So I did a survey last month for #memademay where I went and counted every item in my wardrobe and where it came from. It was pretty extreme. I wanted to know, how well am I doing in making handmade clothing to wear? I gave up unnecessary shopping a couple years ago, and last year […]
One thing I’d been anticipating about moving to Washington, DC is the chance to finally visit all the Smithsonians. My only memory of visiting the Smithsonian back in the day is the Air and Space museum, not exactly my cup of tea now. I pictured spending my days in the National Museum of the American […]
Just in time for madememay and with only a few minor delays, may I present my Improv cardigan, improvised for yours truly as part of the Fringe Association KAL last autumn to make the most of two beautiful big skeins of pink linen. The pattern starts with bear claw lace and lots of short rows, […]
I went to make a quick salad for dinner on Friday night, as you do. It turned out great! It was such a satisfying meal and a real snapshot of what has happened to my cooking while living in Ireland. I can’t stop giggling about the name I came up with! Recipe is below. Being […]
These healthy seedy muffins taste like cinnamon gum, but better.
When we nearly missed the boat on my first holiday to an Irish island.
It turns out blogging is good for accountability. As is le weekend. After being all inspired last week, I decided it was finally time to do something about my garden.
Bluebells in May, Anjelica in June, the hedgerows in Ireland are coming into bloom. My own garden in Cork just getting going and its very inspiring to be surrounded by the wild mess of flowers on every road. What happens after inspiration? How do you make your life more beautiful and useful?
February Finished Objects: A Rowan Sweater, Hedgehog Fibres Hat, and a patchwork pillow!
Not too sweet, not quite savory. If you love blueberry muffins, this recipe will take you in a whole new direction.