Tag Archives: upcycled

Vinyl Revival

The media says that vinyl records are making a comeback. New bands are starting to produce their music on vinyl and record stores are emerging, once again, all over the country. This month, a new record exchange, or used LP … Continue reading

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Men, Beer, and Yard Sale Shopping!

This post was first published in January 2013.  With excitement over the season of yard sales and backyard socializing, I wanted to reshare.  At first I thought it was a simple potting bench. But then the female yard saler pointed … Continue reading

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Craft Room Daydreams

My friend Michele has an actual craft room.  It has a work table and shelves and little compartments for her crafting goodies.  I, however, am not so fortunate.  Extra space in my home is sparse, so my work space is … Continue reading

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Creativity, Out of Necessity……Toys, Housewares, and the FIFA World Cup

My children lack imagination. Now I mean them no disrespect.  My boys are smart and funny and resourceful.  But when it comes to the good old-fashioned, nitty-gritty, sock-puppet type of imagination, they are sorely lacking.  And depending on your age … Continue reading

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Peace, Love….and the Hippie Free Store

They traveled by VW bus…..and sometimes by the horsepower of an outstretched thumb.  They grew out their hair, burned their bras, and jumped on the peace train. Some headed to San Fran or NYC….or other places that promised a difference. … Continue reading

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Games! Games! Games!

The hot game in my house this winter has been Settlers of Catan.   Teens and adults have visited to play and while the game certainly deserves the acclaim it has received…..seeing those young people huddled around a coffee table … Continue reading

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Hey, Hey, My, My…..Rock and Roll Can Never Die

If you are old enough, you might remember a brief period in the late 1970s when teen boys who were usually clad in t-shirts emblazoned with their favorite rock and roll bands, like Yes and Rush and the Who, suddenly … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Just Buy A New One?

I have been a bit absent from this blog and from my Etsy site as well.  This is because a few weeks ago, my laptop seemed to have crashed. So Joe and I found ourselves sitting in seats reminiscent of … Continue reading

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“I don’t feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.”

In the classic 1990s teen comedy/drama, Empire Records,  AJ works at a record store, but in his heart, he is an artist.  The store is littered with his art supplies and evidence of his artwork in progress.  Some of AJ’s work is abstract, like the random splattering of quarters … Continue reading

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Crafting with my Inner WILD THING

“The night Max wore his wolf suit, and made mischief of one kind…and another…his mother called him WILD THING!” Max, the star of Maurice Sendak’s well known children’s book, was a WILD THING who did whatever he wanted. He wasn’t … Continue reading

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