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The satisfaction of homemade and ‘found’ pottery tools

You don’t see much whittling these days, but it used to be a major pastime. I tried my hand at it with my white, pearlized pocket knife. My brothers had jack knives and I bet they learned to whittle with … Continue reading

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Cold Porcelain and Pasta Francesa made from ingredients in your home

Yes, it is smooth. Yes, it is white. Yes, you can fashion things from it. But that is where the similarity ends, because cold porcelain isn’t mineral clay and cannot be fired. It is a modelling compound that you can … Continue reading

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Garden ornaments as a basis for a ceramic key hider

Recently, I locked myself out of the house. I had left with my husband, but returned alone. When I got home, I realized I hadn’t taken my keys. Our neighbor wasn’t home, so I couldn’t get our extra key from … Continue reading

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Our DIY greenhouse takes shape!

I’ve been posting about the little greenhouse we’re putting up to use as a season extender. We live in the shadow on the north side of a hill in a temperate rain forest. To date, there hasn’t been a long … Continue reading

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DIY Heated Bathroom Floor with Ceramic Tiles

The first time I experienced heated floors was in the mid-1980s, at the childhood home of my friend Meg. We lived in a city where winters got quite cold and it was sheer heaven to stand in their kitchen in … Continue reading

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