projects

  • make your own: hankie.

    There’s a part of me that can’t quite square the fact that I’m writing to encourage anyone to hand stitch their own hankies with the realities of my own daily life. When there are…

    October 24, 2022 5 Comments
  • making our own book.

    I’m the only one in my family not starting a new school year, but I’ve sharpened every pencil in the apartment and cracked a new notebook and after the topsy-turvy unpredictability of summer, I’m…

    September 13, 2022 32 Comments
  • make your own: flower frog.

    In case of late-August floral arranging, a tiny craft that serves a helpful purpose. I won’t pretend a floral frog is first on everyone’s list of must-haves, but I’d hazard the guess that there’s…

    August 24, 2022 1 Comments
  • make your own: travel watercolor set.

    For the last long lazy weeks of summer, here’s the gift of the world’s simplest travel water color set. It’s quick to make, easy to carry, and it offers a little something novel to…

    August 11, 2022 3 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
  • 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
  • make your own: cowl cap.

    For a little something different, Rose and I teamed up with Misha & Puff to develop a project to make with their beautiful yarn. Just one skein is all you need to make a…

    March 17, 2022 9 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 11 Comments