It’s a blustery Saturday morning here in Southern Utah. Here at the Knucklehead Ranch, we are up and at em. The dogs have been fed, the wood stove is burning, the goats and chickens have fodder, and I am drinking my coffee. My neighbors probably think I am crazy as I went out to feed the goats in a nightgown with jacket and hat! They really shouldn’t be surprised about anything that happens over here anymore. Ha!
September and October passed by in a flash. I have been busy with so many projects. I am in production mode. The mania to create always comes on strong in the fall. I have a stock-pile of crafty items to sell for stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts. You all saw my Halloween treat bags projects. I made quite a number of those cute bags. I have freshened up my craft room, made a cool desk area in the closet and I am able to spend a lot of time in there working.
I use an assembly line process for sewing some items. Cut everything out first. Organize everything into piles. Sew the individual parts together and then assemble the final product.
My Silhouette Cameo and Power Heat Press by Plat have also been getting a workout. It is fun to create designs in Silhouette Studio and cut them out on the Cameo. The heat press works great once you get the hang of it. All the various heat transfer vinyl take some practice figuring out how they work. I have a few different types of HTV. You just have to experiment with HTV to become proficient using it.
Anytime I have a question about my Silhouette Cameo, HTV, or Silhouette Studio I go straight to Melissa Viscount’s website SilhouetteSchoolblog.com. Melissa is a genius and I can only aspire to be as clever as she is in regard to the Silhouette world. I was able to meet Melissa and take a class from her at the All Things Silhouette Conference last June in Georgia.
I promised the folks at work that we’d have baked pumpkin spice goods throughout fall until December 1st. After that, we will switch to all types of Christmas goodies. My poor friends are all exercising their hearts out to keep their figures. Ha! We have had pumpkin scones, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cake, and pumpkin bread. I might have thrown in some zucchini somewhere. Oh and some delicious Chocolate chip macaroons! many of my recipes come from Pinterest, so you can find them on my board “Pumpkin Deliciousness” at theknuckleheadranch.com on Pinterest.
My affiliate sponsors are Happy Crafters, Expressions Vinyl, and Craftsy. I love all of them. I am waiting for two throw size quilt kits from Craftsy to arrive(they were half price). I’ll share the process for making them in another post. I have been enjoying Gail Kessler’s Piece, Patch, Quilt lesson. It was a free class on Craftsy and well worth the time. You can do anything you set your mind to. You just have to be clever and figure out how to do it.
Have a great week and I’ll see you back here soon.