Wednesday, November 25, 2009

recycling junk mail envelopes for saving next years seeds.

Recycling, re-using technically, junk mail envelopes for saving next years seeds. I like how the clear plastic window lets you see the seeds. I let them sit out by the window for a week or two until dry before putting in the envelopes. I like to save a few from each of my favorites of the year so I don't have to buy seeds next year. This will be the third year for these peppers.

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rotometals black friday 10%

Black is the code. available 11/27/09 only.

Current codes, if any, are always listed on the right sidebar of this page! So check back often.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Carved Crayon Gnome Sculpture

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All of my crayon sculptures.
It was only a matter of time....
Amelia was the one that finally figured out that crayons make natural gnomes because they all come with pre-made hats. here it is cast in pewter.
the crayon does not completely burn out but most can be burned

Monday, November 16, 2009

google insights for blogger page

google insight
google insights for blogger page
I had seen large spikes in my traffic over the summer and around Halloween and now I have some evidence of the frequencies of two of my big google sources.

not too useful for targeting your blog really but fun to poke around. on a related note I do like the tracking available google analytics for more useful data about search terms and referring sites.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

reuseable bottle labels

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I used armor etch to make these bottles frosty. This makes it possible to write on them with chalk or pencil. just use masking tape to make a square and paint on armour etch. leave for 5min and wash. I like this because I always have a few different small batches going on and don't want to get the days mixed up.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

groucho marx pittsburgh quote in a night in casablanca

"This is like living in Pittsburgh.... if you can call that living." a night in Casablanca

Thursday, November 5, 2009

dyed concrete last supper sculpture

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I am not certain what these are made of but in a big overgrown area on Macalester's campus there were a bunch of religious sculptures that seemed to be made of a dyed concrete. I never wandered in before the brush was cleared but I had seen a glimpse of the cross and had thought it was a grave.
last supper concrete sculpture macalester
last supper
last supper concrete sculpture macalester close jesus
last supper close
jesus on cross concrete sculpture macalester
jesus on cross?
nativity in concrete
nativity scene