Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Here are some shots I snapped mid-craft, slap dash in the middle of City of Craft preparations. (I'll admit, these are composed - but would you really want to see Martha's fluff and cotton scraps?) Good thing I ascribe to the better late than never motto.Can I blame the blurry shots on too many late nights, and too much coffee (jittery hands?) It seems no matter how much I plan, I'm still a late night crafter. A midnight stitcher. What can I say? That's when inspiration hits. (BTW: City of Craft was a huge success - I promise a proper recap).
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Your friendly neighbourhood City of Crafters gathered for a night of cutting, pasting, painting, drawing (and sore thumbs). Wait.... isn't this what keeps us busy every night of late? Anyway! Sign-making happiness = analogue bliss!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
The loveliest Lucy I know lives in New York City with her crafty parents, Sue and Ryan. Sue and I celebrated many a crafternoon (hi crafternooners!)when we were both proud Winnipeggers. Check out Sue's amazing and SUEper stylish sewing blog, full of baby and toddler-themed projects for DIY parents.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I've been trying to think of ways to group all of the things I make. I can't be the only one who has a scrapbook full of ideas that need sorting! In the spirit of all things woodsy, or natural, or something, let's call this group "nesting". My twin sister had a baby (Audrey, pictured) just over 18 months ago, and her delightful appearance into our lives got me thinking baby-time, big time! Friends are in baby mode too these days, and these mushroom (toadstool?) rattles, pictured, have found their way to cute wee ones everywhere! More specifically: Toronto, Vancouver, New York and Montreal. And Winnipeg, lovely Winnipeg! (Well traveled! just like Prada). Next stop: City of Craft!
Last year's City of Craft entry was a purely red and white polka-dotted affair. This year I'm saving my Alice in Wonderland-like stash for rattles (the bold contrast really appeals to babies). Sorting through piles of fabric thrifted from Value Villages and trunk sales from here to pegcity I came across one of my old (saved and savoured) favourites: "Tropical Isle", a Waverly Decorative Fabric of the Schumacher and Co. vintage. There's just enough for a *limited time only* autumnal crop!