How to Make Yarn S..

About 3 years ago, a burly construction worker walked into my store to buy some yarn for his wife.  We chatted a bit about what she needed and then he spied a ball of bulky yarn and excitedly asked. “Hey, do you remember making Christmas wreaths out of yarn like this?” “Nope.” I replied, “I don’t.”  He asked […]

A Modern Quilt for..

My husband was snuggling under the very first quilt I ever made – which was covered in birds, blooming flowers, climbing roses and generally girly fabric. (You can read about it here on the post the “The Doodle Quilt”.) I felt a little bad about all the girly fabrics and asked if he wanted his […]

Cabinet Pull Chris..

My husband and I are renovating a cabin and we saved all the cracked and worn porcelain cabinet pulls after demo-ing the kitchen.  I couldn’t dare throw them away, so when I saw a similar idea using door handles and pine garland, I knew what I wanted to make! Materials for the Cabinet Pull Christmas Trees: Cabinet pulls […]

Black houses, new ..

Black house, black gutters, black roof, white doors and windows.  Our contractor thought I’d lost my mind.  But after showing him these photos from the Cottonwood Interiors Cottonwood Blog article “Black houses” I think he’s sold.  At least sort of. I think these black homes are absolutely stunning and were our inspiration for the new color scheme […]

Cabin Work Begins:..

The cabin renovation has begun!  Here are results of two weekends of hard manual labor in the yard. Before Clearing Ta-dah! Now you can see the cabin I feel like a picnic table wants to be here. Plants and bushes we discovered at the cabin Bristly Greenbrier – covered in thorns Missouri Gooseberry – covered in […]

Buying our new cab..

As is. Two words that can strike fear in any home buyer. When we purchased our small cabin in western Missouri we knew we were taking on a challenge – but we felt were up to the task. We had been dreaming of a place where we could get away (think Unplugged Nation on the […]