Friday, December 18, 2009

K&F Stocking Today


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K&F is taking a winter holiday break, but we have one more stocking in store for you today before we go! We all hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season!




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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stocking Stuffers!

Free for shipping gingerbread baby finger puppet


Gingerbread baby finger puppet


Goldilocks & the 3 Bears finger puppet set



Holiday finger puppet set (Santa, Rudolph, elf and gingerbread baby)


All available now at Holden's Landing!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The 12 days of Christmas

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I would like to say a huge thank you to all of my customers who made this year a very successful year for Holden's Landing. As part of our month long holiday special extravaganza, we are having 12 Days of Christmas specials, starting today. Each day, a new special will be stocked ... it could be a FFS item, an HC$ auction, coupons, of deeply discounted items!


On the 1st day of Christmas, Holden's Landing gave to me ... a FFS embroidered deer shirt lottery!




In the same spirit, K&F will also be running our own 12 days of Christmas, starting today. On the 1st day of Christmas, K&F gave to me ... an Earth*School winter bundle auction for HC money!



It's also our DINO-mite stocking today at K&F; here's a sneak peek:


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Friday, December 4, 2009




The aliens have landed and they are takign over K&F! something alien this way comes to Holden's Landing ... clothing! I know, it's not *really* alien, but it's definitely not the norm! We also have some custom slots for alien themed print for BedBugs, fitteds and Ai2s.






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Friday, November 13, 2009

Holiday shopping at K&F


Get some holiday shopping done with K&F without having to leave the comfort of your own home! Today is the second of our 3 holiday stockings and there are more holiday inspired items and gift giving goodies available. Here is a sneak peek ...







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Friday, November 6, 2009



Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go ... where ever you are going and however you are getting there this year, let K&F make the journey that much more special! The first of our holiday themes this month is "Over the River & Through the Woods" ... gift items, items to keep you warm and Thanksgiving themed items are in abundance today at noon!


Here is a sneak peek - you especially will not want to miss the special lip balm collections by Clear Hills Honey (I have all 8 flavors offered there and they are amazing! My favorites are chocolate mousse and sangria.) and the block sets from our guest Brian's Woodshop (we have lots of their wooden toys, and they have definitely stood up to the test of 2 crazy kids and a lot of years!). I am drooling over the year of plenty sock yarn by Aimee at Big Bad Voodoo Mama ... Be sure to check out my listing for Albuquerque Turkey for a fun Thanksgiving link to You Tube!





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Friday, October 30, 2009

It's Pajama Time!

Anyone know that book? First person to post the author to the comments section wins a free Earth*School e-unit!


Today is our annual K&F pajama Party! Woo hoo! Stop by for all your Pajama Party needs - night diapers, yummy food and drink, new jammies, soaps to freshen up before bed, lip balms and cream to pamper yourself and friends with ...



Here is a sneak peek of today's stocking. Holden's Landing is offering a special BedBug BlowOut - 10 custom slots at $6 off per BedBug - what incredible savings! Some new colorways and some old favorites are offered.





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Friday, October 23, 2009

Nerds & Geeks Unite!


Are you a nerd or geek? Do you love a nerd or geek? As a self proclaimed big geek (and someone who loves a geek!), this stocking is totally me! Unfortunately a few of the designs I wanted to offer today didn't work out as the embroidery machine must have been mad at me this week :( But here is a sneak peek or what I - and the est of K&F - have in store for you this week!









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Friday, October 16, 2009

It's a Free for All!!!




Today at K&F we are having a Free For all - that's right, we are stocking whatever the heck we please! No theme, just whatever we want! Here is a sneak peek of what's in store today ...




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Holden's Landing is offering some special surprises and discounts today - choose from surprise fitteds, Bedbugs and AI2s - all at $4 off each!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Two by Two!




They will be coming two by two today to K&F for Noah's Ark themed items and pairs/sets of twos!


I already knew that I was going to do some custom slots for the Noah's ark themed DreamScapes and PlayScapes for this theme. But what else??? It finally hit me earlier this week - sets of matching diapers! 3 new colorways are available - autumnal rainbow (which is a gorgeous hand painted version of LWI in autumn tone stripes), masquerade (bright orange, purple, green and light turquoise) and toadstool (an eclectic mix of red, evergreen, purple and gray) - as well as an old favorite, eggplant (purple, brown and natural). You choose what you want - 2 fitteds, 2 BedBugs or one of each! Mix and match sizes as well!





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Friday, October 2, 2009

It's Magic!


We are conjuring up some magic today at K&F. Magical colorways, custom slots, Spooky Jams (you HAVE to have these for Halloween - this will be the 3rd year using ours and the kids adore them!), soapy goodness and more!!




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Friday, September 25, 2009

Oh Deer!



A few months back, we had a "Favorite Things" stocking on K&F and I revealed that one of my favorite animals is the fox. Today at K&F we are showcasing another of my favorite critters, deer!




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Friday, September 18, 2009

A little birdie told me ...

to fly on over to K&F today for a flock of fine feathered friends-inspired items! Here's a sneak peek ...







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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

International fair

Today we spent the afternoon at an international fair put on by a local group of homeschool teenagers. We had a blast! The kids got passports when we arrived, and traveled from booth to booth doing activities, tasting foods, playing games. At each booth they had to answer a question in their passport and get it stamped by the teens running the booth.


ASL booth - the kids learned a whole bunch of animals signs and how to play "Go Fish" in sign language. Holden was the winner!


Signing "cow"


Signing "duck"



At the Scotland booth, the kids got to write their names in Gaelic/Tengwar and make a Scottish flag



At the braille booth, the kids tried on blinders, checked out some braillle writing, saw how to write their own names in braille and got braille name tags made for them



This was Holden's favorite - hurling at the Irish booth. He kept going back to try this out again and again. I am going to have to make him his own hurley to take to the soccer fields!



There was a music booth as well, and the kids made tambourines and listened to some Beethoven



I think the Japan booth was Kenna's favorite. She loved trying to play kendama (so did Holden). And we got to see each of our names written out in Japanese. In the pic, McKenna (Me-kenna)'s is written first, on the left, then Holden's, then mine


Friday, September 11, 2009

Trick or Treat!



Lots of treats - no tricks - await you at K&F this afternoon! Halloween is my favorite holiday; I loved dyeing and sewing for this stocking. I wish there were more hours in the day because I also wanted to make a pumpkin patch OBV blanket and a trick or treat OBV blanket and jack o'lantern beanbags and a pumpkin patch DreamScape and ... and ... and ...




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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Oh Deer!


Just finished this a little bit ago ... this set of embroideries is my current favorite. I adore the little deer! Super cute 16"x16" LoveScape blanket for a little girl due this winter.

Friday, September 4, 2009

It's the most wonderful time of the year ...


No, not back to school! We're homeschoolers, that means nothing to us... well aside from the fact that we can stock up on crayons and glue and notebooks for a quarter ;)


But I digress. It's the most wonderful time of the year ... fall! I know, not quite yet, don't rush it, bu fall is my absolute favorite season. Pumpkins, apple picking, Indian corn, pumpkins, squash, falling leaves, pumpkins, farm trips, caramel apples ... did I mention pumpkins?


We are celebrating fall today at K&F - here is a sampling of what you will find in store today at noon




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Friday, August 28, 2009

K&F - The White Stocking!



When Shadow (Felt Fusion) suggested "The White Stocking" as a theme for K&F, I was intrigued. I am so used to working with color, between dyeing and brightly colored prints, that I loved the idea of WHITE!


Here is a sampling of the fairy collection I put together for today's stocking - all are M/L Bedbugs, with organic bamboo fleece outers/organic bamboo velour inners.




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And a sampling of what else is in store for you today at noon!





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Thursday, August 27, 2009

E-I-E-I-O


Kenna wanted a farm cake for her 9th birthday. She had one for her 2nd birthday ... I think she was feeling a little nostalgic in her old age.





In years past, I used to spend hours and days working on cakes for every holiday and birthday. Seeing as though I barely have time to shower these days, so I don't have the luxury of making these elaborate cakes anymore. I worked until noon on friday and then dedicated the rest of the day to cake making. I had forgotten how much fun it was!





Kenna liked it!

Friday, August 21, 2009

K&F - Volcano!




I don't know where I'm gonna go when the volcano blows ... well, I guess I do know, to K&F!! Stocking today, Friday, August 21st, at noon - here is a sneak peek of what we have in store for you!




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Friday, August 14, 2009





K&F is back from vacation this week with a BIG BANG!! New artisans, new items and lots of fun! Here is a sneak peel at some of this week's listings ...




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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bliss is ...

Knitting. I actually forgot how much I love to knit. This year, I have knit one pair of shorts. That's it. That's very, very sad. I decided last week that this situation needed to be remedied asap. So I cast on a pair of pants, which I finished up last night. This afternoon at a birthday party, I cast on another pair of pants and got halfway through the body and was just loving life. Tonight I decided to go in another direction and knit ... A SOCK! I have (1) never knit a sock before and (2) never knit anything for myself before. I am making he pattern for the sock up as I go along, so there is no guarantee that I will actually have knit something for myself when I finish this either, but, what the hell, I am having fun :) I also printed out a bunch of patterns for a top for myself; I have been hoarding some Yarn Love yarn for 2 years now to make a cami/tank top for myself and just never got around to it. I am hoping to get around to it before it gets too cold to actually wear it. Wish me luck!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Apparently it really *is* what's for dinner

Beef, that is. For dinner. Coming from a girl who was a vegetarian from 12 years old until pregnant in 2003-4 with my son, that's quite a hefty statement. As is the statement pronounced at dinner by my newly-ridiculously-picky-eats-a-prisoner's-bread-and-water-diet almost 9 year old, that "Beef is stellar, mom!". Hmmmm ... stellar. This child will not eat pasta of any kind, cream cheese, or a host of other things she has always eaten in the past. Bacon-cheese-mushroom-onion stuffed burgers? Yep - she would eat those every night if I let her.


So this posting is a plea ... help out a former vegetarian. What on earth do I coo this child with beef? My beef repetiore is very limited (read, virtually nonexistent). Fish, chicken and especially veggies (yuuuummmmm ... red peppers ...) - got those covered. Beef? Well, not so much.


Post or link to your favorite beef recipes in the comment section here and I will choose a favorite over the weekend (probably Sunday morning, as I know I will be home for a little bit then). The chosen poster will receive any one Earth*School unit of her choice (e-version).

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Obsess much?


I think I may quite potentially, possibly, maybe have a problem. I am not sure. I cannot stop collecting embroidery designs. Really. Cannot stop. I have an entree hard drive full of embroidery designs. There is nothing else on that hard drive - just designs, designs and more designs. I can spend hours searching for the perfect design for something.



So here are my newest acquisitions ...


Fairy Tales


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Pirates


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Applique animals - note, these are all stock photos so the applique fabric used will all be different. I am totally in love with the squirrel, hedgehog and lion!


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And for anyone who loves Halloween like I do ...


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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Together Tuesday: Flower painting


Summer is finally here in CT, and the warm weather beckons us outside. The kids have been loving checking out the different types of flowers we find everywhere - today it was yellow lilies (and why are they not daffodils? When do daffodils grow? Why don't lilies grow in April?), yesterday it was the mushrooms that sprung up with all the rain we have had lately (I know, they're not flowers, but the kids are VERY impressed with them still, especially Holden, who has an affinity for mushrooms, most likely because of his obsession with Super Mario Brothers), before we got all the rain it was the dandelions that were EVERYWHERE ... then there are the bleeding heart flowers at my parents' house, the roses ...


Today's Together Tuesday activity revolves around flowers. Go out and pick some flowers together. Bring along a field guide to help in identifying them. Bring them home - separate them into two piles and press one pile between pieces of wax paper in the middle of a heavy book (or between two smaller books). Use the other pile of flowers to make flower prints. spread a thin layer of paint on a dish and dip the flower into the paint. Remove the flower and print it onto paper. Make single prints and frame them. Use a large sheet of paper and print multiple flowers and use markers or paints or crayons to add details to create a field of flowers mural. Print onto tissue paper and use as wrapping paper for a special gift. Fold cardstock to resemble a card and print a single flower on the front and use the card to send a special message to a friend or family member.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Archy and Milo and Hank - oh my!


A trio of obv AI2s featuring some kooky monsters - Archy, Milo & Hank







Princess Blanket


I have been searching for princesses forEVER! I haven't been able to find any, let alone any that picky me will like. I had to finish a princess OBV blanket and finally found these ladies last week. I love them - they are too cute!








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Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Birthday!!




Not to me (I have 2 more weeks), but to Holden's Landing! I cannot believe it has been 5 years already - where did the time go?? These past 5 years have been such a whirlwind - and I am so grateful for all of it :) Fun, great customers, artisans and friends ... We are celebrating with a big stocking full of amazing collaborations with some of my favorite artisans, today at noon. Here is a sneak peek ...





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