For my good friend Mack’s 30th birthday. Obviously, it’s Anne of Green Gables theme, our collective youth, rolled into one. I adore the vintage Prince Edward Island root beer mug I found for her; it even has the Green Gables farm on the little map.
Small gift tag made by me.
Going through its fourth blooming of the year already. This plant is magical and must just have the perfect amount of light.
There’s nothing better than a quiet, late night dinner date with a friend. Mack and I, the other night, over hot tea, and zafs delicious bagel chips.
Remember that French Braid Cardigan by Tanis Lavallee that I finished more than a year ago? Here’s finally a snap of the finished product, in haste.
Attempts to take a better shot forthwith. For now, here’s another snap.
There’s nothing better than a platter of spring veggies. These recent eatables were served with two homemade dipping sauces made by moi–a garlic/cayenne aioli and a lemon aioli.
How do you like to eat your spring veg?
My new mug, purchased on etsy and enjoyed in all Beyonce glory. Grab yourself one; your coffee will get that much hotter in the early morning.
The completed back of my saco stripes tank top. Knitted exactly to pattern in Quince and Co.’s sparrow linen yarn (colorways are sans for the main, and pigeons for the stripes). Already working on the front and hoping it fits like a dream. The linen yarn can be very splity when working, especially because I’m a picking knitter, but it drapes like a dream so its worth the hassle.
Carrot shaped biscuits for Easter Sunday’s strawberry shortcake dessert. It’s classic New England style to use traditional biscuits to pound cake, and its the only way I’ll enjoy this dessert. I also don’t believe in macerating the strawberries in any sugar, liquor, etc. The berries should sing on their own.
A pile of handmade stickers I recently made to use when wrapping birthday gifts for various friends and family. It’s really easy to make your own stickers; I use stamps and labels you can buy basically anywhere. Always use archival ink; it’s bolder and simple.
Made this little watermelon dress for my guy’s niece, who is turning the big 3 at the end of this month. This pattern was really easy; completed in 3 days, it was also budget friendly since I used Knit Picks Cotlin yarn in the cerise colorway for the main body and sprout for the bodice. The cotlin knits up beautifully, is washer machine friendly, and more importantly, Phoenix weather friendly.
I envision Abbey running around the pool all summer and this is the perfect dress to pop on over a bathing suit.
Only modification I made was instead of simply seaming the straps to the back of the bodice, I decided to knit two small buttonholes using a basic yarn over. These little coconut shell buttons go perfect with the pattern and I like that she will be able to “walk into” the dress, rather than shove it over her head.
Dyed in various shades of turquoise this Easter. Check out my other egg designs here.
It’s all the rage; which is exciting news for this toast lover. So, this is my take on it. A honey oat rustic loaf made last night. And this morning, lightly toasted, smothered in salty butter and then a delicious plum and apricot jam made by a coworker. Bliss.
What other combinations I should try?