Thursday, May 30, 2013

i know this is gross, but...

my first batch of kombucha molded!
Apparently adding fruit to the mix is supposed
to happen after the brewing process is complete.

Friday, May 10, 2013

storage makeover

As the craft closet gets more and more cramped and our household
cleaning supplies cry out for a hiding place, I have started plotting out
a storage overhaul. It requires moving things around between five
spaces in our home but will hopefully end with a nicely organized
storage system (for the first time ever) and some breathing room
for painting and sewing. I was very excited about leaping into this
before the coming of the summer heat until I got the flu last weekend
and landed flat on my face. But like the dandelion, I will rise.
Speaking of which, I just finished the 100 Cupboards trilogy, by
N. D. Wilson. I highly recommend it, but only if you have either a
great deal of discipline or some time on your hands -- it's hard to set down!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

journal cover completed

Here's the final version of the mother-daughter
collaboration on my journal cover.
While I think the accessories all look like acorns,
my daughter assures me that they're nuts, as in,
"I am nuts for nuts and ice skating."
So I suppose this is the winter elven nut fairy!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

out and about

 When I was at Target a few weeks ago, I happened upon this
Kleenex box with linework that somehow looked very familiar.
I was excited to discover that it had been designed by an artist
I follow online -- Cori Dantini. Now, how fun is that?!?