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Crafting at Green Acres

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Sometimes I housesit at what I call Green Acres, which is my parents' land. Usually when I'm there I spend my time on nature walks with Shelby the dog, refrigerator and pantry diving, watching hours of television, swimming (weather permitting), and doing small projects. I had been thinking a long time about casting a nest in resin after taking a short workshop about it at the National Ornamental Metal Museum , when I used feathers. I wrote about it here. On one of the aforementioned walks I spied a lovely, small, *abandoned*  nest. They are easy to spot in the...

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Made with LOVE in Memphis!

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Hey y'all! The Memphis chapter of Rising Tide Society is having a show this Saturday, February 10 from 10 until 6 to give you an opportunity to buy Valentine's/Galentine's/Anytimes gifts! Come see us and check out the recently opened South Main Market in downtown Memphis. They have several restaurant options and the space is CUUUUUUUUUUUTE.

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Window dressing

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I know I am new to shop ownership, but one of the things I am most excited about is the dedicated time to craft my windows. Although I may tire of it eventually, right now I am thrilled at the possibilities. I spent the last few days making Thanksgiving (transitioning into holiday) windows, and I thought you might want to see what I did and how I did it. I used what I had on hand: a roll of brown kraft paper, twine, envelopes, plain white paper, watercolor, fabric scraps, and colored pencils. And lots of tape... I wanted a...

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National Ornamental Metal Museum

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National Ornamental Metal Museum

When I moved back to Memphis almost exactly one year ago I made a list of places I wanted to go. On that list was the National Ornamental Metal Museum - http://www.metalmuseum.org/. Although it is so close to where I live I could throw a rock and hit it, I just made it for the first time last weekend. My motivation for going that particular day was the hands on event of casting natural objects in resin. I've been collecting feathers the last year or so (even though I was taught never to pick them up as a child) and...

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