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Tips to make a papier-mache hot air balloon

Each year I surprise Mr.AP with a hand crafted gift for Christmas. Judging from his reaction, the way his eyes sparkle and become all moist when he opens them, I believe these are the ones he treasures the most. I've... Continue Reading →

How to become the perfect spy

I've recently read John Le Carré's book A Perfect Spy. It is a strange book. Maybe the word haunting is closer to the truth. After finishing I spent days trying to figure out what I thought about it. And to... Continue Reading →

Preparing the house for winter

Our bird feeder has been worse for ware for quite some time. I first took notice of this in winter when I was filling it up with sunflower seeds. Took a mental note to repair it, then nothing happened. Well,... Continue Reading →

One and a half mice

I've wanted to share this story with you for so(ooo) long. For six months to be precise. Yes, since Christmas. Now I don't know exactly what took me so long. I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately, and the... Continue Reading →

Making a coffee table… to go

I was going through some magazines and cutouts I have put aside for inspiration and I stumbled across this picture from the Holiday 2003 Crate and Barrel catalogue. I remember so vividly how I fell head over heels in love... Continue Reading →

Draw-and-try Hive

If you have been an avid reader of this blog it will not come as a surprise that Mr.AP and I LOVE board games. We love playing together, with friends, at cons, with our regular player group. We have played... Continue Reading →

DIY cake springform (for raw cakes)

Recipes will many times call for a very specific sized cake springform. And size does matter! If you would pour the batter into a larger form the cake will be as high as a pancake. Or the form will not... Continue Reading →

Update – The traveling sock monkey

I frequently get comments, complements on my works. Be it you, my dear reader, or a person who is invited to our home, or Mr.AP's colleagues who will spot this and that during a video conference on a home office... Continue Reading →

Sock monkey – The big brother

About 2,5 years ago I made this sock monkey for my nephew. At the time it seemed like it will be just a gift. However, there was a spark, a deep falling in love, and ever since then an incredibly... Continue Reading →

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