Home and Garden

Beeswax Candles

Little Hexagon Candles– Filtered beeswax with lemon tea and dried lemon, with lemon tea ‘confetti’ on the bottom layer– Filtered beeswax with alkanet pigment on bottom layer– Filtered beeswax– Half…

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Beeswax Candles

Just a nice soothing activity for a particularly stressful moment in time. Column Candles: – Beeswax with dried chocolate mint– Filtered beeswax with dried marigold and zinnea petals– Filtered bees…

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Lawn to Garden, Early Stages

Some process photos of the first few stages of front lawn-to garden-transition. There were already two beds in front of the house, and the two freestanding boxes when we moved…

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Indoor Sanctuary

So the plants just keep getting bigger and bigger, and the light they need keeps expanding. Our new house is close to the homes beside it, so the side windows…

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Sprouts and Sunrooms

Our sunroom is south facing, and none of the windows open. I scraped the sunroom, primed and repainted the frames, ceiling and walls to cover up some old water damage.…

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Scraping the Sunroom

I recently got new glasses. Not just frames, my prescription got a lot worse. Suddenly, the sunroom’s peeling paint became a lot more noticeable…. The sunroom was water damaged at…

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Mosaic Tile Island

A puzzle you make as you go along. And who doesn’t want to hit tiles with a hammer? The island originally had wood laminate with sheets of glass tiles epoxied…

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Basement Railing Weaving

I used up my stash of hand spun and/or natural dye yarn to cover this railing. While it’s fine, it doesn’t go with the style of the rest of the…

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Kitchen Fun

What to do with a quite beat up kitchen in a pandemic. Some fun paint and “shale” waterproof contact paper to update it for the time being, and something fun…

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Mordant Block Printing

I used to do really craft based work. Somewhere along the line I stopped working with fibre quite as much, and started using alternative materials. Mordant printing uses a thickener…

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Where Are My Lady Bugs?

Where are all my ladybugs? every summer I let my dill go to flower and allure all of the pretty red ladies to my flowers to lay their eggs. Their…

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Among the Marigolds

I bought African Marigolds this year by accident, but the happiest accident. I’m just trying to blend in and not make too many waves

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Growing Forms, Free Standing

Growing Forms Fuzzy and Prickly, Smooth and rough, soft and hard, air and earth. Cacti and plants living in pots with decorative yarn outsides, soft and prickly, smooth and fuzzy.…

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Growing Forms: Hanging

Growing Forms Fuzzy and Prickly, Smooth and rough, soft and hard, air and earth. Cacti living in textile and soil pods, watered through the permeable layer of crochet wool containing…

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An Emerging Green Thumb

When I was a kid, I loathed gardening. I grew up in a rural area of Prince Edward Island and my parents are really into maintaining their four big gardens…

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