This December, I discovered the Etsy shop Ever After Miniatures, which offers DIY printable miniature books. You buy the templates, print them out, then cut, fold, and paste the sweetest little openable books, which have readable pages inside. This sort of project is made for me. Most evenings, I would work on a few. I… Read more »
I found a pattern for a 20-sided star online (called a Moravian star). While I printed it out, Kevin went through my wrapping paper collection and chose a really lovely one made of an old German map of Europe. I cut out twenty of these…. …to turn into twenty of these. At a certain point,… Read more »
For if you want something dramatic, played by a chamber orchestra, and almost a little jazzy… The Wexford Carol as performed by City of London Sinfonia and sung by the King’s Singers. For if you want to pretend you’re drinking mead with the lord of the manor… The King as performed by Loreena McKennitt and… Read more »
The Australian cattle herder awaits his Christmas stocking. Do you herd what I herd? Christmas catnip and the adolescent cat. *ecstasy* This is my 17th Christmas. Catnip is for children.I choose to look beautifuland comport myself with dignity. Except that this thing keepsfollowing me around, guys. Guys? I am such a good boy. I know becausethis human keeps… Read more »
… the red-nosed dolphin.
… but after all, ’tis the season.
…and after that, Brattle Square Florist in Harvard Square glows with color. Happy sigh… In another part of Harvard Square… I see that Bitterblue is among the Holiday Hundred at Harvard Book Store, which means it’s 20% off. I mention this because this is my local indie and the way to get books signed/personalized by… Read more »
(Background: My nieces, codenames: Phoenix and Isis, are approaching 2 ½ years old.) Someone discovers an enormous quantity of water inside one of the low kitchen cabinets where the girls have just been playing together. Me: Isis, did you pour the water from your cup into the cabinet? Isis: Yes. Me: Phoenix, did you pour… Read more »
I’m going to be away from home for 31 of the next 40 days, which is always lovely once I’m on the road but COMPLETELY BONKERS before I go… especially this time, because I need to bring so much stuff and so many books. I mentioned my e-book reader in a previous post… I much… Read more »