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Knit It: Basic Bobble Hat

While I certainly appreciate beautiful and complex handknits, basic patterns have always been my go-to projects. Because, when I truly understand how a basic object is constructed, there’s no limit to my options for customizing it in the future! So, if you too have been keeping an eye out for a …

Sewing Tips: Basic Darning and Mending

In today’s culture of disposable fashion, the simple art of basic darning and mending has been all but forgotten. But, thanks to a recent question from my BFF about fixing a hole in a garment, I stumbled upon this neat post on The Coletterie that features a few instructive pages on darning and …

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Mini Holiday Bonbons | Eat Drink Chic

<b>Mini Holiday Bonbons</b> | <i>Eat Drink Chic</i><p>There’s nothing better on Chrissy day than popping a bonbon! Even better is making your own and adding little bits and pieces for family and friends - like lip balms, nail polishes, chocolates, whistles…anything small you can fit in this mini version! Also a great way to gift presents too…

Bacon-wrapped Chicken Teriyaki Bites

Slice chicken breast fillets into 2-inch cubes.<p>In a bowl, combine chicken and teriyaki marinade; cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least …

How to make sweet and sour chicken wings

I rarely allow fingers to replace knives and forks at teatime. But some meals require it. A plate of chicken wings piled high is one such supper.<p>These are best baked rather than fried. Spiced and sticky with tamarind and fiery gingery juices, these wings aren't bloated and coated with flour or a …

Edith Piaf: still an inspiration 50 years after her death

Edith Piaf, the 'Little Sparrow' who came to embody the spirit of French survival, died 50 years ago today. Here's why her music still matters<p>In the years since the release of La Vie en Rose, the 2007 film of Edith Piaf's life, there's been something of a revival of interest in one of France's …

Peanut Butter Cups Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

maplesnaps (spiced maple syrup cookies)

A few weekends ago I took a little trip up I-95 to the lovely state of Vermont. All it took was a few hours of seeing ever so slightly golden leaves …

Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

I made these Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins to use up the last of the zucchini that was lurking in my fridge. Zucchini is one of those …

How-To: Sew Buttonholes by Hand

When it comes to making your own clothing, the smallest details can turn an ordinary garment into something truly special. Already hand-finishing your hems? Take your stitching skills to the next level with this tutorial for hand-sewing buttonholes from Tasha at By Gum, By Golly!<p>Ready to give it a …

DIY Dog Treats

Simple DIY treats for your favorite four-legged companion. After making these your dog(s) won't want anything else. Super easy to make!<p>908<p>5082

Tutorial: Clear sided fabric buckets

These clear buckets by Melissa from Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns are just the thing for organizing toys! They’re made to hang from the bottom …

Why homemade butter’s on a roll

Making your own butter is easier than boiling eggs, but does it really beat the bought stuff?<p>In America, there's a fashion now for holding butter-churning parties. Invitees may be asked to BYOC (bring your own cream) and then stand around taking turns cranking a handle on a vintage glass churn and …

Baked Blooming Onion

Create this awesome bloom of onions – my kids most hated vegetable. But presented like this (and deep fried mind you) my kids would probably eat all …

Top hats for autumn

Hats are going to be huge this autumn. Before you dutifully purchase an extra-large sombrero, let me clarify: if you want to get ahead in fashion this autumn, get a… you know where I'm going with this, right? To help you choose wisely, here's the heads-up on autumn's most alluring millinery.<p>Beanies …

The 50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Ever

By Internet standards, a <i>perfectly timed</i> photo occurs when two of the following three conditions are met:<p>1. Perfect Place<br>2. Perfect Time<br>3. Perfect …

Hit the sweet spot: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's caramel recipes

There are certain foods that exert an almost narcotic pull, things so tempting that the urge to keep going back for more is nigh on irresistible. For many, it's chocolate. I can take a lot of chocolate, with great pleasure, but I can also leave it. Caramel, however… caramel hooks me deep and keeps …

The lost art of handwriting

Do you remember learning to write? The first scratch of an HB pencil across the fresh page of a new notebook. Repeating endless cursive letters along wide-spaced, pale blue lines. Looping the tail of a "g", flicking the line up from the end of an "m", arcing it over an "a" or an "o".<p>I loved writing …

Friday Funny - What Your Wine Choice Says About You - Celebrations at Home

I found this amusing graphic posted on Facebook and thought it would be fun to share with all my ‘sister moms’ out there. Created by NickMom, it’s a …

Top 5 Stretches For Knitting Pain And Stiffness

If you are like most knitters, you were probably up late this Christmas Eve, knitting.<p>Also like most knitters, you may have woken up with knitting …

Pretzel Bagels

Part bagel, part pretzel. A Pretzel Bagel delivers the best of both types of bread because you can enjoy it as-is (or topped with mustard), like a …

Awesome Dresses

Felt Bat-Filled Front Door DIY

How scary is this front door for fright night (Halloween)? I think this is a fun idea for Trick or Treat. This idea is from “Country Living” and they …

Tutorial: Sew and bind a small fabric notebook

Caila from Caila Made guest blogs over at Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! with a tutorial showing how to sew and bind your own notebooks. The cover is …

9 Ideas For Chalkboard Painted Walls - Celebrations at Home

Because I know we needed one more chalkboard post….<p>I’m in love with all the ideas for adding a <b>chalkboard WALL</b> to your home. I’m planning to paint a …