Want to learn a new DIY skill? Check out Samantha Hinrich’s Mud and Pearls, a dynamic network of classes and community that aims to ” inspires and motivates people of all ages to create beautiful, sustainable, and hand made projects.” I dragged my sister and mother to Marian Lee’s Furniture Fix Up class at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, where we learned about tempered class mosaics and gave a new life to a cast away piece of furniture found on the side of the road. The hands on environment was both great for learning new skills and spending quality time with the family (even with a can of spray paint, rubber gloves and glass shards everywhere). Samantha has offered up to one InnSide Nevada City reader a free spot in her upcoming Chainsaw class, Saturday November 17th, post a comment on this blog post on what DIY skill you want to learn and if you’re interested in the chainsaw class and I’ll draw the winner on Monday, October 15th. The winner from last weekend’s National Coffee Day post is DeniseB.
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