Home Style 3 @ Striped Cat Studio

Have you checked out this week’s Home Style post over at Striped Cat Studio? It’s all about infographics, so make like a flow chart and follow the links to see the full post + pictures! If you adore Spin Sew Sketch–and I think you do!–remember to follow my new blog, Striped Cat Studio, to automatically … Continue reading

Home Style: Mid-Century Modern @ Striped Cat Studio

As a graphic designer and hipster-adjacent person, I love mid-century modern everything, but that gets expensive. Fortunately, unlike Danish modern chairs and Eames loungers, mid-century glassware is affordable while still capturing the era’s distinct feel….READ THE FULL POST AT STRIPED CAT STUDIO  

Handheld Gardens

A few years ago, Mom and I dug up the lawn in our backyard and replaced it with a vegetable garden, which now provides us with delicious produce year-round. Although it’s easy to maintain the tomatoes and beans growing during the summer months, it’s a lot harder to step into the cold and check up … Continue reading

Keeping Track

Lately, I’ve been using my computer’s calendar more than usual. Not because I have appointments to remember–the exact opposite, in fact: I keep forgetting which day of the week I’ve reached. Normally I visit Boyfriend at school every weekend or so, which makes it fairly easy to keep track of what day it is. On … Continue reading

Preparing for Midnight: Hello 2012!

Finished bidding farewell to 2011? (And yes, it’s courteous to do so before greeting 2012–so I recommend reading today’s other post first!) If you’re in the United States, then you still have a little time left to prepare to say hello to 2012 at midnight. My New Year’s Eve prep for this year considers mainly … Continue reading

Confetti Celebrations

Confetti is used in lots of different celebrations–Wikipedia says so. When I searched “confetti” to find out it’s etymology (Italian, by the way) I instead encountered a short but, given that confetti is quite simply small pieces of paper, surprisingly detailed description of the product and its uses. Weddings, sporting events, game shows, graduations, birthday … Continue reading

Get Cozy: Part 1

The day after Christmas always feels a little strange–a mix between flat (though not quite disappointment) and just plain forgetfulness that the holiday has passed. This year I figured out that at least part of my dismay at the close of the Christmas season results from the weather. When cold winds roll in around October … Continue reading

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