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what i am making with washable paper fabric

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as mentioned in my last post i have begun an adventure with washable paper fabric. for many years i have been looking to make bags for produce that i purchase at our local farmer's markets, brighton, south wedge, rochester city public market and our co-op the good food collective. i've used fabric produce bags that i've made and i love them. they are great for keeping produce out of the fridge like apples, tomatoes & bananas so that the fruit flies stay off the fruit. i am making lunch bag style bags that comes with a clothes pin. these bags...

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squam-full circle

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i've come full circle. i started this blog following my first retreat to squam art workshops in june 2009. as so many have shared their love and appreciation for elizabeth duvivier, i feel immense gratitude for so many of the dear souls that are now in my life thanks to my time spent at squam. this would take an entirely different post, thankfully lizzy house wrote a beautiful post about this back in 2013. she spoke of all the love that comes from shared connections. sometimes the joy can be overwhelming...all from one choice. i am just coming back around...

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a new beginnning

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i was a bit overwhelmed when we finally made the decision that it was possible for me to leave my place of employment to try to making some things that you might want to purchase that could bring you joy. we are also trying to simplify. expect to see many more poached eggs with lentils. i will be sharing what is working for us and what might work for you too. expect to see more sunshine too. i have really enjoyed searching for and sharing the sunshine everyday. happiest new year to you.

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{this moment}

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getting back to it...

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i have been away for a long time but even before that i had lost the original purpose of this blog. as a family we are trying hard to reduce our footprint. often times i am asked how i do this. i chose to start this blog to share some of the tricks that i have learned and share the journey of so much more that i plan to learn. we have been more focused lately on reducing and i am trying to get back to finding more ways to repurpose and recycle. so much has changed this year in...

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