gifts

  • make your own: tiny woven pouch.

    In case you need a tiny project to keep you company on a long train ride this week, or to help you quiet your mind and transition from work to wonder, here’s a tiny…

    April 16, 2019 5 Comments
  • make-believe: working from home.

    I have every intention of showering immediately upon waking and getting fully dressed before sitting down to work in the morning. But on days when I’m not the parent doing the school drop-off, I’m…

    February 27, 2019 7 Comments
  • make your own: string bag.

    File this under something I wasn’t sure I’d be able to pull off, but here I am, alive to tell the tale and not having suffered a crafting-induced hissy fit four days before Christmas. (Mostly!) In case you’re looking for something handmade to…

    December 20, 2018 8 Comments
  • waste not: candied orange peel.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    December 19, 2018 11 Comments
  • make your own: pom-poms and tassels.

    My nephew is enthralled by the idea of fake presents used in store displays during the holidays. He stops in front of shop windows to take in the shiny displays of teetering boxes, wondering…

    December 17, 2018 12 Comments
  • gift guide: 2019 calendars for a fresh start.

    A 100-percent recyclable weekly planner for getting you through 52 weeks of plans and/or a perpetual calendar for putting to use year after year. 12 months of letter-pressed good cheer (including a print inspired by yours truly) and/or a tree-free…

    December 13, 2018 5 Comments
  • a book advent calendar, continued.

    This is the second year that I’ve taken to wrapping up books we own and books we’ve borrowed and setting them on a shelf to open one by one through the month of December.…

    December 11, 2018 25 Comments