projects

  • make your own: violet syrup.

    Recommended: A spring afternoon spent playing with flowers. My kids are on spring break this week and we’re spending a few extra days at my parents’ house, half working and half playing and mostly…

    April 23, 2019 5 Comments
  • 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 your own: papier-mache baskets.

    For use on Easter, or anytime, here’s a simple project to make your own papier-mâché basket or bowl from a little water, a little flour, and a few recycled materials you probably have around…

    April 8, 2019 4 Comments
  • make your own: paste.

    No fooling, making your own paste for at-home craft projects isn’t as precious or time-consuming as it sounds. In fact, in a matter of minutes you can have something that’s easier to use, easier…

    April 1, 2019 14 Comments
  • make your own: night light.

    Our kids don’t sleep with a night light, but recently we started feeling like it would be useful to have a small bathroom lamp to light the way during the middle-of-the-night trips that the…

    March 11, 2019 24 Comments
  • on shoe repair.

    I sewed up two holes in my sneakers this week. I’ve been watching online videos of sped-up mending. Lots of them. The clips track needles bearing colorful embroidery thread, diving below the surface of…

    March 7, 2019 5 Comments
  • things to do on a snow day.

    (Even if it happens to be a not very snowy one. (Harumph!!!).) Bake a cake. (If you haven’t already, pre-order this gem of a book so you have it ready for the next time.)…

    March 4, 2019 7 Comments
  • make your own: kraft paper roll holder.

    We’ve been wanting to find a simple easel for our art-loving kiddos, but we needed something that wouldn’t take up much room in our tiny apartment and that wouldn’t require drilling any more holes…

    February 25, 2019 9 Comments