Monthly Archives: November 2012

Matching Aprons

Last year for the holidays I made my stepdaughter an apron. From the scraps I cut and surged the pieces for a matching doll apron. Just now I sewed the pieces together. One year later we have matching aprons. The … Continue reading

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nap time

Late this afternoon I nursed my baby to sleep and snuck away for a few minutes.  I tore, folded, and hand stamped twelve more christmas cards, made four of my little hand-them-out-to-everybody Christmas gifts, and let the dog out while … Continue reading

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and the holiday prep begins

Got the first nine hand stamped holiday cards written, addressed and ready to go. Made three tiny gifts the other night just after organizing my craft room. I’m trying to be realistic about the holidays with a baby and all. … Continue reading

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November 27th, 2012

Baking two loaves off plain bread was the most productive thing I did today. At midnight I’ve already eaten half of one loaf as my nursing mother’s second dinner. Fresh baked soft bread with butter and home caned strawberry jam, … Continue reading

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Bread : fourth session

My bread is on its second rise. This is my fourth time baking bread alone this decade. All four incedences occured since July. Here is a picture of the finished loaves that I couldn’t upload in an earlier post… <img … Continue reading

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more ideas on the craft room

Since I have two sets of shelves in my craft room I think I’m going to arrange them so that one set of shelves is filled with fabric and one is filled with wool products.

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Making it last

One small way in which I have been stretching our supplies is by pouring the rinse water from cans of wet cat food onto my dog’s dry food. It creates a meaty gravy, pleases him, and doesn’t let that last … Continue reading

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