toronto treats: letitiah

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Over the holidays I wanted to not only focus on giving gifts that were handmade, I wanted to also focus on giving gifts that were handmade by local artists found here in Toronto. I didn't really do that too much but over the next year I really want to focus on this for my gift giving and things I purchase for myself. Here's one of the (many) artists on etsy I've been crushing on for a bit:

le cristal et noir necklace

elle a des taches de rousseur earrings (love these!)

lipstick and ebony bracelet

So pretty! Read more about letitiah here


Monday, January 12, 2009

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I was at a wedding -- my "little" cousin tied the knot... really I can't believe he's married now!

I also dropped off a few things to a good friend -- I made her two of these zip pouches and a paris bag for her little sister. I hope they enjoy them!

On the task list this week are some placemats to match my napkins for a friend here in the city; and a tote bag for my Mom's neighbour -- she likes this one! I'm pretty partial to it too.

Happy Week!

romancing the stone

Sunday, January 04, 2009

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I'm watching romancing the stone tonight -- don't you just LOVE this movie???

32 things

Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year!

I don't usually make resolutions but there are a few things I want to do this year so I put a list together of 32 things I'd like to do in my 32nd year. Let's see if I can cross these things off the list:

  1. make my grandmother’s date squares

  2. make tortiere

  3. make a pie

  4. knit a scarf

  5. sell my wares at a local market/craft sale

  6. make an old piece of clothing new again

  7. make a lap quilt

  8. go for a walk once a day

  9. be less judgmental

  10. paint a piece of art for our new home

  11. grow my hair (again)

  12. learn to garden properly

  13. work on my etsy site

  14. open a shop on Good Egg ('cause it's Canadian)

  15. sew one new thing a month

  16. read a new book a month

  17. work on the computer less

  18. recover my chair (#33. cut my cat's nails...)

  19. Create a room of my own

  20. say hi to my new neighbours

  21. have my sisters over for dinners more often

  22. yoga, yoga, yoga!

  23. read at the beach

  24. ride my bike

  25. have a picnic

  26. visit my parents more often

  27. have a girl's night (more than once)

  28. watch movies outside

  29. make a new dish once a month

  30. take better photos

  31. reduce, reuse, recycle

  32. keep smiling

Let's all make 2009 a great one.

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