Crafty things

So…I got the job! I’ll be starting tomorrow afternoon at Moxie & the Compound and Plume. It’s the cutest little boutique, with lots of hand-made stuff, and the owners are super-cool. I’m excited to get in there and start organizing things, and be familiar with all the designers and their wares. It may be a long day, up early at the B&B, then the afternoon at the shop, but the two are so different that I don’t think it will bother me. How amazing is this…two fun and laid-back jobs, with two of my favorite things…food and crafts. I’ll let you all know how it goes.

Speaking of crafts, here’s a glimpse at the tablecloth that I made for our kitchen. I used an extra fitted sheet that I cut into a circle and hemmed, then I embroidered my favorite poem around the edge:

This Is Just to Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

by William Carlos Williams

I love it…and it has opened up the possibility of creating other tablecloths, with embroidery, or quilting, or silk-screening. We have a glass piece that fits over the cloth, so it would be protected from spills and the like.

So happy Friday, everyone, and have a wonderful weekend!

16 responses to “Crafty things”

  1. i love that poem too. i think i originally saw it on the subway!

  2. Hi there,
    Glad to hear you got the job! Mom told me about it a couple of days ago, and we were both hoping that you would get it. Enjoy it! Love, Dad

  3. Congrats, Crys! I’m so excited for you! 🙂

  4. Congrats! It looks very cool.

  5. Congrats on the job! Your blog is great. I found out about you through molly chicken. Glad to know that you’re as crafty as I am…let’s swap sometime. I have some fun ol’ goods!

  6. Thanks, everyone! Vidya, I’m all up for swapping! Email me at crystalATpoco-cocoaDOTcom if you’d like.

  7. Love your blog. Read it often. I think the tablecloth is so cute. I wanted to stay at your B&B tonight, but ya’ll are booked up.
    Question about the tablecloth . . . why did you use a fitted sheet vs a flat sheet. I have often used a flat sheet when I add extensions to my table, but always put a lacy tablecloth over it. Hadn’t thought about doing anything crafty. Thanks for the idea because I am going to do one for my table and probably my mom’s.
    Good luck with the new job. I don’t think it gets any better than when you love what you do for work.

  8. Congrats on the job! Yay! And great job on the tablecloth. I love that poem.

  9. Congratulations on the job! I liked the cloth and the poem as well 🙂

  10. yay! your job sounds like it will be a blast! and your table cloth is gorgeous 🙂

  11. Oh I LOVE IT! that is fabulous. I may quite posibly have to sell your idea my table is falling apart and it desperatly needs a new table cloth, you wouldnt be mad would you (I will use a different poem).

  12. Sicilian, I wish you could have stayed with us! We’ve been really booked lately, which is a good thing, I guess. I used a fitted sheet because that’s all I had…the flat sheet is being used as a “dust ruffle” on our bed! Everyone, feel free to use this idea…it’s so simple and fun to do.

  13. Looks wonderful and I am so excited about your job(s)! I can’t wait to get down there and see the stuff in the shop! I really think you should take them up on selling your stuff! does Leti put things to sell in the shop?

  14. I have a copy of that poem framed in my kitchen. What a neat idea to put it on a tablecloth!

    I made your ginger-peanut tofu salad wraps last weekend- an absolute hit.

  15. Liz, I’m so glad you liked the wraps!

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