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handmade heaven

Monday, December 09, 2013

I really do feel like I live in the mecca of handmade. I can't wait for the Real Starving Artist Show this weekend.

I have several friends showcasing at the show with steel quilts, woven garments, paintings, photographs, and more. Should be a hoot.

This past weekend, I scored a few handmade items via silent auction at the One World Adventure Co fundraiser. My friend Dana made the basket and 2 other local people did the photograph I bought as well as the drum (not pictured). The photographer does some amazing photographs of the local canyon and falls. I've been wanting one of his photographs (Lookout Mountain Photography) and I finally procured a beautiful one of Desoto Falls.

One World:

Lookout Mountain Photography:

knock-you-out tea and tinctures handmade by my friend Dana. It was fun to tell her I "won" it.

In other homemade news, I've been wanting to make lentil soup for Wonder Boy to take in his lunch. I'm ashamed to admit that I've sent him with canned soup for too long now. I googled several recipes and combined my favorite ingredients and spices from each and slow cooked it over night: a bag of lentils, 2 boxes of veggie stock+ water, celery, onion, spinach, turmeric, cumin, and salt. It's really good and kid approved. He's been eating it for a week now. I'm about to pull the rest out of the freezer for this week's lunches.


I've been knitting like crazy trying to catch up on orders as well as a few gifts (sure wish I started the gifts last spring). Anywho, I really didn't think I was going to finish Wonder Boy's teacher's scarf in time for Christmas break...but alas! I did! I can't believe it- with 2 weeks to spare. This is 72" of soft bliss. It's very warm and long enough to wrap or tie a variety of ways.

And a close-up.

Still working on about 3 more scarves, 2 hats, and several dishcloths.

Holly & I wish you a fabulous Holiday Season:

That's an 80 pound tub of love looking cute under the tree. She's been doing this for 13 years now.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
68ANNE 12/10/2013 8:15PM

    Auctions are so much fun, especially when you 'win' the perfect gift! Cute tree stand accessory lol

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GETULLY 12/10/2013 4:18PM

    The scarf is lovely! We have not put a tree up for the last two years because of Swine Cat and his normal brother! Too much temptation. Just last night I noticed the partial bar of soap from the front bathroom by the front door. Guess it tasted too bad to carry it much further!

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GEMLADYONE 12/10/2013 2:33PM

    Very nice....I have 3 cats under my tree...who knows why but the tree skirt is just the "place to be"!

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JUSTYNA7 12/10/2013 11:02AM

    Merry Christmas!

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MICKEYH 12/9/2013 10:38PM

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USMAWIFE 12/9/2013 10:28PM

    last weekend as our Christmas crafts show and emoticon I missed it. Always found a lot of great things there.

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BATCHICK 12/9/2013 3:46PM

    my kitties hang out under the tree too, they love it!

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BOB5148 12/9/2013 3:40PM


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JLEMUS1 12/9/2013 3:06PM

    Awesome, Love the 80 pound tub of love!!! emoticon emoticon

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