Saturday, April 25, 2009

dont throw it out, grow it


dont throw it out, grow it
Originally uploaded by thareesa
a new book for the indoor garden project!

indoor garden take 2


indoor garden take 2
Originally uploaded by thareesa
Indoor garden year 2.

We signed up for a plot in a community garden here, but I just found out that I am on the waiting list behind twenty other people and that it will take at least a year to get off the list and into the garden! Boo! So, behold indoor garden, year 2.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

to DIY or not to DIY, that is the question

We have a few friends getting married this summer, and I am thinking about whether or not to make some DIY wedding gifts. The other day I broke out my copy of Lotta Jansdotter's book Simple Sewing, and I am thinking about rocking out on a few of the patterns. We're talking about some simple stuff here (I guess that is why she named the book simple sewing)- napkins, potholders, and aprons in some cool material that kind of matches the stuff they've got on their registries.

I think wedding number 1 and wedding number 3 are definitely people that would appreciate this kind of thing. It's wedding number 2 that I am not too sure about. It's weird to think about. I know that I would be really pumped about getting hand-made gifts on any occasion, especially my wedding. But, some people don't necessarily get in to that kind of thing. Hmmmmm.....is it selfish of me to just do it because I enjoy making the stuff?