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Going back to School: Silk Screening 101

I have always wanted to try screen printing, but never found the time to teach myself. This winter I signed up for a class with a friend. The thinking was it would force me to set aside the 3 hours a week so I could focus on it. I haven’t quite finished the class yet, but here are some of the projects I have finished to date.

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Light in the Summer Night | DIY Recycled Candles

I am burning mosquito repellent candles like nobody’s business in my backyard heaven but was getting annoyed by having to throw out all the half-finished candles. Because of the way candles burn, you just always seem left with no wick or a drowned wick and 1/3 of the wax left in a sorry, twisted shape. I decided to recycle it all and make new candles and was surprised how dead simple the process is.

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Pressed Wildflowers

We’re fortunate to spend many weekends out of the city, and lately I’ve been swooning over the gorgeous wildflowers growing up along the side of the quiet country roads. On a recent walk, my daughter and I gathered some especially beautiful samples to press and save.

By: Jessica  Read more

Trailer Reno | Nightstand make-over

Having completed the trailer bathroom, it was time to tackle the bedroom. I was determined to use the brand new, but uuuuuugly nightstands. It is amazing what can be done with a vision, some paint, a vintage handle and a box of old wooden shims (see also my sidetable post using the same old shims). Looking at the before and after shots I am pleased…

By: Liesbeth Read more