craftland, 6.24

Whenever I visit Mack in Providence, we always insist on a leisurely trip to Craftland, which features gorgeous handmade items for sale from local artists and crafters. I love it. The above “I’m a Crafty Mother Fucker” buttons are by RAR RAR Press; the great thing about Craftland is you can fall smitten with somethingContinue reading “craftland, 6.24”

beach crochet, 6.21

r.r. has been asking me to teach her the basics of crochet for a few weeks and I finally got the opportunity to get her started at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester on Tuesday (though she’s an artist and crafter who by nature, doesn’t really need help in  this arena…). Celebration, you know, on theContinue reading “beach crochet, 6.21”

two recipe project #2, 6.12

The next recipe in the two recipe summer project; things have been quite busy, so I’ve already wavered from my plan a bit, but now that school is over, the chances are further and farther that I’ll actually keep to the goal. This is a warm dressing salad–balsamic, red onion, thyme, and shitake mushrooms, sauteedContinue reading “two recipe project #2, 6.12”

licorice knitting, 6.8

It’s finally the end of the school year, which means much excitement at the prospect of nurturing my own creative endeavors; with that, I wanted my last knitting class to be playful and usually that means we bring candy, cakes, and all manner of sugar-filled foods for the gobbling. Instead of just eating (there wasContinue reading “licorice knitting, 6.8”

currently reading, 6.10

I’m kind of the biggest book slut around. People know this to be true about me. As unfortunate as they may think it–I make bedfellow with many a book. I’m not just a reader and then a returner. I’m definitely a collector, housing multiple editions of the same book with different flap jackets. And thenContinue reading “currently reading, 6.10”

pints and purls, 6.2

Gorgeous BBC Coffehouse Porter; it was down the hatch at Bukowski last Thursday night with r.r., who invited me to Pints and Purls at Gather Here, a glorious new stitch house in Cambridge. Take a visit there; if you need tempting, r.r. has posted some delicious photos of the place.

two recipe project #1, 5.31

I’m making it a goal to try at least 2 new recipes every week, to kick up the excitement in the kitchen. This rigatoni with capers, pine nuts, and bell peppers is from the Real Simple Dinner Tonight Done! book. While it wasn’t a flop, it wasn’t exactly that excitement I was looking for. But,Continue reading “two recipe project #1, 5.31”