Crafts

Grandma & Me & Some Kitchen Curtains

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Crafts, Sewing | 0 comments

When I was growing up, my grandmother’s house here in Volcano had curtains under her sink, instead of shelves or cabinet doors. I always thought it looked kinda neat–it was funky and cottage-y and homemade. It was so much my grandmother. And, of course, I have very positive associations with that kitchen, as that’s where my grandma made me butter and sugar sandwiches on white bread for lunch. Yum.

Grandma passed shortly after Maile was born. Those curtains are certainly long-since molded and tattered, and anyway nobody goes into that house anymore. It’s either rented out or vacant, but none of my very large family wants to live or visit there. Grandma believed in ghosts, so who knows?

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Runes

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Crafts, Life Strategy!, Thoughts | 2 comments

I really like runes. I always have. I bought this necklace in college, and I pull it out occasionally, though my tastes in jewelry have gotten a little less on-the-nose as I’ve gotten older (i.e., I like my weirdness to be visible, but subject to interpretation, rather than  hibythewaylooki’mweirdcoolright???)

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Fairy Houses

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Crafts | 0 comments

There is a hike not far from our house. It is only a mile or so long, but it is dotted with hundreds of fairy houses.

Heaven is a place, and it is in New Jersey. There’s a sentence no one expected to see ever.

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