Category Archives: arts and craft

I’ve got to meet the artist

Took a trip  last weekend out to see my mom, which of course included a tour of the local small town thrift shops. No big surprises or great deals uncovered on this trip

Though amongst piles of Beanie Babies,  commemorative hockey chotchkies and some dusty Blue Mountain Pottery we did find these masterpieces!

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a-la-ka-zammmmm!

We went for a little road trip and stumbled upon an estate sale.
2 little old ladies (sisters) had outlived their husbands and were  happily crafting their days away in this house.

oh god, what a collection of stuff.

Each room upstairs was filled with a different theme….ladies loved the dolls so much they filled 2 rooms!

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Spot of sun makes things grow

Warm pancakes soaked with Homemade maple syrup
Crocus and Hen & Chick poking up in the sunshine
2 little dogs excited to explore High Park
Cashmere, silk, mohair and merino together again and off the loom Continue reading

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nothing says congrats like a homecooked plate of perogies!

Dinner was fantastic tonight.  There’s something about someone else cooking for you that makes the heart melt. it’s an even better meal when it’s unexpected and congratulatory, with the extra bonus of Dale being one heck of a good cook!  mmmmmm.  I was welcomed home tonight with a warm meal, supportive hug and a loving “well done baby”. Continue reading

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Marimekko, with love

Currently on display at The Textile Museum of Canada is a comprehensive retrospective, Marimekko, With Love curated by Shauna McCabe.

Marimekko textiles art by the yard

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Great UK television

A brilliant mini doc series.  I love all of the challenges, tears,and triumphs! Continue reading

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When Sandy comes to town

Some more photos from the Long Island boat yard.

250 catalina in the boatyard

250 catalina in the boatyard Continue reading

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another gentle nudge in nantucket

One night after dinner Dale and I took a stroll down the Old South Warf of Nantucket  and, in the least likely of places, had another brush with the loom.

Operating out of a Scallop Shack festooned with soft woolly blankets and silky throws was Karin Sheppard. Karin is an island native, the perfect person to talk to about life on the island and following her passion for weaving.  With an infectious and welcoming laugh she happily beckoned us into her studio and  launched into her story without missing a beat. Continue reading

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