Yesterday at Costco we picked up the Lego Friends Heartlake Lighthouse (because Legos are cool and colors belong to everyone, even if I think the Friend-figs are silly and poorly thought out), and because many years ago (1995), my sister and I fought over Dolphin Point the lighthouse from the Paradisa line (the 1990s version … More 20 years of Lego Lighthouses for Girls
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?
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
Ms. Donna has a wonderful garden full of various fruit trees laden with more apples than she wants. This year, she graciously offered to allow us to “drop by anytime” and “take all the apples you can carry!” The boys and I took her up on that offer — although we turned down the offer … More Apple Butter & Pink Apple Sauce
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)
Long story short, we inherited a day bed frame and mattress. I really wish I’d taken before pictures, but I didn’t, so you”ll have to imagine what the a white-and-brass accented metal frame looked like before it was coated in layers of Rustoleum Hammered spray paint (in brown). Our old sofa was peeling (inexpensive bonded … More daybed makeover & slipcover project
After I finished Oliver’s quilt, I started on Patrick’s. I had plenty of jeans to use, but I didn’t want to go through the 5×5 squares again. For Patrick I made rows of 5×25 in blocks of five. I laid it out on the floor and then added two rows of 5×5 squares to make … More Patrick’s Denim Quilt