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Bestsellers for May

Top 5 Sellers* for May, 2008 1 ) Project Book:The CF Sculpture Series Down Under 2 ) Book: Creating Life-Like Figures in Polymer Clay 3 ) Project Book: Creative Canes 4 ) DVD:Innovations Celtic Canes and Beads 5 ) Magazine:PolymerCAFE April 2008 Bestsellers for previous months Want to be notified instantly when this list changes? […]

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Color Challenge Finalists for May

It’s the last day of May, and that means Color Challenge time again! This time the color was DAFFODIL, and we had 104 entries to the pool. I picked nine of my favorites to be finalists. Allow me to introduce you to the finalists, before I reveal the winner: Small_IMG_0953, by mawshimp Mother’s day rabbit […]

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Morning peace

Summer mornings in our back yard can be so peaceful. There is something for every sense, from the lush green of the surrounding trees, to the symphony of birdsongs that permeate the air. Those birds are actually quite loud! Still, it feels peaceful. Tranquil. I love the idea of coming out to the back yard […]

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Grape and Cucumber Salsa

You may have previously heard of Summer in a Cup. Tonight I present Summer on a Chip, aka Grape and Cucumber Salsa. This is one of the two recipes I usually make when I’m invited to a friend’s house for a Summer cookout. Since I was making my first batch of the season this afternoon, […]

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All scrunched up

I think most people, when their white t-shirts become dingy or stained, either throw them in the washing machine with a bit of bleach, or relegate them to doing duty as rags. Well, I have taken a different approach this time: scrunch dying! The full instructions can be found courtesy of Dharma Trading Company here, […]

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Growing things

I have a black thumb. I don’t garden. I’ve never had much of an interest in gardening. But thinking about the impending farmer’s market season, and seeing some people online who are starting to reap a harvest from their gardens is actually giving me a bit of an itch to try planting a few crops […]

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Library thing

I signed up for Library Thing sometime last year, but never bothered to populate it. I have a lot of books. Enough that it could take me weeks to enter them all. I couldn’t face the prospect, so my account languished. Michele’s new blog gave me the push I needed to look at it more […]

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Generation gap

I sometimes think about people from the past and wonder how they would react to the way the world is today.  How would an 1800’s farm girl feel about cruising down a busy highway with the top down?  What would a Revolutionary War era housewife think about the 200+ television channels she could be watching […]

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Welcome, summer

I know the calendar says to wait until June, but summer officially arrived at my house today. I put away the everyday kitchen linens and replaced them with the Summer linens. How fun to be able to do that! This means it’s been almost a year of cloth napkins around here – I can’t imagine […]

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Peonies and Purses

It looks like we will be getting a peony this year.  It’s been hit-or-miss since the unfortunate mangling of the peony plant by an over-enthusiastic weed whacker a few years ago.  I love the scent of these flowers, and the deep, deep pomegranate color of the petals.  And although this is likely to sound completely […]

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