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  • make your own: simple cheesecloth ghosts.

    My children love gory halloween decorations. Give them a tree of decapitated heads, as one neighbor has, and they’ll be squealing in delight. Give them an animatronic ghoul rising from the trash can as…

    October 12, 2021 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these toilet paper rolls. {because in the hierarchy of craft supply toilet paper rolls, they’re at the top.} 2. this name practice. {and school being back in session.} 3. this borrowed dress. {and…

    October 8, 2021 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these sharpened pencils. {all ready to go, all at the same time.} 2. this rearranged pinboard. {for letting in new and old ideas.} 3. these little lights. {and finally just going for it…

    October 1, 2021 2 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this old project book. {and cracking it back open for the first time in over a year…two?} 2. this file box. {same old files in a more secure home.} 3. these new stripes.…

    September 24, 2021 7 Comments
  • make your own: simple cloth coasters.

    As the tail end of summer slips through our fingers, you might decide to use up spare material you have hanging around your house, to make simple cloth coasters. For the cups of tea…

    September 20, 2021 10 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this wonky little checkerboard. {made for checkers-obsessed kids.} 2. this sap bucket. {one man’s trash…for my trash.} 3. this new rain cape for biking. {a gift from cleverhood and so, so much better…

    September 17, 2021 3 Comments
  • polishing and other odd jobs.

    On my first day of work in this apartment without accompaniment from child or spouse or anyone at all, I oiled our wooden cutting boards and wooden spoons. It’s a job I usually leave…

    September 14, 2021 54 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this recycling basket. {emptied.} 2. these fabric scraps. {in a new spot.} 3. this drawer. {decluttered.} 4. this supply storage. {wrangled.} 5. this september light. {for being here again.} other things: they would…

    September 10, 2021 5 Comments
  • apartment progress: window dressing.

    I realize I’m maybe pushing my luck on reader investment in my window treatments, but my editor is MIA again, so it’s just me over here calling the shots. I made another roller shade,…

    August 26, 2021 37 Comments