i recently fell in love with this minty fresh smartphone dock, which i like to call my base vase. i purchased one for my mom a while back and knew i needed one as well the moment i set eyes on it! i got mine from uncommon goods and love that they’re handmade in pittsburgh by myles and heather geyman. though advertised for a bedside table, i use mine at my work station during the day. it allows me to quickly and easily see incoming messages, emails and calls and i absolutely love how it brightens up my space!
speaking of, are you familiar with uncommon goods? i’ve always loved their funky site and products, but they’re also an outstanding b corp biz that works hard to support non-profits like american forests, women for women international and reach out & read. plus, they support artists and handmade goods made locally in the USA! i especially love to browse their site for unique housewarming gifts, desk accessories (like this one!) and home decor.
if you’ve been around here long, you know that i try to keep fresh flowers at my work station year round. they brighten up my space and make it feel so fresh and inspiring! the mint color on this glazed stoneware works perfectly with my space, as well. the dock even has an opening located at the front of the dock to thread your phone’s charging cord in. yes!
for my current garden inspired fabric line, cultivate, i wanted to make a set of cuffed gardening / housekeeping gloves. why should we all have to use those boring old yellow and green ones, anyways?? adding the cuff to these simple white cleaning gloves was a quick project that turned into something really special. they would also make a great gift for the gardener or momma in your life!
step 1: cut two pieces of fabric that measure 10″ x 8″.
step 2: turn fabric length wise. on one end, turn up the fabric 1/2″ and press. turn another 1/2″ and press again. on the other side, turn the edge up 1/4″ and press, then another 1/4″ and press again. this will hide all the raw edges from those two longer sides.
step 3: top stitch along both of the turned up edges.
step 4: fold the piece of fabric in half, right sides together and stitch along the side with a 1/4″ seam allowance (refer to photo #4).
steps 5 – 8 (click image to enlarge)
step 5: press your newly made seam to one side. turn the cuff right side out.
step 6: take the first glove and nestle the fabric cuff up from the finger side until it fits snugly. trim away the excess glove that overhangs. pin the cuff in place.
step 7: take to the machine and top stitch around the opening (i double stitched mine just to be safe!).
step 8: turn the cuff completely up and press the seam on medium heat (these particular gloves handled the iron with no problem. if you use a different kind, test on the trimmed cuff first!). now, turn the cuff back down leaving about an inch above the seam. crease firmly with the iron.
and voila! you’re beautiful comfy classy gloves now have a custom fabric cuff on them. i’ve used them in the garden and at the sink for months now and absolutely love them. they even wash well!
if you’re interested in seeing more projects made from cultivate, be sure to check out the cultivate lookbook and learn more about the line and the inspirations behind it here. be sure to share your cultivate fabric projects with us on instagram too using the #CultivateFabrics!
theblog tour for mycultivate fabrics collection ended yesterday and everyone’s projects were spectacular! from baby doll quilts to painted art canvases – it was so fun to see what everyone made! most of the projects are posted alongside a tutorial or pattern, so i hope you’ll dive in to the links below and get inspired to start crafting. a few of the projects don’t even require a sewing machine!
i want to send a huge thank you to each of the lovely ladies who participated. you are all so talented and creative and i was honored to have you on the cultivate fabrics blog tour. it’s a very special feeling to see something made with my fabrics and you all went above and beyond with your projects. i’m grateful for each of you and so inspired by your creativity!
to download the printable version: click on the image above to download the PDF calendar. print on heavy card stock (my favorite is epson premium presentation paper). punch a whole at the top to hang or simply stack.
august has come to a close and september is almost here! as i do every month, i’m sharing with you this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what roost tribe members received last month. if you’re interested in receiving it, you still can. i’ll be sending out a recap on wednesday to members with all of the content in it from last month so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined during the month.
that means, that if you join before wednesday, september 3rd you’ll still get all of august’s content + september’s content as well-that’s two months for the price of one!
adobe illustrator video tutorial on my tips and tricks for best printing practices.
ready to print thank you cards.
a fun and inspirational set of desktop and smartphone backgrounds.
the deep woods pattern collection.
a refresh recipe for a summery tomato tart!
a list of favorite links and resources rounded up through the month.
plus more! being a member is tons of fun and we would love to have you join the family!
i’ve been waiting to write this very post to you for a long time now. i’m delighted to say that my bags are packed and david and i are off to the hospital to have our baby!
for those of you who might be wondering, i’ve decided to have repeat family-centered cesarean (you can read about my first one here). without going into much detail, this is the decision we felt eliminated the most risks and felt most comfortable with. i’m sure i’ll be back in the following weeks to share with you our little girl’s birth story,just like i did bear’s!
as for going home to roost – i’ve scheduled a few weeks of content here to keep you busy. :) you can follow me over on instagram to get up to date news and i’ll be popping in here from time to time as well.
thank you for all your prayers and well wishes! we can’t wait to meet this new member of our family!
we have only one designated nursery in the house right now (which works out well since we cosleep anyways!), but i still wanted to do my best to make it accommodate two. this hasn’t been so easy since bear is getting a little sister, but i tried my best to mix boy with girl with gender neutral touches. the overall theme is definitely woodsy, so i think it lend itself to double purposing well!
i took some time this week to snap a few photos of the room before we welcome 2.0 later this week. i must say, the light in this room is magical for napping, but not for picture taking. haha! you’ll be able to see what i was going for though and i’ll make a list of as many resources as i can for you at the bottom of this post. <3
hi everyone! we had the absolute delight of spending some time with my dear friend and talented photographer, callie lynch last weekend. we headed out to one of our favorite spots and she brought her camera to document the evening. we nearly cancelled because of some rain, but it cleared up just in time and left us with the most magical light and settling clouds.
i’ll let the photos do the talking. this is our family, bear is nearly two and our daughter is due in less than a week!
going home to roost may occasionally include affiliate links or banners in it’s posts. this means that that if you click on an affiliate link and purchase the item, i may receive a small commission on sales. all thoughts, opinions and suggestions are my own and posts are never written by sponsors.