Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bits and bites

My fella is away on business for the next week, so I'm planning to hermit-it-up at home for most of the weekend and hunker down with a few crafty/domestic projects. I'm planning to paint two pieces of furniture -- a craigslist couch and a side table I found on the curb (I have a serious addiction to curbside funiture) -- and make some headway on some sewing projects.

These efforts will show up on m'blog sometime soon, but in the meantime, here are some things from around the interweb that have ticked my fancy over the past week.

This recipe for Moroccan Spinach and Chickpeas looks really good to me. Plus, since I'm only cooking for myself for the next week (sigh), it looks like I could make a big batch of it and use it for dinners/lunches over the next few days.

I really, really want one of these.  But, the $65 pricetag is a little steep, so I'm considering trying to make one myself. It would be easy enough to find a frame and paint it white, but I'm stumped on how to handle the vase. Is there such a thing as a wooden vase that I could cut in half? Or is there an easy way to cut glass? Any suggestions?

I think my sewing to-do list just got longer. This is one of New Look's new fall patterns, and I am in lurve. I always tend to overlook New Look, but then they hook me with these adorable retro-y dress patterns.

And yes, I realize this dress is ridiculously similar to the one I posted about a few days ago, but this one has a cool hip detail! Which means it's totally worth adding to my list, right? Right??

Hope you all are enjoying your weekends!

1 comment:

  1. There are wooden vases out there but it's very possible the vase could be plastic! Which would be much easier to cut instead of glass. And probably cheaper as well! Good luck with all your projects!!