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projects

  • 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 9 Comments
  • make your own: pincushion.

    I’ve been busy with sewing projects and have come to realize how much of sewing involves ironing and pinning things into place. Precision in crafting is not exactly my strong suit, but I’m learning…

    July 29, 2021 3 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these morning glories. {and the moonflowers, too, for being a week bigger.} 2. these supplies. {despite the world’s slowest progress.} 3. these walls et cetera. {for looking better today than they did yesterday.}…

    April 9, 2021 2 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these seed packets. {and alyson for choosing them.} 2. these eggs. {and getting to devil them.} 3. these shoots. {for popping up.} 4. this detritus. {because i can’t keep track of the abandoned…

    April 2, 2021 6 Comments
  • archive dig: springtime projects.

    It’s spring break here in New York. Childcare is in short supply, the need for low-stakes projects to keep kids occupied is high, the springtime impulse to clean out and start fresh and pay…

    March 30, 2021 2 Comments
  • make your own: salt dough ornaments.

    If you’re hoping to find an easy and extremely affordable way to decorate a Christmas tree, or top a present, or generally make merry, baking a tray or two of salt dough ornaments is…

    December 16, 2019 29 Comments
  • make your own: trivet.

    We’re notoriously rough on our tables around here. Sometimes-work surface, sometimes-dining table, sometimes-roof for weekend forts, the tables in our apartment see a lot of use. And while I couldn’t be more excited to…

    November 11, 2019 13 Comments
  • tackling a reupholstery project.

    The first thing to know when tackling a reupholstery project is that those time-lapse videos that you see of people rapidly removing staples and easily smoothing fabric before giving a yank here and a…

    August 15, 2019 20 Comments
  • make your own: lavender cleaning spray.

    If ever there is a time when a simple, kid-friendly cleaning solution is in order, it’s summertime. We’ve been dribbling peach and watermelon juice all over my parents’ back porch for weeks now. Silas’s…

    July 22, 2019 8 Comments
  • make your own: nature weaving.

    We’re spending some extended time at my mom and dad’s house this summer and I’ve been cataloguing sweet crafts and activities to keep the kids happily engaged and independent in the backyard and at…

    July 3, 2019 9 Comments