Meg Makes

Making a crocheted Tree of Life afghan for a wedding gift

I made this afghan, using Lion Brand Yarn's Tree of Life crochet pattern, this summer to give as a fall wedding gift.

It is huge - it would fit nicely on a double bed - and it turned into a gift I thought was perfect for a special bride and her new husband.


Planning for some fun DIY projects for the fall while seeking your Thanksgiving recipes

Do-it-yourself and cooking projects at our house have been limited this fall, mostly because I've been really busy and Rob has been dealing with a hand injury for the last three weeks.

(The photo shows Milou not caring how busy I am - could I please walk him, already?)


Taste of Home magazines available at News-Gazette, community newspapers

Hey everyone, I mentioned last week that we have available Taste of Home magazines for those who didn't get them at our event last week.


Taste of Home Cooking School recap and a recipe for Vegetable Meatball Stew

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Taste of Home Cooking Show in Urbana on Tuesday night. I had a great time, and I hope you did, too.


Hope to see you at the Taste of Home Cooking School tonight

I've been really busy writing about K-12 education in Champaign-Urbana lately, but I wanted to remind you that tonight, I'll also be hanging out at the Taste of Home Cooking School in Urbana.


Taste of Home recipe for White Bean Chicken Chili

I love a good slow cooker recipe, and this one, for White Bean Chicken Chili, is provided by Taste of Home. It serves six.


Meg Makes: How I made a fall wreath using homemade paper flowers

I've been having a really busy fall so far, but I actually had some time to do some crafting this weekend.

A few weeks ago, my sister gave me a large grapevine wreath. Since then, it's been sitting on my coffee table, begging for attention.


Taste of Home recipe for Apple-Brined Chicken Thighs

I love apple dishes in the autumn, but this recipe for Apple-Brined Chicken Thighs is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.


How I made the easiest ever piece of art for my newly painted spare room

Today, I finally have a chance to write about a piece of art I made to complement the newly painted gray walls in my spare room.


Meg Makes: How I made several knit items for a baby shower gift

I've made several fun gifts this summer, which makes me happy. The problem with gifts, though, is it's hard to blog about them until after they're delivered.

I recently sent a few baby shower gifts I made for Rob's cousins and the baby they're expecting soon. I didn't know its gender, so that was kind of a fun challenge for the gift-making process.


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