Hello, Hi, Howdy and Welcome! I’m almost dizzy from how fast the days are whizzing past. My shop, Old Raven on Etsy, has been very nicely busy even though traditionally this is my slow time of the year. At least the pandemic has one or two upsides to go along with its massive, overwhelming down… Continue reading Know Any Good (Bird) Divorce Lawyers?
Welcome. Today I thought I would give you a tour of my backyard. If you’ve been following my blog you know that I do altered art and mixed media pieces that I sell in my Etsy shop Old Raven. My “quirky” style does seem to carry over into all areas of my decorating life, let… Continue reading My Backyard Garden Tour
Hi everybody. Just hopping on for a real quick link to a post I found today. How To Make A Face Mask I found this link on Etsy’s Forums today. My husband made a couple of these masks while I was working in my craft room. He thought they were very easy to make. I… Continue reading DIY No Sew Face Mask
Greetings to one and all. I hope this second day of April – yay Spring! – finds you happy and healthy. I’ve been working steadily on my Mosaic Chest and will have a Part 2 post up shortly, but the sun broke through the clouds for an hour or so yesterday and Rock and I… Continue reading Dog Walk Turns Into Trash Day
Just a quick post…I had to share the fact that we here in Boise, Idaho just had 6.5 earthquake! Whew. Hubby and I were relaxing in our recliners watching TV when for a split second I wondered that our rather new recliner loveseat came with a massage setting that I didn’t know about? Ha Ha.… Continue reading Wow – What a Day!
Hello everyone. Like everyone else, my husband and I are ‘sheltering in place’ – we haven’t gone to full quarantine here in Boise, yet. But one thing that became immediately apparent across the country is the lack of toilet paper. This sounds a little comic on the surface but of course, it’s pretty serious if… Continue reading The Bidet – It’s Not Just For Europe Anymore
Welcome! Today, I’ve listed in my Etsy shop Old Raven a lovely Antique find … an Antique glass inkwell. This style was popular from the late 1800’s thru the early 1900’s. It’s called a Safety Inkwell because even if you knock it over – it’s not going to spill ink everywhere. This was an ingenious… Continue reading Antique Domed Funnel Top Inkwell
A few blogs back I mentioned I was working on a project featuring an Antique Toy Ship. I have to admit, this project started out slow and then stopped completely for a while. Let me explain: I was surfing through the Antiques section of my local Craigslist and saw a picture of an amazing toy… Continue reading My Version of an Antique Toy Ship (and how I discovered a cool way to make miniature wrought iron fencing)
Happy weekend to one and all. Today I have something really unusual newly listed in my shop Old Raven on Etsy. This is an accounting ledger by The Greenwood Company out of Chicago. This book is a very large hardbound with brass screws to allow the covers to be removed and new or used pages… Continue reading 1932 Greenwood Bookkeeping Ledger – UNUSED!