Monday, February 27, 2012

easy crusty bread

On Sunday afternoons/evenings we usually drive up to my brother's house for dinner. This week he made homemade gnocchi half with Gorgonzola sauce and half with a delicious tomato sauce. My assignment was crusty bread and salad. I searched pinterest for crusty bread recipes, specifically ones that did not require ownership of a Le Creuset pot, and found this recipe from King Arthur Flour (and although it calls for King Arthur flour I used normal flour and it turned out fine). No kneading required. I was low on time so I took the advice of the recipe sharer and skipped the first rise in favor of putting it in the fridge for 2-3 hours. It turned out very well and it really was easy. I think it is a keeper.

Friday, February 24, 2012

mobiles on my mind

I currently have a deep obsession with felted balls. I used them to make a spring garland (pictures later), I am purchasing a bunch to make mobiles and am considering buying some to use in lieu of dryer sheets. Not to mention the fact that last week I bought some roving wool to learn how to make them myself (it was easy but my hands killed the next day and I quickly determined it was worth it to buy them pre-made). They also make wonderful cat toys, at least my cats think so.
These are my mobile inspirations for the twins room. The second, from Sunshine Design, looks more realistic than the first for my homemade version. The first picture, from Puka Puka, is my favorite and unfortunately out of my price range, I keep trying to figure out how I could make my own. If you have any suggestions on how to make the first please leave them, I would love to try to make a similar mobile.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

wool dryer balls

Have you ever heard of using wool felt balls in place of dryer sheets? I am intrigued by the concept. They say you can use the same one for years...

Friday, February 10, 2012

some nursery inspirations

I love these two nurseries/kids rooms. I particularly love the brightly painted dressers.
One thing I noticed (and was also pointed out to me in a conversation about colorful baby rooms) was the use/need for a lot of neutrals. Notice the white curtains and glider...
I bought a dresser for the babies room this week. I have been going back and forth on painting it, partially because it may be an actual antique. Regardless, I have a small cabinet that is going between the cribs that will be painted. Maybe red.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

valentine project

With Valentine's only 7 days away I decided to get my act together and start decorating. First up is to sew together a heart garland a la Dana Made It.
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