I finished a new braided rug! It is made with fabric we used for wedding decorations. I originally thought we could use it for a new kitchen rug, but once I started putting it together, we decided that it would be perfect for a baby girl room someday. Wouldn’t it?
I spent last week working in our outside office aka I did a lot of yardwork. The beginning of this week has been a bit warmer, and since the outside office doesn’t have air conditioning, I’ve been working inside so far this week.
I made croutons with some leftover sourdough bread. So good I have to resist eating bread cubes as a snack all day.
Working on a braided rug made of scraps of fabric from our wedding.
I made biscuits! I want to be a person that makes really good biscuits, and my guy makes the gravy to go on top. We are a good team.
Sometimes, you just want rice krispie treats. We like them a tiny bit stale, when the krispies are extra crispy.
And these flowers are in our neighborhood. The lady has the most beautiful wildflower garden. This is just the side of her yard, spilling out from around the fence. I want to write her a note and tape it to her door.
I started making some fabric napkins while my quilt fabric was in the wash the other week. I always think that we use too many paper towels, so I hope that having a whole bunch of fabric napkins on the table will help. Also, there is the pretty factor!
I originally wanted to do a running stitch along the edge (like these beauties), but a zig zag stitch added a nice bit of flare. I made a teeny tiny hem, so I think it will hold in place a little better this way.
So far, they are holding up well after going through the wash, and they add some pretty color to the table!
It’s always nice to spend a couple days back home. My vacation went by really fast, but we managed to make two kinds of pie, muffins, cake, cookies, crochet flowers, a doll, and some quilt pieces. We are pretty busy bees.
One of my very favorite things: my ma’s coffee cake.
We were working to make these flowers into a garland. It will be adorable when its done.
I am really pleased with how this new idea turned out. The stars hanging down kill me. Find it here in the shop!
We finally had a little housewarming party. I spent a couple days organizing, emptying out those last boxes, and making a list of those little things we have been meaning to get. Even though it was a bit of work to get everything fully presentable, now every room in the house has reached ultimate cozy level, so we are pretty stoked about that.
I thought it might be fun to commemorate our first home in tiny replica form. It is the house we bought together, and our first home where we share the same last name, so I imagine it will always have a very special place in our hearts.
Along with being my best friend, my guy is also my tech support and carpenter. He recently crafted us some matching nightstands. I am really happy with how they turned out! We are still doing some rearranging of nightstand items, and finding the right spot for all the things, but boy do those nightstands look good.
We used this tutorial here. If you are thinking about trying it, we think the measurements of the wood are incorrect, and they used 1x8x8 pieces of wood, not 2x8x8. So keep that in mind when buying wood and nails. Other than that, they were pretty easy to put together!
Our weekends are the best. This one included yardwork, bread making, and lots of laughing.
We were sitting on the back porch, staining pieces of wood for a project. The mosquitoes were eating us alive. We were talking about everything and nothing, and about how lucky we are to have each other. Sometimes I think about how we will someday look back on our newlywed days, and it will be the little moments like that we will remember.