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FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011

Merlot and White Zinfandel wine jellies are both delicious and beautiful. I plan on making many of these jars into gifts. (Maggie Bullock)

Wine Jelly: Friday's Project #8 

Last year at an auction I bought a jar of homemade Chardonnay Jelly, and a few weeks ago, I finally opened it. Wine jelly sounded fancy and intriguing; wine jelly tastes sweet, delicate and delicious--after one piece of toast, I was sold. In the last…

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Weekend Shopping Events 

In addition to Shop Outside the Box, there are two antique/funky junk shows this weekend that provide plenty of opportunity to shop for repurposable goods. I hope to show up at both of these events (between bouts of grading stacks of essays...darn day job—cuts into…

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Shop Outside the Box!

Spokane’s annual Shop Outside the Box event grows every year—eighteen businesses are participating this weekend! The list of participants is fantastic and includes consignment stores, floral and gift shops, jewelry, furniture, and home stores (including Sun People Dry Goods!). While you’re out and about this…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011

Funky finds from the Funky Junk Antiques sale.  (Maggie Bullock)

Funky Finds! 

I made it to the Funky Junk Antiques sale on Sunday! I left the house with $35 in cash and ended up spending $33.50 at the sale (and still resisted the cupcakes. Yay, me!). The best way to limit your budget at a sale like…

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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011


The finished product: Spicy Yellow Mustard and Brown Guinness Mustard. (Maggie Bullock)

Homemade Mustard, Part 2 

The mustard is done! With very little effort, I have two jars of fresh, homemade mustard in my fridge. (Yes, I am a bit proud). There is a chance I won’t ever buy mustard again. I’m already imagining new flavors now that I have some…

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The makings for homemade mustard. (Maggie Bullock)

Homemade Mustard, Part 1 

Preserving and canning is a craft that I admire and am trying to hone. A good friend of mine spends a great part of her summer making jams and canning both fruits and vegetables—her pantry is stocked with jars of goodness through the winter months.…

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First up: a reversible fabric headband. Look for the tutorial on Friday! (Maggie Bullock)

Introducing New Content Features!

In the effort to provide regular, fresh craft content, I am going to begin posting a new project every Friday, starting this week! I don’t know about you, dear readers, but my crafting usually happens on the weekends, especially when the weekdays are busy. Creating…

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Some of last summer's bounty. (Maggie Bullock)

It’s that time of year!

I love planning my vegetable garden—it is the first sign (in my house) that spring will indeed arrive again. I tend to be an overly ambitious gardener: planting more than I can manage, which tends to make my garden look a bit wild (neat and…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2011

Reusable produce bags are durable and sustainable. (Maggie Bullock)

Reusable Produce Bags! 

In January I promised to use less plastic this year—and I’m actively working on my goal. I do not have a perfect track record yet, but I am doing much better than I have in the past. I love storing leftovers in my glass bowls…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

Enamelware found on recent shopping trips! (Maggie Bullock)

Monroe Street Shopping!

I finally found time for another (this time a little more local) shopping adventure! Monroe Street in Spokane is bursting with antique and thrift stores. It seems that every time I drive down the street, another one has popped up. Last week I spent an…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011

DIY felt heart garland by Betz White

Valentine Project Ideas 

Every year on Valentine’s Day I make a gifts for some of my closest friends. To me, Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to focus on romance; I simply like to let important people in my life know they are loved. In the spirit of friendly Valentines,…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011

A Fun Day Trip! 

While the weather is still drizzly and cold, I've been spending time inside sifting through thrift, antique, and junk shops. With some time and a little patience, you can find great things to repurpose in your home or garden: all you have to do is…

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MONDAY, JAN. 17, 2011

 (Maggie Bullock)

Knit Hat Giveaway! 

I have been knitting for about two years; I’m still a novice, but am getting braver everyday. Cables still scare me, but I’ve got knitting in the round down! Lately, I can’t seem to stop knitting hats. They are fast and fun, and they allow…

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

Roasted tomato salsa brightens the winter months. (Maggie Bullock)

Summer in January!

I pretend to be a great gardener, which really just means I over-plant and my garden constantly needs weeding. My over-planting of tomatoes this summer resulted in lots of canned and frozen salsa that is currently brightening the winter cold at my house. Not much…

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MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2011

Glass storage bowls from Fishs Eddy. (Maggie Bullock)

Dwelling Well in 2011 

The holidays have passed, and I hope yours were everything you wished. Mine were filled with family and friends, which is exactly what I love about the season. Having adopted this blog, I feel the need to define what it means to Dwell Well. The…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 2010


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