Using dampeners to quiet down my mechanical keyboard

Using dampeners to quiet down my mechanical keyboard

Last fall, we both bought DAS Keyboard Ultimate keyboards with Cherry MX Blue switches. While Fred seems to be a fairly light typist, I can make a lot of noise with my keyboard. It turns out that I am bottoming out (hitting the bottom of the keyboard) on each stroke, which is loud. Seriously, loud. … Continue reading Using dampeners to quiet down my mechanical keyboard

Introducing my keyboard, the DAS Keyboard Ultimate

Introducing my keyboard, the DAS Keyboard Ultimate

Ever since I saw this keyboard on Lifehacker many years ago, I wanted it. There was something about having blank keys that appealed to me as a typist - after all, if I didn't need to look at the keys, then why bother having any labels? Last fall, Fred and I looked at each other … Continue reading Introducing my keyboard, the DAS Keyboard Ultimate

The Sound of Silence: a song with oomph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4 Every Sunday morning, we drive over to Barkaby to do our weekly grocery shopping. Fred has started a playlist for this drive (we're huge Spotify listeners) and he's nice enough to not play death metal while I'm still waking up. 🙂 Last Sunday, a song caught my attention and it turned out to be … Continue reading The Sound of Silence: a song with oomph

The Great Cape Adventure

The Great Cape Adventure

Last fall (as in, October 2014), I became fascinated with the idea of a cape. It might be because of my complete failure to sew up a proper coat - I can sew, but getting stuff to fit my hips, bust and larger arms is a challenge. Enter a cape - this should be easy, … Continue reading The Great Cape Adventure

In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

When I first moved in, we discussed (argued?) for months about what kind of pillows we wanted on the couch. I wanted pillows, I think Fred might have been ambivalent. But these were too busy, those were too boring, these were too bright, those were... I don't even remember anymore. We finally ended up finding … Continue reading In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

A linen Rae and a turqouise Hyss – summery combo

A linen Rae and a turqouise Hyss – summery combo

I loved both of these patterns so much that I had to make more! One of my favorite skirts and one of my very first successful makes was my Sewaholic Rae linen skirt.  I wore that skirt all over the world. The biggest issue and the reason I couldn't wear it to the office is … Continue reading A linen Rae and a turqouise Hyss – summery combo