• 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
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this candlestick. {from a friendly neighborhood tinsmith.} 2. this brown paper. {and a maybe idea.} 3. these ghosts on sticks. {for evening spook walks.} 4. these squash. {and roasting them.} 5. this door.…

    October 29, 2021 4 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 23 Comments
  • make your own: origami masu box.

    All three of my kids are home sick this week, so a tutorial for something that makes anything at all feel neat and tidy and moderately contained is feeling just right. These origami masu…

    October 26, 2021 25 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this bright spot. {on an otherwise dead roof.} 2. this trusty jacket. {freshly washed and ready for another kid.} 3. this little perch. {for a kiddo who has to spend the next week…

    October 22, 2021 5 Comments
  • small improvement: rattan radiator cover.

    We have four small radiators in our apartment, though for most winter days, the heat pipes servicing them would be plenty to heat the apartment. When we moved in, the radiator in the kids’…

    October 19, 2021 17 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these little beauties. {because one woman’s weeds…} 2. these rainbows. {because ’tis their season.} 5. this collection of perfect pins. {just cause.} 4. this box of supplies. {for currently living under the couch.}…

    October 15, 2021 4 Comments
  • small improvements: mending throw pillows.

    We’re in the season of patched up scarecrows and stitched together monsters, and, less spooky, patched throw pillows. I added a new ticking stripe throw pillow to our couch a few weeks ago, which…

    October 14, 2021 9 Comments