Monday, November 24, 2014

Blossom Blizzard

Wistful for our preferred blanket of white.

 Seems much farther in the past than just six months ago.

Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Scenic Mountie

Here he is. The cutest little mountie ever, found at an estate sale, liberated from a doll collection display case and put back into service "defending the law" wherever needed. 

In the foothills. 

In the forests.

And in the mountains.

Of this educational book.

Not that he would ever sleep on the job, but should he ever need to play dead - to fool an adversary for example, his baby blue peepers close when he reclines.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Labelize Me

Remember when we messed around with a great website called Jam Labelizer to make labels for our granola last year?

Well this year we actually used it to label jam. Jelly rather.

And since last year the good people at jam Labelizer have added Beer Labelizer.

Which works just as well for another grain product. Wild rice.

Now what else can we make so we can labelize it?

Friday, November 7, 2014

One Button at a Time

Our clever friend Jerisew(s) taught us to make leather wrap bracelets. 

You may have seen a similar jewelry design around.   Robert Redford's Sundance catalog features some by artist Chan Luu. They are lovely. 

But one thing ours have over hers which use a trademark, tasteful, little silver button as a clasp on each and every one 
is a unique, antique button on each and every one. 

We are happy to add this to our list of the many ways to beautify the world, one button at a time.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Girly Meets Boy

  So what happens after the detritus of boys is packed up and shipped off with them or sent to deep storage under the attic eaves? And you have a deadline for creating a guest room suitable for college pals? And you want to do it on a dime?

Apparently long-repressed girlyness and its accouterments come out of the closets and take over.

But never fear, with the removal of a few flowery accents we are still 100% boy friendly around here. Just give us fifteen minutes. 
With just a little more advance notice we can have a full cookie jar on the counter and milk in the frig too.