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  • I'm Kristen, a clumsy but determined home cook and crafter living in the Boston area with my husband, B, and I have an interest in all things food and craft.

    This blog was created to keep track of my various projects and adventures. They may not all be successes, but my goal is to remain unintimidated by whatever engages my curiosity.



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Jan
28
2010

Hi, everyone! Yes, I’m still here. I’ve been in the midst of a huge new project for the past few months, and the long hours have meant little time left for posting here. But I want to let you know how grateful I am for all of the linkage and comments about crafts and recipes featured on this site over the past couple of months. It makes my day when someone tries something and lets me know about their results, and I’ve loved what so many of you have done with the ruffle wreath, especially. You gals and guys kick butt! I can’t get over how fast you are at cutting those circles, and thanks to those of you have shared your tips for making the process faster.

I’ve been meaning to post a little roundup of the crafts that I made over the holidays. Hey, it may almost be Valentine’s Day, but at least I know that no one on my gift list is going to have their Christmas surprise foiled by seeing what I made for them.

Printable Wintry Holiday Tags

From top to bottom:

* Snow Babies project by Jenn Docherty, fromĀ  Holiday Crafts by Better Homes and Gardens. This special interest mag had a lot of great crafts this past holiday season, and as soon as I saw these snowpeople I knew I had to make them for my mum for Christmas. I turned them into ornaments so she can hang them on her tree. Next year, I definitely have to make some for myself. So cute!

* Peppermint Swirl Pincushion project, from Moda Bake Shop. I made these for all of the seamstresses in my life, and I think that they turned out really well, especially since I’m not a pro with the sewing machine. The result of my first attempt was not good, but after that I got the hang of it.

* I broke out the candle making supplies for the first time in a while and whipped up lots of candles and scent melts. Our apartment smelled fantastic, like a mix of Christmas trees, roasted chestnuts, and pumpkin bread. Yum!

I hope to be back with more recipes and crafts soon, and I’ll let you know when the new project launches!

Posted in Craft | 4 Comments »

4 Responses

  1. Britiney says:

    Did you really use crushed walnut shells in your pincushion? I’m going to make a bazillion of those immediately but thought I’d just stuff mine with poly-fill.



  2. Kristen says:

    Britiney – I looked for crushed walnut shells but wasn’t able to find them. I ended up using split peas (easy to find and cheap) and added a layer of batting under the top fabric so the peas wouldn’t show through.



  3. Kendall Boggs says:

    Just found your site and being a fellow craft-a-holic, just love it!!! Great job. I’m going to have to bookmark you!



  4. Kendall Boggs says:

    Sorry, I typed in my wrong blog site! oops



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