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~ Crafting In Progress ~ (Paper Mache) ~ Part Six

15.)  Now that my cub is dry, it’s time to apply the Gesso. I looked all over the internet for instructions for homemade Gesso. There are lots of wonderful ingredients listed from many talented folks. 256 more words


Butterfly Birthday Wishes

I have several birthday girls on my list this upcoming week.  Marty (hubby)’s Aunt turns 92 young years young, and I have a wonderful cousin and a sweet niece all celebrating their special days. 314 more words


Poppy Red Jumper in Cotton DK: the back

I finished the back section of Middle Mudlets’ jumper off, several days ago and have already cast on and started to knit the front but as this section is being worked on in between gardening stints, it will take a little longer than the back to complete, due in part to my complete lack of energy after an hour or more hard graft outside. 207 more words


Hardanger Embroidery and Other Novelties in Lenten Fancy Work

This is the first article in March of the School for Housewives 1904 series published on Mar 6, 1904, and is a very short article on embroidery. 291 more words

School For Housewives

Nuts About Pumpkin Pie

Wooo its Friday!

Now I know Freshly Made Sketches comes out on a Wednesday but I don’t have enough time to make and post the card the same day as I currently have driving lessons that day. 364 more words

Stampin Up

Gifts For Theatre Lovers, Part 2: The Designers

I wish I had seen this before I wrote my recent post on Valentine’s gifts for theatre lovers; a Buzzfeed list of shirts that are perfect for the costume, set or prop designer in your life.

Check it out here.

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I love to scan

There are many tools I use in my creative endeavors, but perhaps the most overlooked, yet indispensable, is my scanner. This simple, inexpensive machine allows me to scan old photographs at high resolution, create digital copies of my children’s artwork and bring new digital life to those amazing thrift shop fabric finds. 67 more words