you straight up just blew dust in my eye


snowed in again

When it looks like this out, I feel obligated to stay inside, watch endless episodes of Friends, and make things.  Or, as the case may be, hang things: I bought 20 (yes, 20–it was a good deal!  And I had a friend haggling for me) batik prints while I was in Malaysia and 2 (only […]

go green

Freaking genius!  A re-usable Swiffer cover!

how to be snowed in, part 4: or, how to plan a menu for a cocktail party

I realize that many moons ago I said I’d planned a menu for a dinner party.  That was a bald-faced lie; I planned a menu for a cocktail party.  And, it turned out pretty good.  I had never cooked all day for a party before and I wanted to try it; the results were not […]

ikea bags are awesome

I’m all about the reusable bags (except when I need trash bags…sorry, Earth.  do they make reusable trash bags?  does anyone have a solution to this problem yet?).  They look cool, they’re easy to lug up the stairs to my apartment, and they don’t make that nasty plastic bag sound when you put them away. […]


Occasionally (my GOD is that word hard to spell), I finish projects.  And then, when luck smiles upon me, I find a matching sugar bowl and cream pitcher for $1 at a garage sale to put on top of my finished project: The ballband pattern of the dishcloth comes from here.  It is incredibly easy.

craft storage ii

So, I still have a craft room, but it turns out I’m a bum/slob and can’t get up the energy to…buy shelves.  Thus, I give you craft closet: I was inspired to gather all of my supplies sans shelves after watching No-Impact Man, which is an inspiring documentary about how you should never buy anything […]