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crayon leaf wreath

When I was a kid, I figured being a grownup was basically about eating as much ice cream as you want and staying up as late as you like. And it is. Except for where that obnoxious word “responsibility” comes into it. And then, as you get all responsible and mature, you can forget how to […]


galaxy fabric – MAKER OF WORLDS

So, long and slurred story short, I finished this blog post earlier, came home and drank a bunch of beer to celebrate the fact that it’s Friday and screw everything that has been irksome and difficult about this week, and now my will to write a cohesive introduction has been almost entirely annihilated*. So here’s […]

masking tape tree paintings

The apartment war continues, my friends. This week, those white walls get dealt with. Dedicated readers may remember my horror over the endless stretch of blank white living room wall when we moved into this apartment back in June. A Great White expanse, sterile and soul-sucking, and – since we’re renters, not owners – taunting my inability […]

easy peasy redecorated coasters

Today, dear readers, a quiz: What’s the first thing you do when preparing to move? Is it: A) Calmly assess your packing needs and begin to look for boxes. B) Book a moving van and start sucking up to your friends. (“Oooh, you have such impressive biceps! I bet you can lift really heavy stuff!”) […]

easy ribbon roses

Here’s a fast, simple and elegant craft to help you prepare for Mothers’ Day. Or any other I-love-you, gift-giving, here-have-something-pretty occasion. You don’t have to use ribbon for this, either. You can use any long and narrow piece or cloth. Try a strip of scrap fabric, even a shoelace might work. Don’t have either of […]

postage stamp box

This is a long one but a good one, promise. Got lots of time to kill this weekend? Then this could be just the project for you. Warning: if you are a serious stamp collector – if you steam stamps off of envelopes and keep them in little plastic sleeves – stop reading now. This […]