Archive for April, 2010

Out with the old, and in with the old

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

I got pretty carried away with the chair reupholstering (well ok, fabric shopping) and ended up deciding that if I were going to spruce up our dining room, I might as well go all the way. So I installed a chair rail and have begun the process of repainting. It does seem pretty funny to […]


Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Wisteria has always been one of my favorite flowers. There’s just something so romantic about the way it languidly drapes its loooong clusters of lavender, sweet-smelling flowers from swaying, graceful branches. No wonder it’s so popular. But the beauty belies the beast – Wisteria is actually quite a thug. Classified as a noxious weed in […]

Ice Cream Hat!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

She’d eaten all the ice cream already, but left the melted sludge…. all day long she looked like I’d used gel in her hair.

The pop, it is insiduous

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

We don’t listen to pop music. We rarely turn on the radio, and when we do it’s to NPR. Nevertheless it has seeped into our child. Today Sofía found a capital ‘D’ refrigerator magnet and stuck it on her thumb. She turned to me with a big grin and said “Mommy! Putta wing on it! […]

First April on the farm

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Things are pulling into shape around here. – The coop is almost done: as soon as we have the pophole cut and a ladder in place, the gals will go outside (where hopefully they will smell less bad and earn their keep eating bugs.) In this picture the screen door into the run is not […]

C is for Cookie and O is for Obsessive

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Make a bake sale sign? Sure, I can do that. But be warned: this is what you get when you give me free reign to get obsessive. With a chance to get creative and show off. That little Type A part of me just gets thrilled and frantic with the need to whip up The […]

Bringing Spring Inside

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Sweet little project for a sweet little girl

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Sofía loves digging in the dirt so much that she’s destroying my planters. That girl needs a sandbox! … So look what I came up with in my spare time! I like those unexpected curves under the canopy. Those beams are actually a last-minute salvage! I had cut them and waterproofed them previously, but didn’t […]

Olly olly oxen (chickens?) free!!!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

I heard back from the permit lady today – we’re good to go! They decided (as she said she thought they would) to only fine the contractor. I think that’s perfectly justified. In the mean time I can continue to garden and I just need to fill out a standard grading plan application. No citations […]

More fabric

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

These are a couple more chair upholstery possibilities that I picked up at Joann’s the other day. The top one is a lot less girly than that little swatch makes it appear; it’s a big bold print that looks kind of Danish and kind of Asiatic at the same time. It’s pretty neat. I’m not […]