Sunday, 26 July 2015

Event: 3rd Annual Tin Barn Market Flea

I am usually a dollar short and day late when it comes to this event.

The first time, we were there the next morning and discovered that the yard sale was really just leftovers from this fantastic event the night before. The second year, I just wasn't on the mailing list. But this year... this year I was on it, and waiting with baited breath.


Sunday, 14 June 2015

DIY Shade: Black Out Beaver

"Black Out Beaver"? It made you nervous, didn't it? Ha!

Okay, don't fret... it is all innocent.

Millie's nursery is fantastically light filled. I love that I rarely have to turn on the light in there.
Having said that, we are going to be moving Millie into her room, and out of ours. With summer days lasting much longer, the amount of light filling that room becomes a problem.


Solution - Blackout panel.
I decided to make a super easy black-out panel using items I already had:
An old airline blanket and canvas.


I cut them both to the size of the window, and stitched them together.
Easy.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Artwork: Half frames

I picked this illustration up a couple of years ago in Smith Falls.
To get it out of the way, I just hung it as-is in its scratched green frame.


I sort of forgot about it until this last couple of weeks.
Re-discovered, I decided to do something with it.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Real Estate: She's a Brick House...

Mighty, mighty, just letting it all hang out, ya she's a brick house.
Okay, so perhaps a Commodores song is a little too literal.


 However, this unassuming little gem really is might, mighty. Check it out for sale on Comfree!


Friday, 24 April 2015

Spring Garden: Teknion helps!

This week, Teknion reps dropped by our office with this years 'garden in a bag'.

Last year it was Mint, and it was wonderful.


This year's bag is oregano! Woot!

Even though there were a few snow flakes in the air today, I am heartened by the hope this one little bag brings me.

Thanks Teknion!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Product Testing: New Use for Olive Oil

You might have heard of using olive oil for a wide variety of uses from polishing stainless steel to conditioning leather to (and this might be the weirdest,) cooking!

Well, I might have come up with a new use...