dear november

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others. ― S. Levenson I’ve waited until the end of the month again to write this letter. For the first…

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making christmas :: candles

Actually this should be about soy candles, sachets and soap, but I got the flu last week and I’m still not quite right (cough, cough). I did make a few things before the germs hit, so that’s good. Candles are NOT hard to make. People have asked me this a few times… and I suppose…

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making christmas :: faux globe

It was a crafty weekend for me. Well, at least Saturday was. Sunday was lay-on-the-couch-and-eat-all-the-chocolate day. And, how do you know when egg nog is expired? (urp) I’ll recount my projects here up until Christmas, since none of the recipients are likely to read this. And IF they do… well they can just act surprised.…

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paper and present

  I’m skipping Thanksgiving and moving directly to Christmas. I’ve got a lot of work going on right now and, sadly, Thanksgiving will be very short and sweet for me next week. So, now on to better news and sparkly things; like Paper and Present on Etsy! I cannot express accurately the JOY it brings…

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