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Sunday, March 31

kitchen stool makeover

This stool had had it.  The wood was scratched, the caning was shot.  We cut the caning out, painted the wood to match the cabinets, ordered some beautiful chocolate brown shaker tape from  here, and wove.  Super easy, really beautiful, and a good reuse of a perfectly good stool that needed a makeover.

Thursday, March 21

travel journals

I loved these so much the first time I made them, I made a bunch more and am sending them off to sticks and bricks tomorrow.

These are made from almost entirely recycled materials:  the cardboard from hubby's bike race numbers, and buttons and maps collected from various garage and estate sales.  Only the baker's twine is new, but let's pretend it's from an auction of old bakery supplies.  Because it could be.  Oh, and the pretty paper.  But they are leftover scraps, so that's okay.

Sewing these by hand is not difficult, but takes a little elbow grease to get through all of the layers of paper (I used 10 full sheets, for 20 total pages).  The perfect size to tuck in your ruck sack and take with you on vacation.  Or, use it like I do:  jot down creative ideas for later exploration.

sketch book?


cue the beach boys music

business card holders headed to sticks and bricks

I am officially obsessed with The Trading Post in South Amherst. Not only do they have the best stuff at amazing prices, but they are so super nice to Gus.  

This was my first score - all local yardsticks - the mother load!

And here's what they've become!  Snap 'em up at sticks and bricks today!