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Sunflower Magnet

I really love sunflowers!   I think they are such a happy flower.   I finially grew a few small ones this year. Next year I would really like to try to grow a row of the big Mammoth ones.   Anyway, sunflowers are a fun fall flower. Although most have gone by now I thought it would be

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Halloween Decorations

Well October is here and I decided to dig out my Halloween decorations.   I don't have too many but I love to put out what I have.  Having a few decorations around the house just makes the holidays feel more festive and fun! I love to put things away and then take them out each

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Secret color mixing weapon

Many moons ago, I was the editor of a decorative painting magazine. One of the best painting tricks I use in my clay work is the concept of "mud" — adding a dab of neutral to every color in the palette to create color harmony.   You don't have to mix "mud" for your Premo

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Hello from Maine

Hello everyone.   This will be a short post as I am getting ready to move.    We are staying within our same town but moving just the same.   It is time for me to start packing up my clay supplies and crafting things so I'll be taking a short break from creating.   I am excited

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Journey to making a Gnome

I was thinking what I would like to write about next and I got this idea to make a gnome.  I guess I am kind of sticking with a garden theme this month.   My inspiration came from that funny travelocity gnome that you see on TV.   I really love gnomes and have made them before

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Summer Fruits and Veggies

We are very lucky in Brunswick to have a wonderful farmer's market on our downtown green every Tuesday and Friday throughout the summer.    I look forward to going each week.   It is just so nice to walk around and look at all the beautiful stands filled with vegetables, fruits and berries.   There are flowers,

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Inspiration for Flower Pins

Inspiration can come from so many places.  Some unexpected!   My boys and I were over at our neighbor's house taking care of their cats while they were away.  I happened to notice this cute little painted wooden sign hanging on the wall.  It said "If friends were flowers I'd pick you". I thought this

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Claying with Pre-schoolers

     Hello everyone!  It is great to be back on our design team blog.  I have so enjoyed reading what my fellow designers have been up to.  I have some fun things that I would like to share with you during this month of June.        I just finished up another fun of year

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Easy Candy Canes

Here is a super easy way to make fun Holiday Candy Canes or Lollipops for gifts, packages or your own tree!   I used Premo clays in Frost White Glitter, Pomegranite, and Green.   Condition your Frost White Glitter clay really well and then roll out a long snake maybe 5" or so about 3/4" thick.  Next

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Gift Wrapping

Well, the wrapping has begun!  I actually love to wrap gifts.  I love to go out and pick out the wrapping paper.  I am kind of picky about it.  I like to get a few different kinds with matching ribbon and bows.  When it's time to wrap I get all my supplies ready and spread

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Craft Fair!

This past Friday I participated in a local craft fair at Bowdoin College.  It is called the Sunsplash Festival and it is to celebrate the last day of classes for students and faculty.  It is also open to the public.  This fair has been going on for the past 15 years so it is really well

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Ornaments for Chilly Winter Days

Hello!  I am so happy to be here on the Design Squad Blog!   I really enjoyed Patti's post about her family Christmas tree.  It was fun to see the photos of her many polymer clay ornaments from over the years.   I thought I would continue on the ornament theme as I am getting ready

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