Category: Whimsy

What the gel? Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love my nails.

What the gel? Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love my nails.

September 18, 2019 by Maire in Hobbies, Whimsy / 0 Comments

I am the daughter of a long-time nail-chewer, and took up the habit myself when I was very young. I think I was around twelve or thirteen when the other girls my age started wearing nail polish. It was the 1980’s, and bright colours were a huge deal. The other girls had really nice manicures, even if they were DIY jobs. I had ragged, bitten nails. When I wore nail polish, it flaked off within minutes, let alone hours, and almost always looked awful.

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Happy Hallowe’en!

Happy Hallowe’en!

October 31, 2018 by Maire in Hobbies, Whimsy / 0 Comments

Happy Samhain! We celebrated this year with three pumpkins: a real pumpkin carved with a black cat that sat on our porch, and two faux pumpkins for inside the house. The two faux pumpkins are, of course, Edgar Allen Poe and Vincent Price. All patterns, if I recall, were purchased from my favourite pumpkin pattern […]

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