Monday, August 18, 2008

Escaping the Heat

As it's been so hot lately.... I've had plenty of time to spend in the craft room....Here's what I've been up to this week...

Painting with ink:

I've also spent a bit of time doing some dehydrating...

The basil plants are out of control!

It's much to hot to bake bread so I dried our
over-ripe bananas to make some snacks.

We got a batch of apples that had almost no
flavor! I sprinked these with cinnamon and
sugar to make dried apple chips..they are so yummy!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Paper Weaving

I made this basket a while back and I can't believe I forgot to post it! I found some great directions online so anyone who wants to try this can message me and I'll send you some links!

Here is an upclose look at the weaving....

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Lovely Fig

I love figs! LOVE them! They are so tasty. My mother in law Amelia has a gigantic fig tree in her back yard and while we enjoy eating them fresh...We also like to have fig jam...So yesterday I picked a bunch of them and when I got home I canned some up!

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