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Who am I?

It’s been a while since I updated this page-years! So what’s still true? I’m a mom, wife, librarian, baker, sewist, homemaker, reader, photographer. I guess you could say I have a lot of hobbies! My family-husband, daughter, son- lives in a beautiful part of the lovely Garden State, New Jersey. Surrounded by farms and fields we have ample room for gardening and our chickens. We live in a lovely old house that has its usual share of problems, but is filled with charm and character. We are crazy for animals and presently have a dog, 2 cats, 1 guinea pig, 1 rabbit, and chickens (their number is always changing.) I recently returned to the working world after being a stay-at-home mom for 10 years. While I may not keep this blog so up to date anymore, I still love to record for posterity the things we do.  Plus, I love connecting with people over recipes and sewing patterns.

I love and welcome comments, and you can also reach me via email at thecornishhen@gmail.com.

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  1. Sarah I love this!!!!! What a wonderful idea and beautiful blog. I am enjoying it so much.

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  2. Hasn’t that baby showed up by now?

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  3. Did you find a source for gingham bias binding? I’m looking for a source that makes bias binding in a wide range of patterns and colors that offers retail sales. Sincerely, Marion, Bristol, TN

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  4. You sound like me 15 years ago. My kids are 16 and 14 now.
    I have kept a backyard flock of chickens for many years now. Our dog is not too mean to them, sometimes herding them into a corner just off our deck when they are running free in the spring and fall.
    I chanced upon your blog when I was looking for pictures of toy felted pots, mugs and plates, which I am making for my daycare.
    Nobody gets hurt by a cloth plate!

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  5. Hi Eve! I’d love to see a felted plate if you make one or find one. And–looks like we are going to take the plunge and get chickens this spring! I’m very excited about it. Thanks for checking out the site.

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  6. I finally read “Who Am I” and I would like to add my opinion. It is a joy to watch two parents enjoy the delight that having children can be, and also do such a good job of being parents. I also liked your housekeeping theory. People are rarely remembered for keeping such a clean house. Cooking, crafting, gardening, and other creative activities not only bring happiness to the creator but to others as well.

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  7. Hi,

    I have really enjoyed your blog and all the crafts you create. You are such a gifted and talented gal…..just love your ideas. I came across your blog when searching for Christmas buttons. I’m a new, stay-at-home Mom because we moved to Saudi Arabia for a job. I’ve always been a career woman and my dream was to stay home and enjoy raising our two boys (ages 13 and 9), cooking good meals and I’m finally feeling creative juices flowing in me. You seem to have a knack for using embellishments and coordinating fabrics that look great together…..so impressed. I like the angle from which you take your pictures….very interesting and fun. If you don’t mind, may I ask what kind of camera you use? Every one of your pictures looks like a professional took them. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your information….I’ll check back in to see what else you’ve been making. BTW, I love the quilted hot pads (oven hot pads). Did you use quilted material, or did you sew the swirls yourself?

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    • Thank you for your wonderful comments! What a great way to end the year-your message really made my day. I use a Canon PowerShot S5 IS. It’s a great camera if you like taking pictures but don’t want to get the super expensive fancy ones. Since I mostly am taking pictures of my family and active kids I wanted to be able to have something that I could put in my bag, not have to have a separate camera bag. (That said we have a backup camera, a Sony Cybershot, which is very small and portable and takes good pictures). It also takes great videos and we use it for that as well.
      For the hot pads I just put the fabric sandwich (fabric-batting-fabric) under the sewing machine needle and freehand moved it around. It was very fun to not be following a pattern! I would love to read about being a stay at home mom in Saudi Arabia-do let me know if you start your own blog! Happy New Year, Sarah

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  8. Hi there, I love the strawberry top and shorts out of the Tutti Fruitti fabric. I purchased some of the same fabric and wondered how you pressed the pleats and seams in the fabric. I tested a sample and it ironed out all the “wrinkles”.

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  9. Yay, someone else with a dirty kitchen floor! I loved this comment: “People are rarely remembered for keeping such a clean house. Cooking, crafting, gardening, and other creative activities not only bring happiness to the creator but to others as well.” So true! Very much enjoying your blog 🙂

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  10. Just a quick message to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Link here for info: http://louslabyrinth.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/2-liebster-awards/ xoxox

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  11. Sounds like an ideal way to live your life. 🙂

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  12. It must be Christmas, because here’s another award nomination, this time for the Versatile Blogger Award. Anyone who manages a household and cranks out as many gorgeous items as you do is definitely Versatile! You may already have this, in which case, of course, ignore the nomination, but if you’d like to participate, please go here for further details: http://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/and-another-one
    Have a very happy Christmas. Kate

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