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twg1What do you think? Are scrunchies making a comeback?

Remember them. Those little bits of fabric wrapped elastics that held back your hair in the 80s? The girls and I were dropping off some wooly goodies at Tea with Gladys today and discovered these little cuties in her vintage-inspired shop!

twg3The girls loved them. I loved the new twist on them with the little “rabbit ears”. Instant cuteness, right?

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my new flora

A couple of weeks ago, I received a surprise email that I was the giveaway winner from A Good Good Day! My prize: a $45 gift certificate for anything at Crown Flora Studio. Don’t you just love the shop name?!

crownflora5OMG, I’ve been coveting their beautiful hanging terrariums since I spotted them on Bookhou’s blog. I made my way to Adam & Davis’ lovely shop in Parkdale and was not disappointed.
crownflora4The store was charming. Hubby and I were greeted by Davis, who was equally charming. I picked out my lovely terrarium. Don’t you just love the tear drop shape of the vessel?

crownflora3It’s now the showcase piece in my kitchen.

Thanks Becca! xoxo

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scraps

yarn scrapsMy fellow knitters will understand how many bits and pieces are collected after each project, each stitch. I can’t seem to part with them and have figured out a number of uses for them…

Some end up as packaging ties for gifts and shop items, some are reused as stuffing (my puffy heart brooches are filled with them) and a lot end up at my girls craft table — adding a dash of colour to their art.

What about you? How do you use and store your yarn bits?

buttons

bcardThese are my business cards. I designed them a year ago in preparation for the craft shows I did last season. I decided to use sayings because my Photoshop skills are limited but I wanted to still get across my love of knitting and handmade in my brand. These cards were easy and fun to do!

This holiday craft show season, I had a number of people ask me about my cards, many who wanted all 5 as a “collection”.  It was then that I decided I should turn my cards and my verses into buttons!

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And look how they turned out!

buttons2I’m beyond thrilled with these darlings! They were designed and made especially for me by the wonderfully talented Anna of Flame in Heaven. Thank you!

I couldn’t be happier! I love that they match my cards. I’ll be using them everywhere, as thank you gifts for online order, giveaways and for sale, too!

I love DIY — don’t you?

post-Christmas yarn shopping

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I’d say that I did pretty well on my vow to knit from my stash and not bring in any new yarn in 2012 (save for a few could-not-resist skeins). But the year-end sale at my local yarn shop called to me and I couldn’t help but sneak in for some wooly goodness.

yarn2So what made it home with me, you ask? Well… let me tell you!

:: top row – 2 skeins of Mirasol Miski (100% baby lama) the softest ever!
:: middle row – 4 skeins of Noro Silk Garden (2 colourways) one of my very favourite yarns for a number of different projects!
:: bottom row – 2 skeins of Madelinetosh in a dreamy kelp colourway that is destined to be made into the Honey Cowl in the New Year; and 2 skeins of Alpaca Sock which will be knit into child-size legwarmers

yarn1So I didn’t go traditional boxing day shopping this year. Instead, I indulged in some really wooly deals! I’m happy.

How about you? Did you snag any post-Christmas deals?

pre-holiday

We got dressed up this past weekend to take our holiday photos. It was a beautiful weekend — warm enough to go outside and snap a few pre-holiday pics of our own.

My cousin is getting married in December so these little outfits will get some additional use for the wedding, too! Love that because these kiddies outgrow these pretty outfits so fast! xoxo
Happy week to you!