Category Archives: something old, something new

transforming something old into something new. it’s magical, really. sometimes really slow, messy, frustrating magic.

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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updating an old vanity tray

i found this tray in a second hand shop… i made sure that it wasn’t real silver before even considering changing it. also, i normally like the patina of older things — the wearing down of materials makes me think … Continue reading

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back soon…

i’ve been working on a few things. our daughter was recently asked to be the flower girl in a wedding, and i have had a hard time finding a dress at this point in the season. most stores are out … Continue reading

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chiminea. go on, say it, you know you want to.

remember our neighbours who moved away? they gave us a few things before leaving, including some hostas from their garden, black-eyed susans, a rose of sharon tree seedling, and this chiminea… i know. thanks a lot right? ;-) it was … Continue reading

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