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creativity is contagious…in a good way.

snow in june

a little bittersweet isn’t it? the first day of summer marks the longest day of the year. so hooray for summer’s arrival! but you better enjoy every moment, because tomorrow, the days get incrementally shorter and shorter, collectively dragging the northern hemisphere towards … Continue reading

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pokemon party

last month, we had a pokemon birthday party for my son. it was fairly easy to put together since there are so many resources online for pokemon images and so on. i used this website to create printouts of bingo … Continue reading

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homemade fire starters

for father’s day last month, we made some fire starters. supplies: an old egg carton wax for melting (candle ends with wicks removed, or broken crayons, or canning/sealing wax) dryer lint we stuffed dryer lint into the spaces of an … Continue reading

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turning sheets into curtains

i finished those curtains i mentioned previously. the fabric was from a set of sheets with a cute pirate ship motif. it turns out that the twin sheet cut in half lengthwise and hemmed along that same length results in … Continue reading

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easy framed cork board

this is so simple and quick, made from supplies that are available at local craft and dollar stores. i needed a small cork board for putting up lists, phone #s and those little bits of paper that have a way … Continue reading

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