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Holiday Joy in NYC

Holiday Joy in NYC

You may have noticed that my posts slowed down in October and November. No, I haven’t given up on The MacKay Way, I was headlong into a really fun freelance project! What was I doing? I was making really small outfits… 54 pieces of clothing to be exact, all to [Read More]

SAW: Drop Spindle Class with Denny McMillan

SAW: Drop Spindle Class with Denny McMillan

For a very long time I’ve wanted to learn how to drop spindle. While visiting New York Sheep and Wool last fall I drooled over the beautiful spindles. There were some REALLY beautiful ones. **sigh** Last Christmas my Sister in Law, AC and niece (X)/nephew (A) gave me [Read More]

Class with the Yarn Harlot: Mawata for everyone!

Class with the Yarn Harlot: Mawata for everyone!

My first class at SAW was with the Yarn Harlot herself, teaching us Mawata. What is Mawata?   It’s knitting silk from the cocoon. Of course, it’s not just that easy as opening the bag of cocoons and knitting away. A little about silkworms… Silkworms [Read More]

SAW – Welcome!

SAW – Welcome!

June’s SAW (Squam Art Workshops) has come and gone. ***sigh*** It was DELIGHTFUL! This was the third year for the textile retreat and boy are we happy to have been a part of it!!  I’ll be writing about it in a few posts for easy click through and follow along. [Read More]

Squam Art Workshops, I’m Getting Ready!

Squam Art Workshops, I’m Getting Ready!

My Mom and I have been throwing around the idea of starting a yearly Mother-Daughter holiday for a while now. I had plans — oh did I have plans… Taking her through the Cotswolds in the UK or searching through shops in France for that perfect hand painted [Read More]

Craft

Craft

Hold tight and check back soon! You’ve reached the home page of The MacKay Way. What will we have here? Specifically but not exclusively: Millinery, Fashion & Style Home Decor Fresh Recipes for Food and Drink Sewing – a creative outlet Entertaining Ideas [Read More]

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Our FAVORITE Brownies!

Our FAVORITE Brownies!

I bet I’ve tried 25 brownie recipes over the years… but this one…this one takes the cake…er brownie! They [Read More]

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

When I got the call that I’d be doing a full 26 minutes on the TV show Robin’s Nest, and it would be [Read More]

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Things around The MacKay Way are never dull. I can’t ever recall having an “I’m Bored” moment, [Read More]

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

After three weeks on the road it was so nice to come home and stroll through the gardens to collect some things for [Read More]

The Staple Dress

The Staple Dress

September has rolled in with a BANG! So much to do in the weeks ahead that my lists have lists!!! As I started my [Read More]

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