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Crafting On :: With Watercolors (and Yarn)

Goodness, I'm behind.  This is the time to get caught up.  Having a crawling baby is giving me a little free time right now.  Let's see.

Butternut Card

I used one of Roan's watercolor papers and made a butternut squash card for Carrie,
She gave us our first one and we have enjoyed squash and pumpkin soup so many times since then.
It's on the menu nearly every month, usually called "Carrot Soup" and accompanied by a reading of Tawny Scrawny Lion.

Butternut Inside

Here's the inside.
Carrie always makes the most clever pictures with thumbprints,
 so I had to make an extra cute card for her.

Carrie's Card

Willow made her own card with her rainbow pencil.
She wrote everyone's names inside and was so proud.
So proud that she asked Carrie if she could have it back.
And Carrie, being wonderful, said she could.

Star Lantern

I dusted off my folding skills and made a star lantern for the first time in a mighty long time.
They are just so nice.  I'm going to make more.
We're starting to run low on watercolor paper and I think I'm going to go with a lighter weight,
140 lb. is very hard to fold!

Sagebrush Shrug

And, at long last, I finished the Sagebrush Shrug.
The children think that I have been knitting on this thing forever.
I probably have.
I'm sorry I don't have photos of me in it, but Mike is working and this week is full!
In the past two weeks, I've made blackberry, blueberry, and strawberry jams, as well as some cranberry sauce.
Peach jam is in the plans for this week, as I was given a big box of peaches!

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( 4 trees — Plant a Forest )
Aug. 21st, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
That butternut squash card is too cute!
Aug. 21st, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
Thanks! It was fun to make.
Aug. 21st, 2014 01:16 am (UTC)
Lovely cards! And lovely lantern and shrug, too.

Where do you get watercolor paper?
Aug. 21st, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
Thanks! You can get it at Wal-Mart. When you soak it for a few minutes, it will stick right to a smooth table.
( 4 trees — Plant a Forest )

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