Monthly Archives: November 2011

Flower press

The boys and I have made their sister a flower press for christmas from a few bits of plywood and some bolts hanging around that I salvaged from a cot. I’m not sure if she’ll be able to turn the … Continue reading

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Digging beets and planting garlic

We spent the morning in the garden lifting the remaining beetroots before the tops start to rot and then planting garlic. The beetroots are delicious and sweet so I’m hoping that just leaving them in the cool sitting on newspaper … Continue reading

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Copper Candelabra

I made this candelabra from bits of copper pipe and solder last year as a christmas present . I read all sorts of tips to develop a patina on it and finally a strong ammonia solution and heat did the … Continue reading

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Printmaking with vegetables

After buying a couple of big spuds¬†and thinking up christmas themed shapes we cut out a tree, holly, a present and a star to decorate A3¬†sized paper ready for wrapping presents up. Some of the prints are a bit splodgy … Continue reading

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