I have not been able to use every single photo but I am using as many as I can. Thank you all so much!
Maria was busy cooking. She made so many good things including Bone Broth and Herby Savoury Rolls ...
Both of these recipes came from Jes at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth.
Also Custard Biscuits...
Yum! I used to have a biscuit recipe that used custard powered... I'm looking that up again! (in Australia we say biscuits but the US girls would say Cookies)
Plus Lasagna and also her Mum's Dutch Veggie soup (using the bone broth as a base)
Knowing Maria this is just a fraction of what she cooks as she is always feeding her family, Grand children and helping others. I love seeing cooking! It says "love" to me.
Mel made so many gorgeous things. Amongst them she cleverly used the packaging from a gift of tool shaped chocolates to make more! The package worked as a mould!
Very clever Mel! Also I love that this is a great male present and I thought mmm also this could work with soaps. So watch the packaging things come in! If the shape is good it could be a mould for soap, choices, bath bombs etc.
As well she made beautiful lip balms...
And an amazing Harry Potter themed gift and this is her sons Birthday cake...
Caramel flavour! Beautiful job Mel.
Even though Rachel was in last weeks post I have to add this photo of a sun hat she made over to pretty it up for herself...
This also shows how Rachel keeps spare buttons on wire hangers! That is very clever!
Kelsey sent a photo to show what Pappa made for his Grand daughter who moved into her new home. He makes fire starters with wood and wax. Anyone with a fire will know what a nice gift this is. He also uses wood that smells good. In Australia I think we could use Eucalyptus for this effect.
I have found a box of kindling, wood supplies and pinecones all really good gifts for anyone with a fireplace in winter.
Marian has posted beautiful knitting in previous show and tells but she can also crochet and made this beautiful rug...
She said joining it all up was the hardest bit... I agree with hat! But it is gorgeous!
And she also made super soft baby blankets. Love the sweet fabrics!
Marian has babies arriving in their family! Beautiful work Marian!
Jeanette has been busy. She made two lace scarves. This one is in reds, orange and burgundy and I love the lace pattern!
I really admire lace patterns. For some reason I can keep track of a crochet pattern but not a knitting one. It ends up looking like modern art! Not in a good way.
She also made an afghan in aqua and cut up a tablecloth to make kitchen towels wth crochet edgings.
She says she has nine more to go! I love having a whole pile of towels to work on so that makes me happy to think of. We have some op shopping coming up. I am going to look for tablecloths to cut up like this. It is a very economical way to make kitchen towels, napkins etc.
Jen in NS finished an amazing jumper. Such beautiful knitting Jen. She also made her Mum a set of napkins and embroidered them beautifully.
Also socks (and I love the colours!) and Mitts for her husband. Jen used a WW2 pattern for gunnery/artillery mitts and her husband will be able to use them in winter to bring in the wood. Wonderful idea and mans gift!
As usual Jen everything is just lovely.
Janine made...boxer shorts for her husband, Cargo pants for her Grandson and a dressing gown for her little Grand daughter. How beautiful! Excellent gifts to have ready for Christmas.
Also a knitted hat for her friends husband who is having treatment for cancer. He already wears it constantly so Janine is making him another.
You have all been so busy and everything is beautiful. Lots of variety as usual!
So here we are in September! It's a good time to review what we have and work out what to make next so everyone is covered. We want to avoid a last minute mad panic in December! Keep your eye out for little additions. I saw beautiful big rolls of wrapping paper for $1 last week so I got a few of those. Stashing things away when you see great specials all adds up too. I am never going to run to the shops to get a card, wrapping paper, sticky tape etc.... just keep a good supply at home. That is a saver in itself.
I hope your week is going well! And I hope you are inspired by some ideas here today!
What are you working on? Also if you have some one you cannot figure out what to make then post in comments as we will all come up with suggestions!
We have sunshine and I am working on window frames and washing windows! xxx