projects

  • make your own: corded clothes hanger.

    In New York City there tend to be two types of closets: the ones that are too small and the ones that are non-existent. In this extremely simple project, Rose Pearlman solves for both.…

    June 11, 2019 5 Comments
  • make your own: hand kite.

    A bit of whimsy never hurt anyone. The only detail of Faye’s birthday party that she really seemed to care about was the execution of a Fairy March, fairies (friends) marching behind their queen…

    May 29, 2019 5 Comments
  • tiny garden: microgreens, the beginning.

    Our microgreens experiment has only just begun. Freshly sown on their windowsill home, I don’t have anything in the way of sexy shoots to show you. My experience with growing these shoots at home…

    April 29, 2019 14 Comments
  • 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 6 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 8 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