Author Archives: Rachel

About Rachel

I like to talk craft on the internet.

January’s New Year’s Resolution – Good Posture

Good posture is my first New Year’s Resolution. photo © 2009 Eric Schmuttenmaer | more info (via: Wylio) In case you missed my introductory post, every month of 2011, I plan to pick a poor habit of mine and replace … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions – Become a Better Person

New Years resolutions are such loaded things. They remind me of magic wishes, the kind you make on birthday candles or starlight-star-bright, first star I see tonight – as if hoping hard enough for a pony, or a boy friend, … Continue reading

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Space Invaders Cross Stitch

Space Invaders cross stitch is an idea I’ve been considering for a while. I finally got around to stitching some up! I made four hoops – one for each type of space ship and one for the defenders of the … Continue reading

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More Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Free printable Christmas gift tags is one of my most popular posts – so I thought I’d do another one, to give all you lovely internet people some more options. I made up some more free printable Christmas gift tags. … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Recipes You Shouldn’t Use – Questionable Advice for How To Make Jam

Old fashioned recipes aren’t always the best! A friend of mine, knowing I’m on a preserving kick, lent me this book: I don’t want to pick on Alison Burt, or the book, because I really enjoyed reading it. However, I … Continue reading

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Not in the Christmas Spirit – Plus Free Christmas Cross Stitch Design

The Christmas Spirit is evading me a little this year. Due to some personal issues, which I won’t go into here, my Christmas is going to be very different than I expected. Not bad – just different. I have to … Continue reading

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Mulled Wine Jelly Recipe

Mulled Wine Jelly is the perfect festive gift! It’s perfect for those bring-a-plate events, or for a special little homemade Christmas gift. This is my recipe for Mulled Wine Jelly: Mulled Wine Jelly based on this recipe Ingredients 1 bottle … Continue reading

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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Part Two – Homemade Gourmet Food Gifts

Homemade Christmas Gifts don’t have to be limited to sock puppets and handkerchiefs! (You’ll already know that if you’ve Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Part One!) I thought I’d gather up all my ideas of Homemade Gourmet Food Gifts. Everyone loves … Continue reading

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Free Cross Stitch Software Review

Free cross stitch software sounded like a dream come true! Imagine being able to design your own cross stitch designs, all for free. And what if you could import a photo and turn that into cross stitch? It would break … Continue reading

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Jar Labels for my Grapefruit Marmalade

My grapefruit marmalade is lovely, but it was lacking one thing – jar labels! Jar labels for homemade preserves don’t always seem necessary – I mean, you know you made jam, right? Right, but you’ll probably make some more… and … Continue reading

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