gifts

  • gift guide: father’s day.

    Gift ideas for fathers, or anyone at all you love, in springtime: A porcelain utility crock for essential utensils (or anything). A little something to restore the glow to those cheeks. Some time to…

    June 15, 2021 3 Comments
  • gift guide: mother’s day.

    Gift ideas for mothers, or anyone at all you love, in springtime: The most special patchworked dress for spinning in (or wood splitting). Yellow calico undies for fun. An indigo tote. The promise of…

    April 27, 2021 4 Comments
  • make your own: fire starters.

    Years ago I wrote a post about making fire starters in an old egg carton, and carefully filling each nest with wax and cedar shavings and other combustible and fragrant wintry bits. This is…

    December 22, 2020 6 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: fabric scrap cat toy.

    Fret not, we have not forgotten the feline friends among us. For anyone with a kitten (or an energetic toddler), these dancing teaser wand toys can be made in minutes from simple materials. They’re…

    December 8, 2020 0 Comments
  • make your own: canvas kit case.

    Everything’s better when it’s tied up with string, isn’t it? I can’t help but to love just about anything that comes wrapped in a tidy little parcel. Enter the tiny canvas kit case. In…

    December 7, 2020 1 Comments