Welcome to my little corner of the crafty blogasphere. My name is Vicki and I blog about home*craft and everyday adventures from the heart of the valley in the Pacific Northwest.

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I have a terrible fire phobia and recently had a plastic lamp shade melt when it dropped down onto a bulb...I was alerted to it by that same acrid smell. (I even posted a warning on 2/6!) I hope you find what the problem is/was so you can relax.


Hi,I was perusing your blog and saw what you said about the fire alarm and I wondered if you have an old flourescent light anywhere that would have a ballast in it? When the ballast starts to go out it will put out a horrible smell, as of something on fire, and you won't be able to see it anywhere unless you look closely at the ballast where you might observe a darkening from heat. Good luck!

lisa s

wow that sounds really disconcerning! i'm glad all is well! i hate those fire alarms... they are so loud! ick!

at least you had a good gifty to get you out of that frame of mind!


We had a weird burning smell recently too, only when cooking. The smell was horrible. But the oven and rangetop were clean. ??? My first (horrible) thought was that a mouse had gotten somewhere into the shell and was slowly baking. But it turned out to be cocoa dust, if you can believe that. When making hot chocolate, I whisk the cocoa in and it stirs up some dust. That got up into the stove vent and later burned when the stove got very hot. There is hardly anything worse than burnt chocolate!


We had this happened and the furnace guy said it was a good thing we were there. I'm glad it worked out for you!


Sarah is a great swap partner!! that is for sure! I love getting treasures from her!

and I'm honored to be on your updated sidebar!!thanks!


A couple of my Taiwanese friends saw your site and were so impressed by your crafts, especially the Japanese stuff. Also, we were wondering, what does "turkey feathers" mean?

REPLY: 'Turkey Feathers' is just a name I pulled out of a hat late one night when I discovered all the good names were already taken. (I know...you were probably hoping for a deeper meaning right?)

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