A Ginger Cake Lunch bag! (And giveaway!)

A Ginger Cake Lunch bag! (And giveaway!)

Recently I was approached by Virginia of Ginger Cake about stitching up one of her lunch bags. After I looked over her pattern choices and saw how simply lovely they were, I happily said yes! I chose her Hobo Style Lunch Sak to make because I love the look of the knot handle, the bag’s … Continue reading

Pentecost

Pentecost

I know, I know, this blog post is beyond tardy for Pentecost. Perhaps you subscribe to the old adage, better late than never? (Or so I hope!) On the actual day of Pentecost, the little guy and I made hand-rolled beeswax candles with a flame motif to them. The colours are an amazing orange and … Continue reading

A Collecting Bag

A Collecting Bag

Last summer, I made this very quick & easy collecting bag for my little guy. He loves to take walks and loves to collect things (don’t all little ones?), so he needed a bag for gathering up his treasures as we walked. I let him pick out any fabric he wanted from my stash and … Continue reading

Alphabet Fairy Mail!

Alphabet Fairy Mail!

My little one and I have been having a lot of fun lately with a new alphabet based project: Alphabet Fairy Mail! Jennifer Compton designed an amazing and fun Waldorf-inspired curriculum to help little ones learn their letters (she has both PDF and print versions available in her Etsy shop). The lessons she has put … Continue reading

Art Workshops

Art Workshops

This summer I am once again teaching workshops for FOVOPA. They are such a great organization, bringing all types of art to their local community. The two workshops I am going to teach are PomPom Creations and Doodles: from 2-D to 3-D. The topic of PomPom Creations is kind-of self explanatory… we’re making different things … Continue reading

I love swaps!

I love swaps!

I recently did a tea swap and this is one of the packages I received: This one is from Germany. She included my favorite, Earl Grey, plus others I have never had. Happy sipping for me! I also did a winged stuffy swap (I made a flying gnome). I received this lovely little owl! Look … Continue reading

Dutch Baby Pancakes

Dutch Baby Pancakes

Mmm, I love Dutch Baby Pancakes! Have you had these? It is like a big giant pancake you bake in the oven and then add whatever toppings you want. A little confectioner’s sugar on top is yummy. Or guild the lily and add syrup and fresh sliced bananas, too. Yum! Dutch Baby Pancake 3 eggs … Continue reading

Handmade Gifts for My Mum

Handmade Gifts for My Mum

My mom celebrated a milestone birthday recently (click here for party details¬†found on my elder sister’s blog), and my sisters decided to give her an iPad mini. (Let’s just say she was delighted by this. Who wouldn’t be?) I stitched her up a case for her new techno gadget using an Anna Maria Horner fabric … Continue reading

Creating with the Kiddo: Paper Flowers

Creating with the Kiddo: Paper Flowers

The kiddo is one creative kid. He loves coming up with ideas for art projects, like this creature he made out of paper, marker, and pipe cleaners. The paper part was a collaboration between the two of us. He decided the paper should have lines of various sizes interacting with each other and filling the … Continue reading