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Steel shelving (DIY)

We made this: simple steel shelving!

Once upon a time, back in January 2015, Jamie and Sam were talking about something-or-other in our living room while I sat on the couch, tuning them out and searching for office shelving on my laptop. I wanted something simple and utilitarian without looking too industrial (or, god help us, “rustic”).  Continue reading »

star quilt bedside

Making my own star quilt

I kind of hate and love sewing, especially on bigger projects like this star quilt. You need more of everything than what you anticipate — more fabric, more calculations, more thread, more money, more time — but then I love it because duh, you’re making pretty things with your own two hands that you’ll use.  Continue reading »