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  • Goodbye gifts

    We’re leaving Alberta in a week, and I’ve wanted to give those closest to me something to remember me by. Naturally, I decided to make small cross stitched gifts. I found time over the winter between purging and packing to create these little gifts.  I designed a few from scratch, and in some cases found […]

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  • All the crafts

    I’ve had loads of fun crafting with friends lately. My three latest pieces are pressed flower art, a painted globe and a wooden sign. I learned about flower pressing from a class taught by Ayla of Gypsy Skulls. It was more challenging than it looks! We practiced our layouts, then used spray adhesive to place […]

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  • Craft night

    When I was little, I remember lingering around the kitchen trying to unobtrusive so my mom wouldn’t send me to bed. I wasn’t watching her cook – I was watching her craft. She had a group of girlfriends she would craft with, all of them working on the same project. This year, as part of […]

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  • Feature wall

    I love playing around with DIY artwork and feature walls. Here’s our latest wall, with artifacts from my family and my husband’s, including his grandpa’s old hand drill, a farmhouse bench we rescued from a neighbour who planned to toss it, and vintage fishing lures. Do you have a feature wall in your house with […]

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  • Art on the cheap

    The wall above our bed was screaming, “Art me!” but my bank account has been screaming “For the love of God, STAHP!” lately. Homemade art it is! I picked up a bunch of cabinet fronts with the middles knocked out from my local buy and sell site for free a few months ago, and they’d […]

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  • Christmas craft round up

    We have 60+ people coming on Sunday afternoon for our annual Christmas open house. I’m planning on making “help yourself” Banh Mi in a crockpot, spanikopita, red velvet whoopie pies, homemade Bounty bars, ginger cookies, After Eight mint cookies and much, much more. I have so much prep to do, and it’s all going to have to get […]