Halloween fun

Here are some recipes and fun things to do this season.

caramel apples I made
homemade caramels

so much to do so little time

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1 Pair finished

front and back cuffback side

My daughter finished making the pair of lace gloves she was making for herself.  I believe she is happy with them.  They came out better than she thought they would so that is good.   She has never made a pair of gloves before so as a first attempt she did real well and no help from me. 
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Knit Easter Eggs/Teaching middle daughter to knit

all 3 eggs with hand for size reference

My middle daughter has been fighting me for about 2 years on learning to knit.   She always says she wants the stuff I knit and I keep telling her she can make it herself if she learns to knit, I do give her stuff but i was trying to get her to learn something new.   Which of course  she says she will never do, knit that is.   Well this very same daughter loves amigurumi….I had an idea brewing for a while on this…
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Kumihimo: Japanese braiding

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My middle daughter has been teaching herself Kumihimo, Japanese braiding.  She is just a beginner and can make an 8 stranded flat braid and a 7 stranded round braid.  We have gotten her a few books so she can teach herself some more.  I love the fact that my children are like me if they do not know a skill they want to learn then they are willing to teach themselves.
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Romanian Point Lace cord

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My oldest daughter  has made 28 yards so far and as you can tell there is still more there for her to make. She is only 14 so I believe all children can learn this skill. 

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Mummy Egyptian Mask

after being trimmed 

My middle daughter has been studying Egypt in school and they are supposed to make a death mask.  Well that was supposed to happen this morning but with a fever 101+ yeah umm she didn't go to school.  So I went to school for about an hour so I could see how it was done and came home and did this with her.
This is how I was taught to do this…
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beadwork

made by my 13 year old hummingbird 
My thirteen year old has been looking through some old magazines of mine and found this project in one of them.  She didn't have the right supplies to make the item as pictured in the old Bead and Button mag…

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