craftiness · decorating / homefront · organising /good ideas at the time

Lumpy door sausages (or when form and function fail to meet)

Being fifty-something, I know that magic happens when form and function meet. If only simply saying that were enough to make it happen. My most recent crafty adventure (notably, an unguided tour) was a case of misfire, not magic. Fact is, I have about the same proportion of craft misfires-to-magic as I do when I… Continue reading Lumpy door sausages (or when form and function fail to meet)

organising /good ideas at the time

Revenge of the Egg Heads (celebrating small victories)

Being fifty-something, I like to celebrate small victories. Getting the little things right can be more satisfying (and, let’s face it, more frequent) than solving life’s big dilemmas. Here I’m sharing a tiny, minuscule triumph … getting the Easter presents bang-on target for the grand-nieces. We don’t mark Easter with any great fanfare (other than our… Continue reading Revenge of the Egg Heads (celebrating small victories)

organising /good ideas at the time

The taming of the shoes (and tshirts)

Being fifty something I should probably have perfected certain nifty domestic systems. Not so. I still struggle with effective storage, especially when it comes to my shoes and clothes. I simply have more stuff than fits in the available wardrobe and drawers space. Recently I read that Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, the online shoe… Continue reading The taming of the shoes (and tshirts)