Archive for August, 2010

* rope bag update

Posted on August 28th, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Random.

Waaaaay back in 2003 I made Mark a rope bag.  In the tutorial post, I promised I would add pictures eventually.  Well, apparently eventually=7 years later.  Here you go, if you would like to see pictures of my rope bag, which, I might add, is *still in use* after only minor repairs over the years.


* pattypans

Posted on August 21st, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Home and Garden.

Whoops, didn’t realize I was supposed to pick my pattypan squashes as 3-4 inch babies, so I’ve got one monster.  Hopefully it’ll still be tender enough to eat.



* coop

Posted on August 10th, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Chickens, Home and Garden.

Ever since we moved, I’ve been thinking about getting chickens.  Not entirely sure why, but they seem like they would be fun.  I’ve been half-heartedly searching Craigslist for the last 6 months or so looking at chicken coops.  They all seemed either ridiculously expensive or really shoddy.  Plan B was building one.  Procrastination pays off sometimes, though: a coworker was giving this away to make room for a bigger coop!  What luck!


I just need to reinforce a few of the joins, reattach the ramp, and line the bottom with hardware cloth, and it’ll be good to go.  We also need to put in a gate so the chickens can range around in the back yard.  I signed up for the city chickens class from Seattle Tilth, but we’ll see if I can actually wait until September….


* layette set

Posted on August 8th, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

Easy baby shower presents: waffle weave trimmed in tape.  I made a wide tape for the blanket, and a narrow tape for the burp clothes.  I always like working with geometrics because it takes all the guesswork out of cutting straight.  The original plan was to make a stuffed toy of some variety to go as well, but I ran out of time.  Maybe once the baby’s born.




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