January Crafternoon

Way back in January we made candles using candle making supplies, and all kinds of cute vintage tea cups, jars, etc. This was actually one of my least favorite crafts that we have made to date and I’m still not entirely sure why. I had to get these photos from Molly because I didn’t even get any of the craft. I think it was a bit on the boring side because one person had to deal with the wax for everyone, so it was less of a make your own sort of crafty project. I am glad to have tried it in a group setting, but I think I would like candle making is best as a solo craft.

Economy Block Quilt

Back in February I decided to start an economy block quilt to use up fabric from my stash. I am pleased to say it only took me until the end of March to finish, quilt and bind it and I’ve been using it as a 60×60 inch lap quilt ever since. I started a new quilt shortly after using sawtooth stars, but I’m still working on that one on and off. There is something so satisfying though about using up small amounts of stash fabric to create a colorful quilt.
You can find a free paper piecing economy block here in 2,3, and 4inch finished blocks.

Molly’s Birthday Trip

At the end of May Molly and I took a mini roadtrip for her birthday to Harrisburg PA. Our first stop was at the Doll Museum. I’m not sure how Molly found it online, but I had never heard of it so I tried not to get my hopes up. Well guess what, it was amazing! I believe it was $5 to get in, and well worth it..so many dolls! If you are a fan of dolls and ever near Harrisburg I recommend checking it out.
Lunch was at Tomato Pie Cafe, while we have both been to the location in Litiz PA a few times, this was our first time visiting the one in Harrisburg. Now if only they’d open a location in our town.
After lunch we headed to Carlisle PA for antique shopping and birthday dessert. At the antique mall where we each found a few items. Next door was a little European food market so we stopped in, and bought some kinder eggs and other goodies.
We had coffee and cake (and macarons to go) at Helena’s Chocolate Cafe & Creperie. We also stopped in the cutest candy shop Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy. I actually have had their website bookmarked on my computer for awhile, so it was fun to stumble upon it.
Days like this day remind me just how much PA has to offer in the way of daytrips!