everyday production

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Fresh eggs – 2 dozen from 2 days, prettiest colors ever.

(These are still covered in bloom (unwashed) so I was told I didn’t NEED to refrigerate them right away ..of course I did, because are you f-ing crazy!)

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Blueberry buckle – 1½ pints berries in a 6 x 9 casserole.

(Ok-ish blueberries were made 100x better with the addition of sugar and a buttery scone like cobble top.)

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Natural dyed wool – 20 avocado skins to 1lb fiber.

(I keep a bag in the freezer for collecting skins until I have enough to dye with, be sure to give them a good scrub to remove any left behind flesh prior to storing, it will save you a lot of avocado scum headache when you heat the dye pot! You can save and use the avocado seed/stones in the same way.)

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Cast on and a candy pouch – Avocado wool, 6 stitch markers & 1 chocolate bar.

(You can purchase iron on vinyl in craft stores and online, it allows you to turn most anything (like candy wrappers) into a sturdy sewable material! You will need a teflon foot for your machine so it can glide across the vinyl surface. Sewing Hack #1: Don’t have a teflon foot? A strip of matte “scotch” tape on the underside of your regular presser foot will work in a pinch.)

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Pink grapefruit – Citrus fruit of choice.

(Fresh, no sugar, peel, skin, eat.)

7 thoughts on “everyday production

    1. I have made them before—you save the mylar bag candy comes in, like M&M’s, and you apply the iron-on vinyl that Amanda speaks about. Then you sew it into a zipper pouch, just as you would regular fabric. There are YouTube videos if you need help.

    2. It’s all kinds of relaxing to slow eat a fruit like that 😄, a little messy too! I love trying to keep the segments intact and appreciate that beautiful juicy cellular structure! Oh and popping out the big toothy seeds 😍

      I’ve always made my own candy pouches out of our favorite treats, just as Brenda explained. I think these days though, there are probably people on etsy making them for sale, especially good if you don’t sew!

      But if you do, it’s so easy to make your own! Before iron on vinyl was a thing, I used clear packing tape, clear contact paper or clear shelf liner to add sewable strength!

  1. Do you iron on the iron-on vinyl onto the ‘right side’ of the candy wrapper, the ‘wrong side’ of the candy wrapper, or on both sides of the candy wrapper?

    I’m seeing this as a fascinating way to re-purpose any number of types of non-recyclable wrappers, plus… and, I don’t eat candy (any more).

    Would it work on paper if you vinyl-sized both sides?

    I know I could look this all up on YouTube/the internet (and probably will), but it’s more fun to ask you!
    ; )
    Thanks!

    1. You iron it on the right side as a protective layer (I think it was originally created to protect fabric, like tablecloths) I bet you could totally iron it on both sides if needed! That’s a great idea for paper .. I have some old magazines that have hilarious ads, that could be fun!

      Ooof auto correct kills me, usually after I hit send :(

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