So I've got this rope...

I found it outside of Banana Republic the other day. Still haven't figured out exactly what I want to do with it, but in the mean time, I'll spruce up a pillow.

Materials: Miscellaneous rope and Ikea pillow

I tried a bow

And a knot concoction

But decided on a simple band of rope

I think this will do for now.

But I'm still brainstorming the perfect project to put this rope to use.
I'll keep you posted.

Wrappin' it up.

One of my New Years Resolutions:
To hand make all the gifts that I give.

I think I'm up for the challenge. I'll just ease into it.
I've started with the wrapping on a last minute Christmas gift.

Here's what you get when you add 2 kraft boxes.....

with some ribbon....

and a few fabric swatches...

Waa la!

A handmade package!

Oh, but wait. There's more. Flip that sucker over.

With or without a note?

Definitely with a note.

There is always beauty to be found in the ordinary.