Monday, May 27, 2013

may garden

So much depends upon a red wheelbarrow...
May has been an out-of-doors kind of month. I've spent the better part of every day working in the garden on one project or another. It's been amazing, and I feel like there's SO MUCH to share: our new herb garden, our four new Betties, our bees (who put on an awesome show last week with their en masse orientation flight)... 

Like yard work, this post could go on forever. So instead, here's the highest of the highlights for the month of May:

Saturday, May 25, 2013

meanwhile, back at the ranch...


Wow, y'all. I feel like I've REALLY been working the girly angle in my last few posts, which is fine and all, but it's just not the whole story of my spring. Actually most of those sweet little crafties came about because I was covered in sawdust / topsoil / spackling / paint and was desperate to feel like a girl again. 

So, now it's time (à la Paul Harvey)...for the rest of the story. Please join me in a little retrospective: my recent side-by-side projects, in all their hilarious incongruity. (Long post—many photos.)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

derby drops


Happy Derby, dears! Living in Louisville at this time of year has its perkslike invitations to Anthropologie's Derby-themed cocktail party! I needed a little something special for the occasion, so I created these equestrian drops from a pair of vintage clip-ons. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

shirt into shirtdress, a d.i.y.


Folks, this post contains a bunch of shameless mirror selfies. Fair warning. 

As a self-taught seamstress, my sewing abilities extend only as far as my motivation to make something fit me, so I mainly do a lot of hemming and taking in. This project is kind of an extreme version of those two things.

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