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holidays

  • ’tis the season.

    For consumerist dread? I like to fill this space with ideas for merry making and simple festivities, especially in this time of year. To me, conjuring a bit of reverence and a bit of…

    December 15, 2021 17 Comments
  • giving: things to play with.

    Here’s some inspiration for gift giving for the smaller set: things to play with, things to make with, things to add a bit of wonder and a bit of magic to a long winter…

    November 30, 2020 6 Comments
  • giving: things to feel better with.

    Here’s some inspiration for gift giving that offers a bit in the way of comfort and cozy, and that extends an invitation for getting out of your head and into your body. These gifts…

    November 25, 2020 10 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this crescent moon of a pillow. {for getting here. for smelling so good. for making sleep so much more comfortable.} 2. this glass knob. {and the cabinet it’s attached to, rescued from a…

    December 20, 2019 7 Comments
  • giving: a clay vessel.

    Just about one year ago, Rose Pearlman and I began collaborating on simple, useful craft projects that could be easily made from inexpensive hardware store materials and that can serve a practical purpose in your home.…

    December 4, 2019 10 Comments
  • make your own: papier-mache baskets.

    For use on Easter, or anytime, here’s a simple project to make your own papier-mâché basket or bowl from a little water, a little flour, and a few recycled materials you probably have around…

    April 8, 2019 6 Comments
  • make your own: string bag.

    File this under something I wasn’t sure I’d be able to pull off, but here I am, alive to tell the tale and not having suffered a crafting-induced hissy fit four days before Christmas. (Mostly!) In case you’re looking for something handmade to…

    December 20, 2018 16 Comments
  • a clutter-free advent calendar, updated.

    When I first posted about our plans for a clutter-free advent calendar, Faye was a wee thing of 19-months. That original list of holiday activities has all the hallmarks of a family with one…

    November 29, 2018 18 Comments
  • make your own: compound butter.

    Compound butter sounds fancier than it really is. It’s butter, softened, with herbs or fruit or other bits of tastiness stirred in. You can shape it into a log, chill it, and serve it…

    November 27, 2018 13 Comments