Category Archives: Hobbies

Great Tutorial on how to embellish with liquid clay + Ranger alcohol ink

Because I’m an Information Professional, I appreciate when someone creates a high-quality user instruction tutorial, whatever the topic. If it can show me how to do something, I will store it away in memory and [hopefully remember to] bring it … Continue reading

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Folded Beads -Video Tutorials for new and mid-level polymer clay artisans

I remember seeing the red & silver necklace shown to the left in a magazine and immediately coveting it. Thinking back, it was my first introduction into what polymer clay could do…and since I can’t find the photocopy I made of the piece, … Continue reading

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Great Jewelry Book for Teens: “Hardware: Jewelry from a Toolbox”

Hardware: Jewelry from a Toolbox by Hannah Rogge; pub date 5/1/2006; 9781584794806. Jewelry-making components can get pretty pricey, so how can you make attractive items for little cost? Or maybe funds aren’t short, but you want to learn how to … Continue reading

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Inside Urban Green: Simple Sub-irrigation Grow Box

This idea is sooooo cool!  We bought some 18-gallon storage tubs at Target for $5 each, then 2 18-gallon trugs –hadnles make movein them mcuh easier — at Home Depot for $6 each (just to see which turns out better).  Costco … Continue reading

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Transplant Day

So today I transplanted all seeds that germinated.  Tomatoes, the lemon cucumber, 2 types of lettuces, and kale.  Watered with fish fertilizer.   They should be pretty nice-sized by May 15th (which is when my friend Mira told me was the … Continue reading

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New Batch of Seeds Started

I was hoping to start some cantaloupe seeds, but discovered that they should only be started in areas with short growing season 1 week before last frost (mid-April for Camano), then transplant oustside 2 weks after the frost date.    … Continue reading

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Our new seeds arrived today…YIPPEEEEE!

Our new seeds arrived today…YIPPEEEEE!

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