Sadly, this blog is a bit sleepier than I'd like these days. Pop over here if you'd like to know why.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


It looks like a crafting bomb went off in my apartment...


Saturday, February 27, 2010

The New Singer

Six months without sewing was too long. After doing a bit of searching online for used machines... I ended up just buying the least expensive Singer model I could find at Carrefour. Nothing fancy but I think she'll get the job done.

New Sewing Machine

My floor is currently littered with fabric bits and I love it.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Not-a-Vase Vases

I finally broke down and bought some flowers today. Flowers are definitely a luxury item in the UAE. I won't tell you what I spent on this small bouquet.

Flowers in coffee pot

Of course, I didn't have a vase... but I did have an extra coffee pot. Sometimes the best vases are not vases at all.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

squirrels for taune

I can't see squirrels and not think of Taune.

A few weeks ago she thoughtfully sent me a little gift of embroidery floss. Only days before that Badbird released her January embroidery pattern... squirrels! How could I not stitch it up and send it Taune's way?