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Family Night Out

Hannah, Paul and I took a break from the hustle and bustle of life and attend a local paint and sip event. None of us have much experience with painting … Continue reading

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Downeast Thunder Farm Fox on Wood

Browsing through a craft show yesterday, I spied a display with holiday decorations created from wood discs with wood burned designs. Last year, I cut discs from a downed birch … Continue reading

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My Custom Wrought Iron Pot Rack

Last spring, I showed Paul a picture of a wrought iron pot rack I saw on Pinterest. Granny Gadget gave me a wonderful set of pans that have a copper-type … Continue reading

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Block Print Owl

I just finished taking a class on Linoleum Block/Stamp Making at the Women’s Health Resource Library.  Over the course of two nights, we learned how to carve linoleum block and … Continue reading

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A Favorite View Revisited

collage

This morning, I played hooky. Rather than plugging away at my work to-do list, I took a class on paper collage with a local artist. Tearing and gluing  paper was … Continue reading

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Heirloom Reinvented

I have this leather-topped writing desk built by the Maddox Table Co. of Jamestown, NY. It was my grandmother’s desk, a piece that came from the furniture store my grandparents … Continue reading

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Christmas Critter Tree

Christmas Critter Tree

I was feeling a little down when my Christmas gifts to my folks weren’t delivered in Pennsylvania when they were supposed to. And of course, I couldn’t find my receipt … Continue reading

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Paul’s Christmas Dove Wreath

This past weekend, while I was busy sewing felt birds for my Maine Backyard Bird Tree and my Owl Wish You a Merry Christmas Wreath, Paul was working on a … Continue reading

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Maine Backyard Bird Christmas Tree

I’ve run out of time to make birds! The WHRL’s Christmas Tree Festival is tomorrow evening and I’ve finished my tree with only 14 birds. I’d hoped to do more, … Continue reading

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“Owl” Wish You a Merry Christmas Wreath

“Owl” Wish You a Merry Christmas is the theme for this wreath I created for the WHRL’s Christmas Tree Festival and Auction. It started with a bare balsam wreath. I … Continue reading

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Mud Room Makeover

The mudroom makeover started in September with these feedbag recycle bags hanging in the mudroom. They replaced the overflowing plastic buckets that used to take up floor space. The “honey-do” … Continue reading

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Incredible Edible Milbridge Mobile Veggie Cart

Paul spent the better part of August building this veggie-mobile for Incredible Edible Milbridge (IEM), a project of the Women’s Health Resource Library where I work part-time. Incredible Edible Milbridge … Continue reading

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A Squirrel to Tea

tea cup bird feeder

I have a number of china tea cups acquired throughout the years – the where, when and why mostly forgotten. They’ve been stashed in a box in the guest room … Continue reading

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Downeast Thunder Farm Owl Pillow Project

For some time I’ve been searching for fabric to make sofa pillows. Finding a pattern I like that has the right colors? – robin egg blue, brown, green and a … Continue reading

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Downeast Thunder Farm Birds in Paper

Jean at?Bluebirds Living in the Meadow has taken my bluebird pattern and made a? fabulous paper ornament. She cut the pattern pieces out of gelli printed paper rather than felt. … Continue reading

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My Dinky-Bird Feeder

downeast thunder farm birdfeeder

The other day I visited with a friend who has a series of bird feeders on the trees in the front yard. Essentially wooden boxes nailed about chest height, she … Continue reading

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A Gift For the Birds

The past few years I’ve baked goodies for friends and neighbors at Christmas time. The fact is, I’m not an awesome baker. That truth, combined with a hectic schedule in … Continue reading

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Milling Our Own Lumber

making a cut with the portable sawmill

“Assemble the Portable Sawmill” has been on Paul’s to do list since parts for the mill were delivered seven years ago. The time and motivation were finally right for him … Continue reading

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Woven Potato Basket

30 inch high potato basket

Not long ago, I saw a picture of large woven baskets sitting among raised beds in a garden. They looked so neat, that I thought I’d try make one for potatoes. Truth … Continue reading

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An Afternoon with Harry Potter Monopoly

Harry Potter Monopoly

The last day of 2011 found my family gathered around the table playing Harry Potter Monopoly. New Year’s Eve afternoon is typically game day served up with popcorn and appetizers. … Continue reading

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