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linen

  • make your own: braided rag rug.

    Five years since receiving and test-driving a bunch of new bed sheets , we find ourselves with a glut of ripped sheets. It started as a slow wear, a kind of general softening and…

    March 28, 2022 37 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 25 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
  • apartment progress: window treatments.

    I’m puzzling through window treatments at the moment. Window treatments is such a funny and stuffy term, but useful, too, covering the range of shutters and curtains and blinds and shades and other things…

    April 6, 2021 46 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this eucalyptus. {and the farmer’s market in general} 2. this little work in progress. {and always, those little hands.} 3. this tissue box cover. {because some weeks, you just need a box of…

    November 22, 2019 4 Comments
  • gift guide: gifts to hone skills.

    Knitting Skills: A new knitting pattern +/or the yarn to complete it. Knife Skills: A new cutting board (plus phone holder) +/or a new knife for practicing. Cocktail Skills: A handy guide to strong drinks +/or a whiskey…

    December 3, 2018 9 Comments
  • make-believe: nature walk.

    The ultimate daydream: A sunshine-y forest walk in May even though we’re stuck smack in the middle of February. I can’t wait for sandals and buckets and days when the earth lets out its…

    February 14, 2018 4 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.  1. this cookie. {and all the others.} 2. these empty shelves. {no, pardon me. these empty bunk beds.} 3. these hand-me-downs. {worn more than eighteen months by…

    November 17, 2017 28 Comments
  • baby proof: blackout curtains.

    My philosophy on baby gear mostly follows the simple guideline of “wait and see.” That all babies need all of the things is a fallacy manufactured by the people trying to sell babies (or their…

    August 17, 2016 35 Comments