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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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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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New Leather Embossing Die

New Leather Embossing Die

I was so excited to receive my custom embossing die! I had one made so that I could incorporate my logo on the pieces that I make. I ordered it from Artfire.com from a really friendly guy named Steve at CustomMadeStuff. He was extremely helpful, has a quick turn around time and offers a lifetime guarantee(…)

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