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Xmas Wrap-Up

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Hi! Welcome back. It’s been a week of cookies and booze and holiday stress cheer. I’ve been in Massachusetts and Vermont visiting family and now I’m back in my cozy apartment with my cats and it’s nice to be home.

As always, the holiday was awash with presents. I got lots of goodies and gave a few, too. I carefully unwrapped gifts this year so as to keep the wrapping paper and ribbon in reusable condition (as seen above). Now it’s just a matter of remembering that this bag of wrapping paper is in my closet when it’s time to give again next year. I’m sure that it will come in handy for birthdays and whatnot over the next few months, too.

Most of the paper that I wrapped gifts in this year won’t be saved because it was already reused. I used magazine pages and ads and grocery bags this year, and it came out pretty good, see: (more…)

December 30, 2007 at 11:16 pm 1 comment

Junk for Christmas

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I think that a lot of us are probably uncomfortable with the idea of giving people junk for Christmas (or Christmakah or Festivus or whatever you celebrate). So here’s a simple crafty and relatively inexpensive way to make some junky gifts this year that everyone will love and you will be proud to give. (more…)

December 10, 2007 at 5:30 pm 3 comments

Mini Greenhouse!

This past weekend I finally got around to building my mini greenhouse, and I must say I’m pretty proud of it. All of the materials I used were scrap, either scavenged from my home and neighborhood or purchased from this really amazing store called Build it Green¬†located in beautiful Astoria Queens:
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November 14, 2007 at 5:46 pm 1 comment

Crafts for Cats

I don’t know about your cats, but my little ones just LOVE doing crafts. Finger painting, knitting, making little cabins out of popsicle sticks, you name it – they’ve tried it!

And I’ve got a great project that your kitties are sure to enjoy. It’s called the catnip birdie:
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This is a fun one that my youngest, Denzel, and I invented over the weekend. (more…)

October 15, 2007 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment


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