Quilts





I’ve started work on a little quilt using “square in square” foundation piecing, and my honey tea fabric.
I’ve been purchasing foundation paper from Joann (its on sale right now for $5 for a pack of 25) I run it through my printer, and then I don’t need to tear anything away after sewing, like you do when you foundation piece with paper. I’m still deciding just how big to make this quilt. I really need more quilts I can cuddle with instead of little mini-quilts for my wall, so I am leaning toward something big.

Fun Easter Candy

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I love unusual or interesting candy, and filling up a couple of Easter baskets is the perfect excuse to buy it. I thought I’d share a few items I have either tried, or am thinking about buying this year…


Milka Spoon Eggs (hazelnut)– I’ve never had the hazelnut variety, but one year I did find these at our local grocery store, and they are really delicious! I’ve looked for them again each Easter and no luck! I may need to order a few instead. You unwrap a little chocolate egg and crack off the top, and eat with a tiny spoon that comes with it. They were a big hit in our house!
Cadbury Egg ‘n’ Spoon – these are similar and I love Cadbury chocolate, but have not tried these yet.

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Fondant Nests – look really cute, and I think would look great on top off a cake thats covered in green dyed coconut to look like grass.
Fondant Eggs– look a bit like deviled eggs and would be cute displayed on a deviled egg platter.

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Lerro Chocolate Filled Egg– Lerro is a Pennsylvania candy company that started in 1916. I love the vintage look of their boxes and purchased a peanut butter filled egg locally this year for one of the Easter baskets I am filling. These eggs come in 4oz, 8oz, and 1lb size!! That is a big egg!

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Zitner’s Butter Krak Eggs– Zitners is another PA based company that was started in 1920. They have recently changed up the look of their boxes, but my favorite will be the vintage looking ones. The butter krak eggs are so good, and we’ve purchased them many times!

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February Crafternoon







I didn’t have a crafternoon in January, as a little break from all the holiday madness. Come February I was excited to dive back in and see everyone again. For the craft we decorated ceramic dishes (things you can find all over, Target has a whole aisle of plain white dishes) with Pebeo Porcelaine Markers and Pebeo Porcelaine China Paint. After you draw or paint on your surfaces and allow to dry for 24 hours, you bake cure them in your oven for about 30 minutes. I’ve used these in the past for my sugar dish and its gone through the dishwasher dozens of times and still looks just like new. I liked using the paints best because I could mix the colors. Everyone came up with such fun finished items!

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