Welcome!Made in Brooklyn is my place to document my creative journey, from bread to babies, cards to cakes. You are welcome to come and join me for a while.
- I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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Category Archives: homemaking
There are pumpkins EVERYWHERE. I don’t know how we got so may pumpkins this year. A real Halloween mystery. And these pumpkins are the most loved pumpkins ever. The boys gather them and sort them by size. Isaac walks around … Continue reading
I’ve been trying to get Isaac to do a few chores around here. Andrew’s been doing chores for a while (clearing the table, making the beds on the weekends, cleaning up messes, helping with the trash), but it was trickier … Continue reading
Even though we’ve been settled into our current rhythm for about 8 months now, I keep realizing it over and over. A few weeks ago I was noticing that it was changing how much time I could spend on making … Continue reading
We live in a neighborhood-y section of Brooklyn. We rent a small apartment above a store (owned by a sometimes-loud lady on the phone, who would probably describe us as often-loud and always running around). We have two bedrooms, one … Continue reading
I think it’s looking pretty Christmas-y around here. But this morning, during breakfast, Andrew admitted that he wished it was even Christmas-ier. I aim for this look every year. Green and white. Clean and simple. And this year I have … Continue reading
Yesterday it was my turn with the stomach bug. That really is the worst way to be sick. I must say I prefer a nice, cozy cold to a stomach bug any day. I had a fever and spent the … Continue reading
I saw this idea in my January Martha Stewart magazine. I opened to this page, looked at the calendar for a minute, stood up and went to the computer to order some happy tape. Sometimes you just gotta act. ;) … Continue reading
then: now: then: now: then: now: Late last night I was hanging pictures and adjusting quilts. Trying to figure out where this and that will go. So, as of 8:15 this morning, this is what we got. There is still … Continue reading
I often measure how together I feel by the status of my floors. If I’m walking around on dirty floors, hopping over toys to get to the ringing phone, in a ridiculous game of hopscotch, then I’ve probably said to … Continue reading