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round gift boxes

    I’ve started rubbing my hands happily at work anytime we use up another roll of packing tape, because it means I have a new craft supply. I positively pounce on the empty cardboard tabe tubes before they can hit the recycling bin. They come home with me and are turned into darling little […]


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, […]

DIY stamped gift boxes (with windows!)

Christmas is upon us! In fact I’ve been so busy getting ready for it and travelling for it and mowing down yummy cookies for it that I completely forgot to write an introduction to this blog post. Oh, and I took some time out to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas and to stomp about […]

A Farewell to Christmas – leftover candy canes & paper gift packets

January is a bleak time of year. Christmas is over, New Year’s is past and it’s a looooooong wait until Easter. (Fortunately, in BC this year we finally got an official holiday added in February – a long weekend called Family Day. But there’s still all of January to get through.) It usually takes me […]

thank you cards… and an engagement!

Well hello everyone, and happy 2013! As you may have noticed, the blog went on a little unplanned hiatus. (Which sounds like the name of an exotic flower, doesn’t it? I think we’ll need to have a post later on about crafting hiatus blossoms.) Many things happened, from having surprise houseguests to being behind on […]

Advent calendar plus fake mantelpiece!

So, I’m sorry about the total lack of blog post last week. To be fair, I was a little busy. Desert Bus for Hope ran for 152 hours and raised over $443,000, and it sort of kind of looked a bit like this: That’s the incredible Desert Bus 6 poster created by official Desert Bus […]

paper pillow boxes

Tomorrow is Christmas – it’s practically here! Well, the day after tomorrow. But in my family we hold to our German heritage and open presents on Christmas Eve, so it really does feel like tomorrow is Christmas. Which means that we’re all busily dodging my mother as she yells for one of us to do […]