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Crafty Monday: Under the needle

For Christmas, I struggled to get ‘boy gifts’ for my brother and brother-in-law. On top of being ‘boy gifts,’ I also wanted the gifts to cost about the same amount. I turned to my sewing machine to create a pot holder. Actually, it’s my youngest child’s sewing machine. Mine pretty…

Christmas smelting

If you are new to my blog, you may not be familiar with the term “smelt” in the way that my in-laws use it. For them, “smelt” means to make from nothing. As in Saturday Night Live, circa 1987. The idea of smelting began as an alternative to buying full-blown…