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Sarah B Hood
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The Game's Afoot!
Here's a work-in-progress shot of the Baker Street room box.

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A Gasogene, You Say?
In the Sherlock Holmes story "A Scandal in Bohemia", Watson mentions that Holmes keeps "a spirit case and a gasogene in the corner.” A spirit case, otherwise known as a Tantalus frame, is a stand for decanters that allows them to be locked, so the servants ...

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"Your Dark Lantern Seize"
A dark lantern is something you'd only tend to hear about in an archaic context, as in the lyrics quoted in my title, above, from Pirates of Penzance , when the Pirate King is exhorting his crew to collect their tools so as to "vary piracy with a bit of bur...

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Dolly Makeover: 1880s Edition
You can buy inexpensive porcelain dollhouse dolls (about $10 each) online, but the assortment isn't large. Say, for example, you wanted a doll to portray Sherlock Holmes' housekeeper Mrs. Hudson, Time for a dolly makeover! On the left is the Before doll. I ...

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The Jewelbox Dollhouse
Here's the bathroom from my one-day jewelbox dollhouse project. It's just two inches wide! And here's the whole house. It's 10.5 inches wide and 8 inches high; the scale is 24:1, or one half inch to the foot. The catalyst for this project was threefold. Fir...

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Hearth Cooking Lesson: The Bake Kettle
This is a short video I shot at Montgomery's Inn with the help of volunteer historic cook Sherry Murphy, who's seen doing all the hard work. It shows how to use a bake kettle on an open hearth. Of course it takes a lot of practice to get the timing right. I...

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A Visit to Berlo's Best Sweet Potato Factory
I've been starting to play around with a video editing program. Here's an early effort, cobbled together from some images and video from a visit I took to a sweet potato farm.

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East Meets West: A Fish Story
" Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet," wrote Rudyard Kipling. But east and west have been meeting in Canada for a very long time, not least over food. The following little anecdote from my mom, which illustrates this point, is...
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