MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Yes, there IS something creative happening here!

Something DID happen on the creative front here and I finished knitting this wee baby toy!



This used up some stash yarn and is the Knubbelchen pattern found HERE.  Right now I'm working on its twin - just because I think there's enough yarn left on the ball and I might as well use it up!

And....the final creation from the kitchen here at Chez Magpie - homemade chocolates.  They don't look as pretty as the store-bought versions, but they sure do taste good!


UPDATED TO ADD:  Look at what just arrived at our door!!!....


๐Ÿ’–Thank you Shawn, Winnie and Theo!!!๐Ÿ’–

- HERE is a fun thing that you could make - I think they would look great outside, perhaps along a porch? (minus the PVC pipe!).

- THESE would be quick and fun to make and oh so pretty on a tree!

- Have a look at THIS!!!  Wow.

- There's a great tutorial HERE for mitering corners on your quilts (scroll down to see it).

- THESE are a great idea and quick to make for  last-minute gifts.

Today your quote is from Steve Maraboli...."Want to keep Christ in Christmas?  Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you"



15 comments:

  1. You're Wee Baby Toy is downright full of cuteness.

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    1. I've made several of these and they always seem to be loved by the babies, so I guess I'll continue making them for every new baby that comes along.

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  2. oooh... pretty a pretty Christmas arrangement. How sweet! And those chocolates look yummy to me. Curious what you've got in them. :) And what a sweet little knitted baby toy. I tried translating Knubbelchen into English and didn't get anything. Curious about that now, too. :) Okay... now I'm looking up your potato soup recipe as I'm headed to the store and want to make sure I have what I need to make it. I'll let you know how it goes!

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    1. The chocolates have a mixture of peanut butter, chopped pecans, icing sugar & coconut as their 'innards' - very yummy! And, of course, because it's quite important, there isn't a calorie to them. Particularly if you only eat them on days that end with 'y'. Hope you enjoy the soup!

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  3. Oh my your Christmas arrangement with the sweet little birdies is beautiful. Lucky girl!! Your wee knitted baby toy is very sweet. I would imagine a baby loving cuddling this sweet pretty. Those chocolates look delicious. Gosh your kitchen has been belching out oodles of delicious cooking of late.

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  4. Cute little knitted doll. I bet your chocolates taste better than any store bought ones. They sound delicious. Love your Christmas flower arrangement too.

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  5. What a beautiful Christmas planter. I love your little baby toy - perhaps I should make one. Try not to eat too too many Christmas goodies.

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  6. Adorable knitting
    The gilt ornaments are a great idea. Thank you for the link.

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    1. I have created several of these wee toys and they're always well received. Babies (and parents) seem to love them!

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  7. Love your little baby! Cute! Oh My Goodness - those Sea Urchins!!! They are magnificent!! Stunning!!!

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  8. Hi Maryanne love the baby toy so cute and those chocolates sure do look yummy and what a beautiful surprise,hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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  9. I love your baby, might try my hand at that. Thank you for the links, and Merry Christmas !

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    1. Thank you! I've made several of the wee dolls and they are always well received by both the babies and their parents. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

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  10. I love your little knitted baby doll. I looked up the pattern and Oy Vey...it is far beyond my skills. Your chocolates look yummy. I am making the very fast and lazy “Frosting Fudge”. I used to slave over the stove every year making 20 pounds of “Sees” Fudge and giving it to every factory and co-worker. Those were the days! Lovely flowers for your decor. Excellent quote once again. Merry Christmas Dear...xo

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    1. Twenty pounds of fudge - oh my. I simply can't imagine how much work that was!! I'll bet it was worth the effort though. Our chocolates ARE yummy - and unfortunately the Resident Chef doubled the recipe so there would be some left over and now I'm absolutely honor bound to eat them. It's my duty. Isn't it?

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