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I am able to answer questions regarding: ceramics, beeswax candles, cleaning things from other things, working with wood/pinecones/etc. in the making of centre pieces & wall hangings. I also have a Christmas Village that is approximately 60 square feet in area & takes, at this time, 3 days to assemble for the Christmas Season, but only one day to take down. I also am a great baker & cake/cookie/cupcake decorator (I made my own wedding cake, my sister's for her 25th wedding anniversary, & for two of my friends weddings) & chocolate user for fancy stuff. I have done some small quilting projects & am starting something known as a "Farm Quilt". It requires taking pictures of people, animals & farm buildings on the farm you are using for a model. These pics are then transfered onto the quilt & "quilted" into it. Great fun! Great Family Heirlooms! I know a little about bisque, but more about ceramics. I also do sewing pictures. No, I do not do needle point. The pics are drawn & then various stitches are used to create a three-dimentional appearance.

Experience in the area

I have made many presents for others--Christmas, Birthdays, etc. Also, I sold crafts for several years. I have also worked with 4-h-ers for several years as a craft leader, goat leader, woodsman coach, & photography. Now, a friend & I have a business (more hers than mine:) making several varieties of pure beeswax candles. Not the cheepy ones you buy in the dollar store. We go through several hundred pounds of high-grade beeswax every year. It is more a natural, life-styles choice than just candles for burning. They are all natural in style although they take on various shapes as we learn more about versatility.


I am still a 4-H leader in crafts & gardening. "The Garden Bee" is the name of my friend's company. You can view it at on her website, should you so desire. Also, I have recently retired after 16 years of directing our Church Choir.


I have a BSc in Psychology/Computer Sciences. As well, I have taken a couple of courses in ceramics & basic painting which have come in very handy over the years when doing various things with students & friends.

Awards and Honors

Absolutely none, unless you count the numberous children & adults who have shown their gratitude for the teaching/coaching/helping/providing that I have done over the years.

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Recent Answers from Dodie Casey

2013-06-12 Covering a leather surface?:

Having perused the marks on your briefcase, I think you will have to work with a heavier fabric. My advice would be to try a piece of Brocade,a heavy jacquard-type fabric. It's flexible enough to manipulate

2013-03-20 crafts for 2 year old:

First, let me apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I have been having major trouble with my email receptions, getting into documents, etc.   As to crafts for a 2 year old--even if, by now, she

2012-08-10 How to make a "wall border" out of magazine covers:

Hi Julia:  I'm not sure where or what is the nearest paint & wallpaper shop nearest you, but go there! They will have the proper type of wallpaper paste to use for glossy, heavy paper such as your "border-from-magazine-covers"

2011-04-01 plate:

Hi Cindy:  Thank you for emailing me with the information I requested!  I'm thinking that you could purchase some colourful paper plates. You can by them at the Dollorama or other type of "Dollar Store"

2011-04-01 plate:

Hi Cindy:  Could you, perhaps, be a little more detailed in what you wish to accomplish? If you could let me know what you have in mind for the finished product--material, size, useage--I would be able


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