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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.
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