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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Handmade Holiday...

Greetings to everyone ... A very rainy day and evening here which means I will probably have a lovely good sleep tonight..Perhaps  I should buy a CD with rain and wind...LOL..

Anyway, we have been busy all day doing some catch up chores... Christmas is coming and there are lots of to do things in my list book... Poor Terry.. he is beginning to need a list, too....Now, if I were only as organized as my list book we would be accomplishing a lot...Oh well....

Speaking of lists and Christmas I have signed up for a  wee handmade challenge over at Plain and Joyful Living..I always like to make a few gifts for Christmas but this has inspired me to do more.. Not only is it about making homemade but about buying locally and recycling... Jot on over and link to lots of blogs and see what others are making..
So with that in mind I thought I would post a couple of things that I have been working on....

Here is a primitive  doll that I finished and is waiting to be wrapped up for a gift for someone..
Here are a box of candles that I redipped  to smell like cloves.. Pairing them with some candles holders that I bought at the thrift store and repainted and distressed will make gifts for someone on my list...
Also, I have been preserving and putting some aside for gifts..

Some pear chutney...

Well, girls I will post more things that I am working on at another time...
What are you working on? 
Thanks for stopping by.. Perhaps you will join the handmade challenge.. If you do please let me know and what you are making...
Have a lovely week ...
Love to you all..
Faye..


 

8 comments:

  1. Looks like you have been keeping plenty busy...I've got to get started on my handmade holiday gifts soon...pear chutney...clove candles...mmm purely bliss! Have a lovely evening my friend..

    Simple blessings,
    ~Ronda

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  2. Loved the candles, they look so homey and perfect for fall!. I am not working on anything, as I am at my daughter's home in AL while she recouperates from a thyroidectomy. Any spare time I get, I am trying to catch up on blog visits and writing my google adsense contents.($$$$$)Hope i get to go home by Sunday! need to get ready for Thanksgiving!

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  3. PFFFFFT...WHAT AM I WORKING ON YOU ASK,IM WORKING ON MOVING AND SETTING UP MY NEW HOME.LOVE THE DOLL AND CANDLES.WISH I WAS WORKING ON MY CHRISTMAS LIST.LOVE YA FAYE.

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  4. Faye, I have ideas galore but no time or money to start the projects. I do have a few things that I already have to get me started. I should be into my new craft room soon, then how 'bout a Christmas gift making day? I'll share my ideas with you soon! Happy Crafting!

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  5. The little prim doll is so precious, Faye- I just want to hug her!! And the candles turned out wonderful- I'll bet they smell Heavenly. The pear chutney looks delicious... what do you serve it with?
    I think handmade gifts at Christmas are the best!

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  6. All the crafts are wonderful ! I havent had chutney for years, my mum used to make it when I was a kid. As for the cd we love listening to the nature cds we have the Solitude collection ,play them when we go night nights soooo relaxing ! Have a great day !

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  7. Good Morning Girls.. Thanks for each and every post.. Steph, I am so excited for you and your new home and Linsay with your new addition.. Wow.. Just in time for Christmas...Isn't God good!!
    And Paula.. the chutney is used like applesauce for pork but it is good with most meats.. It has a lot of candied ginger in it, too... I sold all I had made so when I came home I made a batch for us and to give away..
    Let me know if you would like the recipe..
    And also thank you Ronda, Jackie and Elaine for stopping by and taking the time to comment..
    Love to you all....

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  8. Faye your Chutney looks delicious. It was always my favorite condiment to have with curries when we lived in South Africa, there was so much Indian influence there and their cuisine was delicious. I recently made some pineapple chutney but it was very liquid and my husband wasn't too fond of it. I will try again. So many beautiful things you have made.

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