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diy wednesdays: postcard journals

diy wednesdays: postcard journals

part of the fun of hosting art shows in the shoppe gallery is working with artists to make promotional postcards. over the last couple of years we’ve collected a wide variety of beautiful cards (both from our gallery and others in the city), but we’ve never quite known what to do with the inevitable extras….

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Wednesday June 17th, 2009

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sweet idea: diy catalog of love

sweet idea: diy catalog of love

as a newlywed, and someone that generally likes giving sweet gifts for no reason at all, i love finding projects like this that appeal to my heart and my crafting hands. grace light of poetic home recently celebrated her two-year anniversary with her husband and decided to make him a gift by hand, rather than…

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Friday May 22nd, 2009

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d*s guest blog: paige’s diy project

d*s guest blog: paige’s diy project

i just wanted to take a quick-time out to thank paige russell for her wonderful guest blog posts this week- it’s been so much fun to read her mini-city-guides to kelowna, BC and burlington, vt. and today i’m absolutely in love with her end of the week DIY project. this morning paige is sharing her…

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Wednesday May 13th, 2009

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diy wednesdays: tea shelf

diy wednesdays: tea shelf

recently, we’ve been exploring the amazing selection of loose leaf teas at our local hippie coop grocery store (oh, san francisco….). We’ve been collecting little samples of calming herbals, invigorating blacks, and exotic mixes of every plant and herb you can imagine. taking a cue from grandpa’s garage workshop, we put together a simple organized…

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Wednesday May 6th, 2009

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diy project: kitchen utensil key rack

diy project: kitchen utensil key rack

we received a beautiful new set of silverware for our wedding and lately i’ve been sitting around trying to figure out what to do with our older, not so nice, silverware. i couldn’t bring myself to throw it out, so this project from d*s reader liz bloeser is just the ticket. liz decided to use…

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Wednesday April 29th, 2009

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diy project: tin letterpress clock

diy project: tin letterpress clock

this is the very last of the altoids tins diy projects, i promise! they are just so cute. i have several shopping weaknesses, and letterpress art is one of them. a friend of mine sent me this adorable card (by wexford girl)and i have been meaning to frame it. but since wall art is another…

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Wednesday February 25th, 2009

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diy project: glass jar frames

diy project: glass jar frames

i’m not a big framed picture person but every once in a while i wish i had a clever way to display a choice photo of the cats or ac. so i was excited to hear from kelly at photojojo about a fun little glass jar project they’d posted. the project couldn’t be easier (you…

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Wednesday February 18th, 2009

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diy project: kate’s vintage wine clips

diy project: kate’s vintage wine clips

this week’s diy borders on the frivolous…but all the more reason to make this little trinkets yourself, as opposed to spending money on ones that don’t have your personal touch! we want to have more dinner parties (who doesn’t) and i thought these would add that perfect hostess detail. i used a mix of single…

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Wednesday February 4th, 2009

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diy project: christmas garlands

diy project: christmas garlands

one of my favorite diy projects that we’ve done all year has to be wintern des’ take on anthropologie‘s holiday store windows (above and below). anthropologie is well-known for their amazing store visuals and their holiday 2008 windows certainly didn’t disappoint. des, sam and i visited their 5th avenue store last week and were blown…

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Wednesday August 6th, 2008

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diy project: ashley’s picture frame tray

diy project: ashley’s picture frame tray

this fun diy project comes from photographer ashley ann. inspired to create something custom from a run-of-the-mill picture frame, ashley created this easily customizable tray that can be used for carrying breakfast in bed, or in the bathroom as a special area to display your favorite perfume or jewelry. click here for the full project…

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Wednesday June 11th, 2008

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diy project: natasha’s babydoll coat rack

diy project: natasha’s babydoll coat rack

i’m still plowing through all of the fantastic projects featured as part of the 2008 d*s diy contest and today we’re sharing one of the more controversial pieces- natasha’s babydoll coat rack. you guys seemed to be divided right down the middle between “that totally creeps me out!” and “that is the coolest thing i’ve…

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