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Vintage Postal Wall Art

I enjoyed this week! No huge deadlines loomed, stores were stocked and online orders were do-able. So, naturally, my thoughts could turn, happily, to other projects. Now, my mom is a miniaturist and my dad built model airplanes and trains (like the one that went around his desk):But I seem to have gone the other… Continue reading Vintage Postal Wall Art

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Mod Podge Ultra Gloss

Aaaaand we're back with week two of trying out the new Mod Podge Ultra. This time around things get shiny! So, quick refresher: Mod Podge Ultra is a new sprayable Mod Podge that works as a strong adhesive (see last weeks post) as well as a sealer that eliminates brush strokes. Public Service Announcement: I've… Continue reading Mod Podge Ultra Gloss

Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tips and Resources, Uncategorized

Mod Podge Ultra and the Tucson Festival of Books (no relation)

The folks at Plaid sent me their new Mod Podge Ultra a few weeks ago I was eager to try it out but couldn't get to it till this week. Mod Podge Ultra is a new spray-on version of Mod Podge that can be used on wood, metal or fabric.  As you can see it… Continue reading Mod Podge Ultra and the Tucson Festival of Books (no relation)

Vintage Library Card Due Date Wood Tray
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A Busy Couple of Weeks

Having clawed my way to the very pinnacle of the "He Glues Stuff to Wood" industry I find that I can go for several weeks doing nothing but, well.... gluing stuff to wood which is what I've been doing exclusively of late. You see, over Christmas I was approached by a totally charming couple who… Continue reading A Busy Couple of Weeks

Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, storage and organization, Tips and Resources, Tutorials

Valentines Day Project: Vintage Baseball Ticket Shelf

Historically I have not, as they say, rocked Valentines Day. As is my nature I would either have the PERFECT idea or no idea at all.  Boom and Bust. As a crafter I've also kind of skipped Valentines figuring that nothing I made really fit the theme (Valentines coasters?  Seems sorta too specific). But it… Continue reading Valentines Day Project: Vintage Baseball Ticket Shelf

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It’s (already?) Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

I'm not a big fan of the whole "rushing the holidays" phenomenon. It somehow felt like Halloween was over around the 25th.  The displays were down, everything was on "huge reduction" sales etc. I had to keep reminding myself that Halloween hadn't actually happened yet. Having said that.... Please join me as I add to… Continue reading It’s (already?) Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Vintage Halloween Decor Idea
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Thrift Store Frame Halloween Decoration

Alternate titles for this post that were considered: Bat’s Incredible (too conceited) Bat’s Not All Folks! Bat-tle of ideas! Bat’l Do Pig My Belfry is Empty Bat-tastrophe (in case things went sideways) OK, it’s crazy hot in Los Angeles again and it’s messing with my inner rhythms which are clearly telling me I want to… Continue reading Thrift Store Frame Halloween Decoration