Handmade Holidays 2011
The photos in this post are of me and the girls making homemade apple cider vinegar. This has been on my to-do list for a while and a friend of mine mentioned it the other day, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I'll post on it again after it's ready, in a few months. Here's the tutorial I read and bookmarked...fyi. Any of you make this before?
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! I am sad to say I didn't get many pictures of the Thanksgiving festivities...except for this ridiculously cute photo of my nephew.
My parents came to town for a quick visit and we all gathered at my mother in law's house. This was the first time we combined the feasts. We usually do two seperate ones, but I just felt like we should all be together this year. It worked out beautifully, plus it meant that I didn't have to do all the cooking/cleaning myself! I ended up bringing a large salad with an amazing raw cranberry dressing, this cornbread, these rolls, vegan cupcakes, cranberry sauce, and that's it! Oh, and lots of wine. I have no idea how I got off the cooking hook this year, but that's cool...I'll take it.
Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? I've written and re-written my handmade holidays list a few times. I think I'm on the final draft. It's ambitious, but totally doable if I focus. I am gonna keep my eye on the prize and go for it. Want to see some of what I'm making? I can't show it all, because I love surprises and I'm pretty sure some of my family members read my blog.
The apples became applesauce.
For most of the men in my life I'm knitting some funky beer cozies. There's a lot of patterns out there, but I am using the one from Knitting With Balls. I am also hoping to whip up a couple simple beanies.
E and F have both requested legwarmers. This is the pattern I've chosen, but I am not sure if I love the ruffle, what do you think?
Then of course there's a ton of herbal goodies...I'll do a post on those later. I'm tired. And full...
The apple peels will become apple cider vinegar.If I can't get it all done I have a few Etsy fallbacks:
Hand dyed Jumprope
Doll Stroller (our last one is broken.)
What are you making this year?
This will be ready in 4-6 months...can't wait.