Piece a French Navy Quilt! Make a Sugar Skull Necklace! Crochet a Slouchy Hat! Here’s a Free Candy Corn Embroidery Pattern! Print Your Own Spooky Halloween Candles! Sew a Tortilla Warmer! PLUS. . . Recipes, Jokes, Art, Design & Memories!

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DON’T MISS A THING, MISS THANG!

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NEW JERSEY

I will be presenting the Slow Stitching Movement lecture, LIVE, on Friday, October 17, 2014, for the Hunterdon County Quilting Guild in Readington, New Jersey at 9:30 AM (refreshments will be served). Here’s the address: Readington Reformed Church; 124 Readington Road; Readington, NJ. (between White House Station and Flemington)

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YOKE DU YOUR 

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At the police station, Bubba explained to the police officer why his cousins shot him.

“Well,” Bubba began, “We wuz havin’ a good time drinking, when my cousin Ray picked up his shotgun and said, ‘Hey, der ya fellows wanna go hunting?'”

“And then what happened?” the officer interrupted.

“From what I remember,” Bubba said, “I stood up and said, ‘Sure, I’m game.'”

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ARTspiration

Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity?  This piece is by Malcolm T. Liepke.

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DESIGNspiration

Look around you. Design is everywhere! How can you incorporate the beauty that surrounds you into your art or craft?  Warsaw, Poland.

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IDEA I LOVE

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Totally cool Sugar Skull necklace!  I COMMAND YOU TO NOT BE AFRIAD TO WEAR LARGE AND COLORFUL JEWELRY!  You will rock this necklace, have fun making it, and draw people to you like a magnet!  Go for it, baby!  Here’s how you make it:

 http://ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/sugar-skull-necklace.html

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GARDENspiration

How can you incorporate the beauty and design of this garden into your own art and craft?  Using white lines and grass, French artist Francois Abelanet created this stunning 3D sphere.

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IDEA I LOVE

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Grab your Aurifil embroidery floss and quickly whip up this easy-stitch Happy Candy Corn.  Display it in a hoop or frame it. Don’t forget to pick up a bag of Brocks before you settle in to stitch.  Yummy!   Here’s the pattern:

 http://thepinksamurai.com/diy-free-happy-candy-corn-embroidery-pattern/

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YUMMY DISH!

VEGETARIAN BORSCHT 

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • beetroots, grated
  • cabbage, thinly sliced
  • carrots, diced or grated
  • potatoes, diced
  • onions, sliced
  • tomatoes
  • dill leaves, chopped
  • turmeric powder(optional)
  • coriander powder(optional)
  • cumin seeds (optional)
  • fennel seeds (optional)
  • oil
  • salt and pepper
  • water

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HEREhttp://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/vegetarian-borscht-recipe/

IDEA I LOVE

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I love specialty candles and these fit the bill.  Learn the technique then go for broke with using your own creativity!  Have some fun starting here:

BREAD!

PUMPKIN CORNBREAD

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • corn meal
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • pumpkin puree
  • milk
  • unsalted butter

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:  http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/11/pumpkin-cornbread-recipe.html

BREATHLESS INSPIRATION

 This collection of beautiful stone murals were created by Naomi Zettl & Andreas Kunert, the owners of ‘Ancient Art of Stone‘.

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SO DRINK, CHUG-A-LUG CHUG-A-LUG 

BETTER THAN BAILEYS HOT CHOCOLATE

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teapoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder (or 1/2 cup brewed espresso)
  • 3 ounces Amaretto
  • 4 ounces Irish whiskey
  • Marshmallows for garnish

FOR THE FULL RECIPE VISIT:   http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/02/better-than-baileys-spiked-hot-chocolate-recipe.html

 

WORDS TO LIVE BY

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IDEA I LOVE

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 So happy I found this!  It’s a DIY fabric tortilla warmer tutorial!  Keep your tortillas warm until dinner is finished!  Yipee!  You can also keep our old Beatles albums warm!  Here’s how you make one:

http://thegoodheartedwoman.com/diy-fabric-tortilla-warmer-tutorial/

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MEMBA?

Sneaker ROLLER SKATES!

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THIS INSPIRES ME . . . 

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I found this on PeskyBombolina’s FLICKR site.  This embroidered and quilted fabric flips me out!    https://www.flickr.com/photos/peskybombolino/

And now a word from our sponsor . . .

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IDEA I LOVE!

DIY Creepy Monkey Plush

 

Turn your fluffy sock monkey into the “Chucky of the Toy Chest.”  How much fun would this be to make?  Try making one for yourself starting here:

http://www.morenascorner.com/2014/10/make-scary-halloween-plush-animal.html

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DESSERT!

LUSCIOUS BANANA BROWNIES 

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • unsalted butter
  • white chocolate
  • mashed bananas
  • granulated sugar
  • egg
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HEREhttp://backforsecondsblog.com/2014/07/banana-brownies/#qeYyoi6sqAsOlO8s.99

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PATCHWORK, BABY!

FRENCH NAVY QUILT 

Piece this French Navy Quilt from Quilting Treasures!  Here’s the Pattern:  http://www.quiltingtreasures.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/6dcbc2b35de9efc66803364a2d512fe0/download/french_navy_quilt_b2c.pdf

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 In the navy
Yes, you can sail the seven seas
In the navy
Yes, you can put your mind at ease
In the navy
Come on now, people, make a stand
In the navy, in the navy
Can’t you see we need a hand
In the navy
Come on, protect the mother land
In the navy
Come on and join your fellow man
In the navy
Come on people, and make a stand
In the navy, in the navy, in the navy (in the navy)

SHOEspiration

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DOLCE & GABBANA: Black Jacquard T-Strap Mary Jane With Window Pane Pump, $3,995 ($1,998 deposit)

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MUST HAVE

Transform any family photo or selfie into your personal iPhone 5 Case. With the CaseMaker Pro you can design your own iPhone 5 Case using the photos and magazines you already have.   http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1b8f/

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IDEA I LOVE!

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I love a slouchy hat.  Here’s how to make one:

http://www.allaboutami.com/post/98723324906/cabledslouchybeanie 

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10 Comments on “Piece a French Navy Quilt! Make a Sugar Skull Necklace! Crochet a Slouchy Hat! Here’s a Free Candy Corn Embroidery Pattern! Print Your Own Spooky Halloween Candles! Sew a Tortilla Warmer! PLUS. . . Recipes, Jokes, Art, Design & Memories!”

  1. Sally Maxwell
    October 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM #

    I had a problem getting the directions to the tortilla warmer. Obviously it’s not rocket science, but what type of batting is used?

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    • October 6, 2014 at 8:36 AM #

      Try the link again. I’m not having a problem on this end! xoxom

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      • Sally Maxwell
        October 6, 2014 at 5:45 PM #

        Yep, got it now. Thanks! …and 100% cotton batting, not that insulating kind.

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  2. Suzette Keyser
    October 6, 2014 at 10:13 AM #

    I love all the wonderful pieces of inspiration you give. The rock walls really were great. Thank you.

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  3. Cathy Bremer
    October 22, 2014 at 10:55 AM #

    I shared your blog with a quilt class yesterday and everyone loved it! Expect new followers!!!!

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  4. November 15, 2014 at 1:33 PM #

    Thanks so much for including my tortilla warmer here! I love all the fun inspiration you share (although, as a sock monkey purist, I find that monkey-redux a bit disturbing), Also, to the batting question, I always use Warm & Natural.

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    • November 15, 2014 at 4:26 PM #

      Thank YOU, Renee, for being so creative AND generous with your talent! xoxom 🙂

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  5. Glena
    April 21, 2017 at 9:46 AM #

    First time to this site. Love all the ideas and recipes but what I’m really after is the French navy quilt pattern. It won’t come for me. Any suggestions? Thank you

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