DIY: Quick Printable Catnip Kicking Bag

This month’s DIY Challenge theme is Cats, so send in all your favorite kitty projects for the round-up at the end of the month. Visit the challenge page for more information, and use the handy-dandy form to upload your project photos. We can’t wait to see what you’ve made! Quick note to those of you who tend… 

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DIY: Patio Friendly Pile-Up Cushions filled with Styrofoam Peanuts

The weather was nice for a few days in April, uncharacteristically, and began the countdown to the Pacific Northwest Summer. Ahhh; the handful of blissful weeks that makes you fall in love with the trees again, and wipes the memory of the last 8 gray months. Safety Husband and I have been trying to be… 

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SHOW+TELL: A Look at the Letterpress

With the weather turning gloomy it’s becoming less practical (and pleasant) to work outside, but I have had more chances to work more with my lovely letterpress. It dawned on me (while I was listening to the clunking and whirring of the machine) that I haven’t ever shared my adventures with this 126-year-old guy, even… 

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DIY: Convertible Harvest Apron / Produce Bag

There’re still a million and a half things to do around here, but the garden has been calling. (Literally. The robins are LOUD.) More often than not I find myself walking around with a hose and eating vegetables right off the plants like an animal; but the harvests are getting to be too big for me to… 

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TOOLBOX: Water Color Masking Fluid

I love playing with watercolors, I’m going to admit that right now. I love the way the colors run together, the little blotches of pigment, and basically everything else about it. I’m not a watercolor expert, which means that whenever the paint does something unexpected I have the giddy feeling that I just discovered something… 

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TOOLBOX: Watercolor Basic Supplies & Techniques

Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums and since we are exploring this theme all month with our DIY Challenge, I thought I’d put together an introductory post for anyone interested in trying watercolor for the first time. Paper There are three different types of watercolor paper available: hot press, cold press and rough. Cold… 

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