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Scottish Kilt Placemats

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I‘m planning a Burn’s Night’s supper. It happens on January 25th and is a night of literature, revelry and haggis. I thought it might be fun to have place settings that match the theme. Plaid and kilts seem very Scottish to me. these are time consuming, but easy for anyone with basic sewing skills. if you have any questions about the tutorial or method, please leave me a comment and i will get back to […]

Homemade Fire Starters

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I love the chill of winter. The scent of snow and chimney smoke make me swoon. No matter my hurry, a crackling fire shifts me to pause if only briefly. I repurpose simple household items to make these useful goodies. Fire Starters paper egg cartons dryer lint cotton kitchen twine bees wax or leftover candle bits Place the wax/candles in an old can or jar with a wide mouth and place in a saucepan with […]

Halloween Wreaths

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Guess who is getting Halloween happy. The mantle is nearly complete. Costumes are in full planning stage. And, the kitchen is awash in frightful projects. All that is excited, but for me, no holiday is official until the wreaths are up. This year I went simple by starting with wreaths already aflutter in feathers. I just added a little bling.