Archive for March, 2013

Easter cookies!

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Marshmallow-tailed bunnies! I made a big batch of sugar cookies for the Mom’s Club Easter Party, which sadly got promptly put in the freezer after the party was postponed due to last week’s freak snow storm. I just heard today that the party has been cancelled, so these cookies again saw the light of day […]

Wedding dress – part 1

Friday, March 29th, 2013

A dear friend of mine is getting married this May to her partner of many, many years. I am so honored that she asked me to make her wedding dress for her! I feel blessed that I get to use my skills as a means of showing love and support for her. L wants something […]


Monday, March 25th, 2013

It’s Spring! That was your cue, Spring. Spring? Quit sulking, Spring. Oh well. I guess we’ll just go have some fun by ourselves without you. Just me, the girls, and Old Man Winter. See you you like that, Spring.

Closet in the home stretch

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

My friend T’s closet is almost done! She’s gotten the walls painted and all that’s left is to attach handles to the shoe tip-out drawers – see them down at the bottom there? – and install the benchtop with piano hinge. It is looking soooo good!

Bench restoration: the big reveal

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Once the bench had been dismantled, cleaned, glued, and clamped for a couple days, we were moving into the home stretch. It was time to reweb the seat! For me, this part is the most fun of all. I got to play with my new electric staple gun and stretcher. I could streeeeeeeeetch that webbing […]

Old skills come in handy

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Remember back in 2010 when I redid a set of 100-year-old chairs for my dining room? Ha ha, of course you don’t. Probably. (Seriously, how presumptuous am I to assume you’ve been reading my blog for the last 3 years?) Anyway, if you don’t, the short story is that a friend of mine had a […]

Snow Day Fizzy Paint

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

It was supposed to be the midst of a glorious snowstorm. Sof√≠a was supposed to get out and play in the snow, and make snowballs, and get completely tuckered out. Both kids were¬†supposed to finally get a little bit of mileage out of those matching snowsuits I bought them (and neglected to bring to Missouri […]

Moar closet

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The closet is nearly finished! Holes have been drilled for all the coathooks and various knobs, to facilitate placement once painting makes drawing lines everywhere a bad idea. Seams are caulked, holes & knots are puttied. All that’s left is the painting – and after that, the hinges & finally the door removal. Of course, […]