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Shibori Home Goods

Shibori Home Goods

I recently received an order for my linen indigo shibori scarf. So I figured I’d play around with some new techniques while I had the vat of dye mixed up. This time I experimented by tying a bunch of tiny pebbles up in some linen. Doesn’t this look crazy! I have yet to be disappointed(…)

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Wool Dyeing

Wool Dyeing

Dyeing wool is a slightly more involved process than dyeing natural fibers like cotton, linen, rayon, etc. Because wool is an animal fiber, it needs to be treated in a similar way that we treat our own hair. We don’t use regular soap to wash our hair, it needs special soap (or shampoo). Back in(…)

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Canvas Holiday Wreath

Canvas Holiday Wreath

I thought having a wreath for Thanksgiving would help make our house feel warm and festive. But I also feel like it’s too early to put out a traditional holiday wreath. So I made one out of canvas and coat hangers instead. I started with the same canvas drop cloth that I used for my table(…)

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Holiday Table Runner

Holiday Table Runner

We’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, so I want to make our place feel warm and festive. I really love canvas and burlap, it’s found its way in to many aspects of our house. So instead of getting a traditional wreath for our door, I decided to make one out of canvas(…)

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Ham and Egg Crepe Foldovers

Ham and Egg Crepe Foldovers

Whenever we have guests over, I like to try something a little fancier for breakfast. This time I wanted to try making ham and egg crepes. They were supposed to be more like pockets instead of quasi muffins, but we had to improvise a bit. You will need: -1 cup flour -1 tablespoon sugar -1/4(…)

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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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