Monthly Archives: December 2011

Satin flowers

My latest Etsy listings have been for satin flowers.  I have looked at pictures of satin flowers and wondered how they were made, but this is the first time I have tried to make one.  The first two that I made … Continue reading

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The latest from Country By Design

All of the duffel bags and totes I have made, except the pencil-case, were made or adapted from a pattern that I bought.  Last night, I designed and made this satin clutch from some fabric in my stash.  I quilted … Continue reading

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Cranberry cookies and tote bags

I love cranberry nut bread, but wanted to make cookies, so I went online to see if I could find a cookie recipe that used lots of fresh cranberries.  I found this recipe at allrecipes.com.  Sounded good. I added the zest … Continue reading

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Last Christmas duffel bag

  Here’s the latest and last duffel bag that I am making for Christmas.  I made a few changes in this one, too.  The handles are longer and the top fabric matches the binding on the pockets.   The biggest … Continue reading

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Cooking and sewing

I did more cooking today than anything else.  Did wash a couple of loads of clothes, and water the downstairs plants.  I need to take a photo of my Christmas cactus.  It started blooming this week. I made another apple … Continue reading

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New duffel bag

Last night I tweaked my duffel bag pattern, but I’m not sure I improved it.  I thought stitching the end seams to the outside would make it look neater, but now I’m not sure.  What do you think? I stitched … Continue reading

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Cranberry-Walnut Braid

Post by: Holly – Hodgson Mill Blogger Looking for great-tasting holiday bread that will wow your family and friends and make them think you’re a rock star in the kitchen? Present this beautiful braided loaf at your next meal and be…

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