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Thursday, December 15, 2011

From mistakes come challenges

When making the dresden plate quilt, I decided I needed to add additional plates. So I ordered more charm packs, and went to work. However, I couldn't find the paper template I'd used before on the previous dresdens. I ended up buying the plastic template. Measured it as best my pea brain could again the already made plates and went to work sewing them up. Well, we all know this doesn't end well. They were not the same angle/radius so they did not match the older ones. Here I was left with 2 odd ball dresden plates. What to do what to do. So I wiped up these little candlemat/mug rugs - depending on the application you see - multi-taskers. Then this week's surprise in the mail was this awesome mug rug from Regena over at The Distracted Domestic Diva! Thank you - you are such a wonderful lady and I'm so glad you're my close friend. One evening I tried my hand at these microwave homemade caramels. super easy - took longer to wrap them all than to make them. I sea salted some and pecanned the others. (is pecan-ned a word?) Recipe here Here's a sneak peak at something for an upcoming swap...I'd say which one, but that might give it away to my partner. Just a little over a week - are you ready for Christmas?


NadineC said...

Awwww, your Dresden Plates are lovely and you did a great job "rescuing" them. I LOVE the Mug rug Regena sent - what a cute idea to make a tag-shaped Mug Rug...might have to steal that idea (don't tell Regena, heh, heh, heh). Have a wonderful Christmas!

Regena said...

You can steal it, it was a sweetwater label crew pattern. LOL
I did alter it a bit, it needed to look more taggy.

Denise said...

Love the dresden plates! they are bright and festive! You are so creative

Karen said...

Love the dresdens! You've been such a busy girl! You're killing me with those caramels by the way :)

jillytacy said...

I'm still not ready. I'm off to wrap Christmas presents then tomorrow it's more baking and meal prep.
I love your swap sneak peek!

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