Last weekend I went to visit my dear friend Abigail who has a newborn baby (welcome baby Ezra – 12 days old!). While I was standing at the kitchen sink, I noticed a clever little trick she had done to the window instead of hanging a curtain. The kitchen window looks out onto the side of the neighbor’s house, so she had simply pasted a piece of pretty Japanese Lace paper to the window with some watered-down glue. She dampened the window with water, smoothed the paper on (making sure it was straight and had no wrinkles), and lightly brushed over it with the watered-down glue solution (about 1 teaspoon glue to 1 cup water). She let it dry, then trimmed the edges with an X-acto knife. It looks so pretty – like eyelet fabric. And the whole project cost less than $3.00.
In addition to being a wonderful new mama, Abigail also is a gifted gardener (those carrots, eggplants, basil and flowers you see in her kitchen – all from her garden), and talented apricot-jam-maker. When their supply gets low, her husband has what she calls a ‘jam-panic’. It’s that good. Recipe here.