Home-Dyed Yarn Colors

November 3, 2016 § 1 Comment


Lene Alve Dances with Wool Home-Dyed Yarn

Lene Alve at Dances with Wool.

Love these home-dyed yarn colors! (In a perfect world, the blues might be a teeny bit grayer, though…) Really fantastic for fall.

By Lene Alve at Dances with Wool.

An Adorable Arm Knitting Project

May 18, 2016 § Leave a comment


Anne Flax Twine Arm Knit Bunnies

Anne at Flax & Twine.

Such a pair of cute (and huge!) arm knit bunnies. This fun project is by Anne at Flax & Twine; go visit her blog for more pictures!

Paper Strip Art Inspiration

November 16, 2015 § Leave a comment

Ooh, saving this photo by Sherry and John Petersik for inspiration for a future art project:

Sherry John Petersik cleaning-playroom6

Sherry and John Petersik at Young House Love.

I still have lots of leftover paper strips from a paper chain Christmas ornament project. The framed art on the right side of the photo above would be perfect to use some up!

Stopped by a Chipmunk Doorstop

October 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

World Market sells this cast iron doorstop as a squirrel…

World Market Cast Iron Squirrel Doorstop

World Market.

…but to me it’s clearly a chipmunk. (Chippies hold their tails straight & low to the ground, while squirrels hold ’em curved & high. Although the tail does look thicker than a typical chipmunk tail. Ohwell.)

Darn, does it have to be out of stock online. It’s so cute. 🙂

Floral Dinnerware

April 22, 2015 § 2 Comments

Right now I’m kinda wishing we were in need of more dinnerware. I really like this cheerful, spring-color set:

Provence Garden dinnerware set, Kim Parker. From Macy's.

Provence Garden dinnerware set, Kim Parker. From Macy’s.

This Kim Parker Provence Garden 16-piece set is available from Macy’s for a limited time.

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Diamond-Pattern Wallpaper

September 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

This wallpaper makes my mouth water:


Harmony wallpaper by Ellos; image by Heidi Lehto.

Harmony wallpaper in black by Ellos; image by Heidi Lehto. The diamond pattern makes a surprisingly good-looking wallpaper. I especially like this blue version:

Ellos Harmony Blue Wallpaper

Harmony wallpaper. Ellos.

What’s not to love – my favorite blue combined with a watercolor-like effect. 🙂

And why does it make my mouth water? As us Scandinavians know well, this kind of diamond pattern in black & white is often used in salmiakki (salt liquorice) packaging, like this one below:

Fazer salmiakkipastillit


Curses! Now I’m craving a particular, chewy Halva salmiakki. Or super salmiakki by Fazer. Mmm…. Salmiakki is definitely one of those tastes of home that you can’t get in the States. Or if you can, it’s not the particular type you want at the moment, or you have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Gnnnh. Ohwell.

Georgian Granny Square Slippers

July 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

This is so not the weather (or the season) for warm yarn, but aren’t these slippers great?

Georgian Granny Square Slippers The Purl Bee

Unknown; found via The Purl Bee.

Granny square slippers modeled after slippers made in the Republic of Georgia. Found via The Purl Bee.

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