Monday, August 11, 2008


My friend Anya & I have been working on some projects together. The latest of which will be a series of small purses. I had been wanting to do some wide cross stitch on linen for a while & these purses have provided the perfect opportunity.

I wasn't so happy with how the first one came out, but feel much better about the mustard colored flowers. Anya & I haven't met in a couple weeks, so I am excited to show her what I've come up with.


After years at my old blog, On My Mind, it's time to move onto something new. I need a place to talk about more than just knitting & sewing, a place where I can share my family, dream up new projects, ogle over successful recipes, or blather on about home renovations.

Speaking of successful recipes, a few weeks back I attempted to make brioche. It was something I had always wanted to try & thanks to Ina Garten's Barefoot in Paris it turned out perfectly. I have since repeated the recipe almost weekly resulting multiple batches of french toast and lots of empty jam jars.

With work buzzing (wedding season is well under way) I've mostly been too tired to craft, but I did undertake the transformation of our second bedroom, aka junk pile, into a real craft space. I'm very happy with the results. Honestly who wouldn't be with a look at the before state.