Wednesday, April 29, 2015

vintage japanese matchboxes

My Mom spent her high school years in Japan, and has a wonderful collection of matchboxes from that time. Many of the boxes are made of wood and papered over with washi. Aside from the graphic appeal, they've been a touching memento and reminder of that time and place. What treasures!

Friday, March 20, 2015

sunken apple and honey cake

Recipe, perfect as is, from Smitten Kitchen. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

remembering nori

All the best to you and yours, present and departed, on this most wonderful time of year.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

white rabbit

Just finished this wintry snowshoe rabbit, just for fun (and practice). I haven't picked up watercolor since elementary, and it's nice to get reacquainted. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Just wrapped up this swaddler for an incoming babe using Lotta Jansdotter's pattern from Simple Sewing for Baby and a much-coveted Charley Harper pattern. My daughter loved being swaddled in a blanket, but would soon wriggle her little arms out and wake right up. This swaddler (or "snuggler") was just right; SO much easier to use than burrito-wrapping a tiny newborn, and keeps the little one cozy and secure.