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Happy November!!!

Hi Everybody! I’ve been hard at work on a whole bunch of new prints this year and I’m happy to say that they are now available through my website! As some of you know, I also love to bake and crochet, so if you scroll down you will also find a holiday recipe that is hugely addicting and a sweet little crochet pattern by Crochet n’ Play! 
Sending good vibes and virtual hugs,
Dawn
☀😊💕
 

Without further adieu, here are my latest original paintings and keep scrolling for some great new prints! 

 


At Tim Horton's with Dad

 

The Canadian Dollar

 


​Waiting

 

 


Springhill Hearse

 

 

New to Dawn’s print shop: 


Music Night by the Fire with Mikey


 

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Have a look at some of Dawn’s new prints!
 
 

Nanna’s Porch


 

Chapel At Mount Allison 



 

Practice Makes Perfect

For all the hockey loving families and friends on your holiday gift list!


 
  

St. Thomas More

 
 
 
 
Looking for holiday cards? Well look no further! Dawn’s holiday cards are here!

Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas, Dawn has you covered!  
 
  
Joy” and “Happy Hanukkah” are now available!
AND, if you wish to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with your friends from afar, have a peek at Dawn’s Canadian Greeting Card Collection here:
To ensure the print arrives by Christmas, all orders must be placed by November 23rd.

The fun doesn’t stop here! Keep scrolling for more!

 
 

Treat Yo Self!

Saltine Cracker Toffee

 

Ingredients:

  • 40 salted saltine crackers or gluten free Kinnickinnick S’Morables enough to line your pan
  • 1 cup unsalted butter/butter alternative like Earth Balance Soy Free Butter Sticks
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips/Enjoy Life has an excellent allergen free alternative

*As an added treat 3/4 cup of skor bits* or crushed Chimes gluten and dairy free hard toffee

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees celsius and line a cookie sheet with at least a 1/2 inch edge or jelly roll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Line saltine crackers in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
  2. In a small pot combine sugar and butter/alternative and bring to a boil. Once mixture is at a boil, continue boiling for 3 minutes. Mixture should be a deep caramel colour. Immediately pour over saltines and spread to cover crackers completely.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees celsius for 5 to 6 minutes. it will get all bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and let sit for a couple of minutes to melt. Note: You can also melt chocolate chips in the microwave for about a minute then spread it on. spread melted chocolate and top with skor bits/gluten free, dairy free toffee if desired. 
  4. Cool completely and break into pieces. Enjoy!

Note: You should either use salter butter or salted saltines but not both.

 

Crochet Fun!

Mug Cozy 

 

 

Materials:

- Cotton yarn

- Size H8 - 5 mm crochet hook

- Button that is 1" in diameter

- Needle


Rnd 1: 6 sc into an adjustable ring and pull the ring closed (6).

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12).

Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (18).

Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (24).

Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (30).

Rnd 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (36).

Rnd 7: working in back loops only, sc in each sc around (36).

Rnd 8: sc in each sc around (36).

Now you are going to work in rows.

Row 9: ch 1, turn, sc in next 32 sc, ch 1, turn (32).

Rows 10-19: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (32).

Continue to sc evenly along the opening for the handle until to reach the top of Row 19 on the other side of the opening. Ch 18 (this forms the loop that goes around the button).

Row 20: Continue to sc in first sc on Row 19 and sc in each sc across (32).

Finish off and weave in ends.

Sew on button.

If your mug is a different diameter, you can easily make it smaller or larger by comparing the size of your work to the bottom of the mug after each round. After Rnd 4, place your work against the bottom of the mug to see if you will have the right size after Rnd 5. Or if your mug is larger, you may need to make a new Rnd 7 that is six stitches more than Rnd 6 (i.e., [sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in next sc] 6 times (42)). The bottom of the mug cozy will lay flat if you continue to make each round 6 stitches more than the previous round. Then, when you start making the rows up the sides of the mug, just leave 4 open stitches for the handle. For example, in my pattern Rnd 8 was 36 stitches so Row 9 was only 32 stitches.

If your mug is shorter or taller just adjust the number of rows that you make, fitting the cozy around the mug every so often as you work.

Enjoy!

 

For more fun crochet patterns have a gander at Crochet n’ Play!: