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Keene Craft Show is tomorrow!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Mine was fantastic! Today, while everyone else begins their holiday shopping in full force, I am frantically preparing for the Annual Keene Craft Show tomorrow. I encourage anyone who is in the area to stop by Keene High School to shop some wonderful handmade goods by talented local crafters! Here's what I'll be selling at my booth… Doll clothes and accessories Miniature doll desserts (made from bottlecaps) Fairy, wizard, and winter ice wands Coloring books, featuring some of my floral designs In addition, my sister Dani will be there to sell some of her children's books and comics, which she will happily sign for you. Hope you can make it! It's going to be a blast. :) Niki RELATED POSTS

Pie, Pie, Pie

Colds. I hate them. For the past few weeks, I hacked my lungs out to the point of insanity. I got little sleep, and my throat felt like it would burst into flames at any moment. To make matters worse, I feel like I have a ton of things to do nowadays, and I got none of it done. Productivity pretty much went down the drain. It all culminated in a few sick days, a visit to the clinic, and then a trip to the ER (unrelated to the cold, but I won't get into THAT). Oh, and I'm eight months pregnant. So, yeah. Not fun. Now that my cold is somewhat under control, and I have a week of vacation ahead of me, I am ready to dive into the holidays. Thanksgiving is one of my favorites, probably because of its emphasis on two things I love so much–family and food. In my family, there is no doubt that pie is one of our favorite desserts, to make and to eat. When it comes to Thanksgiving pies, there are the classic flavors—apple, pumpkin, pecan, etc.—but it is also fun (for me at least) to p

My Autumn Baby Shower

On Saturday, I was given a fabulous baby shower to celebrate the upcoming birth of my first child. (It's getting close!!) It was so much fun, and I was a very happy camper. The party had an autumn theme—perfect for someone who loves fall as much as I do. My mom did a beautiful job with the decor. The tables were set with fresh seasonal flowers and autumn hues. The menu was a brunch buffet of donuts, muffins, hot chocolate, and chowder. Baby girl owl-themed paper goods brought a bit of cuteness to the party. My small contribution was the favors. I made little s'mores kits, each containing some mini fudge grahams, miniature marshmallows, a toothpick, and tealight. I called them "baby" s'mores. ;) I owe special thank yous to several people— -My mom for being the main organizer of the shower, as well as all the help she has given me so far. She is going to be such a great Oma, and little Adelaide will be spoiled for sure! Me and Mom -My sister

Niki Knits: Doll Accessories (free pattern)

Well, it's November already, and that means a very busy month for me. Not only am I preparing for the upcoming holidays and a baby (!), I am also getting ready for the Annual Keene Holiday Craft Show that I attend each year in my hometown on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. It is organized by my mom, Kellie Jones, and this will be its 10th year! For the past several years, I have been making and selling crafts myself at the show. Each year has been different. I have sold doll clothes, art prints, gift tags, knitting patterns, and Christmas ornaments. This year, I decided to focus on assorted handmade toys for kids. I will be writing a more extensive post later on in the month showcasing some of the products I have made (I am VERY excited about them.), but for now, I am just going to give a small preview, along with a free pattern. As you may know, I've made miniature knitted sweaters for Barbie dolls in the past. This year, I created some new patterns for some kni