Check Your Calendar: Folks who’ve been home too much for too long. Concept by Alex Henry.
Spinning Fleecemaiden hand spun wool, plied with a fine, mohair and silk blend. Slubby plied wool looks like macaroni or pasta, yes?
This room feels a bit “maritime” in the deep blue on some of the walls, the rest a light grey. A crochet rope cover on the half silver light bulb a little “buoy” looking. The red wool the red soil. Deep water meets rocks over the pantry curtain. Patchwork field railing. I haven’t been home […]
Some process photos of the first few stages of front lawn-to garden-transition. There were already two beds in front of the house, and the two freestanding boxes when we moved in. I removed the sod, dug out the front beds, and made the wooden edging, staining it to match the boxes. I dug out the […]
So the plants just keep getting bigger and bigger, and the light they need keeps expanding. Our new house is close to the homes beside it, so the side windows get very little light. It’s long and narrow, back windows facing northwest, and the front window facing southeast. Southeast, but with a sunroom blocking it. […]
Our sunroom is south facing, and none of the windows open. I scraped the sunroom, primed and repainted the frames, ceiling and walls to cover up some old water damage. This place needs a replacement in the future, so I painted the walls a deep purple, to cover up some texture. I added the long […]
I recently got new glasses. Not just frames, my prescription got a lot worse. Suddenly, the sunroom’s peeling paint became a lot more noticeable…. The sunroom was water damaged at some point. The roof likely leaked and they fixed the roof, but left the interior. The ceiling and window frames REALLY needed a scrape and […]
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A puzzle you make as you go along. And who doesn’t want to hit tiles with a hammer? The island originally had wood laminate with sheets of glass tiles epoxied on, no grout, painted over with the wall colour (twice). I picked up these tiles pre-lockdown at the Re-Store, perfect for smashing. I didn’t like […]
I used up my stash of hand spun and/or natural dye yarn to cover this railing. While it’s fine, it doesn’t go with the style of the rest of the house…. and the wool quota was running critically low. Real wool has such a beautiful depth and shine. the northwest window has a beautiful even […]
What to do with a quite beat up kitchen in a pandemic. Some fun paint and “shale” waterproof contact paper to update it for the time being, and something fun I would never do on nice new kitchen cabinets. Next up is a nice foggy blue tile on the backsplash and island, but that is […]
A Big Thing is happening. Or at this point, has happened. This summer our cases dropped to zero, and we coasted until they pushed back up to critical levels. We bought an urban cottage in that low interim, a whirlwind of masks, houses, packing and cleaning in a matter of weeks to get in before […]