Monthly Archives: July 2011

Make a rollaway nest box

Step one: Obtain one of these boxes. Dog optional. Step Two: Make a sketchy plan on some scrap paper. I did mine kind of fancy and involved-like. You don’t have to go to so much effort.   Step Three: Try to … Continue reading

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Moving Day Approaches! Uncertainly!

I found my house. My house found me. Love at first sight! We’re very happy together… Well, we will be when I finally get there.  I take possession on Tuesday, just a few days away, and I was planning to load … Continue reading

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Dog Toys from old Ties

Today I made a dog toy from some old ties. I have had the ties in my fabric stash for a very long time, because i couldn’t think of anything to do with them (that didn’t involve, you know, actual … Continue reading

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Being Frugal

When I was younger I used to help my friends and aquaintances out by constantly offering practical lowcost solutions to their many problems, adding “It’s frugal AND environmentally friendly!” after each wonderful suggestion. I am still keen on things that are … Continue reading

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And a soap-chunk was born

The thing about soap is that it’s lazy. Plain old lazy. You can ask it over and again to put the ingredients together and create itself but it’s so contrary, It Just Won’t. And it’s so easy too! A little oil, some … Continue reading

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Wherefore art thou?

I am looking for a house. A house is looking for me. One of these days we will bump into each other and say, with surprised eyebrows, “Oh! There you are! I’ve been looking all over!” and a marvelous friendship … Continue reading

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