Today was one of those rare days at work when you actually have almost no meetings and think you can get a lot done but distraction abounds so you end up lugging the laptop home. I’m procrastinating here, folks.
Okay, quick blog update as I’ve got mommy duties to attend to. So far 2010 has been super busy. I started a quilting class at The Workroom. which is exceptionally fun and I’m learning a great deal. So far we’ve learned the Churn Dash, Log Cabin and a spin on the Nine Patch. Our instructor Johanna Masko is fantastic and her work is incredible.
First thing I need to improve upon is updating my blog. Maybe that will be my New Year’s resolution.
This is possibly one of the last really nice Fall days we’ll have. In an attempt to make the most of my weekend without spending all of it indoors, I’ve completed two mini-projects. First – a set of Little Denim embroidered covered buttons. I started by reading the Purl Bee tutorial and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. All the supplies I used were picked up at my local favourite shop The Workroom. Here’s how they turned out:
Next, I finally finished off a pair of fingerless gloves for myself. I’ve been making these as gifts for friends and family for the last few years. They’re luxurious, being made from Alchemy Silk Purse yarn, and really quick to make. The pattern comes from (another Purl creation) the book Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
That’s all for now – get outside!
Haven’t been online in a while. Busy at my ‘day job’ and took our first family trip to NYC. Let me tell you, it’s VERY different to go there with a 3 year old than by one’s self. But it was fantastic nonetheless and I’d love to be there every Halloween.
We stayed at the very hip and comfy ACE HOTEL Their service isn’t 100% but it was the most inviting hotel I’ve stayed at. And the staff were all cute and friendly. And they have Stumptown coffee next door which was a real saviour every morning.
On a completely different note, I’m obsessed with finding a good retro/industrial floor light for my workspace. Preferably something with a lamp that is hinged so i can move it closer or further from my table area. Found one on Etsy last night from
but then it was snapped up by someone else today!
While looking at furniture online, I made the error of checking out the Hardware Interiors website. Last time I walked by it was closed and my wallet thanked me. But I love EVERYTHING in that shop.
Okay, seriously, I’m going to get my workspace organized this weekend and start sewing again. I’ve been on hiatus too long and need to get back into gear. Just needed a little NYC inspiration…
I was told by a colleague today that “two posts does not make a blog!”. Fair enough. I do need to improve on setting aside the time to post on a regular basis…
The Comrades in Craft show went well. Thanks to all who showed up! It was a good experience and now I’m kind of antsy to sign up for more shows. But, I think for now I should focus on getting my Etsy shop stocked up and my workspace in the office organized. Can’t stay in the dining room forever!
Here are some of the my favourite items I’ll be posting to Etsy:
Scrappy the Owl
I’m doing the Comrades in Craft Show here in Toronto on October 17th. Very exciting!
I’ll be doing dresses, bloomers, blankets…not sure what else yet.
Lots of work to do and a sewing machine that is not co-operating means I’ve got another equipment investment to make. But boy, do I ever love my Elna serger. It’s a workhorse.
Drank too much coffee tonight so fingers crossed I can sleep!