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Marie Antoinette Cotton Candy Wig – My Very First Grown-up Halloween

I’ve been super-busy, which is why I haven’t posted in about a month.  Work at Castle in the Air has been a ton of fun, but we have been gearing up for the holiday season, and nobody does the holidays like Castle! For today I thought I’d share with you what I did for Halloween.  […]

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Anthropologie Inspired Holiday Wreath, Part 2

Last year I shared with you my knockoff of a wreath that was originally sold at Anthropologie.  (You can read it here).  It featured oak leaves, acorns, and an owl. Well I decided to make another one for my best friend, Li, because the wreath featured an owl, and the animal Li identifies with is […]

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Handmade Cat Ornament for a Friend

  As much as I love craft magazines, for whatever reason, I don’t think I have ever made anything I saw in a magazine.  Recently, however, I purchased this year’s Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts because it featured an ornament I wanted to make. I love this ornament because it has a sweet, vintage feel […]

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Christmas Nativity Shadow Box

Ever since I made my angels shadow box last year – read about it here – I had been contemplating making another one, using images from the same book that inspired my first shadow box. I had found an illustration of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus in a manger that I thought would be perfect […]

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Anthropologie Inspired Holiday Wreath

Last year my girlfriend and hairdresser, Eva, told me about a holiday wreath she had seen at Anthropologie that she had wanted to get, but ended up not purchasing.  It was made out of white felt oak leaves with a little owl and a couple of felted acorns.  Out of curiosity, I found photos of […]

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One Last Christmas Craft and Musings About Crafting in Three Dimensional Space

Happy New Year, everyone! Okay, can you stand one last Christmas craft post?  I know it’s New Year’s, but I had to sneak in one last Christmas-related post. For my Christmas/birthday, one of my girlfriends, Geri, gave me a Vosges Library of Chocolates with small, individually wrapped candy bars that came in a box – […]

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Nutcracker Sweets Theater Class

I recently took another intensive, two-day class at Castle in the Air with John McRae and Ulla Milbrath. This time it was for their Nutcracker Sweets theater class, in which we created a wonderland of all kinds of candies and sweet treats for the Mouse King and Sugar Plum Fairy. The first day started with […]

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