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Wednesday March 18th, 2009

diy, diy projects by 49

diy wednesdays: envelope book

diy wednesdays: envelope book

tax time is fast approaching, which means many of us are busy kicking ourselves (once again) for our lack of financial organization. every year we swear we’re going to keep track of all our expenses and hold on to every receipt. well, it’s our belief that if you create a system that is simple and…

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Wednesday November 19th, 2008

Wednesday November 5th, 2008

diy, diy projects by 17

diy wednesdays: leaf mobile

diy wednesdays: leaf mobile

nature crafts are our absolute favorite things to make, and what better way to celebrate fall than to bring nature indoors with a seasonal leaf mobile? a good friend of ours gave us a stack of leaves from a recent trip back east, and we now have them hanging all over our apartment, suspended from…

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Wednesday October 15th, 2008

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Thursday August 21st, 2008

diy, diy projects by 21

diy (thursdays): felt coasters

diy (thursdays): felt coasters

ever since we bought our first piece of “grown-up” furniture (a teak dining room table) we’ve done our best to protect its surface. these cork and felt coasters are a cinch to make, and do a fantastic job protecting the wood from those inevitable water rings made by our drinking glasses and coffee mugs. click…

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Wednesday August 13th, 2008

diy, diy projects by 16

diy wednesdays: yarn vase

diy wednesdays: yarn vase

this is a simple project that combines two of our favorite elements about crafting: using leftover supplies from a previous project (in this case, the yarn) and reusing something that was on its way to our recycle bin (the glass vase). yesterday morning as derek and i were brainstorming ideas for this week’s diy wednesday…

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Wednesday August 6th, 2008

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Friday July 11th, 2008

artwork by 4

suddenly, it’s real!

one of the absolute best things about owning a store is getting emails from people around the country submitting their products to our shoppe. it’s amazing how many people are out there making wonderful things! a few months ago, we got one of those great emails—from a girl named natalie who thought might like her…

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Thursday July 10th, 2008

artwork by 6

christina empedocles

hey everybody! since grace is out here this week enjoying our beautiful city, we thought we’d do our best to keep her away from her computer by offering up a couple quick posts of our own. first we’d like to share the work of a favorite local artist of ours, christina empedocles! we met christina…

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Wednesday July 9th, 2008

Wednesday July 2nd, 2008

Wednesday June 25th, 2008

diy, diy projects by 18

diy wednesdays: stenciled trivets

diy wednesdays: stenciled trivets

we came across these tiles during one of our regular hardware store browsing sessions. normally used to tile your kitchen or bathroom, they’re an irresistible bargain at 45 cents apiece. add a little spray painted design and some stick-on vinyl pads for feet and you’ve got yourself a custom trivet for less than $1. (while…

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