Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Round Robin Baby Quilt Gift

I’ve always loved round robin quilts, quilts that spend a bit of time with different people, each person adding their own special twist to it. I have not had time to do one of these since starting my blogging adventures – until now! One blog I’ve really enjoyed reading for awhile is “amylouwho“, the blog of Amy… Continue Reading

Bamboo floors update #1

We’ve been chipping away at the redecorating of the boys bedroom & playroom I posted about here. Please note: I didn’t repaint these walls, I did this when we moved in over 6 years ago. (You can read a bit more about this and the quilts I designed for the boys here). By last Wednesday,… Continue Reading

Simple Changes, Amazing Results

I did some dyeing today with a couple of new gadgets, and I’m wondering – why the heck did it take me so long  make these out? 15$ worth of bed risers = dyeing tables at the right height 60$ worth of shade cloth (installed by the hubby, thanks honey!) = a much cooler patio,… Continue Reading

Bumbleberry Pie for Breakfast

The weekend was busy, the highpoint was picking up Liam from a week at sleepaway music camp on Sunday. It’s a vegetarian camp, so he had requested a special dinner for his first night back before he left last week: potato salad, STEAK and a good dessert. Andrew brought some blueberries and strawberries home from the… Continue Reading

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One Moment: My husband’s hands

I’ve posted previously about how I find the evidence of an artists’s hands in their work to be inspirational. I spent the lion’s share of yesterday writing a tutorial on how to make an ultimate storage cart (coming on Friday over at Lillyella). My twitter friends were regaled with quips about how much I loved looking at… Continue Reading

Maker’s Must: Libby Hampel

This week I’d love to show you some beautiful jewelry made by Libby Hampel. 1. Where are you located globally? Ann Arbor, MI 2. Where are you found online? 3. What is your favorite thing to make? Brooches 4. When you’re making it… a. what do you love most about it? I love when… Continue Reading

Installing Bamboo Floors, One Day and DONE!

After the declutter to end all declutters in the boys playroom and bedroom last week, we then ripped up the nasty carpet and padding on Friday. Although the walls of the boys bedroom were painted when we first moved in (see that story along with the Southwestern style quilts I made for their beds here)… Continue Reading