Thursday, May 19, 2011


looking into other people's spaces - a pleasure.  James Merrell's photograph as well as a must see blog post on Design is Mine.  It feels like day dreaming.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Loving the garden

It is amazing to see how something grows.  I have always been in amazement of growth, people, animals, plants.  I have moved around just enough as a small person to never get to see how something changes.  I have been gifted being a mom, a wife, having a house and now a garden which shows me just how much things change and in there own time.  My husband is mostly the overseer of this great garden, but yesterday I snapped up a snow pea.  Yumm, a bit early but still good tasting.  Here are some pictures of how are garden is changing.  Actually, it has already grown a bit since these pictures.  They were taken last week.

I hope everyone is having yummy food.

Friday, February 4, 2011

I love to wrap wrap wrap -- gifts, gifts, gifts

I am so excited to see this zine, Hello Sandwich Gift Wrapping Zine!  Oh wow, it is great.  A myriad of ideas, tools to make those sweet gifts that build anticipation.  I love getting something that looks to good to open.  I am thinking about a confetti bow right now.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A great new book -- right up our alley

This book is wonderful.  I ordered with some some gift cards and coupons the other day -- and I am super happy with it.  So many great projects -- many of which I have not thought of or seen in other crafty home books.  This is a super topic these days - which I think is great, but sometimes I wonder if books aren't repeating the same crafts over and over.  Well no fear here, very fresh and lovely.  I can't wait to make make make.  ......go check it out -----Crafting a Meaningful Home.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Something beautiful

This is a one of a kind quilt now on sale at Anthropologie by Frank Shand.  The mystery of storms feel at home here.  I would love to sleep under the heaviness of one of these.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

a dream of mine --- a tricycle, a front basket of flowers, and some yummy food in the back cart

So... I have long had this dream of having a tricycle.  I think it would make my shaky bike riding not such a problem and and I would have lots of space to pick up stuff along the way.  I am not a die hard bicyclist, my husband rides a lot - but I am more an admirer.  However, I will find a way to one day ride my own way.  And with these crochet adornments I would be oh so happy. To see more crochet goodness and to buy - visit Simeli.  To happy days.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

the crochet - at one time it was just for toilet paper holders -- but why is that bad?

I love the handmade, pretty much all shapes.  Even stuff that lacks great color combos or skill, sometimes that even more.  I am amazed that people slow down and make stuff.  I think it is a great thoughtful act that means someone is paying attention to something small and significant.  I love this Dottie Angel door knob, perhaps something that is often over looked and under valued.  As well as this Knitta bus.  Knit graffiti is amazing to me especially something on this scale.  So I hope we all find time today to make something. Happy New Year.