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While I was on vacation in the UK I wanted to find the perfect kitschy souvenir. It should be the equivalent of a china teacup that says “Memento of Lyme Regis”, but should be something you would buy in Hot … finish reading Punk Rock Dish Towels
Moomin was reading Farmer Boy this afternoon and came kind of starry eyed to ask me, “You know how Almanzo has mittens, connected by a string, that go up through the sleeves of his coat and around his neck and … finish reading Mittens on a string
We made another Howtoons DIY project: Marshmallow Shooters out of bits of PVC pipe. It was so amazingly easy! First Moomin and I made a list of the PVC parts we’d need. At the hardware store, we got a few … finish reading The joy of PVC pipe: Marshmallow guns!
Moomin and Rook made Howtoons Ice Cream tonight in a couple of heavy-duty ziplock bags. The cream and eggs and sugar were in a small bag locked inside a larger bag of ice and salt. So, they wore welding and … finish reading Ice cream in a bag!
Last week E. asked us to run a larp (a live action role-playing game) for her 13th birthday, sort of fantasy medieval-ish and with bandits and heroines, swords and combats. We found a good spot in a hilly wooded park … finish reading Birthday live action role playing game