progress is stinky business

We spent last night engulfed in a halo of floor adhesive fumes…not the best for a good nights sleep, but a small price to pay for the amazing progress on the third floor.

The drywall is completed. Paint has gone up. And now we are onto the baseboard trim and redoing the stairs.
It looks like hell right now, but have faith, it’s coming together.

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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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my first customer!

I had my first commission last month.  A custom scarf requested in the softest inky Shi Bui Silk Mohair you could ever imagine. 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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always room to grow

Sometimes we struggle with the mammoth tasks we set ourselves.
Asking ourselves, are we dreaming too big? taking on too much?
maybe…

But I tend to think that all that reaching, and trying, and learning is what’s essentially keeping Dale and I happy, grounded and feeling so alive and excited to meet each new day. Continue reading

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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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once round the kitchen, salted buttermilk(ish) cake

Whipped up this bad boy on Sunday.

blueberry banana salted buttermilk cake

Hands down this has got to be one of my all time favourite weekend cakes.  It’s super easy to make with ingredients on hand. Very forgiving with substitutions, and tastes great as a quick bite with coffee or tea.

Just try not to get too comfortable with this recipe tossing ingredients in left and right or you may make the same horrible mistake I did. Continue reading

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shhhhhhh!

Had the best news in the world today!
Life changing, future driving, ‘grin a mile wide’ kinda news….only we can’t really talk about it yet. Continue reading

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