Spring

April 30th - Celebrate Valborgs!

Tomorrow, April 30th is celebrated all over Sweden to mark Valborgs or Walpurgis Nacht.

The dark, cold winter days are waning.  Huge bonfires are lit to welcome the returning sun and the warmth it brings to the earth. All the debris collected during the winter, from old fence railings to branches pruned from shrubs and trees become fuel for the celebration fires.

Butterfly and Ivy Wreath One Year Old!

Last year about this time I put together this little vine wreath for the front door.  My plan was for it to last through the summer and then to reuse the wreath as a base for a fall themed wreath.

But, when fall came, it was still growing and looking beautiful! So, just before the first frost, I brought it inside with the faint hope I could winter it over.

And here it is - back on my front door for another summer!  Those two little canisters I used to hold water really worked great!

Busted One More Time! Sewing Notion Storage from My Crafty Stash

A little mushroom village designed to hold my sewing notions and buttons,

'cause after all, 20 years is long enough of this!

I started out with these... from - you know - my famous trash stash!

Tutorial for hanging your Mod Podge Lanterns

This little tutorial is for Meg!  She wrote me asking how to make the hanging system for the little Mod Podge lanterns.

Thank you for asking, Meg.  I never thought about that part!  I was way too excited playing with my Mod Podge!

So... here is a simple way to make a hanger for your lanterns!

Tools are simple! 

1. I like to use 16 gage wire because it is still fairly easy to bend but it holds it's shape well.

Butterfly Mobile Made from Aluminum Pop Cans

Super simple way to recycle those ubiquitous aluminum pop cans!  Turn them into a mobile of fluttering butterflies!

Making the mobile is fairly easy and quick, but figuring out how to get the butterflies to remain horizontal while suspended from the support string was a big pain.  The reason I wanted the butterflies to remain horizontal while suspended is that I wanted them to gently flutter or tip from side to side in the breeze.

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