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Handmade Holidays

December 3rd, 2018

I’ve always been one to make lots of gifts, this year is not exception. Over the coming weeks I’ll be showing you a few of the things I’ve been making as I finished them up.

This beautiful green wool afghan was made with yarn from my mom’s stash. I found a pattern for a Finnish Granny Square on this blog and decided it the was the one I wanted to use. The edging I made up as I went along.

I’m pretty excited to gift this beautiful afghan, in fact I love it so much that I’m thinking of making one for our bed as well, perhaps with a thinner yarn of linen. That won’t happen until after the holidays of course, as now I’m on to quilting a quilt for a gift and then I’ll move on the making reusable shopping bags from vintage sheets. Stay tuned, I’ll show you lots of the beautiful things coming out of my craft room.

Are you a crafter? Do you enjoy making gifts for people?

3 Comments to “Handmade Holidays”
  1. Kay on December 4, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Simply beautiful.

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  2. PennyAshevilleNC on December 4, 2018 at 9:08 am

    That color is perfect for the pattern. I make your version of gingerbread cookies each year for our friends & family!

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  3. Joan on December 5, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Beautiful! I’m currently knitting a scarf for my mother Christmas. It has a very cool ‘celtic knot’ motif – I think that she’ll love it.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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