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gifts

  • tiny gifts for grown-up people.

    Five of my favorite tiny gifts made by other folks, wrapped up in a simple project made by you! Yes? Yes! In case you have the itch to offer a little something handmade this…

    December 1, 2022 0 Comments
  • make your own: accordion photo album.

    This post includes affiliate links from Artifact Uprising which means Reading My Tea Leaves might earn a small commission on the goods purchased through those links.  It’s getting to be that time of year when…

    November 17, 2022 1 Comments
  • paperwhite season.

    It’s paperwhite season, which means it’s time for setting bulbs in jam jars or bowls or any small vessel you happen to have, and sticking them on a windowsill so you have something to…

    December 8, 2021 19 Comments
  • 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: 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
  • make your own: simple cloth coasters.

    As the tail end of summer slips through our fingers, you might decide to use up spare material you have hanging around your house, to make simple cloth coasters. For the cups of tea…

    September 20, 2021 10 Comments
  • gift guide: mother’s day.

    Gift ideas for mothers, or anyone at all you love, in springtime: The most special patchworked dress for spinning in (or wood splitting). Yellow calico undies for fun. An indigo tote. The promise of…

    April 27, 2021 4 Comments
  • beeswax tapers FAQ.

    As it is with all things sourdough, our humble homemade beeswax taper operation is entirely James’s domain. I’ve long been the wax scrap hoarder and re-melter and tea light pourer and I’ve rolled more…

    December 16, 2020 37 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