A while ago Mausi’s papa gave me this book as a present, “Les couleurs francaises” by Yoshiko Tsukiori. I’ve long admired the styles in the Japanese dress books I had seen, and this book is particularly nice as it has both women’s and girls’ patterns in one book. An Easter dress seemed […]
Some new seeds just arrived from Cubits, and Maus and I have been busy dreaming about and planning our vegetable garden. There are two seed packets that I am especially excited about this year:
the funky, lobed, heirloom Reisetomate and the Japanese heirloom
I finally took our winter wreath down this week…with the way winter has been hanging on this year I don’t even feel that late! Our front door is definitely in need of a little TLC. Our ancient storm door, with torn screen, and time-worn wooden house door are, without doubt, a […]
Most of the time so far has been spent cleaning up. And with a long winter and two dogs…well, it hasn’t been pretty. I have no pictures. Really, no one wants to […]
One can never have too many hats. It’s true, one really cannot. Especially if you are very small, spend a great deal of time outdoors, and are prone to activities that result in hats badly in need of a wash.
Mausi still wears the hat I made her […]
We stand poised on the brink of summer, and as always in southern Ontario we are left wondering what happened to spring! The days are getting hotter, and I wonder if this is at all telling of what this summer is going to be…
The garden is […]
Today seemed like the perfect day to start some flower seeds inside. Mausi’s Auntie M had come to visit, and so the 3 of us set to work making little paper pots out of old newspaper and a funky little wooden potmaker I bought at […]
Easter is once again just around the corner, and I’ve been thinking about Easter basket ideas again. Putting together an Easter basket (if you are so inclined) is just about the perfect excuse to have a little fun and do something a little different. Instead of a basket filled just with chocolate and candy, why […]
These last few sunny warm days have been simply incredible. Today, with a sleeping Cub wrapped up beside us, Mausi and I got to work outdoors.
We filled a suet cage with yarn ends for the birds to gather for their nests. What lovely nests these wool pieces will make.
If you are as on top of things as I am, you’ll have looked at the calendar in the last few days and will have realized that Easter is this week-end! How did that happen? So, with the holiday nearly upon us, here are 5 great last-minute ideas for a natural Easter basket…
1. Wool […]
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