Friday, December 31, 2010

Resolutions 2011

1. I’m going to make the leap from home-sewing to HP-sewing. I would love to sew myself a garment or two (I’m thinking an easy shift dress or tunic). I’m looking here, here and here for inspiration.
2. *Really* open my Etsy shop.
3. Apply for an exhibition.
4. Understand my pension and RRSP statements.
5. Consume less sugar.
6. Exercise more.
7. Organize my craft supplies.
8. Go to bed earlier.

I was trying to make it to 10, but this is a good start. Most of all, I know I am so lucky to have this life. I am thankful for true love, family and friends who inspire me, Cedarvale Park, craft blogs, contentment, creativity and imagination. This year, I am happier than I've ever been; I can't wait to see what 2011 brings.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

City of Craft

It felt like there was real magic in the air for this year's City of Craft, my favourite weekend of the year.

Still uploading some photos from my mum's point and shoot (with usual ill-fated timing, I missplaced my camera in the happy mayhem that led up to this year's show). Thank you to everyone who visited, and to any new readers of this blog; December 18 and 19th - you made my days! (Proper post, to come.)

Press: read more about the City of Crafters, here.
And this lovely photo was taken by Eric Cator, for The Design Tree (linked above).

Monday, November 22, 2010


Sketching is the most meditative part of my night. Usually I repeat images over and over, page by page. Putting pen to paper is such a relaxing way to end the day. It's like yoga, for your brain :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

From the Covet Garden photo shoot

My terrarium sits in perfect company beside Shannon's knitted plants.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Where To Buy

With recent press coverage, I've been blessed with quite a few retail inquiries about my work. In the new year, you'll find my work in and around Toronto area boutiques, and also available online (via Etsy, of course). But for now, I'm putting all my resources into having a fully stocked City of Craft. See you there!

P.S. Email me at for custom orders. I'll do my best!

Press Coverage

One of my new, handpainted terrariums is featured in this month's issue of Covet Garden - a new online magazine and blog that takes a peek into the homes and lives of some of Toronto's most interesting people. Page 19, my friends. Dream come true!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


It's been a while since I've updated my pics, so here's a sneak into my studio (aka, the living room)to see what I've been working on. Beaded terrariums! Pinecone pins! and more ...

Monday, November 1, 2010


Hi readers! I'm busily preparing for Toronto's upcoming City of Craft. It's my favourite time of year(though my callused hands may suggest otherwise). This year I'll be back with old favourites (terrariums, terrariums and more terrariums) with a new spin! Did somebody say "handpainted mushrooms?" (!!!) Photos to follow.