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Cozy Herringbone Pumpkin Pillow

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A while ago, a the beginning of Fall, I saw some really, really great pillows in the form of a pumpkin, on the internet. The shop that sold them didn't deliver to the country I live in, though, so I went searching for other shops selling similar pillows. In the end I didn't find  pumpkin pillows exactly to my liking, but what I did find was a beautiful crochet pattern for pumpkin pillows on Etsy. So that's what I bought.  I crocheted three balls of yarn together for a thick thread.  Pattern: Cozy Herrington Pumpkin Pillow by My Dear Knot Yarn: Royal by Zeeman

Waist Coat Stitch Plant Pot

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  Stash Buster 17  Last week I wrote a post about the lamp shades I made for the dining room. I had some yarn left and used it to make this plant pot by covering a vegetable jar with the waist coat stitch.   Pattern: waist coat stitch Yarn: Barbante ~*~ My raspberry colored pumpkin was featured by Creative Jewish Mom and Pointsettia Drive !

Crocheted Pumpkin

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  Stash Buster 16 From another project I had some left over raspberry colored yarn. I used it to make this pumpkin with, with colors great with the Fall Bouquet in the living room.      ~*~ My post about the trip I made to Texel, The Netherlands , with my daughter, was featured by The Cottage Market !  My crocheted Lamp Shades were featured by Creative Jewish Mom , Pieced Pastimes ,  Oombawka Design  and The Answer is Chocolate !      

Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Empanadas

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 Now that it's Fall again and I'm inside the house more often, I like to try out new recipes and experimenting with cooking and baking again. This week I made empanadas filled with sweet potatoes, pumpkin, pecans and cajun seasoning. It was a try out, but is definitely a keeper!  You will not use all of the mashed pumpkin and potato mix. With what is left you can make a delicious soup by adding vegetable broth.     What you need 10 slices of pastry dough 1 sweet potatoe 1 pumpkin 1 garlic clove 1 shallot 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning mix handful of pecans, chopped   What you do Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius Cut potato, pumpkin, garlic and shallot into pieces and spread over a baking plate Sprinkle olive oil over it Roast for half an hour (don't turn off the oven after roasting) Mash the pumpkin and potatoe Add seasoning mix Put a tablespoon of the mix on the pastry dough, add some pecans and fold over Press the edges with a fork to close the empa

Crocheted Lamp Shades

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It's been two years ago already since we bought our fixer upper. We like to do everything on our own, my husband doing the renovations and me doing all painting jobs, decorations and such. Things go slow, but steady. My husband is building a large barn like shed at the moment, so he has more work room and, even better, sawing and milling doesn't have to be done in our house anymore. No more sawdust everywhere, even weeks after sawing. Can't wait!  The latest things I myself was busy with were lamp shades. I made these two for our dining room. You can purchase all supplies as a complete package and can choose from different colors and different labels to completely finish the lamps . I chose this cat, because she looks totally like our own cat Dolly.     Pattern and Yarn:   Chandelier Marrakech C Complete package with all supplies by Haak maar aan bij Sas   ~*~  My Fuzzy Frog was featured by Oombawka Design !