even monsters wear leggings sometimes.



i wouldn't even know how long this endeavor took us if it weren't for the archival nature of blogging. 160 days later (!!!) i can proudly say that it is done. and man does it look swell.

we put up a tin ceiling and build this soffit-esq box around it. it gives the ceiling a neat inset look and let us cope with fitting the tiles around the jut out from the fireplace.

we painted all the walls and the trim, and if you can even remember, retiled the fireplace.

i'm really pleased with the end product and i'm looking forward to enjoying the living room again. and because i realized the other day that i have no pictures of lucy on this blog, here's a gratuitous lucy picture. man she's cute. which is a feat, as lucy tends to look really creepy in pictures.



we have kitties. very fuzzy kitties. and hardwood floors. this means that there are many conan and lucy colored tumbleweeds about the house. so when i came across this pattern by linda permann, i quickly bookmarked it for the future. one lazy sunday afternoon and some yarn scraps later:

an awesome new, washable, reusable slipper for my swiffer. fun and functional. it has this nubby side as well as a smooth side, which is supposed to be good for wet use. i haven't tried it wet yet but it works great dry. i'd show you an after picture, but that's somewhat embarassing and disgusting. who wants that?