In The Kitchen: Monday

I like to start the day by loading up the dehydrator. That way, it has plenty of time to run before any afternoon storms. Today I made Zucchini Chips. These were quick and easy to prep, since all you have to do is wash the zukes and then slice them about 1⁄4 inch thick. I dry them at 125 degrees until they are dry and crispy. They keep a long time in the pantry.

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Poppet Doll: Zelda

Please meet Zelda, my second Poppet Doll! This time, I decided to use the Elenore pattern created by craftewoman, a regular contributor on craftster.org. The main difference in this version is that the doll has a more mature, adult female body shape, including a bust. The shape makes drafting clothing patterns a little trickier, but I don’t mind a challenge! I also made some changes of my own along the way.

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Poppet Doll: Ashely

This is Ashley, the first Poppet doll that I made. I was going to name her Mouzie. But when I got the legs put on and stood her up, she announced loud and clear, “My name is Ashley NOT Mouzie!” So now she’s Ashley! This style of Poppet doll was invented by ghille over at craftster.org. She designed her pattern based on Nuno’s Nekomimi dolls. (Nekomimi means “cat eared”, and is a popular character type in anime.

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Dad’s Work Tote

DH recently changed jobs. He went from working at home to driving 30+ miles each way every day. He needed a way to carry everything back and forth in an organized way. (function ($) { $("#slides").responsiveSlides({ auto: true, speed: 500, timeout: 4000 }); }(jQuery)); I made him this tote as a Father’s Day gift. It will hold everything, including his lunch.

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