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DIY improved conversation hearts AND hexagonal boxes

I have disliked candy “conversation hearts” since, well, ever. Which isn’t proper grammar, but neither are those dumb hearts. I dislike their chalky taste*, pastel colours (I like pastels fine in Monet paintings and summer dresses, but that’s about it) and completely inane, saccharine and usually irrelevant text. Why on earth are they called “conversation” […]


paper snowflakes – make an indoor winter wonderland

Christmas is my very very favourite holiday, and one of my very very favourite things about this holiday is decorating. The lights and decorations (within tasteful reason) are a large part of what creates the magic of the season for me. Last year, @thatlaurachick asked me if I had any advice for hanging paper snowflakes, […]

paper bats

For the first time in over eight years, I’m living in an actual house that has an entrance onto the street, and windows that are easily visible from the street. This means that we might actually get trick-or-treaters this Halloween! It means that if I put decorations in our windows, people might actually see them! […]

beading on a DIY loom

My parents recently moved cross-continent to a house with more square footage but less storage space than their old home. This provoked a dismaying (to me) and zealous desire to unload us kids’ old stuff, making us take possession of it once more, despite us living in apartments with an even greater lack of storage. […]

glass etching – another method for fine details & original art

A few months ago I shared my first experiments with etching designs onto glass, which is a wonderful way to reuse, decorate and personalize glass containers of all kinds, whether to use for storage or gift giving or pure decoration. Apart from learning an important lesson about cleaning up my tools so as not to […]

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dyed Yoshi eggs – a bonus tutorial for Patreon supporters

These dyed Yoshi eggs could be an adorable addition to Easter festivities, a Mario birthday party or various other occasions. Make other colours of polka dots for other Yoshis or for generic dinosaur eggs. Hide treats or even wee plastic dinosaur toys inside! This tutorial will show you how to make nice round polka dots […]