my week in objects (mostly).

January 5, 2018

five little things that made my week.

1. these mended pants.

{because now they’re ready to start again.}

2. this scarf start.
{for slowly getting longer.}

3. these candles.

{because all i wanted for christmas were tapers enough to burn all winter. just didn’t know james was gonna make them himself.}

4. this snow.

{for creeping up the windowpane.}

5. this book.

{even though it cost me a good night’s sleep.}

other things:

you don’t need a daughter to want a better world.

extremely into this museum snowball fight.

old cross-stitch, new life.

embroidery of a different sort.

more about mending.

the ethical closet pyramid.Ā 

salt sheds.

snow day reading.

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  • Reply Jessica January 5, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    THANK YOU! For months I’ve been wanting to mend the holes in my most favorite shirt, and I couldn’t come up with the name of that mending technique to learn it. THANK YOU THANK YOU!

  • Reply Lisa January 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    How sweet. Did he dip them or use a mold? They’re perfect!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE January 5, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      He used a mold!

      • Reply Lisa January 7, 2018 at 11:44 pm

        Oh! I’m interested to know what kind/brand of mold! I would love to make more than pillar candles, but I’m afraid to dip. Thanks so much!

        • Reply ERIN BOYLE January 8, 2018 at 10:02 am

          Not sure which exactly, but I know he ordered supplies from Better Bee!

          • Lisa January 8, 2018 at 9:52 pm

            THANK YOU! My daughter is thrilled and your hubby is so sweet to go to all the trouble of ordering supplies and making candles. So sweet…

  • Reply Eva January 5, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Seems like you’re all about a fresh start! I’ve never seen that kind of mending before – it’s an interesting idea, rather than hiding the change to embrace it! I love the closet pyramid – I have only bought things I 100% love over the past few years and it’s made such a difference to my wardrobe. No compromises!

  • Reply Linda January 5, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    LOVE the boro!!
    And the scarf is beautiful!
    As are the candles…
    The snow, not so much!
    Always looking for a new title!
    Happy Weekend…stay warm!!

  • Reply Sarah January 5, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Great selection again, of objects and links. Especially love the museum snowball fight hashtag, it made me cheer up šŸ™‚ Have a lovely weekend!

    • Reply ellen January 5, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Yep! Reading about that museum snowball fight just made my day! And made me so glad I sent an end of year contribution to MCNY (even if it was teeny tiny!). My Week in Objects is such a great Friday destination — thank you!!

  • Reply Norma January 5, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    You might like this:

    Great IG too where they share their art and mending tutorials.ā˜¼

  • Reply Amanda January 5, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Lovely scarf! What stitch(es) are you using? I like the texture.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE January 5, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      The only one I know: basic knitting!

      • Reply Brooke January 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm

        Erin- can I ask how you took up knitting? Did you take a class or learn from a friend? I’d like to learn but the millions of Youtube videos is pretty daunting- I’d love to hear how you have done it. Thank you!

        • Reply ERIN BOYLE January 11, 2018 at 3:20 pm

          Taught myself the most basic steps from the book Stitch n’ Bitch when I was college! (High school?) One of those!

          • Brooke January 11, 2018 at 4:25 pm

            Many thanks for the speedy reply! Just requested the book at my local library.

    • Reply Nina January 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      That’s called garter stitch – knit every row.

  • Reply Shawna January 5, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    I’ve been binge reading your blog and very much enjoying it. I know I encountered it before, perhaps a year ago but lost track of it. Glad I found it again; you have a lovely site, and although our lives are different in many ways, the desire for simplicity, quality and meaning is the same. All the best to you and your family for 2018!

  • Reply Coreen January 7, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Thanks for the “snow day reading link, it looks like such a wonderful round up! I know some of the books in there (Unequal Childhoods was one of my absolute favorites from grad school) and am really looking forward to checking out some of the others.

  • Reply Rebecca Lately January 7, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Love the stitch on the mended pants and the picture of the snow.

  • Reply Orchids January 8, 2018 at 5:56 am

    I love the ethical shopping pyramid, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  • Reply Tawny January 8, 2018 at 11:05 am

    I’m loving seeing that you’re knitting! Maybe you have all along…reminds me I need to knit more. I love it so much.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE January 8, 2018 at 11:06 am

      have always dabbled, especially in winter!

  • Reply Tara January 11, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Make Workshop in BK offers a Sashiko mending course for $40 with Jessica Marquez of Miniature Rhino!

  • Reply RLC January 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks for the “snow day reading” links – “Simplicity Parenting” is excellent. I highly recommend it, especially chapter one on the importance of protecting children from adult concerns.

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