Projects, tutorials, musings, random adventures, and February-make-a-thing-a-day archives.

This blog stretches back to years before I discovered Facebook – so it stretches from homeschooling small children to setting up a teaching studio, with lots of clay and camper and house projects and the occasional soapbox musings. I just figure out how to make searchable categories, so there’s that. Let me know if you have questions or suggestions!

Of Trees and Roots and Names of Things

When my grandpa Averill bought property on Wolf Lake in the Irish Hills of Michigan in the early 40s, he picked the choice lot for himself, and then parceled out smaller lots along the lake edge in a little barony he named “Averill’s Basswood Terrace”. (My grandpa liked to see his name on things.) I…


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