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  • 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 17 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 41 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
  • apartment progress: a place to sit.

    On Friday nights we order pizza and watch a family movie, which means that for at least a portion of the evening—before dishes beckon from the kitchen or our two-year-old loses her will to…

    March 14, 2022 10 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this sidewalk-found kitchen. {in a new spot.} 2. almost-spring scenes. {cotton sweaters, droopy flowers, candle nub.} 3. late afternoon sun. {and bubbly water.} 4. drawing cards. {a new-to-me habit.} 5. this sleepy garden…

    March 11, 2022 3 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this new shade. {to replace a broken one.} 2. this tiny project. {and using different muscles.} 3. this other work in progress. {and trying something new.} 4. these reshaped pillows. {for working out…

    March 6, 2022 2 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these borrowed needles. {and using them for something fun to come.} 2. this bed. {and the kid sleeping in it after a few days away.} 3. james’s jacket. {which i’ve commandeered for the…

    February 25, 2022 4 Comments