Archives for the ‘crafting’ Category

for baby

Our family welcomed a beautiful baby girl last week – the daughter of my nephew. New babies mean quilts around these parts, so before baby A arrived, I ordered some decidedly girl-friendly fabric from the Sunny Happy Skies line by Riley Blake Designs. The large prints were screaming to remain large squares, so I listened. […]

vintage treats

As part of Heather’s Vintage Swap, sweet Chris (love her name, by the way) sent this to my doorstep today: It is filled with delightful treats!

look there – around my neck

Amy Butler fabric from Sew, Mama, Sew Vintage suiting fabric, lightweight wool blend Tape measure Sewing machine 20 minutes I love that fabric. It’s the little things, people.

wrapping him in love

We love this little one and he isn’t even here yet. (And no, he’s not ours. For goodness’ sake, people, that would be a scary thought. I am the Great Aunt – yikes – with a big “G.” Oh no, I am the crazy Great Aunt who quilts. At least I don’t live in somebody’s […]

the good, the bad and the…

Very Mary sent me the sweetest note cards because she is awesome. (This is only bad in the oh-my-arteries sort of way.) Alton Brown’s Free Range Fruitcake. Make it right now. I had it for breakfast. And this… Well, it defies words, doesn’t it? I ordered a slew of novelty charm squares for an I […]

button it up

We’ve got your vintage buttons right here.

after (almost)

Chalkboard paint, I love you.


Some aspects of my laundry room were trying my patience. (I’m talking to you, Laura Ashley English Ivy.)

considering the possibilities

I want this dress. And it just so happens that I will need a dress for an afternoon wedding this June. The pattern is from 1956. It will have to be resized. I don’t know how to do that. It might make me look like a bus. And yet, I am considering the possibilities.

minding my own

I know you are shaking your head and saying, "There she goes again." Well, there I go again. A trip to the country on Saturday resulted in five pounds of beeswax from our friendly neighborhood (essentially organic) beekeeper. There is a learning curve to the filtering, straining and all that, but we did manage to […]