Monthly Archives: January 2012

Knit a Rectangle and Turn It Into a Hat

I have had several people comment on the similarity of Martha Stewart and me – so I thought it was appropriate and a little funny when my mom sent me some knitting patterns from Martha’s magazine.  The patterns all are … Continue reading

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A Fun Party Food

With Super Bowl weekend coming up, I decided I would do a dip for the new recipe of the week.  I am not a football fan – ok, I used to be when I was college age and living in … Continue reading

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Making a Water Bottle Carrier from Old Neck Ties

My neighbors gave me a bag of old ties knowing that I could do something with them.  I remembered seeing a blog posting of ties being used to make a water bottle carrier and wanting to try it.  Mateo, our … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Own Yummy Granola Bars

Continuing with my New Year’s resolution, I decided to try my hand at making granola bars for another lunch snack instead of store bought.  I found a great recipe on Smitten Kitchen ( and made some changes to the recipe. … Continue reading

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Make A Knitted Felted Bowl

I am really liking both needle felting and knit felting, so I decided I would try my hand at a knitted felted bowl.  I have looked at this pattern for several years and to tell the truth have been a … Continue reading

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Kids Craft Corner – Make A Draft Catcher

The monthly knitting and potluck get together turned into a kids craft afternoon instead.  With the weather and everyone’s busy life and that one mom and her daughter came – we changed things up a little.  It was fun afternoon … Continue reading

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Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with Nutritional Yeast Gravy

I love nutritional yeast – it is loaded with B vitamins, but it will only have B12 if it is added.  B12 is from animal products.  I sprinkle nutritional yeast on popcorn, in stir-fries, over veggies and pasta – the … Continue reading

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Another Monster Doll – It’s A Girl!

I made this one a little differently from the earlier one that I made. I had been thinking about one with braids and then it all came to me this past weekend.  While Stella was skating the hat she was … Continue reading

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It Has Arrived – The Common Cold

Our winter weather this year has been anything but normal.  We received our only snow fall, thus far, in October with about 10″ and have only had an occasional flurry here and there.  We have had days in the 50’s … Continue reading

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Kids Craft Corner – Butterfly Mobile

Stella is getting quite crafty and she is very artistic – so we have decided that we will do a project together, hopefully on a weekly basis.  With winter here, we decided we wanted a touch of spring in the … Continue reading

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