Friday, September 28, 2012

makin' it.

As I already mentioned this week, I've been cooking, baking, and crafting up a storm lately. I don't know if it's the whole back-to-school thing, or the chill in the air that makes me want to crank up the oven, or just a general need to get my hands dirty, but every spare minute has been spent creating something new. Here's what I've been working on:

I got the idea to make a necklace version of my book bracelets -- this is my first attempt. I'm still trying to figure out what kind of chain works best to hang these beads from, but for now I'm excited about what I came up with!

I used two tutorials I found on Pinterest to make a baby shower gift for a friend who just had a beautiful home birth this past week: a book page canvas and burp cloths. I'm most excited about the canvas and wish I had pictures to show you, but I made it during my no-camera period: it's green and the book pages I used were from the sorting hat chapter of the first Harry Potter. Perfect for a new baby's room, right?

And for that same friend, tonight I'm whipping up some vegan chili, an apple pie cake, and this delicious dip (maybe with some olive oil crackers if I have time) because I remember all too well how hard it is to find time to cook in those first crazy weeks.

What have you created lately?


  1. I LOVE the necklace. I've been drooling over several things in your shop for awhile now, and now I'll have to that to the list. Your new mama friends are so lucky to have you nearby, too - those recipes all sound delicious and I'm sure the canvas is perfect. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. That necklace is awesome! There is definitely something about Fall that makes me feel crafty. Maybe it's because when it gets chilly outside I don't feel bad for curling up in sweats and spending the day inside eating cookies and making things!