Monday, September 20, 2010

Felt So Good

Over the weekend I made myself an iPhone cover/envelope. I love working with felt, because of many reasons. It's inexpensive, comes in many colors, doesn't fray and it's easy to cut and sew.

I'll post the DIY project on how to make one soon!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Queen of the Tile

I love tiling. Maybe it's the puzzle-like work I find so rewarding. This past weekend I started tiling the kitchen backsplash. We bought Ikea kitchen cabinets and we're very impressed by the easy directions and quality of the pieces. It's really coming together!
Our cabinets are in those boxes.
It helps to sort out your pieces before you start assembling
Almost there.

We're going with classic subway tile

Lofty Idea

We weren't quite sure what we were going to do for the loft railing, but I think Gene figured it out and did a really nice job! I love the stairs he designed and built.

Monday, September 6, 2010

High Five!

This was a post from a couple of summers ago but I thought it was perfect for this month.

One of my favorite summer pastimes is looking for 4 leaf clovers. Yeah, I know, quite exciting... but I like searching for them. Sometimes I feel like the clovers are searching me out, because I've found most of them by just looking down into a patch and they're looking right back at me! So, today, while chilling out in Central Park, I peered into the clover patch and pulled out, what I thought was a 4 leaf clover, but turned out to be a 5 leaf clover! Ok, so the 5th leaf is really small, but still. So, I went home with my good luck charm and decided to take a bike ride. I left my apt around 5:50 pm, rode for about 5 minutes and there in the middle of the Central Park bike path on a crowded holiday weekend, I found a $50 bill. 

I googled 5 leaf clovers and they're just mutations of a 3 leaf clover but it also said "The superstition for the 5-leaf clover is extra good luck and attracting money." So, I went out and bought a Take 5 lottery ticket. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Update: I got nuthin'