Tiny Easter hats

Easter? Don’t worry, I’ll bring the hats

I was very excited to see John when he woke up this morning. “Good morning! Guess what!” I shouted. “What?” he muttered, groggy but intrigued. “You know how I wasn’t sure what to take over to Jenny’s for Easter dinner, because Zack and Jen are bringing wine, and my mom is in charge of dessert? Well! I figured out something …

Apartment Treasury 2: Calm and Classic

An Etsy apartment

I’m sorry to report that I haven’t cooked a thing this week. What with moving and being on vacation, who can find the time? I barely have time to fantasize about the new apartment and drool over new stuff to buy, so I definitely don’t have time to cook or clean or do laundry. Oh, or work on my taxes. …

Six paper flowers

So many tutorials to choose from online! Compare my photos with the real photos to gauge how tough they are.

Super-simple ribbon bookmark

There’s something about a big, heavy hardcover book that feels very… for real. I like them a lot. And I like them best without a dust jacket, even though I know how important a dust jacket is if you want your nice books to stay nice. It’s just that they detract from the old-timey credibility of a big, heavy book. …

Dye Easter eggs simply and beautifully using silk scarves and neckties.

Happy Easter! Give me your tie!

You may have heard of silk-dyed easter eggs, because it’s a two-year-old Martha Stewart craft. That is, it was published on her site two years ago. It’s not for two-year-olds. It’s easy to do, but it’s not that easy. It involves eggs. And scissors. If you have a two-year-old you’d probably better go ahead and lock him in the bathroom …

Coffee Trees

Coffee Trees

I feel like I should preface this by saying that I love the smell of coffee. Because if I don’t say that, the first thing you think might be, “Whoa, this must really smell like coffee,” thinking it’s an oversight on my part, and I don’t want you to get hung up on that thought. No. The coffee smell isn’t …

Holiday Card Ornament

Lillyella’s Christmas Card Keepsake Ornament

Nicole from Lillyella posted this tutorial on ScoutieGirl this week, and I knew I had to make one immediately. It’s incredibly easy and quick to make, especially if you have a circle punch on hand… and if you don’t, it’s worth getting one. They come in handy from time to time. Mine is 2″ and it made a nice, big …

The Gingerbird House Project

Presenting the Gingerbirdhouse and the Gingerbird Nook! My friend Jenny and I designed these little non-edible gingerbread decorations for the Michael’s holiday craft contest. (Spoiler alert: We didn’t win.) www.michaelscontest.com/uploads/2958 www.michaelscontest.com/uploads/2962 The house is about 10” tall, but the Nook, which is pictured in the foreground, is only about 2” high. It’s very small, and fits on the Christmas tree! …