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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 birthday cake box

Birthday season is approaching! I hear people remark that all their friends seem to have birthdays at the same time, whether that’s in October or June or whenever. I think of this as birthday season, and everyone’s birthday season is a little different, depending on their friend group. For me, birthday season is in March/April, when not […]

etched glass jars

Here’s a bit of crafting advice: don’t brush your teeth with the same toothbrush you use to scrub chemical substances off your craft projects. I know, you’d think this would go without saying. But you’d also think I’d have known better than to dump green dye down a white porcelain sink that one time (I […]

recycled wrapping paper thank you cards

While the pre-Christmas season is one of scouring Pinterest for gift ideas and mad dashes to the mall to do your shopping, the post-Christmas season is one of recovering from too many sweets, boxing up old unused items for the goodwill, and writing thank you cards. As a kid, I was held to the rule […]

recycled collage-style wrapping paper

Happy 2014 everyone! I hope you all had a lovely holiday however you celebrated it, and are feeling hopeful and inspired about the new year. We spent Christmas with my parents, in the Kansas town I grew up in, for the very last time. My folks are moving north at last, back across the border […]

paper plants

All of my houseplants go through a sort of trial by fire. Or trial by neglect, to be more accurate. If they can withstand my general gardening ignorance and sporadic-at-best attention, they get to stay. If not… well in that case there isn’t much of them left anyway, is there? It’s not that I dislike […]

Christmas Eve present wrapping

Merry almost Christmas! I’ve been crafting incessantly for the past three weeks, making gifts and getting ready for this, my favourite holiday. I’m frankly crafted out, and looking forward to simply watching people receive my creations for the next couple days. But of course the last step, after buying or making gifts, is to wrap […]