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Little mouse on a boat

Each year I try to make something really special for my husband for Christmas. I've painted for him these last two years (see the posts here and here), so I thought I'd do something different this time around. That's when... Continue Reading →

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Birdhouse update – Roof damage

The mornings are crisp. Fallen leaves are rustling under my feet and the air smells of rotting, decomposing nature. As the bottom of the sky reddens with the sunset I draw the curtains, snuggle up to a good cup of... Continue Reading →

Seasons greetings and a bear hug

Last Christmas was the first in many years when we sent greeting cards to our friends and family. It was a mixture of the postal service not working properly, me taking an offense at them and generally being too stubborn... Continue Reading →

Christmas gift ideas – for the reader

As I was finishing the little vest for my Tabaki Jackal challenge I kept thinking (and thinking) about the book that inspired it all, Mariam Petrosyan’s The House, in Which… I'm a pretty fast reader, but this one kept me... Continue Reading →

The Tabaki Jackal challenge

In the last couple of weeks my contribution on this blog has been sporadic. As I said it once, I'll say it again: it is my friend K's fault! Mariam Petrosyan’s book, The House, in Which… which K gave me... Continue Reading →

Beets me!

I admit, last year I went a teeeny bit crazy with my love for pumpkin. In case you missed it here is the post. (But then don't tell me I didn't warn you!) I blame it on .... oh jeez,... Continue Reading →

A guarded whisper

I don't know about you, but when I look at an artwork that depicts people I always have this eerie feeling that the person in the painting will come to life. I have this vision of the figure turning around,... Continue Reading →

Endgame

When I started thinking about the card game for my husband's birthday, I knew I'd wanted to make a special box for it. For one, because both of us love beautiful boxes (something in our gene pools) but most importantly... Continue Reading →

The game is on

My husband's favorite gifts are those I make for him. From picture-books of our vacations to paintings of harbors we could (should) one day visit, these are the things that really move him. So for his birthday this year I... Continue Reading →

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