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#21 Amishway Homesteaders

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:42 AM

I also need a idea for my Dh's birthday. He will be 50. I seem to remember that when I turned 40 he put a add in the paper that said Lordy ,Lordy. looks who's fourty. You know what they say about paybacks.



Here is what we did for a friend that turned 50 but didn't want us telling everyone about it:
at his party when it came time to open the gifts we told them we wanted to be last (you will see why?)

I made up a box covered in black paper with cutoutsof '50' all over it. When he opened the box inside was '25 gifts' mixed in with '25' small home-made Birthday Cards!(total 50!)
Each gift was special as there were '50' things in each one.
Like we found:
clothline-50 feet
50 clothpins
roll of 50 pennys- made
bag of 50 rubberbands - made
bag of 50 paperclips - made
candy bag of 50 mints
pack of 50 tacks
50 feet of fencing wire
bag of 50 nails - made
bag of 50 paper plates
and so on and so on.

Funny part was 1 of his kids was in charge of putting the 25 Birthday Cards in a big baggie we had with us and everyone else in the room started to join on on the fun.

When he toook out a gift I asked hime "how many are in the bag,Ben?"
his reply: "50!" (%$*&$%#!)

next gift-

and I asked hime "how many are in the bag,Ben?"
his reply: "50!" (%$*&$%#!)


by the thrird gift evenyone was saying
"how many are in the bag,Ben?"
his reply: "50!" (%$*&$%#!)


Oh, what fun that was!
I took the time to make header cards for the things that we had made-up and it was also fun 'shopping' looking for 50 things in packages. Had one store owner running around his shop helping us look for things!

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:37 AM

I'm working on a scarf to match the fingerless gloves and hat that I made yesterday-they are crocheted and went really fastand would make a good grandma gift.For the neighbors I will be making a honey pecan twist(its a coffee cake in the 1993 state fair cookbook) you stack 3 layers up with the filling between ,put a glass in the middle on top and cut 16 slices into the middle,remove glass and twist the pieces and bake.Very pretty. For hubbys birthday how about a sign out front saying--Its nifty look who's 50.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:46 AM


I want to make some "quilted" ornaments, but not sure I will get time.
Like these : http://crafterwithou...t-tutorial.html

The ones online that folks are selling can be as much as $30 each !! Depends upon fabric and ribbons.



Those look incredible! I'm going to add that to my ideas for next year.


Take it from someone that has made them before start around the 4th of July. It doesn't go as fast as you think it will.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:44 AM

Thank you for letting me know how long these ornaments take to make.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:01 PM

I also need a idea for my Dh's birthday. He will be 50. I seem to remember that when I turned 40 he put a add in the paper that said Lordy ,Lordy. looks who's fourty. You know what they say about paybacks.

SNIP


A sign in the front yard that says:

He looks sly and acts real shifty
But honest folks (name) just turned 60!

I know he's only fifty but....bwa-haha

You can't always get what you want, babe

But if you try sometimes, you just might find

You get what you need.

 

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

Need to put together some Thanksgiving "jars" for friends. Just been handling so many other of life's issues that I've just not thought much about it until today.Guess I need to get some jars washed up! LOLI'm thinking I'll make them up for a quick pumpkin muffin mix.

Edited by Philbe, 18 October 2012 - 03:19 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

I made more mittens from old sweaters (felted)
I made my kids all big three ring binders with all my recipes in them
All my kids now have afgans made too

that's about it in the homemade section this year



I love the idea of making binders with your recipes for your kids, what a GREAT IDEA!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

This isn't really a "craft" gift, but for my two grandsons' combined birthdays and Christmas their uncles, grandpa, and I are constructing a large wooden playset. It would be out of the question cost-wise for me to buy one of the kits or pre-made sets, but with contributions of time and money from the uncles and grandpa, it works out to about what we would have spent altogether for smaller presents that would not get nearly as much use. I found plans online for a few bucks and am buying the materials locally.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

Vacume sealing 1# bags of powdered sugar (I received a 50# bag!) and re-sealing them into one huge mylar bag...but, I'm going to save back a few of the 1# bags and put them into one of my "gift baskets" along with a bag of instant hot chocolate, a sealed bag of instant coffee, a sealed bag of powdered milk, and my recipe for home made capacinno. I'll also pick up some of the microwave hot cups from WM to go along with it, and a homemade card from my pc. Didn't get any Thanksgiving baskets made...maybe next year!? Now...back to re-packaging the powdered sugar!

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Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Making shampoo/soap bars. Ordered some more pretty molds instead of just cutting into random bars. Sewing aprons, cloth Christmas napkins that are double sided, round, and when you fold they are trees ! Then, making quilts, oven mitts that are like big cupcakes. Embroidered flour sack towels. I don't know what all I have made and will make. Oh, and some pretty laminated tags.

I may post some pics of things to sell.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:46 PM

Violet, sounds like you've got your "ducks in a row"! LOL I've had a bag of pure glycerin for several months with molds etc...but haven't touched it...yet? LOL Do plan to crochet some "scrubbies" and shower mitts to go along with my other little "bag gifts"!

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Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Violet, the napkins sound adorable! Please post pics!


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

I am making bath scrunchies. I am going to find some nice homemade soaps and send out to extended family. For the guys well they are getting a goodie box. The girls well I am still working on them.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

I'm making jam again. So far, I've got apricot & pepper jelly. The apple pie jam will be made tomorrow if I can get motivated and the carrot cake jam on Sunday. Then, I just have to wait for the kiwi's to get a little riper. They're slow this year. I think it's fun to make jams that you can't find in the grocery store (except for the apricot).

I need to figure out a way to make persimmon butter or jam. I've got LOADS of them this year.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:00 AM

I'm with Violet...I'm making shampoo bars and soap bars along with sugar scrubs, bubble bombs and whipped body butters. I'll probably do some homemade bacon and Canadian bacon too. People really love the quality of homemade things.


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