I saw a large cardboard box sitting in my office, waiting to get thrown away. I brought it home and Mark and I turned it into a playhouse. I'm pretty pleased with the final results.
We’ve added wands to our repertoire of hipster artisan goods. Lovingly crafted from sustainably harvested American cherry and finished with bees wax.
The first thing Mark ever made for me was a hand carved spice rack. It was Art Nouveau inspired, made from walnut and finished with oil which gives it a lovely sheen. I had been happily storing spices in it for years when I thought I ought to make the spice jars look as lovely... Continue Reading →
My friend Kristen adores Japanese culture, she's an anime fan and she practices akido, so I wanted to make her wedding quilt showcase that aesthetic. I bought remnants of kimono fabric on Etsy to give her quilt genuine Japanese flair, instead of relying on the caricature of Japanese design motifs that one finds in Midwestern... Continue Reading →
I made fleece blankets for my nephews for birthdays this year, featuring the Gryffindor house crest on one side and the Marauders Map on the other. These were so easy to make, I'm thinking of making them to sell.
Mark's brother Kyle brought us a family heirloom last week. Its a giant, antique, cast iron cauldron, that was used annually in his home town to make chowder for the town wide celebration. As the population of the town has dwindled, the town required fewer cauldrons, and Mark's brother managed to obtain the one that... Continue Reading →
I've been collecting antique bottles since I finished my archaeology degree. I have more than a hundred of them now and I wanted to put them on display in a place they would be visible to guests in our home. I was visiting the flea market when I found this lovely quartersawn oak medicine cabinet... Continue Reading →
I made a dinosaur themed baby quilt for my friends’ new baby boy. The backing material is blue minky so it’s very soft. The binding is blue satin ribbon.