*SOLD OUT* February Slow-Craft Care Packages

February Self-care care packages are now listed in my shop.

Easy Like Sunday Morning – Classic French Croissants and a New Book

I finally did it. I followed the recipe in Le Creuset Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes From Our French Table and made French Croissants from scratch.

Hand-mending and an iced lemon loaf cake

This morning I began a massive mending feat: stitching two large Sashiko-inspired patches on to the knees of my well-loved, worn-nearly-into-the-ground Lucy and Yak organic cotton twill Dungarees.

Knit Entrelac Dishcloth

The pattern I used was Entrelac Knit Dishcloth (available as a free download via Yarninspirations) however instead of using the recommended Lily Sugar’n Cream Scrub Off which is a self-striping yarn, I switched to a new ball of Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn between entrelac stripes.

Lemon-Lavender Shortbread Cookies

I’ve never been to Scotland – I can’t speak to the authenticity of this shortbread recipe but the resulting cookies are tasty and beautiful, and tick all of the necessary boxes for me so I will call them “shortbread cookies” and sleep just fine tonight.

Dutch oven bread and hand-mended clothing

Two things that have been bringing me joy lately are fresh loaves of bread baked in the Le Creuset Dutch oven Kaleb got me for my birthday this year, and thoughtfully hand-mending my clothing. For much of my life I prioritized quantity over quality when it came to clothing. I think moving from Arizona toContinue reading “Dutch oven bread and hand-mended clothing”