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FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

The Urban Farm Handbook Challenge! 

The Sustainable Eats’ Urban Farm Handbook Challenge is a yearlong project that focuses on learning more about where your food originates and how to take a more active role in growing, finding, and making what you eat. I know that busy lives don’t leave a…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Repurposing Forks for Table Decor 

Today’s post is another project from our wedding. When scrambling for ideas for table numbers (we chose to use seating charts and place cards), I had a hard time finding something that was simple, sustainable, and also fit the feeling we were trying to create.…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

Breakfast for someone you love. (Maggie Bullock)

A Valentine’s Breakfast

I must say I’ve had fun with simple, creative Valentine gifts and projects this year—and breakfast this morning was no different. I made breakfast for Ethan this morning as he had to work and I have the day off—I think I enjoyed making it as…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Valentine Care Package and Projects 

While Valentine’s Day is not my favorite of holidays, it is a day I have fun with. Valentine’s Day reminds me of trading cards and treats with everyone in class, of carefully writing notes to all of my friends, and of being excited about seeing…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Valentine Bookmarks

A few easy Valentine project posts are heading your way this weekend. First up is a fairly practical Valentine—an easy bookmark made with scraps of felt and ribbon. This would be a great project for teachers, friends, or even very young readers. Pair the bookmark…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Tissue Paper Pom-poms 

Tissue pom-poms have become quite popular in décor lately; they are fun, add interest and texture, and quite easy (and inexpensive!) to make. We made about fifteen of them in three different sizes to decorate the loggia above the seat at our outdoor wedding ceremony.…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012

The finished product. Absolutely worth it! (Maggie Bullock)

Ice Cream! 

My niece is visiting and our agenda includes making lots of ice cream. Angie gave us an ice cream maker for our wedding and even she admits that part of her motivation was the promise of trying it out when visiting. (I’m not ashamed to…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

From left to right: cranberries, seckle pears, green tomato slices, garlic scapes, carrots, asparagus, dilly beans, garlic, hot peppers, and cherry tomatoes. (Maggie Bullock)

My Year in Pickles 

I did a lot of canning this year, more than I ever have before, actually. I began looking at preserving food as a craft more than a chore (which it is occasionally—let’s be honest). Part of my drive to preserve has been to buy, eat,…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

Snow day crocheting project (Maggie Bullock)

Snowy Day Craft

The snow has finally fallen (which, sorry readers, I love). Snowy days are magical to me and a reminder to slow down, make some cocoa, and read a good book (or blog). I have a few projects I’m working on, including a major clear-out. I…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

 (maggie Bullock)

Got Tulle? 

Post wedding, I was left with approximately 17 yards of celery green tulle (we actually only used about ½ of the tulle at the wedding…I’m not a real tulle-y girl, but it did add a necessary softness to the flower garland we made to decorate…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012

Christmas market in Mons, Belgium (Maggie Bullock)

Christmas in Paris 

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted, but I have returned from traveling and will be getting back to crafting and blogging this week. I spent Christmas and New Year’s in Paris on my honeymoon, and I will say that Christmas in Paris…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011

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FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2011

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TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011

SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011

SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011

Write notes on brown paper and tie it with baker's string, then place one note in each stocking. (Maggie Bullock)

Advent Garland, Part 2 

The next step for the advent calendar is filling the stockings. Most advent calendars are filled with chocolates or other candy treats; the joy of making your own calendar is in personalizing the insides. Whether the one who checks the stockings is an adult or…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2011

Finished advent garland--tiny stockings made from old sweaters. (Maggie Bullock)

Stocking Advent Garland, Part 1 

When I was a kid, I had an advent calendar every year, and each year it was about the same… I opened little perforated cardboard door every day to find a molded waxy chocolate behind each. I loved the calendar and the anticipation of the…

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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