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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. the light on these leaves. {and the rainbow, too.} 2. this spray bottle. {rescued from a neighbor’s recycling bin.} 3. this ice water. {and the others.} 4. the degree change of this cabinet.…

    June 24, 2022 1 Comments
  • small improvements: shoulder hooks.

    This afternoon I added two more 10-cent shoulder hooks to the back of the wardrobe in our living/dining/everything room. I’ve had these hooks in my tool box for months and I’ve had three different…

    June 23, 2022 7 Comments
  • simple stuff: a stainless steel water dispenser.

    It’s a habit shift, it’s apartment progress, it’s baby proof in a family where the youngest baby is a walking, talking two-year-old calling her dad…Jimmy. It’s a stainless steel water dispenser, otherwise known as…

    June 16, 2022 13 Comments
  • apartment progress: patchwork.

    Last week I gave away my jammed up sewing machine. It unceremoniously ground to a halt a few months ago and though I took it apart and put it back together again three times…

    June 9, 2022 5 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these peonies. {in all their desiccated glory.} 2. this little lampshade. {made from some vintage quilt scraps.} 3. this new dress (a gift!). {and the weather to wear it in.} 4. this rose-made…

    May 20, 2022 6 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this (very) little note. {and the kid who wrote it.} 2. these madeleines-to-be. {and james’s mid-day baking habits.} 3. this week’s stoop find. {perfect for a rainy day.} 4. this “french” wall. {and…

    May 6, 2022 9 Comments
  • make your own: recycled potholders.

    Recycled legging leg potholders is a bit of a mouthful, but that’s what these are. In the case that any of you have offspring like mine, you’ll be familiar with the astonishingly short life…

    April 6, 2022 15 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. library books. {and having our branch consistently open.} 2. these violas. {for looking like they might just have survived the freeze.} 3. this sunny corner. {leggy week-old tulips and all.} 4. these tiny…

    April 1, 2022 4 Comments
  • make your own: braided rag rug.

    Five years since receiving and test-driving a bunch of new bed sheets , we find ourselves with a glut of ripped sheets. It started as a slow wear, a kind of general softening and…

    March 28, 2022 38 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this lacing thread. {ready for action.} 2. this old lamp. {in a new spot this week.} 3. this new issue. {and reading it.} 4. this matchbox. {and the way a strip of gummed…

    March 18, 2022 7 Comments