Winter Sewing: Easy Headband

The ice has melted and left us with brutally cold temps. When we go out now, it is just to feed and check on the animals, then we run right back in. I thought some fast and easy sewing projects would be fun to get us through the last weeks of winter. I have started my spring cleaning. I am completely done with the kitchen, but you can’t spend all your time cleaning. 🙂 So, I pinned lots of little fun sewing projects on Pinterest and started with this one.

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Kraftie Katie has a wonderful tutorial and made it so easy!

Here is each step as I completed them:

Cut out two strips of fabric. Each 6" x 22"

Cut out two strips of fabric. Each 6″ x 22″

Fold each strip in half long ways and sew up the long sides.

Fold each strip in half long ways and sew up the long sides.

Turn right sides out.

Turn right sides out.

Make a plus sign. Be sure the seams are in the middle.

Make a plus sign. Be sure the seams are in the middle.

Fold the bottom one over the top.

Fold the bottom one over the top.

Fold top piece over making sure seam is not showing.

Fold top piece over making sure seam is not showing.

Bring all four ends together and sew.

Bring all four ends together and sew.

Now you have a hand band. See how easy?!

Now you have a headband.

See how easy?!

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Hot Chocolate Mix, Pickled Beets, & Butterfly Hugs

Quentin’s  cold seems to be making its way through everyone.

Summer colds are the worst.

I mixed up a batch of hot chocolate mix for soothing sore throats. I followed this recipe from Tammy’s Recipes.

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Hot Chocolate Mix

2 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 cup dry non-dairy creamer
dash of salt

Combine all ingredients and stir well to mix. Store in an airtight container.

To serve, add 1/4 cup of mix to 8 ounces of hot water, adjusting to taste. Stir and enjoy!

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Our garden is still producing quite a bit. Yesterday, we picked beets for the second time.

I wasn’t even sure if we would like pickled beets, but we had some with supper last night and they were great.

There is one more patch of beets that is doing quite well.

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Spirit FM is collecting butterflies to encourage cancer patients.

We worked on these Wednesday afternoon.

I like how cheery these turned out.

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It is nice and sunny here today and is only supposed to reach 80º.

I love it when its not so hot out.

Enjoy your day!

:)Vicki