projects

  • giving: a kumihimo cord.

    In today’s handmade gift guide, a few favorite ideas for making Japanese kumihimo cords from a variety of materials and offering them as a handmade gift during the holidays, or anytime… A little kit for making:…

    November 19, 2021 7 Comments
  • giving: a canvas wall caddy.

    In today’s handmade gift guide, a few favorite ideas for making canvas wall caddies and offering them as a handmade gift during the holidays, or anytime… A little kit for making: If you’re not up to the…

    November 18, 2021 5 Comments
  • giving: simple cloth coasters.

    In today’s handmade gift guide, a few favorite ideas for making simple cloth coasters and offering them as a handmade gift during the holidays, or anytime… A little kit for making: If you’re not…

    November 17, 2021 3 Comments
  • giving: a floral twine string dispenser.

    Rose conceived of this basket made from paper-wrapped wire for being the perfect spot to stash yarn and string and keep it tidy during projects, but its usefulness and loveliness doesn’t end there. In…

    November 16, 2021 2 Comments
  • giving: cardboard gifts for kids.

    Say it with me: This year, we’re giving the gift of cardboard to kids and they’re going to love it. Rose and I have taken inspiration from some of our favorite kids’ toys and…

    November 15, 2021 17 Comments
  • make your own: block stamps.

    I have a mostly hate/hate relationship with the amount of craft foam that comes into my house via kids crafting these days, so it took me some convincing to run this craft. But once…

    November 8, 2021 18 Comments
  • giving: supplies for making.

    Everyone’s talking about supply chains and gearing up early for the holiday season this year, and no doubt with good reason. I ordered tiny lobster claw clasps sometime mid-September and they’ve yet to arrive.…

    November 4, 2021 11 Comments
  • make your own: beeswax food wraps.

    Ever eager to cut down on disposables, a small collection of compostable beeswax wraps have been among my small-kitchen essentials for the last decade. For the uninitiated, a beeswax wrap can be used in…

    November 2, 2021 6 Comments
  • make your own: fabric paper.

    This isn’t exactly alchemy, but it feels that way. When Rose’s box-making habit began in earnest this summer, she was making origami masu boxes using paper—any kind of paper of any size. But as…

    October 27, 2021 25 Comments