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Mar 23, 2017

X Marks the Spot

Here is my progress for the seventh hat I'm knitting for charity. I've finished three quarters of the awareness ribbon and it looks like an X.

Charity Hat VII WIP

Mar 21, 2017

Seed Bombs

It's spring time and for our last crafternoon, Katie, Chelsea, and I made seed bombs so we are ready to plant flowers everywhere! We used a koala ice cube tray to shape these little bombs, they look kinda like koala heads, but mostly like blobs.

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To make these, we cut up some paper and let it soak in water for a little bit. Then we blended the heck out of it and strained as much water off as we could before sandwiching a few seeds between bits of the damp paper bits.

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They have since dried out and I am a little bit worried they won't actually grow because the seeds got a little bit wet and may have started germinating. I'll soak them in a bit of water before putting them into the ground and keep my fingers crossed that they grow! Have you ever made seed bombs? Did they grow?

Mar 16, 2017

Kombucha Jar Cover

I've started making kombucha again; I just love fermented foods! Last week I stitched a fabric jar cover so I don't have to use paper towels to keep the dust out. I was planning on making two, but ended up using both round pieces I cut on the one cover. Here is my pink fabric jar cover and kombucha on it's first day.

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It's been a week of fermentation and the biofilm is starting to form, it's a bit patchy and doesn't cover the whole surface yet (it also has a large goober that I will wash off next week). I'm looking forward to having a really thick scoby again, bacteria does some pretty neat things.

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The jar cover is working really well. I will likely be making another cover or two in the near future so I can wash them and will probably write up a tutorial to share with you. Do you like kombucha or make any fermented foods at home?



Mar 14, 2017

Charity Hat VI

The loom knit hat is finished! For this one I knit in a ribbed pattern, k1p1 for the entire hat, then finished it with a flat seam along the top instead of gathering it. I did make the hat a little bit long, but the edge can be folded over to make a brim.

Charity Hat VI

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Now I need to get started on hat number seven; I'm thinking of doing a variation of the awareness ribbon pattern I used in my last batch of charity hats. Fingers crossed it turns out as well as I am imagining.

Mar 9, 2017

Cold Frame Repair

As predicted, my cold frame couldn't support the weight of the heavy snow and broke. I should have been more diligent about brushing off the snow. Lesson learned.

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Over the weekend, with the help of my father and his new saw we cut some new sheets of plastic to size and fixed the window frames! The cold frame is ready for seeds, I just need to figure out what to plant! Any suggestions?

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