Get ready, cause here I come!

Well, January is more than half way through and the crazy holiday season is long over, yet my projects and commitments continue to grow.

But hang on to your hat, I am determined to make my blog a higher priority this year.  I usually do not post my goals for the year, but I am taking a step of faith, and being transparent. Continue reading

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Country Cornbread

To all southerners, cornbread is a dietary staple.  While the box of Jiffy Cornbread does work, it tends to be very sweet. For the same amount of work, you can create your own country style cornbread.

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One Sad Puppy Dog

I recently had the opportunity to test knit another pattern for Stana Sorter – A dog bookmark!!!

My puppy is a little sad because he has been squished inside a book a little too long.

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Two days till Christmas…

Here it is two days till Christmas and the knitting is not done.

If only my dog was as talented as Garfield, I would have nothing to worry about.
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Woven Paper Christmas Tree

With it being so close to Christmas, I wanted to make our last Tenderheart AHG meeting of 2018 fun.  My girls love all things crafty. In January we will begin working on the Textile Arts merit badge.  I found this idea on Pinterest and “borrowed” it as a way to introduce weaving to the girls.
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Teddy Bear SWAPS


This year in addition to making all of my SWAPS, the camp director asked me to make some for her.  I agreed to make them, as long as they were easy SWAPS.  I knew I would not have time to crochet 200 Texas stars, sew tacos, or paint light sabers.

Just for her, I re-designed my Sock Monkey SWAP from a few years back.  I began with plastic teddy bear cupcake picks I found at the local dollar store.  Using a pair of scissors I was able to remove the pick and save the adorable teddy bear. The bears fit nicely into the 1.5×3 inch bags that she provided me.

If you would like to make some of these for your own use, here is the downloadable pdf SWAP tag…

Teddy Bear SWAP Tag




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Snowman Paintbrush Ornament

This year for our AHG troop ornament exchange I created paint brush snowmen. These charming snowmen were a huge hit.  And no one knew how easy and affordable they were to make.   Continue reading

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