Here are a few of the mittens that I made for gifts after we had our Mitten Mania. We have scheduled another Mitten Mania on the 22nd of January from 10-5 and would love to have you come help. :)
A big THANKS to Julie Curl for all her help and pre preparation! We made 30 pairs of mittens on our last work day and they were handed out by the First Presbyterian Church on December 20th with their food baskets.
I am becoming addicted to Pinterest. I love to look and see what people are doing and then take their ideas and make them my own. The key chain pieces here are made with old formica tile samples. No I did not go help myself, they were given to me when the Home Depot in Frankfort went out of business... and yes that has been awhile and I AM a hoarder!... And... I am proud of that fact!
I was intrigued by a PIN that I saw before Christmas. It was using old nail polish dropped in water and then you lay whatever you are trying to "paint" on the water. One of the slow days at the store before Christmas I had the employees back in the studio playing and these are what they created!
This is a tin that looks like it has enamel on the top of the box. The possibilities seem endless. Of course the bright colors of nail polish and the Dollar Tree make this project affordable and fun. I didn't try it on fabric but would love to see what effect it gave if you used a canvas or duck.
Some of those things include Church and then Christmas Eve dinner at some long time friends; Ham loaf for Christmas dinner, which has been fun to carry that over to my family; Cheese Wad - a variation of a cheese ball recipe that my sister used to make. It is delicious but I had to make the recipe much easier! (See recipe below) And the newest tradition for us is for the last four years we have spent New Years eve and New Years day watching movies, cooking, eating, doing "projects" and putting my once yearly 1000 piece puzzle together with some dear friends.... Now on to 2015!!!
What are some of the traditions that are special to you??
Tastes much better than its name! My sister used to wrap the corned beef around it and make it pretty. I just chop it up and mix it in!!
2 8oz pkgs cream cheese softened
1 small chopped onion
2 t parsley flakes
1 T Worcestershire
1 pkg of dried corned beef (chopped)
Mix all together. Great served with Garlic Parmesan
Pretzel chips and Enjoy!!