Altoid Tin TVs

I made these little television shrines from empty Altoid tins and new shrines available here and here.

Are you young enough to remember the show Reboot?

Or maybe old enough to remember Bewitched!

The chipboard pieces ship flat and include the TV front, back, dials, tuning panel and a super fun rabbit ear antenna.  Just add an Altoid tin and set the scene inside! 

Lisbon Memories

I kind of fell in love with Portugal.  We did a walking food tour in Lisbon that lasted almost seven hours (more walking than sampling!).  The blue and white porcelain tiles on the buildings were charming.  I ducked into a craft shop during our tour to buy some little round tiles and made a little shadowbox as a reminder.

Miniature Christmas Cabinet

Santa’s coming!

A Culinary Journey

Our vacation to the Mediterranean included a lot of culinary focus.  We went shopping with a few chefs, wandered around markets and sampled the local offerings.

A boulangerie in Cherbourg

Fromageries everywhere. We bought creamy Gorgonzola. YUM!

Such pretty pastries! I want to recreate them in minature.

The seafood was gorgeous

What’s not to love?

We had tapas a few times. This little spot is in Menorca

Gorgeous. We tried octopus twice on this trip.

Baby artichokes

We bought butter and ham baguette sandwiches more than once. Brought this one back onboard for our lunch

The food onboard was pretty dang good, too. Salad with apple cider vinaigrette.

Seafood boil.

Triple cream cheese with vanilla honey apricots

Lemon bar


Home Again

Been off enjoying the world again.  This time sailing between Dublin and St Maarten via a lovely time in the Mediterranean.  I last spent time in Paris when I was 15 years old and Brian has never been.  One of our first stops was the Louvre where we spent the entire day.  The line to see the Mona Lisa was hours long so we skipped it but enjoyed everything else.  The ceilings were magnificent!


Unsolved Mysteries Display

I had a lot of fun thinking up things to include in a little display dedicated to a student of unsolved mysteries.  Check out all the details at

Breaking Bad

Just a little Breaking Bad shrine to call back to the scene where the Salamanca cousins are introduced.  Check it out at

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