples. Especially Macouns. The crafty side of me decided I wanted to see if I could make apple chips. We don’t have a dehydrator so I found a recipe to do them in the oven. -Preheat oven to(…)

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Surf Fest

Surf Fest

We spent the day at the 4th Annual Re-Evolution Surf Fest put on by Grain Surfboards in York, Maine. Grain opened up their work space to the public for the day and threw a party. They had demos from how to glass a surfboard from Entropy Resins  to how to shape your own handplane. Dogfish Head(…)

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Foldover Backpack

Foldover Backpack

I got the idea in my head that a backpack would be perfect for our trip to the Surf Re-Evolution Fest put on by Grain Surfboards in Maine this past weekend. So naturally, I had to make one! I went through the piles of fabric in my studio and narrowed it down to these three options.(…)

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Camden, Maine

Camden, Maine

We went to Camden, Maine a few weeks ago for the weekend. It’s quickly becoming one of our favorite places to visit. It’s right on the coast, with a great little harbor that is always filled with sailboats. In some other coastal areas you can even see boats sitting on the bottom of the ocean at low(…)

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Brimfield

Brimfield

The Brimfield Antique Show happens three times a year and is so massive it’s impossible to see everything in one day. I love to go and will drag anyone with me who is relatively willing to tromp around dusty (or muddy) fields in 90 degree heat. There are plenty of over priced items, but if(…)

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Finishing a Hand Dyed Scarf

Finishing a Hand Dyed Scarf

To finish the linen pieces that I had dyed while on vacation, I needed to fringe all the edges. Fringing the edges of a woven textile helps to keep fraying to a minimum and makes the product look more finished. To fringe the edges, the threads running parallel with the edge you are working on(…)

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