These are the felt birthday crowns I made for my baby friends’ first birthday. I’m pleased with how they turned out. I just drew up a pattern myself and used it to cut the pieces out.
I made some laundry soap the other day, using this recipe. I’ve been planning to make some for a while, but it was much easier (and more fun) than I expected. I used an unscented bar of Dr. Bronner’s castile soap, and I really like how it smells.
We’ve been wanting a birdbath for some time now. Sam was working on making one from an old trash can lid, but it wasn’t working out. Meanwhile, we realized the bees needed a better water source. Right now they’ve been using puddles that form on our cardboard sheet mulch, but those aren’t always there- especially […]
My birthday was last week, and some of my family came down on Mother’s Day for a joint birthday/Mother’s Day celebration. My mom made me this birthday flower crown, which I love, and can’t bring myself to put outside. (It’s still in the fridge right now, but fairly wilty.) I got a sewing machine as […]
I was hit by a car on my bike a few weeks ago, and I spent a weekend laying in bed watching the Great Expectations and Jane Eyre mini-series and knitting up this baby sweater. Oh, also we got bees! Sam and I noticed this Scot’s Broom with an interesting color variation last year, and […]
I batik-ed this banner at this same time last year, and I just finished hemming it last week. Actually what it portrays is about two weeks old by now – everything is changing so quickly. The osoberries are almost done flowering, the ferns have unfurled, and the earliest-blooming cherry blossoms have already come down in […]