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  • habit shift: mending clothes.

    Over the weekend, James and I sorted through the zipped bag of kids’ clothing we keep on the highest shelf in the closet. It’s the time of year for dewrinkling shorts and sundresses that…

    April 27, 2023 27 Comments
  • 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 42 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 12 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
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these mended pants. {because now they’re ready to start again.} 2. this scarf start. {for slowly getting longer.} 3. these candles. {because all i wanted for…

    January 5, 2018 25 Comments