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Crafting for the diaperless baby

I have been slowly but surely making a few things for this coming winter baby.  We’re planning to EC, just as we did with Ella, so even though I think handknitted baby pants are insanely adorable, it makes a lot more sense to make some teeny tiny wool legwarmers. (Just pretend you can’t see those […]

In my kitchen

Mama, she said, can I mop? Not a question anyone would ever say no to.  She thought she’d mop the fridge, too, just in case.  (The mop, btw, was made by Tonya and her lovely family.) Also, a few weeks ago I made this handtowel (on the right) for the kitchen.  We needed a new […]

The Big Thaw

Signs of spring. Rain, rain, and rain, bringing on mud season – hope you’re ready!  (And goodbye, clean kitchen floor.) Six eggs from six chickens, two days in a row.  I had to make cheesecake (Keller’s, from Ad Hoc.  It was divine, of course.) A dog who comes in from a night on wandering, reeking […]


More favorites from here. Outside, winter doesn’t seem to know yet that its last days are here. The freezing rain and mud puddles have their own beauty, as my little girl in rain boots would happily tell you. Inside, I finished this applique for our down comforter cover.  I cut out the pieces last winter […]

Piece Together Peace – Use What You’ve Got

I’ve been working this month (and will be all year, surely) to find contentment, nay, happiness, with what I’ve got.  To me, this means using the materials I already own instead of dreaming about and buying more.  Sewing with the fabrics I’ve been given and inherited, knitting with the yarn waiting in my basket, eating […]

Works in Progress

Turning this fabric into one of these.  (So luscious that I may have to make one for myself, too.) I had planned to make Ella one of these dolls for her gift this year, but when I lost more than a week of crafting time due to illness, I let go of that goal.  It […]

Some Sewing Catch-Up

Let’s talk about sewing, shall we?  Somehow, I forgot to show you some projects for the past few months, and I’m jazzed about a few new ones for the holidays.  I keep forgetting to mention it, but I’m joining Tonya and many others in making this a Handmade Holiday.  Today, I’ll show you what’s finished, […]

Piece Together Peace – Heal Thyself

Welcome, November! Ben the scarecrow First, a quick glimpse back at Halloween – we threw a party with a bunch of friends who also have little ones (ages 5 and under), and had a blast!  I’ve been dreading Halloween all year – the corn syrup junk candy, the gory terrifying masks and costumes.  Not toddler […]


I’d show you more . . . but it’s a present.  From Patchwork Style, which I’m obsessed with.  I have a *lot* of scraps that need a home.


It doesn’t work . . . yet. (And in case you’re wondering, why a treadle?  Because it can sew through almost anything, it’s quiet enough to sew while I talk with my love, it’s beautiful enough to be in the living room, and if we ever have a life with no electricity, I can still […]