About this time of year we all start thinking about summer road trips and with that, how to keep the kids entertained. Sure, we have one of those back seat DVD setups, but gosh I hate to just zombify them the whole way. I want this to be about time spent together, conversations, joking around, […]
I was inspired last week by some folding shopping cart liners I saw online and decided it would be fun to try one myself. I love cruising flea markets on summer mornings and I usually have a folding shopping cart with me, but I hate that smaller items fall through the large holes in the […]
Has anyone else noticed how much burlap there is out there these days? I’ve admired how people are using it paired with reproduction and orginal graphics, made to look like an old French country feed sack. Lots of folks are doing gorgeous things with upcycled coffee & potato sacks with all kinds of colorful printing. […]
Oh, I was on a roll! Until some vicious bug took me down over the weekend. I’ve abandoned my sweet little blog for vats of Pepto and quality time on the daybed. Ugh. So I’m totally pulling a cheater cheater pumpkin eater blog post by sharing this bit of brilliance spotted over at Oilcloth Addict […]
Will, Dave, and I loaded up and headed out to an area flea market this morning. I’ve been nursing a bug to not just sell new stuff in my shop, but to find cool vintage stuff to re-purpose and craft into some new little thing. Today my laser beam focus was on silver plate. I […]
My job is tech-heavy. My home is tech-savvy. I feel like I’m wired in 24 hours a day, so my next project is intentionally as low-fi as possible. I’m giving quilting a try to see if I enjoy it, hoping it’ll be a quiet and peaceful activity instead of frustrating and difficult. Right now it […]
BUAHahahaha! It’s sad and true. Thank you to Patty at My Life Under the Bus for the find.
I knew this route by heart as a kid. As a matter of fact, I had to look up the names of a couple of the streets because I just knew to turn left at the old Moody house, right at the big yellow mansion, another left by the Catholic school and so on. I’ve […]
This evening Fi and I put together a terrarium for our poor, homeless gnome. He’s sheltered by a money tree and flanked with angel plants and live moss we culled from the front yard. We sprinkled some Assyllum seeds in the background, so hopefully we’ll have a little flowered fairy setting when they come in. […]
Kate Spade has posted these cute templates for making pinwheels on her site. What a wonderful way to usher in spring!