Fire Starters with Wax and Fir

October 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

Amanda at House Revivals shared this lovely crafts project:

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Amanda at House Revivals.

Such cute – and fragrant, I bet – fire starters! Visit her site for more photos and full instructions. Thanks for sharing, Amanda!

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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!

Wintery Gift Tags with Cross Stitch

December 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

Ha, another craft idea / link to remember: wintery DIY gift tags by graphic designer Anne Helgesson:

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Anne Helgesson.

Found via Maria Soxbo at Husligheter.

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:

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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!

Small Sewing Project: Bunny Banner

November 4, 2015 § 2 Comments

I tried my hand at banner making. This is a small proof-of-concept model:

Bunny Banner

Unbleached flannel and blue faux linen lined with unbleached muslin.

Bye, Summer 2015

September 15, 2015 § Leave a comment

Summer was, on the whole, good. We were surprisingly busy, so the blog break was very welcome.

The weather was sunny and dry, at times a little too sunny and dry! In the beginning of September, up until the end of last week when we finally got some rain, the grass started to get brown and the rest of the plants to droop. Mr. E’s garden did flourish, with for example cucumbers…

1st Cucunger

…and potatoes…

1st Potatoes

…and other yummies. We visited out-of-state friends who were cat-sitting a gorgeous Cornish Rex who looooved Mr. E from the start…

Cat Love

…and worked on projects, large and small…

MagPages Recycled into Envelopes

…like these envelopes made out of recycled magazine pages. (Thank you, K, for the template! I’ve been using it so much.)

Now that we seem to be done with the last errant heat wave of September, I’m looking forward to fall weather.

Batch Day

April 14, 2015 § Leave a comment

It’s a batch kind of day: Mr. E bottled a batch of his latest home brew, baked a batch of rye bread and cooked a batch of chili; I sewed a batch of bags.
Batch of Homebrew

And that’s not all. Yesterday I batch edited some photos. Nerdy batch love! 🙂

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