Shortly after Maggie and I built the garden beds in our back yard, we knew we needed to do something about the space in-between the beds, a patch of dirt that was about 2 feet by 3 feet. Our first thought was the lay a little brick path, but between the springtime rain and other household projects to distract us, it wasn't until recently that I got around to starting on the project. In this older picture, you can see where the mud and weeds had free reign between the beds:
Armed with measurements and a rough idea of what we wanted, I was off to Home Depot. The first thing to pick up was sand. There were two types of sand that I purchased, a rougher gravel-sand mixture that would work well for leveling the ground surface, and a fine grain sand to fill in the cracks after the bricks were in the ground. When it came to paving stones, I managed to find some smaller bricks (3x6" instead of the usual 4x8") that would allow for a bit more creativity when coming up with a pattern to lay them in our small space.