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Handmade Holiday: Papier mache folk art nativity set tutorial

You may have seen Corn Floppy¬†and wondered how I made it. Since we just finished Christmas, I thought I would instead share how I made a papier mache nativity set. Floppy was made the same way, but finished with seed corn. The nativity set was finished with paint. I was inspired by the nativity from […]

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Something for nothing: scrappy napkins

I’d like some empty space for my Christmas tree, so the front room (basically a large storage room right now) needs to be cleared out. We’ve laid a few things aside for Joppa Outreach (winter coats take up a LOT of room) and a few things for the local antique shop to consider buying. I […]

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How we do bread

I have always been a fan of home baked bread. My family really enjoys Abby’s Bread Recipe¬†very much, but we usually have it with something yummy like roasted chicken. That means we usually have leftover bread. Soft bread. Fresh bread. Can you smell it? I want to show you how we store our leftovers in […]

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Looking down, feeling up

We attended our first Really Really Free Market. Many towns have their own Really Really Free Markets. got the invitation for last month’s market, but our calendar fills up so fast that I needed more notice to prepare. Anyway, my younger two kids accompanied me, and they left feeling happy with a couple of new […]

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