Saturday, March 8, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
With one set of workshops over and done with, I'm in the process of creating a whole new set. Yeah, it was fun but this time I'm getting a bit more serious. Because of the way my brain is wired, it's hard for me to focus on just one thing but this time 'round, I'm doing to try and do just that. Ha! Let's see if I can succeed.
Listen (and I did) - I'm going to have at least one Folded Book workshop because people asked for it but the one that I'll be pushing is my Wanna Start Something workshops. I'll be showing folks how to make a little dough from what's inside their recycling bin. Intrigued? You'll have to take the workshop!
Stay tuned for more.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Well, only one workshop left to do and I start on my next set. But this time the new workshops will be a little different. I'll be posting more later when I have completed my plans. Meanwhile, I had a blast at my kid's Potting Up workshop where we melded introduction to gardening with recycling. Hey - I had all those milk jugs just sitting in my recycling bin and looking so forlorn. Why not reuse them? Hence, my workshop. By the way, we used almost the entire jug with only a few scraps of plastic left to recycle. Find out more here.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Well, my workshops are over and I have a little time for dreaming and planning before my next set starts. I visited Ikea for my monthly fix and found this delightful picnic setting. That sandwich really got to me and I had to pause for a snack...
Anyway, I'm back and found that you CAN actually buy the thermos and picnic box here at Ottawa's Ikea - if you're willing to make the trek to the store!! Ha!
Another Ikea moment - I actually once had a table like this one and used it for potting up my plants. It was in the sunniest corner of my porch and I spent many a happy morning or afternoon mucking about. Miss it. You can get too attached to things - but consider this, how faithful these are - available at a second's notice, never complain about being neglected, require no maintenance. How many boyfriends have you got that are like this??
Oh, wait - it's a fireplace mantel not a table. Oh, well, everything I said above is true.
Something to think on, no?
Friday, February 14, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Here's an easy to do Valentine gift that takes only minutes to make. It's posted on my Recycle, eh blog. You don't have to use candy - little trinkets (ooh - jewelry, diamonds, pearls!) Oh, forgot this is for the kiddies to make - how about a single perfect chocolate or a sweet message. You'll be surprised how easy it is to put together. Aren't the little tags sweet - guess what these are made from!!
Sunday, February 9, 2014
While rushing off yesterday to go to the crafts fair at Knox Presbyterian church, I noticed the notice board in front of St. John the Evangelist church near my home. It made me chuckle and, of course, I couldn't resist taking a photo.