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Category Archives: ART-CRAFT-DESIGN

It’s Snowing Inside: on the pros and cons of DIY snowglobes

One of my rituals at the beginning of January is to purge our apartment of all of the extraneous stuff it’s collected since the beginning of the school year. To … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Homemade Chocolate Valentines: a cautionary tale

There is a place down on west 22nd street that will cause you to do things you might later regret.  It’s called the New York Cake & Baking Distributer, and … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 13 Comments

Recent Events Concerning Thread

It’s been almost exactly one year since I found a 24″ four-harness floor loom on the sidewalk, put out with the trash, and hustled it inside my building.  It appeared … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Little Holiday Chai

It usually happens around the beginning of November.  The faint sound of Christmas music enters the ether shortly after Halloween, reminding me that I am not a big fan of … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

On the Virtues of the Stitch ‘N Bitch

Back in the wee-1990’s, I was an undergraduate with a major in art history and a penchant for textiles.  Being as such, I proposed writing my senior thesis on quilting … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 8 Comments

Leftovers? Cover them with DIY bowl covers.

We have a problem in our house and it goes something like this: Child: Can I have some  (juice, kefir, water, milk, moonshine)? Adult:  Why, of course! pulls out cup, … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 7 Comments

Speaking of Edible Books…

As you know, this is the time of year to celebrate the edible book. German design firm Korefe takes it to the highest level with their edible cookbook entitled, Das … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sephardic Eggs: take two!

For this year’s seder, we decided to take our eggs up a notch.  It was a last-minute decision, actually.  Late Thursday night, we realized we had  used up all the … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 11 Comments

Ceci n’est pas un livre: Happy Edible Books Day!

                                  April 1st marks (among other things, of course) the birthday of Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 9 Comments

A Handweaving Crafternoon at NYPL

This past weekend, I had the excellent fortune to attend NYPL’s Crafternoon! The topic – hand weaving –  was just one of the latest in a number of serendipitous events … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · 9 Comments

More Valentine’s Inspiration

As I mentioned in my last post, I think this is the last year of the matchbox valentine for us and I need some new inspiration.  Just this morning, my … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Happy Valentine’s Day

Yes, it’s that time of the year when I pull out the little match boxes and origami paper that I don’t seem to ever use for its intended purpose.  For … Continue reading

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February 14, 2012 · 6 Comments


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