beach combing

One beach, a half hour of wandering, twenty-eight objects to get the tangles out of your hair. Wild, isn’t it? I also found a handful of barrettes and a weft of braided hair that had to be at least a foot and a half in length. A quick found on the beach FAQ You found

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adventures in stamp carving – part 2

Last week I tried stamp carving for the very first time. (Read more about there here!) Despite my nervousness about trying a new hobby, the results were super encouraging which is good because I am definitely that overambitious person who tends to give up when they aren’t automatically amazing at something the first time they

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TDS shop news!

Goooood morning! This isn’t exactly the type of crafty update I mentioned wanting to share but it is a really fun one. The Dainty Squid shop got a HUGE update this morning. Nearly fifty new items went live. I’ve been sewing my buns off these last few weeks so I’m very excited to finally share

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adventures in stamp carving

When I first started The Dainty Squid I blogged about… well, everything. Some of my oldest posts featured silly sewing projects like a catnip filled kitty mat and the one quilt I started but never finished. I talked about the hunt for my first house in great detail and rambled on about just about everything.

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abandoned gas station

The weather isn’t really warming up too much, but we’re all feeling those spring vibes. We’ve been trying our best to get out early each Saturday morning to wander and take photos. Waking up before the sun even rises on a Saturday isn’t necessarily easy, especially since Squid has been cuddling with us every night

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collection of curiosities 2019

Its been a while since I shared any photos of my cabinet of curiosities! Although I’ve shared photos of my living room in this apartment, I haven’t even taken any specifically of my curiosities. These last few weeks I’ve been on a spring cleaning kick so when I dusted everything off here and rearranged I

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Friday Favorites #506

This post contains affiliate links. Check out our disclosure policy for more details. Guess I’ve been out of the loop on new camera releases because I just discovered this bad boy today, the MiNT InstantFlex TL70 2.0. It shoots instax mini film and the one review that includes a photo has me convinced its a

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found on the frozen beach

Only 13 days until spring! Lake Erie is still frozen. New treasures appear each random (and 100% appreciated) day of warm weather tha allows some of the ice built up on the shore to melt. Nothing too spectacular on my last visit. Not even a single toy soldier. I appreciate any burst of color this

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