Summer

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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Dala Horse Craftalong - Dala Horse Aprons!

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Finished! Martching aprons for Diane (Craftypod) and me!

The minute Kathryn (the Pickled Herring) posted her tutorial for the adorable apron she shared as part of the Dala Horse Craftalong, I pinned on the pattern, cut out two aprons and began sewing!

Dala Horse Craftalong - Week 2

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Two weeks into the Dala Horse Craftalong! More Dala Horses are showing up on the Fflickr Group and Carina (Carina's Craftblog), Kathryn (The Pickled Herring), Hanna (iHanna) and I have been busy sharing more Dala Horse goodness on our blogs!

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!

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