I appreciate a good wreath, I enjoy making them, and I’ve made several over the years. I think my first was festive autumnal colors, followed by a delightful spring/summer medly. Then there was the Christmas Present wreath, and one made with coffee filter flowers. Recently, our CSA box provider has been offering locally sourced herbal … More Herb’s Wreath
On the first day of Spring Break I cleaned out the kitchen hutch and found over 400 coffee filters that we’re never going to use because we have an Aero Press. I did a bit of searching on Pintrest and came across two tutorials to make coffee filter flowers (linked below) that looked uncomplicated enough … More and what do you do with 400 coffee filters?
I was going to wait until the quilt was hung on the wall in the stairwell before I shared this, but as that seems unlikely to happen any time soon… This is the the story of the Century Crazy Quilt, and how it finally came to be finished. A few years back, Dulce was cleaning … More The Century Crazy Quilt
Friday I took the little one to the fabric store to get bias tape to finish another project (a big long-term project, I’ll have a post about it eventually). While I was there I was distracted and picked up a yard of fabric to make myself a colorful skirt (because I don’t have enough projects, … More the super easy 1-2-3 skirt
A friend recently tagged me on facebook asking if I’d ever heard of the Christmas Spider. The short version of the story is about a spider that came down after the Christmas housecleaning was done, and made an elaborate web all over the tree, Father Christmas took pity on both the spider and the housewife, … More Our Christmas Spider
Oh, where do you come from you little flakes of snow? Falling softly, softly falling, on the earth below. On the trees and on the bushes on the mountains afar. Tell me snowflake do you come from where the angels are? – Winter Verse from Ms. Donna Some rounds from the peach tree branch Sasha … More
The fortress of sunflowers is down to two, but that’s OK they’re finally blooming! The boys are quite excited that the sunflowers are “taller than mommy!” and “booming!” They’ve got about another month before we remove them (unless the boys take them out first), and tentatively put in a sandbox — hopefully resolving the need to … More and now there are 2 — and they’re blooming!
This year I decided to give Asian pear butter another try. I didn’t use an exact recipe, and I used my crockpot. Fill crockpot to the top with cored and sliced Asian pears (I used my corer-slicer), add 2 cinnamon sticks for flavor Cook covered on low setting for 24 hours/overnight/until the pears are a … More Asian Pear Butter (2014 edition)
We have gnomes in our house, again. Between hunting Gnomes and having a gnome infestation in our Christmas tree, it was only a matter of time before the boys got gnome “costumes” — in this case, reversible gnome hats and vests. The hats are very gnome-inspired (although they could also be for a wizard), the … More Gnomes
The boys love playing with Duplos, but they love playing with Legos even more. They want to go beyond the farm and boat to launch satellites and race fire engines. I love my boys, but I’m not quite ready to share my Legos with them — what can I say, it took me seven years … More 13 lbs of vintage 80s Legos