sand shovels and a day at the beach

old sand shovels in an ironstone bowl

I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day.  My family and I were down at a friend's house for a cook out.  They live on the water in Clinton and it was pure heaven to sit in the sand and feel the cool breeze, such a relief from the heat!  As I watched some children playing in the sand I … [Read more...]

vintage ticking, linen and lace…oh my!

vintage ticking bowl and sachets

As the weather warms I look for light cottons and linens to work with.  I had so much fun making my fabric bowls, you can find the tutorial here, that I decided to make a very large one out of some vintage ticking I was using to make lavender sachets.  I lined it with an antique white linen.  The … [Read more...]

Just one thing and a cloth napkin tutorial

picnic kit

We are in the season of cook outs, barbeques, picnics and outdoor parties.  And with that comes garbage bags full of  trash.  Plastic utensils, plastic plates and plastic table cloths.  All single use and all end up in a landfill or worse out in the ocean, it's pretty much a nightmare and all for a … [Read more...]

Earth Day and Just One Thing

beautiful tree I saw on my walk this morning

Today Earth Day is 43 years old, Happy Birthday to you Earth Day!  So how do you all feel we've done in the last 43 years?  I'm 49 and wasn't really aware of Earth Day until my 20's, though I always knew I was a child of the Earth and would often spend my days in the Meshomasic State Forest that was … [Read more...]

How sweet it is, raw, local honey and a new blog design by a Little Blue Deer…

raw honey and honey pot

Okay, I have no idea how to tie in being back with a new design and a jar of raw, local honey with a new (old) honey pot! So I won't even try :)  I hope you all like my new design courtesy of Shari at Little Blue Deer Design.  I love it!  She was a pleasure to work with, super easy-going and … [Read more...]

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