Monday, September 27, 2010

Granny Square Pincushion Giveaway!

After doing this tutorial I have been making so many Granny Square pincushions and we want to give one away this month! I think I have them started in about 10 different colours and patterns, I just need to get them stuffed and sewn up to get them into the shop - hopefully this week! The one pictured here is kind of an oatmeal with a hint of pink...very pretty!!

Giveaway Rules

* Leave a comment on this post telling us your favourite thing in our shop (we have added some pretty new things!)

* Follow our blog, facebook or twitter for extra chances to win
and leave a comment for each or if you are already a follower.

*For even more entries - blog about this giveaway, tweet it, add it to your facebook group (tell your friends however you like!) just leave a comment for each additional thing that you do!

* Open to anyone, anywhere.
Please make sure to leave a way for us to contact you
in case you are our lucky winner :)

* Winner will be selected and announced Monday, October 11.

Good luck to you all!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Favourites

I couldn't stick to a theme this week so here are some of my actual
Etsy and Ravelry favourites! Happy Friday Everyone!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Ever since I saw this article in the now defunct Craft Magazine (online only now), I've wanted a Blythe.  Jessi thinks they're creepy (but is still encouraging me in this silly purchase) I have googled and googled and I've gotton smitten with the idea of customizing Blythe Dolls. 

Sad thing is, with little baby on the way, I just can't justify dropping $100 plus on a doll that I want to pull apart, sand down, carve up and completely make-over.  So I picked up a clone off of ebay.  I figured if I was going to learn to customize , it'd probably be best not to start on the real thing. 

I picked this doll up for $17 plus shipping from ebay seller kisnok8 and she should be here in 7-20 days (overseas shipping..sheesh)  I'm excited!!  Can't wait to pull her all apart and put her back together. Also I want to make clothes for her, this knitting pattern from Puchi Collective is pretty neat. Then maybe I'll start to design my own? I never did grow up :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Antique Store Treasures!

While in Toronto last weekend we stumbled across a great little antique shop (Abraham's Antiques). It has such nice things and no prices so I was pretty sure I couldn't afford anything in there. I was eyeing up some old letter press trays, and probably would have walked away without asking but Joanna asked for me and to my surprise they were only $30! I have seen them before for at least double and not in as good condition! At that price I was also able to get some old letter press letters  to put on it! Michelle scored some Crown mason jars and some super cute red vintage canisters. Now I just need to pick a wall to hang it on and have a new mission when thrift shopping  - to find more letters to fill it!

old letterpress drawer

I got all our families initials to start

close up of handle

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Etsy treasury and new items!

We are slowly but surely getting everything added to the shop and one of Cassie's cowls has been featured in an Etsy treasury called Dressed 4 Fall. Thank you SweetNSassySewing!!

Here are a few more new additions!

What do you think of our new items? Hopefully we will have more goodies added within the next few days and a cute new giveaway coming up soon too!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

fabric, food & friends

A group of us went Toronto on Saturday to do some fabric shopping (where I ran into the Sunny Fong the winner of Project Runway Canada season 2) We spent the day in the textile district (where we found the greatest little antique shop - more on that in another post!) and then made our way to the Distillery District for some food and drinks! I have never been to that area of Toronto and it's now my fav! Hope you all  had great weekends too!
Michelle, Me, Joanna
Clifford & Scott
Maya eating some ice cream
Lily with the weird face chairs

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Home Sweet Home!

Back from London!!!  The honeymoon was great, the history over there is just amazing. We sat in a pub that was open before Canada became a country.  Pics!!

Museum of Natural History
Inside the Museum
Castle Acre (circa 1150)
Opera Singer at Convent Garden
The Erotic Gherkin
Bavarian Band at Thames Festival
Tower Bridge
London Zoo - Starfish
Fountain in Regent Park

As nice as it was to travel....I really missed home <3

Friday, September 17, 2010