Category Archives: Creative

What Does Enough Look Like?

The Car Guy retired permanently a few years ago. He thought we’d have enough money and he knew his body and brain were no longer interested in the work routine.  I sort of retired when he did, though my career as a stay-at-home domestic ‘manager’, wasn’t one I could just walk away from. (Well, I […]
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Christmas Tangle 2019 – Red Berry Tree

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. From Margy and The Car Guy […]
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Book Fold Angel – Decorated

The Book Fold Angel is finished. I added curly paper hair, a halo, and a ribbon around the neck. How to Make the Curly Hair I used two book pages to make the hair. I trimmed the margins off of the top, bottom and one side of the page, and left a small margin on […]
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Literary Origami – Folded Book Angel

This is one of the easiest Book Fold Projects I’ve found so far. If you would like to try it, the instructions are below. (Be sure to read the Book Folding 101 post first if you have never folded a book.) 1.  The book – mine was almost 180 pages long (90 leaves). If your […]
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Literary Origami – Book Folding 101

I wanted to show you how to make a Folded Book Angel – but there are a few things you might want to know before you try this: 1. There are no hard and fast rules for Book Folding! It is kind of a free-form craft. There are a few techniques, however, that make it […]
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Book Folding – Literary Origami

Do you fold down a corner of a book page (dog-ear) to mark you place? I can’t bring myself to do that – maybe because I have so many cool book marks! Or maybe it is just a lifelong habit – I suppose a hold over from a time when books were less available and […]
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Christmas Tangle 2018

May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve. – Author Unknown – May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. From Margy and The Car Guy All my favourite holiday Quotations: Christmas Quotations Previous Christmas Tangle Posts: 2017, 2016, […]
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Wonkey Weaving Gourd Baskets

I’ve taken three Gourd Art classes from a talented artist,  Margaret Sullivan of Rio Verde, Arizona.  In two of the classes we used very large gourds that we stained with leather dyes before we launched into the time consuming technique called ‘Wonkey Weaving’. The bare bones of the weaving is done with reeds soaked in […]
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Great Horned Owl Update

We haven’t seen the Great Horned Owl Family very often this past month, but I now have a permanent set of Owlet triplets to remind me of how special it was to watch the Owls. I crocheted my own owls from a pattern at Jacquie’s Website. Jacquie says “If you are proficient at crochet you […]
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Christmas Tangle 2017 – A Star

Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, Have this wish I wish tonight. – Author Unknown – May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. From Margy and The Car Guy All my favourite holiday […]
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