Mom’s Favorite Picnic Coleslaw

Mom’s Favorite Picnic Coleslaw

  There is something about summer and the hot weather that comes with it that makes me crave chicken on the grill. But to me, the meal just isn’t be complete unless it also has baked beans and homemade coleslaw. It’s the ultimate summer meal. The meat may be a rotisserie chicken from the grocery
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Pattern release – Team Headband

Pattern release – Team Headband

Here’s a great way to show off your team spirit and at the same time keep those ears warm when the temperatures turn colder this fall!     I know I’m wearing this, but it was actually made for Papa.  I often saw him heading out to the chicken coop in freezing temps and coming
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Make your own Apple Cider Vinegar!

Make your own Apple Cider Vinegar!

Making apple cider vinegar is an easy activity to begin your journey into the world of make-your-own staples. It’s basically fool-proof!     All you need is: a large container; glass is best – like a wide mouth jar but we’ve even used a 5-gallon food-grade bucket for large-scale production. Make sure it’s clean and
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Pattern release – Houndstooth Trivet

Pattern release – Houndstooth Trivet

Are you sick of me yet?  I did say that I have a bunch of older patterns I’m trying to get caught up on.  This is one that I actually had tested last year (the year before?) but the tester had a comment that made me want to revisit this once more before publishing.  
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WIP-frenzy

WIP-frenzy

I’ve had cast-on-itis lately.  I keep starting projects and not finishing many.  I also haven’t posted much here as I tend to only post my Works In Progress (WIPs) on Instagram and not here.   Part of my crazy beginnings have been due to changes in my schedule.     This is how I currently have
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Pattern release – Windblown Leaf Cabled Hat

Pattern release – Windblown Leaf Cabled Hat

I know it seems a bit early to be thinking about cold weather and warm hats, but in my opinion you can never start planning soon enough.     This leaf hat was designed in late 2014 for a Designers’ Challenge. The challenge was: Object: hat/beanie Theme: the woods Technique: cables     There are tiny
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Potato Lake 2016

Potato Lake 2016

I’m exhausted.  We just returned from a 4-day camping trip.  I find it hard to believe that we used to do this for up to 9 days at a time!  No more – 4 is my absolute max.     That’s not to say we didn’t have fun, because we did.  I mean, how can
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Pattern release – Simple Summer Hat

Pattern release – Simple Summer Hat

This design may not be one of my oldest, but I believe it was my first hat ever made – and one of the first projects I made for Little Chick.  It was developed exactly 5 years ago this week out of necessity.  We left for our annual camping trip and suddenly I realized we didn’t
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The no-poo experiment

The no-poo experiment

Have you heard about the no-shampoo or “no poo” way of cleaning your hair?  “No poo” is using baking soda and vinegar to clean your hair instead of shampoo. I first heard about it a year ago and at first thought it sounded strange.  But the idea stuck with me and started to intrigue me
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Pattern release – Bobble shopping bag

Pattern release – Bobble shopping bag

‘Tis the season for farmer’s markets and other outdoor venues. What better way to visit these events and help the environment than to make your own reusable shopping bag!     This lightly textured bobble bag is made from a cotton/acrylic blend yarn to offer strength and stability when carrying heavier loads. It will stretch
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