Monthly Archives: April 2013


The Week’s End, Part 1 of 2

There were no rules this weekend. It was an extra long one, with our Portland doppelgangers (more about them right here), Julie and Brian, coming in for a birthday (Brian’s) extravaganza. I jokingly made a (loose) itinerary – so necessary when out-of-towners have just 4 days to do as much as possible in a city with so much to do. WeKEEP READING >


Penguin Planter (or, Penguin Gets a Hairdo)

This is one of those weird projects that, while not the most beautiful, has sentimental meaning. Years ago, I sculpted a giant penguin in my college ceramics class. My penguin is slightly crooked (maker’s error), not exactly proportional to the actual penguin anatomy, and as a result of moving him from home to home, one apartment to theKEEP READING >


Vintage Garage

While it seems that we may not be doing much around here besides Kim’s cloud-shaped bed making, I assure you, there is so much going on. A veritable whirlwind, really. And hopefully, this whirlwind will lead to our sooner-than-later goal – and yes, we’re bursting to share more, but this will come soon. Promise. For now, I’mKEEP READING >


Ten Steps to DIY a Cloud Bed (For Your Pooch)

I got a sewing machine! And for my virgin project on the new machine? Why, something for the pets, of course! Now, you all are going to think I’m crazy, because this project is a new doggie bed for Jack. (He’s batting, what? 1 new bed a year? If only we were all so lucky!) After he ate the corner off his last bed during a bout ofKEEP READING >


Painted: Dear Dora

On Friday, our puppy friend Chick of Love and a Six-Foot Leash showed off the newest addition to his family’s collection of pet portraits – Dora! You may remember when Chick’s mom, Aleks, shared her fostering story with us years ago, and since then, she’s kept this girl busy painting not only her pups, but all the fostersKEEP READING >


DIY Fabric Refresher (aka Febooze)

Last weekend, I got a wild hair to do something (something that’s not this), and because our brains have been so caught up on the Real One lately (and therefore, leaving us mentally excited, exhausted and on over-drive), I preferred something easy. And this! This is easy. I’d been toying with the idea of making our own fabric refresherKEEP READING >