made in canada

The second show I’m participating in later this month is going to be a great one! It’s happening nation-wide and I’ll be in the Toronto show. It’s the Etsy: Made in Canada pop-up.

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Check out the Toronto event page and the Vendor Look Book filled with just a sampling of all the awesomeness that will had at this first-ever event by Etsy.


Make sure you’re one of the first 50 people in the door because there’s going to be swag! I’m working on mine already and of course there will be fiber involved!

Check out my events page for more info on where you can find me this Fall and Winter. See you there!


sew sweetly

sew_twg9First knitting, now sewing, my girl is picking up new skills in arts and crafts, to my delight! We attended a fun lesson with the sweet Darcy at Tea with Gladys.

The girls made their very own darling little tote bags – on a sewing machine no less! Impressed? I certainly was. And I was delighted to see how simple it was that I even have the urge to haul out my mom’s machine again and have a go at it!

sew_twg11 sew_twg7Afterwards, the girls had fun shopping and embellishing their creations with buttons and pins!

sew_twg6 sew_twg1Thanks Darcy for a fun afternoon! xoxo

shopping local

This year I’m trying to support fellow crafters and shopping handmade and local for gifts as much as possible.

I started by treating myself, mostly – which is important, right? + few gifts this past week from the One of a Kind show.

ooak_treasuresMy treasures: (from left to right, top to bottom)
:: reclaimed fabric headband by Batavia by Sil
:: owl print on linen zippered pouch by Barbara of Sparrow Avenue
:: square wood bottons from The Woodlot
:: a card for my cousin’s wedding this weekend by mehoi
:: fun mini buttons from Sister sister Buttons


Then I picked up these upcycled sweater mittens at Beadle in Toronto while I was dropping off my own knits to the shop for sale. Yay! Happy announcement, a selection of my stock will carried in Cherie’s shop. This was the pile that I brought to her this week, including the snowflake kids set I blogged about earlier!