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Round glass-topped coffee table

Study lounging

The study isn’t just a work space, it’s also a sit-and-think space, a draw-on-the-couch space, a chat-with-Jamie-while-he-plays-computer-games space. It’s also been a nice little retreat within the house on warm days. I picked out a few furnishings, and I have to say, the cozy factor has gone up significantly.  Continue reading »

Bedroom curtains

Curtain and blind surgery

This window has new curtains and blinds! I don’t blame you if you can’t exactly feel the excitement, but it’s exciting to me.

Here’s how it was looking after I refinished the window frame in our bedroom. Getting that done was well and good, but the next task was to tackle the pile of curtains and blinds that had been sitting in the corner, staring me down for the last six months.  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 »