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Whatever you wish for

I hope you don’t mind if I put on my sales hat for a moment.  I hate wearing that thing, but if I leave it off for too long, I don’t sell things, and if I don’t sell things, I can’t buy more craft supplies (or, more importantly, supplement my family’s income) and we just […]

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A stroll through the (Pop) Garden

Sure is nice to be back in this comfortable space. I spent a lot of time last week sprucing up the shop (not quite done yet, but it’s a start), and making a handful of small improvements to the book store as well. It was good to take a little blogging break. I can tell […]

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Where cameras fear to tread

I would have loved to start off this post with an image of our spare bedroom. It is the 2nd largest of our three bedrooms, and is currently housing Neil‘s desk and a bevy of books from Neil’s old store. I wish I could share images of this room with you, because it’s quite impressive […]

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The smell of brownies

Aidan turns eight tomorrow and his celebratory food of choice is brownies. The house smells wonderful right now. If I had my way, I’d spend this evening responding to all of your thought-provoking comments on my post about art, reading some of the other Synergy commentary popping up in blogs today, and slurping brownie batter […]

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Evolution of a color scheme – step six

We’re in the home stretch now. If there are any steps you have missed, you can view them all here. Once we have determined our final three base colors, it is time to make some canes. I consider this to be the fun part. I have a handful of standard cane designs that I make. […]

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