Month: June 2011
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 something…
Visiting Mack in Providence is always an adventure; we stumbled into an incredible shop with kitsch and art and I became instantly smitten with this hilarious bowl of “Creepy Babies”. Thank you for the apt description. Love it.
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 the…
officially summer, 6.20
It’s officially summer, and the corgi Sir Winston Churchill, despite hating the heat, does love boating. And so he takes his second ride of the season. If this isn’t pure bliss, an utter representation of a dog’s life, then I don’t know what is…
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, sauteed…
This is a gorgeous unfiltered beer I can’t now place the name of that r.r. had last week before we sewed some birds at Gather Here’s Etsy Craft Party. Summer, indeed. I look forward to more of it, for sure.
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 was…
Becoming a true reality is evenings spent pouring over my knitting project book, munching on chocolate, and making things. Today is the last day of school for the kids; and whilst our work never really ceases, it slows, and that means I can breathe new life into my creative endeavors.
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 then…
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.
sneak peek beach, 6.8
This is quite a bit of reverse stockinette stitch in the round, but once its finished, I swear it will be worth it. Here’s a sneak peak at one of my latest projects–a cotton sack, perfect for beach days this summer.
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,…