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Etched Gourd Russian Nesting Doll Ornament and a Giveaway

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Playing with gourds and making Matryoshka (Russian Nesting Dolls) again! But this time the inspiration comes entirely from my friend and brilliant art teacher, Gail over at "That Artist Woman".

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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.

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!

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!

Celebrate Christmas in July with Gingerbread Mango Shortcake

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There is nothing I know that says Christmas better than the heady fragrance of gingerbread baking.

When I saw this recipe for Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce in the current issue of the Penzey's Spices catalogue, I decided it would be the perfect treat to celebrate Christmas in July!

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