Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sweet Chili

October 31, 2014
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Sweet Chili

 This is a family favorite and the perfect Fall (or Halloween) dish. A friend gave me the recipe but I have adjusted it for my family’s food choices. 1 can chili beans 1 can black beans 2 cans pork and beans 1 can stewed tomatoes 1 can chopped green chiles 2/3 cup Brown Sugar  1…

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Carved Foam Pumpkins 2014

October 29, 2014
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Carved Foam Pumpkins 2014

Once again, my family carved our foam pumpkins to add to our Halloween collection.  This year my child each picked a pumpkin that represented something they liked.  I had them paint their pumpkin too. Found the Doctor Who Tardis Template here. Found the Mike Wazowski Pumpkin Template here.   Found the Lalaloopsy Doll Face Template here.

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Canvas Signs

October 28, 2014
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Canvas Signs

I got this first sign as a gift from a friend.  I loved it and it inspired me to make my next two signs. I did something new for me, I made them on canvas instead of wood.  The easy part… painting the canvas.   The tricky part is transferring the vinyl to the canvas.…

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Witch Broom

October 28, 2014
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Witch Broom

  My daughter decided she wanted to be a witch for Halloween and saw a broom in the store that she wanted for her costume. I couldn’t bring myself to spend the money on it.  I told her I would make her one.  I had most of the stuff at home; most crafty people have…

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Witch hat makeover

October 27, 2014
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Witch hat makeover

Don’t be satisfied with a boring ole’ wicker witch hat!  Just kidding!  But it is really easy to up-do and decorate one. This hat wouldn’t even stand up straight and I almost threw it away.  Instead I stuffed it with some batting to keep it up and glued on some fun. It is only a…

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Boiled Raisin Cake

October 24, 2014
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Boiled Raisin Cake

This Food Friday Recipe comes with some history.  When my Grandpa was little he had a disease in which he could not have any eggs.  His mother made up a cake that he could have as a treat even though he was so sick all the time.  Thus BOILED RAISIN CAKE was born.   It is…

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Sweater Vase Sleeves

October 23, 2014
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Sweater Vase Sleeves

I have posted other projects using sweaters on the blog.  They are probably the same ones I use here. I just cut the sleeve bottom off the sweater. Find a vase it will fit on, and do a gather stitch at the bottom. Pretty simple actually You could add a bow or  raffia to the…

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Sweater Pumpkins

October 22, 2014
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Sweater Pumpkins

I am so happy how these turned out.  I love everything pumpkin and that includes non-food items too! This is the sleeve to a sweater.  It can be cut as long or short as you want.  Do a gather stitch around the end that you cut. When pulled tight it should look something like this.…

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DIY Potion Bottles

October 21, 2014
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DIY Potion Bottles

NOT for the faint of heart!! Potions are my thing!  Not because I am a witch or anything, but I guess I wouldn’t conjuring up a spell or two;)  Or at least making a bottle look like it came right off a curiosities shelf! This is really easy actually  and can be done very simple…

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Apple Pie Filling

October 6, 2014
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Apple Pie Filling

  This recipe fills 6 quarts of jar (filled with apple slices). 1 tsp Salt 4 1/2 cups sugar (sweeter apples, use less sugar) 1 cup cornstarch 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional) 10 cups water First mix the dry ingredients together then add the water. Boil all ingredients.  Remove from heat and add…

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