HANDMADE

making simple costumes

My children have actually made their own Halloween costumes every year. Although this sounds noble and intentional, it actually began more for economic reasons. I just couldn't imagine spending their clothing budget on cheaply made costumes,…

handmade with love

I'm not sure why, but Valentine's Day often sneaks up on me. Mark and I usually plan something small for ourselves, but I often forget about the exchange of sentimental goods kids share, too. I used to love it as a child. We'd decorate boxes…

the gingerbread house

  The Gingerbread Man by Rowena Bennett The gingerbread man gave a gingery shout: "Quick open the oven and let me out!" He stood up straight in his baking pan. He jumped to the floor and away he ran. "Catch me," he called,…

watercolor invitations

In the world of digital everything, receiving real mail (even when hand-delivered) can feel like a gift. E-mail is convenient and free, and with so many digital invitation options (Evite, Paperless post, etc.), it's often difficult to justify…