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Wednesday September 23rd, 2009

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diy idea: “framed” wall map

diy idea: “framed” wall map

maps have always held a special place in my heart- especially vintage maps dealing with bodies of water. so when i heard from d*s reader kimba of a soft place to land, i was excited to see her map-related diy project. kimba found an affordable large-scale map of the united states and decided to use…

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Tuesday September 1st, 2009

Wednesday August 26th, 2009

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diy project: claire’s pallet shelf

diy project: claire’s pallet shelf

designer claire terry from madame fancy pants sent in this full diy idea. the other day her mom decided to reclaim the bookcase she’d let claire borrow, so quick replacement shelving was claire’s goal. she happened to have a few wooden pallets around her house (“people always asked ‘why do you have pallets lying around’…

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diy project: morgane’s drawer hangers

diy project: morgane’s drawer hangers

this fun diy project comes from berlin-based d*s reader (and molecular biologist!) morgane rouault. when she’s not busy with her job in research science, morgane like to draw, work with pottery and sew all sorts of craft projects. so i was thrilled to hear from her about this fun DIY project she recently finished- a…

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Wednesday June 24th, 2009

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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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