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Fresh from the Furnace: Glassblowing

I wrote last week about our recent adventure into the exciting new world of glassblowing. This past Saturday, the Indoor Cat and I took a trip down to retrieve the finished pieces. 490 more words

Miscellaneous Crafts

1,250 Degrees Fahrenheit

Glass, when heated to that temperature will have the consistency of taffy and is in the prime state to be shaped into anything, from a paperweight to a large delicate bowl. 303 more words

Miscellaneous Crafts

Happy First Day of Fall!

‘Tis the season of pumpkin everything!

There are indeed pumpkins on our fall-themed cup!

Also lots of fall leaves in red and two shades of orange! 410 more words

Russian Tortoise

Paper Napkin Easter Eggs

Happy Easter!

Paper napkin eggs are easy peasy to make. Kirby demonstrates how:

First, gather your eggs.

Make sure you check for cracks: An already cracked eggshell is more likely to shatter when handled! 1,170 more words

Russian Tortoise

The Very First May the Fourth be with You Party (DIY Death Star Bowls)

We had our very first May the Fourth be with You Party in 2011.  Yup,  that was way before “May the Fourth be with You” was even a thing.   429 more words

Star Wars

DIY R2-D2 Chalkboard Sign

After several years of not being able to “stay on target ” as it were, Jedi Master Heidi decided we needed a sign that listed the activities of our May the Fourth be with You Party.   375 more words

Star Wars

FO: Pineapple and Cactus

Back in October my best friend packed herself up and made a move half way across the country. Lucky for the both of us, The Giant and I were able to take a really short, but amazingly fun trip out there within her first month. 255 more words

Cross Stitch