When Fish Fly

  From The Golden Key by George MacDonald: “It was a curious creature, made like a fish, but covered instead of scales, with feathers of all colours, sparkling like those of a hummingbird. It had fins, not wings, and swam through the air as a fish does through the water. Its head was like the … More When Fish Fly

From the Weed Patch: Garlic Mustard Pesto

I heart pesto. Basil Pesto. Sundried Tomato Pesto. Cilantro Pesto. Spinach Pesto. If it’s green, garlicky and full of “heart healthy” fats, I’ll eat it. So imagine my geekish glee when I learned the incredibly invasive garlic mustard weed can be turned into pesto. It’s cliche but true: If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em, and … More From the Weed Patch: Garlic Mustard Pesto

Flights of Fancy: Flowerflies, Wishes, and other Winged Things

Nothing captures the ephemeral nature of summertime like the changing colors of hydrangea blossoms. I made these winged creatures from hydrangea flowers, and called them flowerflies. The petals are carefully pressed and embedded in resin. Winged things always take me back to childhood: summertime when endless days of imagination stretched ahead. Those aren’t Dragonflies, but dragons … More Flights of Fancy: Flowerflies, Wishes, and other Winged Things

Tablescape Architecture: Twigs and Nests

To celebrate the first breath of spring, I’m sharing last year’s Easter brunch tablescape: a single branch of flowering dogwood in a white porcelain pitcher flanked by milk glass candle stick holders and potted birds’ nests. When most people think of spring flowers, they think of vibrant tulips, daffodils, and other bulbs cascading across the bare … More Tablescape Architecture: Twigs and Nests

Snow Days Are For Cleaning Out Your Junk Drawer And Being A Kid Again

Another Snow Day? Your kids are probably under your feet chanting “I’m Bored. I’m Bored. I’m Bored.” Or your neighbors/siblings/cousins/mail carriers were in a pinch and dropped their kids on your doorstep because you have nothing better to do. Either way, it’s time to get crafty! First, send the kids to gather some woodland stuff, like … More Snow Days Are For Cleaning Out Your Junk Drawer And Being A Kid Again