At the Moment:
It’s the last day of April, and Della’s 2nd birthday today! As I type this we have chocolate cupcakes baking in the oven that Roy & I made this morning, her presents are wrapped and waiting, and we’ll be going to the zoo later today. It’s going to be a fun day!
It has been a great month, too. The windows are open! The garden is started! Vitamin D and wearing sandals! We’ve been outside as much as we can, but also making trips to our local art museums and a couple far-away friends.
Reware also had a rad last few weeks. A store in our hometown, Asute Artistry, is now carrying my record earrings, and we trekked out to Columbus for the 10th anniversary Craftin’ Outlaws, which was AWESOME. And my new Instagram vintage kiddo shop, Naptime Vintage, opened and had a fantastic first sale (more to come soon!).
We made a huge batch of strawberry jam and strawberry syrup, and I made almost 100 new notebooks, and a bunch of new embroideries (most of which sold before they hit the website, sorry). I finished up new Roman Shades for our kitchen & family room, and a new embroidery for Della’s room – with my first hand-drawn font!
Shopping and Drooling Over:
This Ed Emberley fabric!
Pyrex made limited edition storage dishes with the vintage dot design I collect to celebrate their 100th anniversary! I had no idea this was a thing until I saw someone’s post on Instagram and took the kids to Target an hour later on a mission. I’ve found two so far, three left to score!
I couldn’t pass up a Heathers T shirt from Alison Rose.
and Other Things I’m Loving Right Now:
My friend Carey of Glass Action and Handmade Detroit opened up a shop with Melissa from Mended! Congrats again, ladies!
This post of Afghan Skateboarders is just so awesome.
Tiffany Han has got this SO right. Been trying to unplug from the noise of the internet, tv, phone more and more lately, and loving it. This has included taking a step back from blogging so that I could just MAKE STUFF instead of TALKING ABOUT MAKING STUFF, and I am really amazed at just how much more I could accomplish and feel so great too.
Dan’s cousin makes the most beautiful friendship bracelets & sells them in her Etsy shop, Whimsy Artisan, and she just posted a great DIY tutorial on YouTube! Gotta try this for myself.
This round up of garage sale signs. I’d so stop at any of those.
Easter marshmallow drops, Roy’s first bowling outing with the HD family, DIA date nights, finally getting dinner at Gold Cash Gold, and the new Whurl app!
Looking Forward to:
A couple trips up north with the fam, running my first 10k, and our kids birthday party are all in May, and The Last Unicorn tour, even though it won’t be here for another year. One of the best movies ever!