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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012

Chive blossoms infusing in vinegar. (Maggie Bullock)

Chive Blossom Vinegar 

Chives are in bloom in Spokane, which means it’s time to infuse some vinegar! I made a batch of chive blossom vinegar last summer and ended up giving most of it away at Christmas, so this year I’m making another batch. Chive blossoms are edible…

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FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Tub Tea

The last project in our series of Mother’s Day gift ideas is Tub Tea! Relaxing in a hot bath is even more invigorating when the water and steam are infused with a calming aroma. Tub teas are very simple, but also leave room for some…

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Peppermint Foot Scrub

Continuing this week’s Mother’s Day gift theme, today’s post moves toward pampering and relaxing—something all moms need from time to time. There is very little involved in this recipe, so little in fact, it almost shouldn’t be labeled a project, it’s more measure, mix, and…

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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012

Great Giveaways from the Farm Chicks! 

Serena Thompson, of Farm Chicks fame, is hosting a week of giveaways through her blog. I just saw the post today, but it's not too late to participate! The rules state that entering any day must happen by this Sunday night, even those days that…

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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Canning: Pickled Red Onion 

After making egg dyes with onionskins, I was left with six skinless red onions—that’s a lot of onion if you’re counting. Naturally, the thing to do with nearly four pounds of onions is make a pickle. I did store the onions in the veggie drawer…

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SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

Funky Junk! This Weekend!

It is time for Funky Junk! Funky Junk is one of my favorite shows of the year in Spokane. Smaller and more manageable than Farm Chicks (don’t get me wrong, I also love Farm Chicks), it’s the perfect show for a spring afternoon. Most of…

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SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012

FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012

Start by building a base of crumpled paper. (Maggie Bullock)

Crepe Paper Carrots

This year, my subtle Easter decorations are carrot-themed. I made two carrot projects that are very easy to create and could even become an Easter-day project for kids (with adult supervision). First up are carrots made from different carrot-y shades of crepe paper. For this…

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SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012

Natural egg dyes. (Maggie Bullock)

Natural Egg Dyes 

I like dying Easter eggs. I’ll admit it: I am in my thirties and still love dying eggs. In the past I’ve made polka dot eggs, striped eggs, and rainbow eggs; one year I painted dye on the eggs with paintbrushes. This year, I kept…

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Things in Jars

I’ve been on an organizing kick for several weeks (something about spring finally starting to appear…albeit slowly…makes me want to clean house and get rid of clutter). We’re also getting ready to start a small remodel project in our basement that includes a finished space…

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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012

Wedding guest book (Brandi Adams)

Wedding Guest Book

When we were deciding on a guest book for our wedding, we (again) steered away from tradition. There are a couple of things I don’t love about the traditional guestbook meant for a single event: they tend to be put away after the day and…

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Paper Shamrock Pendant 

While trying to think of a different, but still simple and quick, St. Patrick’s Day project, I remembered this post from How About Orange. That sparked the idea for today’s project: a big, funky shamrock pendant made from simple scraps of paper and glue. The…

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

Finished marmalade is tasty and beautiful.  (Maggie Bullock)

Orange-Meyer Lemon Marmalade 

I wrote about my adventures with citrus last week in this post. A couple of readers have asked about my marmalade recipe/method. I had not made marmalade before this season because I simply haven’t enjoyed eating it in the past—it’s too bitter for me. This…

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

Irish Cream chocolate truffle rolled in cocoa nibs--delicious! (Maggie Bullock)

Chocolate Truffles 

This week Ethan and I took our first class at The Kitchen Engine (in the Flour Mill)—and we’ll likely take more. The Kitchen Engine is a local business that has become one of my favorite places to shop. They specialize in good-quality (often US-made) kitchen…

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MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012

Top: Jar of citrus preserves made from the fruit pictured. Bottom: Overflowing bowls of lemons, oranges, and limes. (Maggie Bullock)

Preserving Citrus: Before and After 

My big February project was tackling citrus preserves. I purchased my weight in several varieties of lemons, oranges, and limes (though they were not Spokane-local, they were US grown—there are some fruits that don’t grow well in our region and I love citrus, but I…

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012

Upcoming Craft Events and Classes! 

This is the weekend for spring craft fairs, let me tell you. The Custer's 35th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show has started at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center (404 N. Havana St.). Admission is $7 for the weekend; kids 12 and under…

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

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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 mebullock@gmail.com.