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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Gift Ideas, Sewing Tutorials

How to Make Two Drawstring Bags from Two FQs

Earlier this month, I posted about sewing drawstring bags that I filled with toiletries to donate to the local women’s shelter.  As I was sewing them, I took lots and lots of photos so that I could share a tutorial for how I made them.  Last Saturday, I finally sat down and went through over 200 photos I had taken,…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday – School House

This little school house reminds me of the one from Little House on the Prairie.  Come to think of it, the little girl from last week looked a little bit like Laura Ingalls.  And since Laura didn’t have a little brother, we can maybe imagine the little boy from the week before that as Almonzo.  (as depicted in the Little…

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Recipes

Lamb Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Topped with Feta Cheese

Our oldest daughter mentioned making lamb stuffed mushrooms a while ago, so when a vendor at the local farmers’ market had hormone free, grass-fed lamb for sale, I picked up a pound of ground lamb.  I’m not sure if this is the exact recipe that she used but it was delicious nonetheless and I will definitely be making it again…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Schoolgirl

This little girl looks like she’s telling her brother (the little boy from last week) to hurry up or they’ll be late for school. Or maybe she’s just so happy to be heading off to school with her brand new slate and lunch box that she’s singing as she walks along! This pattern is available as a pdf to download…

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Recipes

“Whiskey Creek” Copycat Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Last payday Dave and I decided to go out for supper to Whiskey Creek. Their ribs and rib combos are some of the best we’ve ever had. To start our meal, we ordered their Appetizer Combo which comes with a variety of dipping sauces. Our favorite to all of them is their Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. The next day we…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Schoolboy

Yes, we’re getting to that time of year again when school is starting (some may have already started.)   So for today and the next two Mondays I’ll be sharing three vintage school days patterns.   Up first is this towheaded little boy carrying an apple for his teacher. This pattern is available as a pdf to download here.

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Gift Ideas

I Couldn’t Resist Making These

They are so quick and simple to make using some heavy interfacing (<-affiliate link) and a bit of fabric.  The instructions and pattern are new from Red Brolly (the Red Brolly site no longer seems to be available. Once the glue dries, these little cuties will be sent off with tea bags tucked instead to brighten someone’s day. And now that…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Spikey Rose

This is the final rose of the series. We were running out of names to call the various rose patterns so this one got christened Spikey Rose because of the way the petals are drawn. Starting next week, I’ll be sharing the first of three sweet vintage back-to-school designs. This pattern is available as a pdf to download here.

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