Watch this video tutorial to see how I upcycled light bulb covers to make these candle lanterns.
There’s nothing like receiving some snail mail. What better way is there to brighten someones day than with some stationary made by yours truly?
dogwood branches leftover from a winter floral arrangement
a white paper shopping bag and sienna tissue from Anthropologie
paper dogwood flowers
Growing up, I spent countless hours making colorful friendship bracelets. Their resurgence prompted me to rediscover this summer pastime. Here are instructions for one of my favorite patterns – hearts!
[ a ball of hemp ]
[ embroidery floss ]
[ seed beads ]
[ pins ]
Determined to improve my sewing skills, I dusted off my sewing machine and tried to think of a simple yet useful project. Finding something that fit the bill wasn’t difficult. Every morning, we make coffee in a French press. Then, to keep it hot, we haphazardly wrap a tea towel around it. Perfect – anything I put together was bound to be an improvement. I started out with a tea towel (this one is from IKEA) and some cotton batting. After testing out a couple of methods to join the two ends, I settled on using braided hemp to tie them. Naturally, after assembling this French press “cozy” I had to test it out! This Olive Oil Cake recipe with fresh rosemary and chocolate from Whole Living was a delicious accompaniment for (hotter) coffee.
P.S. – This cake is even better the next day, as the rosemary flavor has had time to intensify.