gift guide rose pearlman

  • tiny gifts for grown-up people.

    Five of my favorite tiny gifts made by other folks, wrapped up in a simple project made by you! Yes? Yes! In case you have the itch to offer a little something handmade this…

    December 1, 2022 6 Comments
  • tiny gifts for tiny people.

    Everything’s cuter in miniature. Kids know it. Toy manufacturers know it. Parents begging their children to walk past the quarter-eating bodega vending machines stuffed with bouncy balls and adjustable rings and tiny dinosaurs know…

    November 22, 2022 9 Comments
  • giving: cardboard gifts for kids.

    Say it with me: This year, we’re giving the gift of cardboard to kids and they’re going to love it. Rose and I have taken inspiration from some of our favorite kids’ toys and…

    November 15, 2021 17 Comments
  • simple gifts around the home.

    Looking around my kitchen this morning, it struck me how many of the simple DIY gift ideas that Rose Pearlman and I have been sharing are in regular use around my own home. In…

    December 14, 2020 4 Comments
  • eight gifts for a handmade hanukkah.

    Tomorrow is the first night of Hanukkah and in celebration, Rose thought up eight suggestions for simple handmade gifts to offer this year. All of these can be paired with other treats, offered solo,…

    December 9, 2020 8 Comments
  • make your own: accordion photo album.

    This post includes affiliate links from Artifact Uprising which means Reading My Tea Leaves might earn a small commission on the goods purchased through those links.  It’s getting to be that time of year when…

    November 17, 2022 1 Comments
  • ’tis the season.

    For consumerist dread? I like to fill this space with ideas for merry making and simple festivities, especially in this time of year. To me, conjuring a bit of reverence and a bit of…

    December 15, 2021 17 Comments
  • paperwhite season.

    It’s paperwhite season, which means it’s time for setting bulbs in jam jars or bowls or any small vessel you happen to have, and sticking them on a windowsill so you have something to…

    December 8, 2021 19 Comments
  • make your own: origami folder.

    I’ve been encouraging folks to skip physical presents in favor of experiential ones for long enough to know that sometimes the barrier to folks following through with the idea lies in the presentation. It’s…

    December 1, 2021 3 Comments
  • make your own: canvas advent calendar.

    When Rose first made these simple canvas wall caddies, I knew we were going to have do a little advent calendar variation. Sure enough, as soon as we first shared the project, readers wrote…

    November 23, 2021 12 Comments