14 Feb
2014
Valentines from Dot

Valentines from Dot

Although I sort of felt like I was doing my daughter’s homework for her, I made little Valentines for the other young kids we know and sent them out from Dorothy. My one rule for this project was not to […]

21 Jan
2014
Washi Tape all the things: wipes container

Washi Tape all the things: wipes container

I take the Washi Tape movement with a grain of salt. Sometimes it’s great, usually it’s overdone. When I found a wipes container I finally liked, though, it happened to be the very inexpensive CVS brand plastic container. I wanted […]

17 Jan
2014
Heirloom Knitting

Heirloom Knitting

A common question that knitters hear is “how long does it take to make something?”  The answer is always kind of discouraging because knitting things takes a LOT longer than most people assume and to knit a dress for example […]

22 Nov
2013
Quilt for Thunder

Quilt for Thunder

July is not even 9 months old but she lost the title for youngest cousin nearly 8 months ago.  Her “baby” cousin is adorable Elijah Thunder and they had a blast checking each other out in Philly for the first […]

18 Oct
2013
Quilt for Harrison

Quilt for Harrison

Someday I’ll learn how actually to quilt with triangles, but until then, I’ll keep winging it. The pattern for this quilt was pretty straightforward. I wasn’t sure how exactly to layout all the colors, and I was working with some […]

10 Sep
2013
Changing Station, Part Two

Changing Station, Part Two

Our changing area is almost complete!  It has been in service now for almost 6 months (July has grown so fast!) so first I’ll show you how it looks now. The changing table is mounted to the wall over our […]

8 Sep
2013
Valentine’s Day in September

Valentine’s Day in September

Last February I made a little cross stitch present for Ben.  I managed to finish the cross stitch itself on February 14th but the final plan for the present wasn’t implemented until this week.  Now that the baby is older, […]

6 Sep
2013
Baby Meets Dog

Baby Meets Dog

I made the baby so this counts as a legitimate post.  No, really!    I’ll spare you the details of how I made this one, but I will tell you that I am VERY happy with how she turned out. […]

24 Aug
2013
Quilt for Islay

Quilt for Islay

This star quilt was, in many ways, the opposite of the freehand quilt for July. Each part was very assembly-line-friendly and there was a very clear pattern from the beginning. I was really excited about the color scheme, too. Islay […]

29 Jul
2013
Birthday Salsa

Birthday Salsa

Ben asked what I wanted for my birthday so I told him I wanted a week of sleeping eight hours a night.  Ben responded like this.  So I thought of the thing I wanted second and it was this:   […]