Meet Three Brand New Untraditional Dala Horses!

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Second week of the Dala Craftalong and here are a few little guys I have made using my very simple (and free) pattern for a Dala ornament!

Most of you who know me, know that I am big time into celebrating traditions, but often in untraditional ways! The three Dalas I am sharing are definitely not traditional! But I am hoping you will enjoy them and their stories.

Tell Me What YOU Think! Can what is old be new again!

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Image taken at the Museum of Contempory Craft  - a community weaving on a cardboard loom. The weaving shown - created by 7 different hands and minds.

Added after post date:  This subject is so close to my heart that I believe I might not have been as clear as I wished.  So I am adding a note!

Great Way to Use Kitty Litter Before Your Cat Does.

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Several of our "rock hound" friends, have a box of kitty litter sitting near their cutting and grinding equipment. It's sole purpose - to remove the oil residue that remains on the stones after the stones have been cut into slabs or cabochons.

It just naturally occurred to me one day that if kitty litter does such an efficient job of removing all traces of smelly oil from the surface of cut stones, it might be a great material for drying flowers!

Winner of Christmas in July Giveaway #2

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Thank you everyone who entered the giveaway and shared holiday magic.

We have a winner!

"Dell" Congratulations!

I will contact you by e-mail and tell you how to receive your pattern from Bustle and Sew.

And I hope you will send me a picture when you have completed Rosie and Bear Christmas Gift.

Futuregirl Inspires "Snow Alice" - Newest Member of My Soft Toy Snowman Family!

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I almost let Christmas in July go by without officially introducing you to Snow Alice! You have seen her peaking out from the background here and there these past months, but you haven't been officially introduced.

Last July you got to meet the first member of my snow family. At that time, I believe I told you I was making several more to share in November!

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