Canoeing in Ipswich, MA


July 9, 2007 at 1:13 pm 1 comment

Holiday Decorations

Christmas tree

Here is our tree for this year. Last year’s theme was blue and white — so this year I decided to go with red and white. You’ll notice that there are red & white ornaments hanging in the background.

holiday ornaments

I saw similar ones in the Jackson & Perkins catalog and said “Hey! I could make those myself!” So I did.

December 9, 2006 at 1:21 pm 2 comments

New Log Cabin Pillows

I’ve just finished 2 new log cabin pillows. One is being sent to the organizers of Boston’s Bazaar Bizarre for their vendor pre-party. They are giving away door prizes, I am told. I also made up 125 retro vintage recipe holiday cards for the event’s goody bags. First 300 visitors to walk through the door get them. Date of the BB is December 16th, at the Cyclorama 1:00 – 7:00pm.

I’m not a vendor this year, but was 2 years ago. I do plan on trying to participate next year!

The first is the BB pillow, the second is one that I will put up for sale on my site.

logCabin Bazaar Bizarre

logCabin Greens

December 9, 2006 at 1:14 pm 2 comments


Just had to post this adorable pic of my oldest kitty Orbit. With the winter weather settling in, she likes to cozy up with the wool blankets on the couch.

December 9, 2006 at 1:04 pm 3 comments

Day of Orange

Just kidding….I know there are loads of blogs that do “Day of insert color here” which is great….I just don’t happen to have the extra time to break out my camera and start snapping away. Maybe one day….

So I came across this artist’s site who does wonderful interior designs (or staging)….amongst other things. I thought his collection of orange cookware was fabulous. And of course the poster on the wall. So I had to share. From his Portland, ME apartment.

orange cookware

My middle school friend had a phone like this back in the 80’s! With the giant buttons…I use to want one exactly like it….Kari Swett, if you’re reading this, I’m talking about you!

Link from

November 7, 2006 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

Baby Blanket

Baby Blanket

Okay, so I said I was going to attempt a Log Cabin quilt pattern — and I did — and it was easy! So instead of doing a pillow cover, I decided to turn it into a baby blanket for my friends’ newborn boy. It’s hard to tell but the backing is this super soft (and super adorable) minky faux fur with embossed stars.

I still have to do the binding (dark blue), but thanks to Amy Butler’s handy “In Stitches” book, I have excellent directions to follow!

Baby Blanket

October 29, 2006 at 10:42 pm Leave a comment

Donut Jar

Donut Jar and Comet

I found this awesome glass jar to store my felt donut magnets. Reminds me of something you would see in an old fashioned candy store. Just had to share!

October 23, 2006 at 3:38 pm 1 comment

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