My hubby and I recently decided that it was time to replace our old barbecue. Once that decision was made, and since my guy is the King of research, all I had to do was sit back and see what the final choices would be. A Traeger Pellet Grill was the winner. Now Traeger is… Continue reading Who Knew That Was In There?
Hi everyone – I have a special post for you today. Reuse, recycle, upcycle, reprocess, reclaim, re-purpose, remake, remodel, upcycle, new use, salvage, economic sustainability, convert, transform, regenerate, fabricate, re-manufacture – and the list goes on. Now apply those words to arts and crafts. Today’s world is swollen with options, a place where there are… Continue reading The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!
Hey everybody, we’re in the home stretch for the Alchemist Compass project. At the end of Part 3, I just finished ‘altering’ the compass. I might go back and add a layer of clear coat over the grid paper and jewels as I’ve done on other compass projects. We’ll see. I want to keep the… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 4
Hey everybody – YEAH – Spring gave us a little teaser this weekend here in Boise, Idaho and boy did it feel GREAT! I took it as a personal reward for completing a project I’ve been working on – a nib organizer. Over the last few years, I’ve been slowly getting into calligraphy, you know,… Continue reading Dip Pen, Nib Storage and Organizer
“Found Object” and “Upcycle”, ahhhh, words dear to my heart. I’m constantly tuned towards the potential of discovering the ‘found object’ that will be a treasured addition to my art supplies. Case in point: on a recent dog walk I found a jumble of old wire. Old wire, and that’s wire that’s been outside for… Continue reading Rusty Wire Upcycle – Spring Wreath
Bear with me, I promise I’ll get to the Mod Podge business shortly, but first a little update. Been a little crazy here in camp Old Raven. As my sales continue to rise in my online Etsy shop I’ve been trying to cram in more supplies so I can make more goodies but the… Continue reading About Mod Podge…
Upcycle, recycle, repurpose, reinvent, whatever word works for you, I think it’s great when somebody takes an object that would normally wind up in the trash and gives it a new life. Case in point – the humble mint tin. You know, like Altoids, Yorks, Breez or Newman’s Own, etc. there are many manufacturers and… Continue reading Mint Tin Shrines