Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I hope all of you have an amazing Christmas and Joyous New Year!


cutie cook off

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I wanted to share a sweet little gift my friend Carol asked me to make for her daughter Rowan. Rowan is quite the sous-chef, dragging over a dining room chair (she's not even 2!) to watch her Mom prepare dinner every night. Carol thought it would be cute to give her a little apron to wear while she was 'helping.'

I used some Amy Butler fabrics I had in my stash and then took the pocket to a local shop to have Rowan's name embroidered. I think it's super sweet and might add these to my shop in the new year.

Happy cooking!


chirp, chirp!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Well I got to meet my new little nephew yesterday -- his name is Max! How cute is that. He's a super sweetheart and I'm so excited that I get to see more of him on Christmas Day. In preparation for his arrival, I made Max (and his Mom of course!) a little gift that should keep him warm during these chilly winter months.

The little chicky fabric is from Olive Manna and I use some soft white fleecy fabric for the back I had already. I kinda wish I still had it with me because I'm a little chilly myself right now.


friday finds {charming accessories}

Friday, December 18, 2009

There's no doubt about it -- I'm an earring girl. But I often dream of covering myself with the many other amazingly beautiful accessories I see in stores, and of course, on etsy. Here are some things I found this week.

This has to be one of the prettiest accessories I've ever seen. Le Collier Antoinette by cocoboudoir

Oh to be bold enough to wear flowers on my head. Peche Brouillee from the same designer Le Collier Antoinette by cocoboudoir

I actually would wear this if it didn't say "Cathy" on the back (see alternate pics on etsy). Vintage. 70s Tooled Leather Belt with Metal Buckle from raretreasure

Bring the outdoors with you with this Original Tree Photo Ring from My Belle Bijoux.


So what are you doing this weekend? We're welcoming a new member to the family today! My sister-in-law is having her second baby today we can't wait to meet the little guy! Other than that I have lots more sewing to do so I had better get to it!

Have a great last weekend before Christmas everyone!


Auntie Pillows

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I've been sewing up a storm over the past week and none of it was for my shop! A few weeks ago for instance, Mark's aunt asked me if I could make her two sets of pillows that she could give to her friends as gifts this year. She brought over the fabric and away I went!

I love how these turned out and almost kept them for myself to be honest. They're so simple yet fun at the same time.

These are more Pottery Barn-esque, but just as fun as the first set. I made a little loop out of the fabric to hold the button and voila!

I also made a tiny purse for a friend out of the tiny bit of fabric I had leftover from the first set of pillows. I shouldn't really show you this because the picture is really bad, but it's a nice way to use up material that would have been sitting in a pile. The one thing I have to work on for next time is the handle. It's a tad wonky. Next time I will have to put in some hardware so it doesn't flip around the way it does.

Ok I'm off to eat some breakfast and then start my day for the day job so have a great Wednesday!


friday finds {cozy cowls}

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Friday! One thing I love about the winter weather is wearing cozy things around my neck. I love scarves and I just love all of the cowls out and about this year. Here are my Friday finds:

the winter run cowl in LINEN by thehouseofhemp

the accidental cowl in SLATE from thehouseofhemp

Orion Moebius Cowl/Barley by lizziemac7

I want to put all of these on at the same time, sit by the fire and sip hot cocoa. Ok three of these around my neck might be much...

This weekend I'm locking myself in my sewing room to get some stuff done and then on Sunday I'll be heading down to the City of Craft event on Queen Street.

Have a great one!


new look!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

It's not even January yet and I've already been makin' some changes 'round here! Thanks to Ellie at Rainy Day Templates, I now have a fresh new look to my blog. I feel like I've been to the spa. ooommm...


if all else fails, just fake it

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

This is my new roman blind in my kitchen. I've been wanting to make this since February, but have been afraid to. You see... when I need/want to make things and I don't really know how to do it I sit and stare at the fabric for god knows how long, thinking of how I should go about my project. Finally the time would come when Mark would say: "Would you just make that already??" or "So how is the blind coming along?" as he points to the fabric still sitting in the envelope it came in.

So one day I brought the fabric upstairs and just did it... I made my blind. I've been trying to tell myself that a lot more these days "JUST DO IT." It feels better when you say it and then do it so I think I'll do it more often.

I knew this roman blind wouldn't really be used (pulling it up and down because ya know, I really love staring at my neighbour in his kitchen while I'm doing dishes and I know he loves it too) so I decided to fake it. I made the blind as one normally would; adding dowels to create nice folds, but then I used velcro to fasten the folds together and then used this crazy super velcro stuff to hold the blind onto the window frame. We'll see if it holds... The first 'warning' on the velcro label says: 'Do not use this on fabric or in sewing projects.' But I'm too impatient so hopefully I don't come home one day to find a roman blind in the dish water.

Mark says it's crooked (so he might be right) but I don't care. It's up there and it's done.

Now on to the zillion other projects I have piling up!
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