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Kara, those are lovely! We're just getting into canning and thinking about how we want to label. Thanks for the links!
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ya'll are making me jealousy of your canning adventures! Its been almost 2 years since I've last canned. No garden this year so it'll be another year I LOVE having my pantry stocked full of yummy goodness I cultivated.
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I am hoping to can tomatoes and hopefully strawberry jam at least this year. We will see how it goes, cause canning is HOT and I am much too preggo to do it now. I may bother my mother about it

Anyone have a super fantastic homemade can-able strawberry jam recipe? I am going to adapt one for strawberry rhubarb jam as well(YUM!!)

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ya'll are making me jealousy of your canning adventures! Its been almost 2 years since I've last canned. No garden this year so it'll be another year I LOVE having my pantry stocked full of yummy goodness I cultivated.

Oh, we're not cultivating just yet. Various friends are giving us berries (or swapping for tie dye) and the rest we're buying at the Farmers Market this year.

Next year, though, we'll plant.
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Here are my completed soakers. The one on the left is from a FUGLY sweater I thrifted thinking fugly sweater might = cute soaker. Not so sure about that one. One thing you can't see: it has mushrooms on the bum. I kid you not.

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My DD picked the fabric from my thrifted sweater stash for the one on the right. :

Some other goodies I've been working on...

Legwarmers for a friend in Scotland:
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A yoga mat bag for a friend made out of an old pair of sweats and the fabric I cut off some PJ pants that were too long:
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boogie, those are LOVELY! :
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to the canning ladies. I SO want to do that. It has now been over a year since dp had promised to get my garden spot ready to plant. Ugh! But it does look like we will be purchasing a tiller soon. The first step I think.


I got my package from eBay. It actually was a really good deal. The shippng seemed like a lot but it was a 5 and a half pound package so it was only inflated one or two dollars. I don't mind that, I do mind when you get charged $12 and it only costs 4-5. The package was full of some really fun stuff. I am all set to embroidery now. I sold a few more things on trading post and was able to get myself the Doodle Stitching book. : Great book ladies. I am loven it. I am already doodling away to get some ideas for my next project. I also have this book which is really great.
Talk to me about craft books. Which ones do you like and love? ("Hi, my name is Candice and I am addicted to books")

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Talk to me about craft books. Which ones do you like and love? ("Hi, my name is Candice and I am addicted to books")
Currently some crafty books that I've got checked out from the library are:
Closely Knit, I (heart) Felt, Amigurumi Animals, Debbie Bliss Toy Knits, Jan Messent's Knitted Gardens.

I was wondering if anyone has any needle felting books to recommend...
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Ok so I sewing a bag/tote for a side 'you-know-what' It will be for a young girl that is about a size 12-14. She will most lily be bringing it to the Y for swim class. I found a link to tut on crafters that I used. Here is the link The bag is very cute. I really love it. BUT is it too big? Dp kind of wrinkled his nose when I showed it to him.

Link to my tote.
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Currently some crafty books that I've got checked out from the library are:
Closely Knit, I (heart) Felt, Amigurumi Animals, Debbie Bliss Toy Knits, Jan Messent's Knitted Gardens.

I was wondering if anyone has any needle felting books to recommend...
I looked at those books on amazon. Man I wish I could knit. How cute are those Amigurumi ones? The Amigurumi World ones looks fun too.

My library is not that great. I am in a poor area and funds for our tiny little library are just about zero. So most of the books are older. If I won the lotto I would completely re-do that library. How fun would it be to have a "Candipooh Library"? :
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Candice, I think that bag is excellent--she'll be able to fit her suit, towel and flip flops in there with no problem.
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Candice, I think that bag is excellent--she'll be able to fit her suit, towel and flip flops in there with no problem.

Is there a 'phew' smile??

Thanks frog. I personally thought it was dang cute but dp's made me question it.
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Candace~ I really like the bag! Very pretty, I don't think it looks too big at all.

I found a book at my library called no pattern knits (I think) It's all about knitting in squares, triangles, & a few other shapes & then drafting your own patterns to fit those pieces together to make things. I really like the concept.

But I'm still trying to figure out those dang granny squares. I need to go visit my sister so I can have some one on one help.

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Candace~ I really like the bag! Very pretty, I don't think it looks too big at all.
Thanks Kat!



See what I found. Flickr pics from the lady who wrote "doodle stitching" Fun stuff.
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I'm polling various people/places for input:

If you could see/have one thing tie-dyed, what would it be? I'm looking for inspiration for some new stuff to dye.
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Boy short panties and camisole sets.
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See what I found. Flickr pics from the lady who wrote "doodle stitching" Fun stuff.
Such cute stuff!!!
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I found a book at my library called no pattern knits (I think) It's all about knitting in squares, triangles, & a few other shapes & then drafting your own patterns to fit those pieces together to make things. I really like the concept.

But I'm still trying to figure out those dang granny squares. I need to go visit my sister so I can have some one on one help.
That's pretty much how I crochet! make shapes and put the pieces together!

Here is a great video on granny squares...it's how I figured it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvkwTDtH1Vc

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Boy short panties and camisole sets.
I'm so uncertain about underthings that aren't custom. Do you think people would want that?
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When I was away earlier this week...I saw the CUTEST thing and I think I might try making them...

It's a dusting glove with nails polished, wearing a ring and bracelet..I'll try to get one together and post a pic to see what you guys think!

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I'm so uncertain about underthings that aren't custom. Do you think people would want that?
I do think so. Something pretty modest, that is sort of halfway between underwear and pajamas, is what I am envisioning.

I can only speak for myself, of course, but for me, as an adult wearing tye-dye in large pieces feels awkward and strange, but small things like undies, pjs, or socks are just right.
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I'm polling various people/places for input:

If you could see/have one thing tie-dyed, what would it be? I'm looking for inspiration for some new stuff to dye.
Toddler dress with accent leggings. Lets say a dress with mostly blues with brown accents on the chest or something. Then brown tie-dye leggings.

Cotton grocery bags.

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Oooh, grocery bags are a great idea!
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GREAT ideas, Tilia!

AO, I'll see what I can find like that. Your point about large tie-dye stuff for adults is very well taken.
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Something like this would be awesome. Yoga or lounge style pants and camisoles.

Camisoles in general are a good idea, I think.

Also, how about beach towels?
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I've got a few pairs like THIS and I live in them (and my new enwrapture skirts) all summer!

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Yoga or lounge style pants and camisoles.
I agree. And how cute is this camisole?
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mmmhhhhmmm. I like yoga type tops in tie dye. Like a camisole but with a bit more support.

Kids backpacks would be cool too.

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I had another idea. A diaper bag/changing pad combo would be nifty in tie-dye, as long as it was a single or more muted colors. Personally, I'm not too terribly into the rainbow look.

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I think it would be cool to have a lamp shade or curtains dyed..like for a funky retro room

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