June Crafternoon

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Yesterday was June’s crafternoon meet up at my house. I made a big pot of southwestern veggie chili the day before. I made a few changes using black beans instead of red, only adding 3 cups of broth, and some tvp. I really liked it and would make it again for sure! Oh I also used my submersion blender to blend just a bit of the chili, but not too much so there were still plenty of chunks.

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We made God’s Eyes out of a variety of yarn and dowel rods, I loved seeing everyone’s color selections..so good!

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Jenn brought cupcakes, and Molly made a watermelon lemonade…so very good!

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I made my first Pavlova with raspberry sauce and fresh berries, I’d say its like a mix in taste & texture between angel food cake and a meringue. I will definitely be making it again.

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May Crafternoon

Crafternoon May 2012

On Saturday was our monthly Crafternoon meet up. You can check out past month’s here, here, and here. I also did it for Mother’s Day two years in a row here and here, but now it’s turned into a monthly get-together. I just love hanging out with these folks each month…sitting around chatting, eat good food, and try out a crafty project or two.

This month we were gonna do an easy one of spray painting glass jars. Then of course I stumbled across pour painting flower pots (i’ll post some instructions) and had to throw that in there too. Luckily next month’s project is actually going to be something that does not require any dry time.

Crafternoon May 2012

Crafternoon May 2012

May 2012 Crafternoon Photo by Paige Winkler

There was plenty of food as always…we had sandwiches for lunch and dessert was Butterbeer cupcakes by Tasha, Jessee made chocolate & mint macarons, Molly made a cherry clafouti, and I made Sprinklebakes no-bake strawberry milk cheesecake and a pineapple upside down cake. As always far too much food for a group of 12 adults.

Crafternoon May 2012

May 2012 Crafternoon

Crafternoon May 2012

Crafternoon May 2012