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Linocut!

Things have been a bit quiet around here recently and that is because of a few things.  I’ve been going through a bit of a rough spot and cooking new and interesting food hasn’t been at the top of my priorities, some days dinner has simply been a yogurt and a couple of oreos!  It’s nothing major, just one of those things, I plough through and eventually my interest in food will reawaken!  I haven’t stopped cooking but I have been focusing my energy on my new hobby: Linocut!

The Mountains Are Calling Linocut Limited Edition Print on Etsy

I stumbled across this technique for making prints by accident.  I think I was on another Pinterest bender!  I ordered myself a basic starter kit and I haven’t looked back!

Autumn Leaves Linocut Print Limited Edition

Its a pretty time intensive medium but so rewarding!  I love the way each and every print is slightly different.  These subtle variations are endlessly fascinating to me and I love the visual texture of this printing technique.  For this ice cream print I deliberately used more ink than normal to give it a feeling of ice cream texture!

So things are going to slow down a bit here on Anna In The Kitchen on the recipe front (don’t worry, the recipes won’t stop entirely!) but there will be some process posts as I’m working on my prints to show how I work and what’s captured my attention.  I hope you enjoy coming with me on this new journey!  I’m selling my prints on Etsy so pop over and have a look!

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Kitchen Crafts – 10 Minute Easy Fleece Arm Warmers

Quick and simple for this one!  I get very cold hands and feet.  Now, I would love to simply wear 37 layers at all times but I need my hands!  There’s nothing worse than being wrapped up all toasty warm only to find a gap around your wrists, letting in that arctic chill!  So, a simple solution!  Arm Warmers!  These are pretty freestyle, you draft the pattern off your own arm so they are sure to fit!

Fleece Arm Warmers

Very simply, you get your chosen fleece.  You place your arm on it and trace round it.  Add ~1″ to this outline.  (If you have larger arms then you may wish to add more.  You can measure the circumference of your arm, halve it and as long as the pattern is that width you should be fine!) Decide where you want the arm warmer to end on your fingers/hand/arm and thumb and draw a line across.  Cut out 4 of this shape.

Pair the fleece shapes up, pin them if you like, then sew 1/4″ away from the edge along each side and the V between the thumb and fingers.  Leave the ends open!  Trim any loose threads and the edge of the seams to tidy up, turn them right side out et voila!  Arm Warmers!

These honestly did take me 10 minutes from start to finish and that was inventing it as I went along.  They’re super quick to throw together and so very useful in the cold weather!

 

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