Friday, October 14, 2011

Simple fall crafting ... and a celebration

Today I would like to share (literally) some of my recent fall crafting. 

This first one is not recent.  I made this fall-themed tote bag years ago with the idea of selling some.  Never did it.  Still love the bag.  Made two of them and gave one away.

2 fabric trimmed bistro towels -- black fabric is vintage!

Fall fabric trimming microfiber towel
Made this cute pumpkin patch table topper from a panel.  The reverse side is a print of brown leaves, and it is reversible.
Made some other goodies too; pie spices, cider mix, and some recipe cards with my favorite fall pie recipes on them
 What's the occasion?  My 1200th blog post!  To celebrate, I decided to do two giveaways.

Giveaway #1 -- the tote bag, autumn tea wallet, one autumn tea towel and a fall note pad.

Giveaway #2 -- the two bistro towels, recipe cards, table topper, hot cider mulling spices, and pumpkin and apple pie spices.

The time period to enter for the giveaway will be from now until 10 pm eastern daylight time on Thursday, October 27.  To enter, you need to be  a reader in the U.S. and you need  to leave a comment telling me what you enjoy most about Across my Kitchen Table, or an idea for a post.  If you don't have a blog, be sure to leave me an address where I can contact you via email. 

Looking forward to the celebration!


  1. What don't I enjoy about your blog Mrs T? I love your crafting and recipes as well as the encouragement in my Christian Walk!

  2. I enjoy all of your posts, but probably the crafts the most. As a working mom I don't have a lot of spare time so winning something you've made would be great! 1200 posts is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations!

  3. Hello Mrs.T,
    This is exciting!!!!I love coming to Across my kitchen table as your posts are always so encouraging and I love to see the love you have for your grandchildren.You always make me think of the Proverbs 31 woman.:)

  4. Hi. I enjoy reading your blog--and have for some time. Your posts are wholesome and you have a variety of interesting topics that you write about.
    Thanks for all the spiritually encouraging topics you write as well.

    Susan B.

  5. Hello Mrs. T,

    Just want you to know that you won the Create and Decorate/Prairie Flower Farm giveaway!!!!!!!!! So excited for you. you must email me with your addy! email me at

    Thank you for signing up!!!!!!
    Blessings, Linda

  6. First of all congratulations on winning from Praire Flower Farm's giveaway!! That is how I found you! And how lucky I am..your giveaways are absolutely beautiful and oh how I would love to win either one!

    I love to see new recipes & easy crafts!

    Stop over & visit my blog!

    xoxo Gert

  7. I’m with Bert on this one. I found you through Linda’s blog.
    I am going to follow you - I have a hunch that you will give me many crafty ideas.

    I love the fall recipe cards.


  8. Congratulations on 1200 posts! That's so exciting :-)
    Your goodies look so nice & I'm excited to have a chance to win!
    I really appreciate the encouraging tone of of your blog & you have such a nice variety of topics - decorating, recipes, newsy bits from your day to day schedule. It's just fun to read :-)
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

    How super you won at Praire Flower. I'm excited for ya.

  10. Wow... I left my last comment without reading this post... you're 1200th blog post... how exciting!!!
    I love giveaways, but you know my space issues. Nevertheless... I just want to tell you that I have enjoyed reading each and every one of your posts. It has not only been fun to read about your crafts and recipes, but also be encouraged spiritually. I'm glad we're friends.

  11. Hi Mrs. T,
    I think your posts are very encouraging and I like your recipes too. Congratulations on 1,200 posts :)!

  12. Hi, Mrs Tea, and congratulations on your 1200th post! I love reading about your spiritual journey - very encouraging - and the way that your pictures let me feel like I'm right next to you while you're showing me the view, or your lovely crafted item, or your grandkids! It is a nice complement to your posts on OHH craft forum!

  13. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Hi Mrs. Tea,

    Congrats on your 1200 posts. I so enjoy sitting with a cup of tea and spending time visiting your blogs. Uplifting, inspiring and joyful. Love the recipes and have tried a few of them so far. The crafting you do is delightful and gives me so many ideas. Love the fall-themed tote bag and the pumpkin patch table topper is darling. Also always enjoy seeing what your latest creation is for the grands. Thank you for taking the time to always share with us.
    Judi (holidayelf)

  14. Mrs. T - What I love most about your Across My Kitchen Table is that you put so much into "life" and it shows in everything you do!
    Your crafting is beautifully done. WOW! 1200 blogposts - I have only 82 so far! You are truly a blessing and an example to all of us because of your love for family and the Lord.

  15. Most!?!?!? Superlatives are always hard for me, but I'll try! I think the main reason I read is the wonderful New Englandy (and homey) touch that pervades all you post! The fun decor, craft, and recipe/meal ideas are great too! And your mature,spiritual encouragement is always such a blessing. I love the fact that several people called you Mrs. "Tea"--very nice!

  16. I would like to participate i the give away you are having. The thing i like about your blog is that you have great ideas in your wonderful posts you also have crafty ideas.

  17. Hi grammy!i would like to participate in your giveaway! What i like about your blog is that you put crafts and projects that you have accomplished!

    (this says from Mrs.T but, it's from sarah bee!)

  18. Oopsie, I totally forgot to enter till just now, and it's after 10 pm!! But that's OK--it will be fun to see who the happy winners are, anyway! :) Will you announce them tomorrow? Glad you got so many entries! :)

    And I love your blog because you're my mom . . . but also because it's fun to read! I think the recipes are one of my favorites--you inspire me to get out of a rut and try new things!


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