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Wednesday Links: 20 macrame projects

If you said “macrame” to me (though I’m sure if we met, we’d have a lot of interesting things to discuss before getting to macrame), I think of that plant hanger in my aunt’s condo back in the ’70s. The one in shades of brown and orange. Well, if pinterest and google know anything (and […]



Wednesday Links: 21 awesome places to get party supplies

A friend of mine recently started a party biz.  She’s one of those creative types who throws the cleverest parties with the cleverest details. On her site she offers to throw your party, but she also offers “party boxes” that have everything you need to host your own. So it got me thinking… where do […]



Wednesday Links: 30 DIY dollhouse furniture links PLUS how to make a pom pom armchair

About 30 years ago, my grandparents gave my sister and me a dollhouse for Christmas. This dollhouse was big, had 6 rooms, and was made of unfinished plywood. On a recent trip home to New Jersey, I took on the task of cleaning out my old bedroom. I hadn’t looked at the dollhouse in 20 years, […]



20 easy knitting projects beyond blankets and scarves

So I actually really do like to knit. Only, I’m terrible at it. I can only do squares (and rectangles, I can do those). I’ve been knitting rainbow scarves (only, that whole switching colors thing has left some evidence) and I even knitted a hat. But I don’t know how to knit circles and googling […]



Wednesday Links: Paint-by-number fun

Months ago (years?) I bought a paint-by-number kit at the craft store (see above).  I’ve always liked to draw and paint and create, but my fine art skills are still limited, so I thought it would be a good hobby. Nice and retro. And yet it’s still in the box. It’s not that I don’t have […]