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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lumi

I sooooo want to be knitting right now. There’s a few reasons that’s not happening. The first is it’s 80 degrees here in Florida. Happy Christmas! The second reason is I have a kitten that has never seen yarn and two other animals that have (and LOVE to eat it). Third, I’m still prepping things…

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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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Trepuntozero civette sul comò

  Trepuntozero civette sul comò, that means “Threedotzero little owls on the dresser” This shop has been on my radar for a couple months. ADORABLE. I love the Jackalope to pieces! Pretty much anything tiny and felt and freakishly adorkable is going to get my vote. But, hey… I’m socially and politically conscientious that way.…

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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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trees 4 the wood

“Grace Gladdish is a mother of 5 with 4 years at art college and a long but often interrupted history of exhibiting her artwork. She runs trees4thewood from her studio on her flower farm in Southern Tasmania” I stand by my assessment that all things Australian are, by definition, adorable. Grace Gladdish’s Etsy shop, Tree4thewood,…

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art feelings by ArtMind

  Mitsy Sleur’s Art feelings are very smart and sensitive. I probably like them so much because I am such a “moody” person, but still. You can even order a custom Art Feeling; mine would be a frankensteinesque art feeling called “mixed”. But you already knew that. Watch Mitsy’s Handmade Portrait below and then go…

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paper flowers don’t lie

I’m currently obsessed with paper flowers and paper flower tutorials. In the back of my mind I know that creating giant roses for my office and/or living room would also mean creating GIANT dust collectors. But does that mean I shouldn’t create them? It’s a quandry; I’ve always equated decor (tchotchkes) with dust and dusting…

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the summer dress

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I’m not very fashioney. Unless “ragamuffin” has come into style? It’s true I tend to favor pajamas and flip flops. I’m looking for a happy medium by way of comfy summer dresses and sandals. The styles above are all from Anthropologie, which is way out of my price range…

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