Today I went antiquing with my grandmother and one of her friends, at the shop right around the corner from where I live (you might remember my post about finding furniture there). The little gem I found today was this adorable toy sewing machine, the KAY an EE Sew Master in pink.
so cute and tiny!
it takes 1.5V batteries to run but I fine with it just for a decoration.
and I found a nice atlas jar filled with sewing notions too!
Yep. it's all done. This little quilt has taken a spin through the washer to make it complete (and have a wonderful crinkled texture!). I chose to use a pale pretty pink fabric for the binding, and a beautiful charcoal linen on the back.
another great benefit of living in VT is access to my grandfather's basement which has everything you need for woodworking! My first project was a pair of pine frames for two letterpress prints that I had previously hung up in their clear plastic sleeves (not as classy as their new frames, that's for sure!)
Today we are celebrating my grandpa's birthday--I got asked to make the cake. So I whipped up these yellow cupcakes (from Fanny Farmer, the recipe is "Boston Favorite Cake") with lemon icing and topped with fresh raspberries. YUM.
The other day one of my friends asked me what have I been up to and then decided the better question was what have I been baking? So here is the first thing baked at my new place--a batch of sourdough baguettes, two onion & caraway and one plain. (my sourdough starter survived the roadtrip and seems to be happy with it's new home!)
As a graduation gift I received a new laptop which I am love love loving. My favorite feature is honestly having battery life--for the past year and a half I had a laptop that required being plugged in all the time which drastically limits it utility as a laptop. To keep my new baby laptop safe and sound I made a quilted cozy using half square triangles of cotton, wool, and linen in gorgeous shades of gray to coordinate with it's silver exterior. I used cotton batting to add a little padding and nicely finished it with french seams and some bias binding.