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Book Folding – the Letter ‘M’ and Fringe Flowers

The Marvelous letter ‘M’ at work: My mother makes a mouthwatering mincemeat muffin. Most monsters make messes. Many merry maids milked many moody milk cows. How many ‘M’s can you use in one sentence? Directions: Height of book: 9 inches Number of pages used: 234 Pages (117 leaves) First 12 folds:   1.5 inches from […]
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Red Hatters At the Berry Farm

This is my latest crochet Scrumble – I call it Red Hat Ladies at the Berry Farm. The project started off with a few red yarns. That got boring real fast. So I went shopping – but all the red yarns were fairly close in colour to the yarns I already had. Time to rethink […]
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As the Month Unfolded – I Folded

We’re at the Bland Beige House in Arizona now. The weather here has been much better than Alberta – where the temperatures turned brutally cold soon after we headed south. I haven’t been feeling at my best for a few months – interesting how life can throw you a medical curve ball and recovery takes […]
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Literary Origami – Book Folding 202 – A Paw Print

The following is my attempt to further explain Book Folding. I say attempt, because writing instructions is actually quite difficult. I have a new found appreciation for people who write manuals… The Basics of Book Folding are covered in this post: Book Folding 101. Here is a video that will help you visualize what I […]
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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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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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Line Riders – Blue Danube

DoodleChaos has a new Line Riders upload on YouTube. Be sure to watch to the very end – best chuckle of the day! The DoodleChaos artist, Mark Robbins, draws with Line Rider, an online application that allows you to make videos by drawing lines on which, Bosh, a little person on a sleigh, slides along […]
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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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