Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I took Betula`Loo on the road and participated in two shows.  

The first was an Open House at a local salon.  Not super successful sales wise.

But I did meet children's author Jean Little!  She was there signing books and we had lots of time to chat.  She is one of my favourite authors so this was a real treat!  That's her on the right, me in the middle, and her sister Pat on the left.

Then I did another craft show at a local-ish school.  Not much to say there, made some sales, not wildly successful...

I finished knitting this hat in yarn from SweetGeorgia that I've been hoarding waiting for the right project for.  I'm impressed I got it done before the winter started...

... because these socks I've been working on since Easter & I just finished them last month!  Sock yarn looks wonderful knit up but oh my, it did take a while!

Last weekend I went to the One of a Kind show in Toronto and picked up some lovely business cards and postcards as well as handmade goodness.  I plan on sharing some of my favourite artisans in the next post.

What have you been doing lately?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's Coming...

Giveaway Day that is!

I'm sure many of you are familiar with Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day (now extended to Giveaway week!) but if not head over there to read about how it works.  It's always a great time to find new blogs, get inspired and of course, maybe win something!  There will be a giveaway here so stay tuned.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Crafternoon

Last weekend I hosted another Crafternoon - this one with a Christmas theme.

I set up various "stations" around the house - folding wish stars from glitter paper and trees from magazine pages, sewing Christmas trees from felt, and the most popular, Christmas card making!

This is how the table looked before everyone arrived.

Then people came and got creative.

And the table looked like this!

We also enjoyed some festive nibbles...

...to sustain our creative efforts.  I loved introducing non-crafters to the joy of folding, stamping and embossing.  If you've never tried embossing (the kind where you stamp an image, sprinkle on embossing powder & heat it), I highly recommend it! Watching the embossing powder set is like magic & it was so fun to see everyone's reaction to their first embossing experience!

All round it was a great afternoon.  We may need to do this again.  Soon.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Ornament #2

Finished the second ornament from my Walk in the Woods kit.  I love sewing these ornaments, wool felt is so lovely to work with and it's nice to have the pattern, instructions & supplies all ready and waiting.  The sequin & french knot snowflakes were fun to sew, I'm only disappointed there's only one ornament left!