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  • make your own: recycled matchbook sketchpads.

    For some of us, it’s a week for filling stockings and offering teacher gifts and generally expressing thanks and gratitude while in the midst of maybe also feeling a bit (or very) stretched. If…

    December 21, 2020 9 Comments
  • simple gifts around the home.

    Looking around my kitchen this morning, it struck me how many of the simple DIY gift ideas that Rose Pearlman and I have been sharing are in regular use around my own home. In…

    December 14, 2020 4 Comments
  • eight gifts for a handmade hanukkah.

    Tomorrow is the first night of Hanukkah and in celebration, Rose thought up eight suggestions for simple handmade gifts to offer this year. All of these can be paired with other treats, offered solo,…

    December 9, 2020 8 Comments
  • make your own: fabric scrap cat toy.

    Fret not, we have not forgotten the feline friends among us. For anyone with a kitten (or an energetic toddler), these dancing teaser wand toys can be made in minutes from simple materials. They’re…

    December 8, 2020 0 Comments
  • make your own: canvas kit case.

    Everything’s better when it’s tied up with string, isn’t it? I can’t help but to love just about anything that comes wrapped in a tidy little parcel. Enter the tiny canvas kit case. In…

    December 7, 2020 1 Comments
  • make your own: corded dog leash.

    It’s a project-heavy week for a project-heavy season, so buckle up, my friends. Today Rose and I are sharing a project for anyone wanting a new hobby (the winter is long! new hobbies are…

    December 2, 2020 14 Comments
  • make your own: lemon(aid) banks.

    It’s the first of December, Giving Tuesday, the start of the the advent countdown, and ten days until the first night of Hanukkah. For many, it’s a season of gift giving and gift making…

    December 1, 2020 7 Comments
  • make your own: canvas satchel.

    Lucky for me, I’m not alone in my pursuit of tidy or the particular form of stress relief found in corralling and organizing inanimate objects. When talking about my hope that uniform pouches would…

    November 24, 2020 10 Comments
  • make your own: tool roll apron.

    I’m a tinkerer by nature, and certainly by nurture. As I kid I loved helping my parents fix things around our house. There was always a weekend project to tackle—some small improvement to be…

    October 1, 2020 5 Comments
  • make your own: extra large string bag.

    The stone fruits have returned to the farmers’ market, thank goodness. I’m celebrating every scrap of normalcy I’m able to find these days, including sweaty July walks home from the market carrying my weight…

    July 7, 2020 2 Comments