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DwellWellNW archive for Jan. 1, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 2010

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2010

MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010

MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

A simple, natural garland. (Maggie Bullock)

12 Days of Holiday Crafts, Day 2: Pinecone Garland 

The 2nd Day of Holiday Crafts brings natural decorating with pinecones and rosehips. This garland is simple to make and provides plenty of interest and texture to your decorating.You will need:pineconesrosehips (cranberries would be a good substitute)clear monofilament or fishing linea needleThread the needle with…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

Art, Crafts, and a Giveaway! 

Tomorrow is the last First Friday of the year. Galleries, restaurants, wineries, and gift shops all over Spokane are open into the evening (most until 9 p.m.). I plan on counteracting the cold and drizzle by ducking into galleries, shopping local businesses for gifts, and…

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MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010

 (Maggie Bullock / Maggie Bullock)

Giving Thanks 

My dad has a small piece of land on which he raises chickens (pets that lay eggs and have names) and a few dozen heritage-breed turkeys (birds that become dinner and remain UNnamed). (Many of dad’s turkeys are actually hatched and raised by his Bantam…

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010

'Tis Almost the Season! 

This week I’ve had to hold my tongue a bit as I’ve heard people mention the dread of promised snow in Spokane. I (not so secretly anymore) love snow, especially the first honest-to-goodness snow of the season. Big snowflakes falling from the sky make me…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

 (Maggie Bullock)

Thanksgiving Table Decorations 

I recently scoured parks for fallen acorns and renewed the lives of decorative pumpkins leftover from Halloween to create place card decorations for Thanksgiving. This is a very easy project that can even be done with kids!If you don't need place cards on your table,…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2010

Upcoming Craft Events 

My calendar is full of notes about upcoming craft events in Spokane. It’s time to make lists of people to shop for and to support local artists. This weekend I walked through the Shadle Park Arts & Crafts Sale and was happy to see a…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

Craft Show Season Shopping 

Craft show season is upon us, and it is perhaps my favorite time of the year. I make the effort to attend several shows before the holidays, armed with gift-buying lists and a little extra money to spend on something for myself (that really just…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010

For those missing Megan... 

We probably should have posted this update sooner, but Megan Cooley is no longer writing Dwell WellNW. Yes, we miss her too! At the very end of last month, she was offered a super opportunity to return to the classroom, this time teaching kindergarten at…

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The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market will be held Oct. 1 and 2, 2010, at the Five Mile Prairie Grange. (Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market)

Mad Hatter Flea Market starts Friday

Here's another don't-miss-it event for your calendar: The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market, which will be held Friday and Saturday.The event is organized by mother-daughter team Gladys and Celia Hanning, of Junebug Furniture & Design, who are regulars in Spokane's creative-vintage scene. They sell their…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 2010

FRIDAY, SEPT. 17, 2010

 (Megan Cooley)

In the kitchen 

With the start of the school year, I've been struggling to keep up in the kitchen. Meal planning has gone out the window. Frozen waffles are my new best friends.I'm considering buying into one of those meal-planning services, where they send you a list of…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 12, 2010

 (Megan Cooley)

For the love of barns

Being as we live in an agricultural part of the country, I think it's safe to assume that residents here have a greater chance of one day owning a barn than, say, folks in Seattle or Portland.Chalk that up as reason No. 1,082 to love…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 6, 2010

The Two Women Barn Bazaar, being held this weekend in Spangle, offers a mix of handcrafted items, antique furniture and vintage goods. (Megan Cooley)

More chances to treasure hunt

Did anyone make it to the Funky Junk Antique Show in Sandpoint this weekend? I'm bummed that I didn't get up there, but it sounds like it was a great success based on some happy comments on the Funky Junk Facebook wall.Don't fret if you…

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Artist and crafter Maggie Wolcott writes about craft events in and around Spokane, as well as her own adventures in creating and repurposing. Her DwellWellNW posts include project and decorating ideas, recipes, reviews of events, and interviews with local artists. Maggie spends her days as an English professor, and when she’s not grading papers, she can generally be found with a paintbrush or scissors in hand. She can be reached at

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