Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, fall leaves, scarecrows, and acorns are but a few of my favorite things - for fall! With Halloween right around the corner, this small newsletter is packed with fun. Scatter the leaves, grab a bowl of apples, and set out the pumpkins and you're ready for fall and set the mood for upcoming fun and fab holidays!
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Our filet crochet tea doily is the perfect accompaniment for your next tea party, even if it's just tea for two! We have three (3) sayings to choose from; Tea Party, Tea for Two, and Tea Time. If none of these are your "cup of tea" we also have a plain version you can customize yourself.
Our fun and funky witch is adorable, but more than that, she serves a dual purpose. First a casserole cover, secondly, an adult sized witch hat for Halloween. With big eyes and long lashes, she's sure to capture your heart, but be careful, she'll cast a spell on you! Worked in Peaches @ Creme yarn.
Our cute little crochet ghost is perfect as a basket topper but can also be worked up as a wine hugger or any bottle hugger! With a top notch and big eyes, he peeks around the corner or proudly watches over the fruit/nut/candy basket. Worked in worsted weight yarn he measures 7 1/2-in T x 18-in L.
Tea Lovers Filet Doily: What started as a request for a custom doily turned into a means of offering a new filet doily just for tea lovers. But hey, you don't have to love tea, these cute doilies with sweet sayings are perfect for gifts, or choose the plain one and customize it for yourself! And the price, that's pretty sweet too!
Casting a Spell Witch Casserole Cover: My husband's idea. Plain and sweet - I'm just not sure if I was the inspiration behind the thought. Nah... can't be right? I was a bit skeptical and to be honest, I was a skeptic almost to the end. But after the eyes were in place, it all came together for me. Don't skip buying Halloween eyelashes (big lashes) for this design.
I bought this book sometime back and have to say; I love it! Some of the recipes I've tried in this wonderful book include:
Parmesan & Thyme Crackers
Cape Cod Chopped Salad
Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese
Herb-Marinated Loin of Pork
Mustard Roasted Fish
The Parmesan & Thyme Crackers really are a nice treat. A tad bit on the dry side, I recommend pairing this recipe with fresh fruit and cheese. They're still wonderful and I've made the recipe at least 2-3 times now. Did I mention I love using fresh thyme - any reason to use herbs!
The Savory Palmiers are a bit of work, but not that much and certainly worth the effort. These would make a wonderful appetizer or a nice app to serve at a party. Very, very good!
The Cape Cod Salad is to die for! I've made this recipe many times and it's one recipe my dad even asked for - it just hit the spot to him! If nothing else, this book is worth it just for that recipe alone!
The Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese is still out to lunch. I've made it a couple of times and have to admit, it sounds much better than it is but I'm not sure if it's because my pears were a tad bit overripe. You definitely need under ripe pears to pull it off. But it's still a good recipe and one I'm sure I'll be drawn to once again to try.
The Herb Marinated Loin of Pork is one I have to admit, I don't remember much about. I'm sure it was a great recipe, but I've been drawn to so many others, I can't recall this one with clarity.
The Mustard Roasted Fish I've made several times now and LOVE IT! Easy, tasty, and one that would be ideal for company - provided they like fish. :-)
And yes, I have more recipes in this lovely book I want to try!
I just crafted this recipe to use up some "chocolate cello"!