Monday, May 9, 2016

Tulip Time 2016!

I would love for this to be a compelling, eloquent post about Michigan history in the 18th century, or the history of Holland, MI and the Tulip Time festival.

Unfortunately, I'm drawing a blank.  I think I need more coffee.  But, fortunately a picture is worth a thousand words or something, so I'm just going to let the photos we took yesterday do the talking for me!

Such a great day, with beautiful weather and great friends.  Totally worth the tired feet and mild sunburn!  See the rest of the photos on Flickr here!

Monday, May 2, 2016


For a long time, ever since an incident involving scones and wine, Rich and I have been tossing around the idea to make a video series about making stuff.  Or rather, our mishaps making stuff.  In other words, This is Why We Can't Make Nice Things.

I've posted a few teasers for this on my Instagram (go follow me!  @katie.lovely) and with lots of help from my wonderful husband it's finally here!  This hopefully first of many videos deals with how I made a period looking bandbox using a ready-made papier-mâché box from a local craft store.
Finished and ready to fill with stuff!

Rich has by far more experience with sound and video creation and editing, so I have a lot of confidence that our productions will only get better now that we're over the biggest hurdle that is *just getting started on something new and different!*

Behind the scenes: drying tea-dyed "newspaper."

As promised, my links and sources:

Wallpaper: Wallpaper Aficionado
Glue: Grandmother Stover's "A Stikflat Glue"
The Young Sewphisticate: A 19th Century Sewing Box

I would love to hear your feedback, here of on my blog' Facebook page! Thanks for watching!!