Monday, May 31, 2010

little house tour

Our weekend was here. The first weekend of the summer season at the little house. The water and gas were turned on, the windows opened, the cobwebs swept out. We drank gin and tonics on the back porch in the evening and had toast and tea there in the morning. It's a good little house for us. We love to hang out here.

Friday, May 28, 2010

from the garden

Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

found at

Today was the first day of the farmer's market in our neighborhood. It's just a short walk from our house and I was happy to discover that one of my favorite farmers there is now carrying fresh eggs. A happy day indeed, although blisteringly hot. I came back with eggs, spinach, arugula and some lemon honey fromage blanc. And some advice from the cheese maker: the fromage blanc is way to good to let your kids have any. Point well taken! Sorry kids.

Monday, May 24, 2010

really rosy

Right now there are enough roses to put in every room of the house. The rose bush is now taller than me! Life took over during the weekend and we never had time to do much gardening. But today Lucy, Will and I went and looked at vegetable plants. We will do a big planter of tomatoes and strawberries and some herbs on our upper deck where the sun is strongest. We have to get to it soon however! Not enough hours in the day right now.

I've been working on getting a bunch of things done for the Squam Art Fair in two weeks, I hope to get them finished soon.

One of my favorite places to look is This is Naive. I loved these two posts here and here. Then make sure you follow the link to Tamami's blog too!
A lovely food related post on Cup of Jo today.

Friday, May 21, 2010


I've got gardening on my mind for this weekend! Lucy made a list of everything she'd like to grow. Our roses and irises are blooming right now and I hope the peonies will be in bloom soon too. Hope you all have a nice weekend.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Back home from California after a week spent with family. We saw some beautiful countryside, which I didn't manage to capture with my camera, so it will just have to reside in my memory. Here are a few shots from a beautiful afternoon in Point Reyes.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

little break...

I've listed a few banners and lavender pillows in the shop today.

I am going on a little trip to visit family out in California and will be back later next week!

Be safe and happy everyone, and I look forward to catching up with you all when I return.

Monday, May 10, 2010

all hands on deck

Made a few more sailor girls, a whole crew actually. I will take them to the Squam Art Fair in June, but they are also available in my shop.

Friday, May 7, 2010

vintage sewing

Not only do I love vintage fabric, but I love vintage sewing materials too, like thread, scissors and this English cotton tape. All found at the beloved flea market last weekend.

I've been sewing with this good old thread and I've used the cotton tape as hanging loops on my latest batch of lavender pillows, which I hope to put in my shop early next week.

I'm wishing all the mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day on Sunday!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

a few more

Here are a few more summer favorites from my blurb files.
It was hot today and I wore my favorite sandals for the first time this year. Now as I write this we are having an afternoon thunder shower, cooling things down. Delightful!

Monday, May 3, 2010

looking forward, looking back

I know it's barely spring, but I am looking forward to the slow days of summer. Somehow, family life has reached the level of barely controlled chaos. Which is great in its own way, but still...
In an attempt to organize something in my life, I've been working on putting my favorite photos from 2008 into a blurb book. It's been fun revisiting these photos as they bring back great memories. Here are a few that remind me of those peaceful summer days!