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Earth Day

Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)



As I dash off to my morning workshop, here's something I did last night and will present to each of our workshop participants - a soy wax candle in discarded vintage patisserie moulds. These moulds are really tiny - less than 1/2 inch high, but because of the wax I used and the wick (low smoke, cotton soy waxed), it actually goes for over 6 hours! Pretty good, for a little thing -...

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Earth Day Recycling Fun

Posted on April 21, 2017 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

If you think the whole of idea of recycling is too much work and no fun, you may want to think again. Take a lesson from kids, for example. When my daughter was little, she often preferred the box that her gift came in to the gift itself. Something we should all consider because it's often the little things actually make the difference and each one of us can at least consider that one little thing we can do each day and even have a little fun in the process.

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Earth Day Workshops April 22nd

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

This Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day and I hope that you will be participating in your own communities as I am sure there are loads of events planned. Volunteer and lend a hand to get people motivated to participate. Leave the car at home and starting to make walking, cycling, roller blading, skateboarding, whatever, your commitment - not for just this day but every day. It's not only good for the environment but good for you too. 

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Happy Easter

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)



I found a copy of Douglas Gayeton's book, https://www.amazon.ca/Slow-Life-Tuscan-Douglas-Gayeton/dp/1599620723" target="_blank">Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town, at a local church charity shop and just love it - the photographs and the story behind them. I think the cover (I removed the dust jacket) is an appropriate image for Easter. As symbols, eggs have many mean...

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Take it from your Tool Kit - Upcycling Old Tools

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)



A while ago, I joined the Ottawa Tool Library where you can borrow a tool just like you would a book at a traditional library. If you’re in the need of a tool for, say, a DIY, gardening, cooking, or small repair project, instead of buying it and never using it again, you borrow it. So why buy, when you can bor...

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Workshop News and What's Going On ...

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)



My Paper Bead workshop went well despite the weather - heavy freezing rain but people showed up and we had a great time making beads. Some of the participant went home wearing their work!


I just opened an instagram account and have become addicted (well, almost). Why not see what I'm up to at my new 

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