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Summer’s Last Big Outdoor Project

Welcome All and Welcome Back… Today’s blog is a chronicle of our last big outdoor project for the Summer.  Our backyard is in three fairly small sections with the above picture showing the largest piece that runs parallel to our detached garage. When we first built our house 21 years ago, we planted a line… Continue reading Summer’s Last Big Outdoor Project

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Quarantined and Bored – Try This – Needlework (Really)!

Hello and welcome to all. I know almost everything involves Covid and its related problems these days, but I would like to shine a light on something worth considering:  Needlework. Are you finding yourself at home with nothing to do?  Maybe you’ve already watched every show available, ate far more food than you ever thought… Continue reading Quarantined and Bored – Try This – Needlework (Really)!

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Spirit House, Nature Shrine, Forest Meditation and a Chance to Unwind

Hi everyone – how are you doing?  These are such strange days that seem to be soaked through with fear and uncertainty.  Half of what we hear and read is in apparent direct opposition to the other half of what we hear and read.  It leaves us confused and floundering with a growing sense of… Continue reading Spirit House, Nature Shrine, Forest Meditation and a Chance to Unwind

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Sherlock Holmes Art Cubes, Home or Office Decor

Welcome – and I hope you’re having a great day! Today I’m going to show you how to make some fun desk or table top decor that features “The Worlds Greatest Detective” Sherlock Holmes.  Are you ready, because the game is afoot! I found this set of (art) blocks at a second hand store for… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes Art Cubes, Home or Office Decor

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DIY Mosaic Nine Drawer Chest – Part 3

Greetings and welcome to all. You’d think time wouldn’t fly so fast when you’re ‘stuck’ at home all day, everyday, but that’s just what’s happening to me.  I’m going to blame it on my husband – 1. Because he’s here all the time now and 2. It simply can’t be that I’m undisciplined and can’t… Continue reading DIY Mosaic Nine Drawer Chest – Part 3

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DIY Mosaic Nine Drawer Chest – Part 2

Good (Morning, Afternoon, Evening) Everyone. I’ve been getting quite a bit done on my Mosaic project in the last few days.  I love spending hours in my craft room and with the ‘stay home’ order in effect – I don’t even have to feel a bit guilty about it – talk about silver lining.  … Continue reading DIY Mosaic Nine Drawer Chest – Part 2

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DIY Mosaic Nine Drawer Chest – Part 1

Hello, and welcome to Old Raven Creates. Today I started a project that looks just like a mosaic that includes gritty textured grout and glazed ceramic tiles laid onto a flat surface…in this case a small 9 drawer chest. But the thing is – this isn’t real mosaic and those aren’t ceramic tiles – they’re… Continue reading DIY Mosaic Nine Drawer Chest – Part 1