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skeleton head treat boxes

When craft and hobby stores start displaying holiday decorations three months out of season (grrrr), it becomes particularly satisfying to ignore them and make one’s own festive decor using stuff already on hand around the house. Especially if you’re using craft supplies from other¬†holidays. I’ll definitely be stocking up on cheap plastic Easter eggs this […]

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creative uses for pinback buttons… and all about PAX!

First off, I apologize for not putting up a post last Friday. I was in Seattle, busily depriving myself of sleep and being surrounded by 90,000 or so amazing people. It was awesome. My lack of posting was less than awesome, but let’s remember my double post of the previous week and move along, forgiving […]

lined dice bags – for all your polyhedral needs

PAX is coming, PAX is coming! The Penny Arcade Expo, that massive convention of video game goodness and fellowship, begins next Friday, and it’s time to prepare. There’s tons of advice out there about how to survive a convention, the most common salient points being things like: shower daily, wear comfortable shoes, carry hand sanitizer […]

toilet paper tube dolls

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about old craft projects I rediscovered while moving, and one of those projects involved dolls and figures made out of empty toilet paper tubes. This follow-up post comes to you at the request of Jenn, to provide some details and ideas on just how to put one […]

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 […]

open-ended paper heart box

Ah, Valentines’ Day. The 24-hour span responsible for the greatest number of breakups in the year. A day that drips with soggy Hallmark declarations, bursts with the emotion of panicked last-minute lovers in flower shops, rings with the voices of a million untrustworthy women saying, “No, no, you don’t need to get me anything.” A […]

envelope book

When I was in elementary school I refused to wear skirts. This was for two reasons: 1) I couldn’t hang upside down from the monkey bars in skirts and 2) they never had pockets. To this day, the lack of pockets in women’s clothing annoys me. Oh, I know the reasons for it, but a […]