Things we like

1. I don't just like, I love these Tiny felt houses, Claire at Poopscape has a great tutorial on how to make them. They have a battery-powered tealight inside. Via Craftzine.

Image from Poopscape

So sweet. I would like to make a few for my dining room table. 

2. A couple weeks ago we attended a house concert that was a benefit for the Beehive Design Collective, a nonprofit in Maine that makes detailed banner/posters that provide a "visual representation of the complex and overwhelming issues our society is facing."

Click the thumbnail to go to go to the Beehive Design Collective site and see screen-size image.

The current issue they are working on is especially relevant in our community, as the topic is mountain top removal. If this fraught issue could ever be outlined in a beautiful, respectful and even hopeful way, the True Cost of Coal poster does. It is a great way to talk about mountain top removal with my boys. The characters in the poster are all animals native to our region, like this watchful owl. (And the European starlings that represent immigrant populations settling in Appalachia, so clever!)

Image from Beehive Design Collective3. I bought two huge ranunculus plants today and one of the blossoms broke off on the way home- turns out it matches my kitchen counter perfectly. 

I like to see all the plants popping up in the garden as well as the garden shops. Despite the dusting of snow we got last night, it's a sure sign that spring is going to stick around. 

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