Thursday, March 31, 2011

Little Laundry

I have this obsession with not having too much of anything laying around.  So, I took out the old sewing machine and made these drawstring laundry bags from all the fabric I've been collecting as of late.  A great way to organize my undergarments and clean out the fabric stash.  Double-decker spring cleaning!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Baby Kicks

After admiring some photos of our Chicago friends' beautiful baby girl, I decided to send her some little mary-janes for summer!  A great way to work through leftover yarn.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Small Landscapes



I love gardening, indoor and outdoor, but it's pretty safe to say I have a lot to learn.  Often times, I over-water, under-water or do something to send my pretty plants to an early grave.  My mother, who I think may have the greenest thumb on Earth, gave me a few tips I'd like to share as we enter into the gardening season:
  • Get a humidity gauge.  It's all about the watering.  You can pick one of these up for under $10, and it can make all the difference.  On the back of the package is usually a plant guide, what types of plants should be as what in the humidity range.  Amazon has a few here
  • Know what you're planting.  If it's an indoor or outdoor variety, know how much light and water it needs.  Is it even right for your region? 
  • Drainage.  I always make sure my container plants have a couple inches of rock at the bottom and an adequate drainage hole.
I hope to have better luck this year with my herbs, and with the new things I'm planting, such as zuchinni, edamame, and lavender.  Since we are in the city, and we have crazy gangs of rabbits in our neighborhood,  we're going to have to get creative with hanging baskets and raised containers.  I'll be sure to keep you posted!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fiber Fun

As I started a new job this week, I buttoned up my last unemployment era project.  Every year I like to make a new sweater for myself, but got around to it a little late this year with the excitement around the ReRae shop and spending every waking hour fullfilling orders for my beloved customers.  I found this great pattern in Knitting Today, a great contemporary knitting mag that has projects you'd actually like to wear and use.  

Also, a little local knit bombing a block from our apartment!