Friday, December 13, 2013

Quick Update

Where I will be this upcoming weekend.
It has been busy in my life the last few months which is wonderful. But it is stressing that I need to really work out a schedule so I can keep up to date on a lot of things. Presently working on a plan for the new year.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Most everyone in North America atomatically knows what this means. But my daughter in the car today asked what did I love NY mean.
She didn't believe me when I said I love New York. Her instant response was why would it mean that. So of course it became a game what could it mean.Some of our suggestions are as follows:
I Love Naughty Yaks
I love No Yetis
I love Noodles Yo!
I love New Yoyos
I love New Yarn
I love Nervous Yodelers
Anyways she still doesn't really believe me that it stands for I love New York.
What can you come up with?

Thursday, June 13, 2013


So munchkin and I went camping this past weekend with her Sparks troupe. We headed off to Carruther's Point in Kingston. She was thrilled with the whole concept and it was a good introduction to camping for a 6 year old. One of my responsibilities before we even headed out was a mess kit/ditty bag for each of us. So the following pics are of hers.

Utensil Roll

Ready to Eat
The green plastic dinnerware(extremely retro) is from a picnic basket I picked up one day while thrifting. It was wicker with everything for 4 people and a really good deal. We have been known to grab some food and go for impromptu picnics at one of the local parks. But now some of it has got to go camping.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Vintage Fabric Headbands

Some of the vintage fabric headbands that I have created lately. They are made so you can wear them fully extended as in these pictures or hand pleat them before putting them on for a variety of looks. A pleated option seen in the following example.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Flapper Headbands

What I have been working on lately. A new line of flapper inspired headbands. They are made from repurposed leather jackets or ties with some adornment of course.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hair Accessories

First a well deserved beer on the back deck(first one of 2013 - on the deck not beer) just got done some yardwork. Still lots to do.

Hairpins with purple leather

Hairpins with black leather
Have also been busy the last week or so making a variety of hairpins. The little bows are made from repurposed leather clothing that was no longer was loved or had a home. Now they have a new lease on life. Soon I will have a variety of natural and brown also.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tooth Pillow

I was once a sweater now I am the perfect place to put that tooth that just fell out. Stash the tooth in my pocket and the tooth fairy will know exactly where to look. I also work great to tuck away any other little treasures you may have 'I promise not to swallow them.' I can be washed in a gentle cycle, but please treat me kindly and remember I like hugs.

Meet some of the tooth pillows I have recently created. Munchkin often has some little trinket tucked away in hers, occasionally it is even a lost tooth. She is presently working on an upper front which I am sure the tooth fairy will be happy to find. :0)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Today's Schedule ;0)

Post some pictures of new products - check. It is only a sampling of some of the new things I have been working on. More to come soon.
Hat made from Vintage fabric

Hat made from Vintage cape
Print and mail an application for upcoming show this year. The first time applying to this particular show and it is a larger one. 

Finish a couple of simple alterations I have waiting on my sewing table.

Get Connie's skirts started and perhaps one even completed today. Special Order

Avoid coffee shop my favourite place of procrastination or I won't get much else done on my schedule today.

So that is my schedule for today. Here's hoping I achieve sticking to it and that tomorrows includes the plumbers I have been waiting for - it would be awesome to have the plumbing issues solved.  

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Accidents Happen

So this past Saturday I had an oopps. Went over my left index finger with a rotary blade. By the way I don't recommend trying this. It ended up with me getting stitches and a rather large bandage.  Hopefully by mid next week I will have the stitches out and will have most of my dexterity back. It makes it kinda hard to do various things from things like shampooing my hair to sewing. But I am managing to cope with most everything though production has been slowed down a tad. 
Tuesday after I went to get the dressing changed munchkin and I decided it needed to be decorated. So meet my newest friend, haven't named him yet but he is more interesting to look at then a big white finger. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Dryer Spheres

 My new stamp I just picked up from Marchant in Kingston. 
Once again they did a great job. So now I can get busy stamping the new cloth bags I have made for the dryer spheres.

What goes inside the dryer spheres. Lots of little snips of fulled wool. It's how I occupy my time in the evening, cutting scraps up into even smaller pieces. Well normally I am watching a movie or something also. So it's not all work and no play.
A small pile of spheres ready to be stuffed. After they are stuffed back to the sewing machine for the finishing stitching.
My dryer spheres are made from fulled wool remnants that are normally too small to do much else with. Each piece is hand cut to help eliminate waste. So thus I am helping to keep textiles from landfill and making a product that makes drying clothes more economical and earth friendly. Just beware tho as children and pets also think they make great toys. ;0)

Benefits of Dryer Spheres
- can reduce dryer time by 40%
- softens clothes
- reduces static cling
- chemical free
- unscented (but can be infused with pure essential oils) I personally put a couple of drops of tea tree on mine when it is cold season

How to Use Them
- Simply toss the spheres in you dryer with the wet laundry and start tumbling
- If doing multiple loads it is best to have a couple of sets or let the spheres cool down between loads. They work most efficiently when room temperature or cooler at the start of the load. Some people throw them in the freezer for a couple of minutes between loads.
-You can just leave them in the dryer between loads or store them in the bag they came in
-If they start to pill a bit don't worry as it doesn't effect their efficiency. You can defuzz them with a sweater shaver but it isn't necessary
-If they do get dirty for any reason just wash and dry them with a load of laundry. 
Any colour in the wool will NOT leech or bleed into your clothing. Remember all wool used has been previously loved and washed numerous times.