Category Archives: Handmade

in the kitchen

Pesto.  Yes, regular basil pesto.  We love pesto. With these beautiful veggies from the garden, it took me to make salsa. I got the basic idea for the salsa, from Deb from Smitten Kitchen, but added the veggies we had … Continue reading

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It seems like all my plans of sewing for the summer, were not completed.  But I am not sure where time went.  I did make things, but seems like the heat made me go much slower. I don’t know.  It’s … Continue reading

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OFFF : Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

I love going to this Festival.  I try to go every fall, but as anything, it depends what’s happening in our lives and our weekend.  But this time, it worked perfectly, once again. It was a day to myself.  I … Continue reading

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in the kitchen

I guess this one is not quite in the kitchen yet. Mark is getting the beans off the plants and shelling them to store for later.  This year, He and Siena planted lots of beans.  We have so many green … Continue reading

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blue rope

I had 600 yards of white rope waiting to be turned into baskets.  But first… what if we put it in  the indigo dye pot? Soaked in water, overnight. Put some in. Leave some out. Let the dye make its … Continue reading

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making : a quilt for beautiful friends

Some friends got married few weekends ago, and we thought a quilt was what we wanted to give them.  So it started the fun. Picking the fabrics.  I do love this process.  Thinking of something that reminded us of them … Continue reading

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what’s the best picture?

The other day when we were dying with Indigo, we had a friend over to have fun with us.  Later on few more friends arrived and surprised to see the blue all around us and fabrics flying in every which way, … Continue reading

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