Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
I have a love hate relationship with foam crafting pumpkins. I love that they are reusable. I hate that most of them look horrifically fake.
Yes, I know I could use real pumpkins. I do for indoor decorating and puree them later for Thanksgiving desserts.
Outside it’s fake pumpkins all the way where real pumpkins are most likely squirrel food and when performing at Fall festivals where real fruit is likely to get smashed.
This sweet little girl was fascinated by the pumpkin clip I made over. I am forever grateful to the photographer that captured this moment!
How to Make Mod Podge Cloth Pumpkins
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
I have several empty glass beverage bottles in my recycled craft supply stash and think they will make cute indoor Halloween decorations. As what? As Halloween recycled bottle witches!
I didn’t want to make the stereotypical ugly green faced witch dressed in black. Instead I took my design inspiration from three of my fellow renaissance festival actresses who portray The Fiendish Sisters. They are more of the Shakespearean type witches but instead of predicting the rise and fall of Scottish kings, they host whiskey tastings. Which (witch?) is a great gig if you can get it.
How to Make Halloween Witch Decorations
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Sunday, September 6, 2020
In a green living group, there was someone who said that like many folks during the pandemic, they have been furloughed from their job/working reduced hours. They asked for advice in another sustaining able living group was yelled at for accepting plastic wrapped food and conventional household products from a food pantry. Not only was this family feeling bad about a situation our of their control but when asking for advice they were kicked when they were down about accepting a bottle of conventional dish soap and when what they really needed was ideas of things they could do while they are struggling.
This my way or the highway mentality to sustainable/zero waste/green/plastic free living really makes my blood boil.