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Solar Light Jar

Categories: Collections, Crafty's Projects, and Whimsy.

Look how easy it is to make a solar light jar to put around the deck railing and brighten up the evening. Materials small mason jar solar light pieces of sea glass glue gun (not always water proof) or E6000 glue The gardening sections at the dollar stores are one of my favourite places to browse. I purchased some solar lights to use with some of the various mason jars I have at home. Take apart the solar light as you just need the round top part that has the solar light on it. I used a small mason jar
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The Sea Glass Critters

Categories: British Columbia, Crafty's Projects, Nature Crafts, and Whimsy.

~ Collecting sea glass was so much fun on our last trip to British Columbia.  I bought back lots and lots in various colours and sizes.  The smallest pieces got sorted and displayed in some cute little jars, the smallest is just under 4 cm. high.  But what to do with all the rest of it was a challenge. The first project was to make a sea glass candle that I loved burning on the dark winter evenings.  I showed how I made the smaller one and used the same idea when I made a larger one.  We recently just
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Searching for Sea Glass

Categories: British Columbia, Collections, and Crafty's Projects.

~ While walking the beaches in British Columbia my eyes were always on the lookout for sea glass.  My quest on this trip was to find sea glass in various colours and sizes. Sea glass can be found on just about any beach but there seemed to be two in particular that yielded the most. It makes you wonder why?  The photo above shows the beach areas at Clover Point in Victoria (top image) and the Glass Beach in Sidney (bottom image). These were two of the best places to search and find and of course the best time was
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How to make a Sea Glass Candle

Categories: Collections, Crafty's Projects, and Nature Crafts.

It was so much fun collecting sea glass at the various beaches while in British Columbia.  I now have quite a collection of different colours and sizes.  I wanted to make something fairly quickly to have out as a reminder of our fantastic trip.  The first project I opted to make was a sea glass candle. You can make this with an empty candle jar with a tight lid, a small glass votive jar, a candle and some sea glass. Place the votive glass holder inside the larger jar. I didn’t worry too much that the glass votive came just
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January 2018

Categories: The Garden 2018 and What's Been Happening?.

January has been a mixture of weather so far … mild, rain, ice rain, snow, frigid temperatures, a thaw and there is still half a month to go. We arrived home from British Columbia on a mild day, which got even milder the next day with temperatures of 11 Celsius.  There was snow everywhere and we got the paths dug out around the garden to the various bird feeders.  But on Thursday night and Friday morning the temperatures rose more and just about all of the snow melted away.  It was a really foggy day and as the day went
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British Columbia Trip 2017-2018

Categories: British Columbia and What's Been Happening?.

I’ve been absent from my website for just about 5 weeks while we were visiting our daughter and family in British Columbia.  Luckily for us we missed all the frigid temperatures that Ontario had at the end of December and the beginning of January.  We left on a mild, damp day to the beginning of December and got home on a mild January 9. We did arrive home to snow piled up on both sides of the driveway but thanks to a wonderful friend and neighbour it was clear.  The house was fine while we were away.  There was just
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