After working on crochet Christmas presents from August until late November, I've taken a few weeks off from the hobby I discovered this year.
However, after all my gifts' recipients seemed to like the items I made, and after I received a couple of wonderful crochet books, I've found myself browsing Pinterest the last few evenings to look for more ideas.
I made several crochet gifts for various people this Christmas, but I forgot to take photos of most of them before giving them away. Whoops.
I've written before about how, as a house person, I tend to make a list at the beginning of each year with a list of house-related projects I'd like to tackle.
This year, Rob and I made some excellent progress on that list - perhaps more than ever before.
Edited Dec. 24, 2012: I'm making this for Christmas lunch tomorrow at my parents', and figured I'd share it again. Hope you all enjoy some delicious food over the holiday, as well!
I really love the look of things that are galvanized, and recently, my father-in-law gave me this amazing galvanized mop bucket.
It's on casters and has been well-used, as he owns a janitorial company.
I don't have a good use for it yet, and I'm hoping to hear your ideas.
My baking friend and coworker Erin Lippitz recently sent me a photo and instructions for how she made gorgeous holiday cupcakes.
It's been more than a week since we finished our bathroom floor, but I'm finally getting around to posting a photo of it.
I could not be happier with the penny tiles. They're a little bit sparkly and are kind of like having a polka-dot floor, but in a socially acceptable way.
Earlier this year, I was shopping one day in Arcola with my baking friend and coworker, Erin Lippitz.
We saw a display of fairy garden furniture at a shop downtown and she expressed her delight at the tiny details.
My co-worker, Christine des Garennes, is working on a little DIY project and needs some help. So, she wrote a guest post for my blog. It's below.
If you have any advice for Christine on restoring this 1940s dollhouse, you can email her by clicking this link.
If you're local and a subscriber, chances are you saw my exciting news in today's paper: I'm now writing a little cooking column for the Food section each Wednesday.