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  • come make things with us!

    Making Things is officially out in the world! Huge and continued thanks to everyone who has bought the book, championed the project, and generally been encouraging of me and of Rose as we’ve made…

    May 11, 2024 0 Comments
  • making things book cover; white string on turmeric dyed linen

    making things.

    Rose and I made a book. It has a cover! And a cover means that you can now pre-order MAKING THINGS: Finding Use, Meaning, and Satisfaction in Crafting Everyday Objects. Yes! The book comes…

    December 13, 2023 0 Comments
  • high need for closure.

    a label that pulls cleanly off the glass jar a load of laundry where every sock has a match a bag of rice that empties perfectly into the jar a finished row of stitches…

    March 1, 2023 19 Comments
  • simple matters | reading my tea leaves

    clementine daily.

    A quick note to let you know that I’m guest editing over on Clementine Daily for the month of April. I’ll be writing about letting go of things that are bringing you down and…

    April 7, 2016 9 Comments
  • make-believe: simple matters reading nook

    make-believe: reading nook.

    At the risk of too much navel-gazing, it’s been a really lovely week of finding that my book has made its way into so many of your homes. I’ve said this already, but more…

    January 21, 2016 21 Comments
  • chelsea fuss simple matters reading my tea leaves

    the simple matters series.

    A quick note to whet your appetite for a new series that I’ve been working on this fall. While I was writing my book last winter, I spent a lot of time thinking about…

    October 22, 2015 19 Comments
  • simple matters by erin boyle book proofs

    a book is a baby. a baby is not a book.

    But books and babies both take a while to find their way to you. There’s that early period of waiting. The same semi-hopefulness that burbles somewhere at the very top of your belly but…

    October 6, 2015 37 Comments
  • simple matters.

    I edited my About page yesterday. It wasn’t a huge edit. If we’re talking about word count, it was a tiny edit. Just a sentence to say that I’m writing a book. My first…

    December 3, 2014 104 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week: 1. this granola. {for being so generously shared. and for being so perfectly toasty.} 2. this box. {because it’s the beginning of a big plunge concerning our…

    September 19, 2014 6 Comments
  • a sneak peek.

    Photographs by Matthew Williams There’s a new book coming to bookstores on November 5th and while I can’t claim to have been a part of any of its creation, I’m not above bragging that…

    September 19, 2013 6 Comments