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Felted wool sweaters to puppy

It was my nephew’s second birthday in May and I wanted to sew him something. The public library has a lot of great sewing books– including… 221 more words

Sew

Reflections and Repairs

I love all sorts of mirrors. There is the enormous (sadly, recently smashed) Mafia Mirror with its smugglers cavity, which Gill kindly picked up for me from the… 553 more words

Relocation To France

Some Products aren’t Green; but worth trying

We know we are a problem to the environment. We have made whatever we can and did our best to put an end to the pretty looking environment. 339 more words

Sustainability

The Big Debate - Porridge v Peelaway

Following on from Porridgey Looks and Paint Removal

As I was paying for the cute (and kitsch) framed picture above, I noticed a dear little nicely foxed mirror that was filthy and absolutely lavished with paint – the ideal candidate for the porridge test? 814 more words

Relocation To France

DIY Hanging Bud Vase

Oh hi, blog land! It’s been, uhhh, six-ish months since I’ve posted anything here… Which, well, sucks. I’m still here, you guys, and I still want to do this diy blog life thing. 781 more words

Home Decor

Vide Grenier Virgin

A friend has told me of a vide grenier in the next village, only about 4km away. I have only been to one so far, so I bind up my ankle, slip on my trainers and walk along the river. 740 more words

Relocation To France

Vintage Hangers: DIY upcycles and uses

(Post originally written for the Metrolina Restore Blog 3/23/16…)

One of my accidental vintage collections is vintage hangers. This is a genre of vintage that I’m not event sure I knew existed until I started running into them at… 198 more words

Midcentury