changes & discoveries

I love picking colors to make the tiny cotton NINETEEN HUNDRED HOUSE DISHCLOTH

..but the actual 1900 house is a completely different story. We decided to have our little wooden house painted and in the process we’ve come to discover several things.

1: Our little house has cedar siding 😍

2: So glad we hired this out, because every aspect I’ve witnessed so far looks like hot misery ..at least that’s the opinion from my comfortable view on the couch.

3: 100’s of color chips is at first super exciting (oh wow, possibilities!), then somewhat frustrating (zero agrees on which color, so we resorted to “let’s write down our favorites and see which ones overlap”), and finally it’s pretty terrifying (second guessing our dark dark color choice and hoping it doesn’t look like the Addams Family house of the neighborhood ..and ultimately kinda not caring if it does!)

4: Outside changes have us changing and reshuffling inside as well. Piles for sorting, keeping & donating. There are things that haven’t been gone through in years, we are finding so many forgotten and misplaced treasures, along with lots of things that have us wondering why we’ve held onto them for so long.

5: The emotional unpacking and breaking up with your stuff can be an unexpected and enlightening bonus to something as simple as housepaint.

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Slow & Steady

There is something about working mid-weight lace that is just so pleasing, the knitting builds up quick and once done it doesn’t melt into a puddle of unrecognizable folds around your neck πŸ’•

..pay no attention to the fact this took me over a year to finish..

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Cowl Pattern: Slipstream

Project Bag Pattern: Stowe Bag by Grainline Studio

(or you can get both the premade Fringe Field Bag – seen in the first photo & the sewing pattern for the Stowe Bag – seen in the last photo, at Fringe Supply Co.)