Home for the Holidays Blog Hop

It’s blog hop time again!  Stacy has put together a great line up for the holidays.  If you’re not already following along, click HERE to visit Buttermilk Basin.
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We just love this time of year!… decorating, baking, getting together with friends and family… but one of our most favorite things is to escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays by settling in by the fireplace with some hand sewing.  Kathy has created the perfect little project for some cozy, cold-weather sewing…

 Cookie Mat

This cute little wool mat is perfect for placing under a plate of cookies made for a special someone.

 Cookie MatCookie Mat

Here are the instructions and templates for the mat.  HERE

And here is our favorite tried and true sugar cookie recipe for holiday cookie decorating…

 
Sugar Cookie Recipe Card

Make sure you follow along the blog hop for other great recipes and projects!

 

Buttermilk Basin Summer Blog Hop {Day 11}

Today is our day of the Buttermilk Basin Summer Blog Hop!  We have been following along and just LOVE everyone’s adorable designs!  If you haven’t joined in yet check out Buttermilk Basin’s Blog for all the info.

This is our first summer here in the Pacific Northwest and we are absolutely loving it!  The days are long and not too hot but even if it does get hot there are plenty of giant evergreens to provide shade.

Here is our favorite summer potluck recipe…

Curried Chicken Salad recipe card

And Kathy has put together a perfect little summer sewing project for the hop.  Just look at this adorable little piece of watermelon (another potluck favorite)  it looks good enough to take a bite out of!
Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 1Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 2Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 3Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 4

You can click on the links below to print out the instructions and templates…

Instructions

Templates

We hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are.  And a BIG “thank you!” to Stacy of Buttermilk Basin for making this hop possible!

Christmas Joy Blog Hop with Buttermilk Basin

Welcome to our day of the Christmas Joy Blog Hop!  Thank you, Stacy of Buttermilk Basin for putting all of this together.

Fall/Winter is our favorite time of year!  We love to cook and bake here at Cardiff Farms and the cool weather outside makes us want to get into the kitchen and get busy!

Here is our favorite sweet potato side dish.  We LOVE sweet potatoes, they give us an excuse to eat dessert with the main course!

Sweet Potato Casserole

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner?!  Kathy created this adorable little gift card holder for you to enjoy and it goes together so fast you will be able to make them for everyone on your list before Christmas.  The adorable background decorations for the photos are courtesy of The Country Loft in La Mesa, California…
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Project 1

Download the free pattern here…

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