Friday, June 26, 2009

at long last...

Well, almost a week after the fact (we have spent a lot of time at the lake the last few days), here are some photos of the busy weekend we spent peddling yarn in Kingston and Toronto. First, a couple more production shots of the day or two leading up to last weekend:

Here is the booth we had at the Skeleton Park Music Festival, it was a super rainy day, but we had fun, and did okay despite the weather.

I will be posting more photos of this event over at the Material Girls blog.

Next up, the Spring Garden Trunk Sale put on by City of Craft and hosted by the always amazing Workroom

Doing these small trunk shows is just about the most inspiring way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Besides the fact that I get to fabric gaze the whole time....

(yes i spent most of my earnings on fabric and also finally got a copy of Heather Ross' book Weekend Sewing)

....but, I also get to become intimate with my fellow crafters merchandise! My absolute favorite being Bespoke Uprising, which is Roison, a super talented and friendly lady..And just check out those bloomers! Many of her fabrics are hand-dyed and her original silkscreened images are oh so lovely.

So, all said it was a fantastic weekend. And to think, it's Friday again already!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

work in progress

I am busy spinning and doll making for two sales coming up this weekend! On Saturday, the Skeleton Park Music Festival in Kingston, and on Sunday, the Garden Party Trunk Sale in Toronto. If you are in either of these two fine cities, please come on over and say hello!

Here is the stuff I dyed the other day and spun last night:

Now, back to spinning!

Friday, June 5, 2009

One Day Beret

Well, this beret became the one-week-beret, but it wasn't at all slow in the knitting, I started it one night watching a movie, or maybe hockey about half-way through, and then picked it up a week later at work and finished hte rest off. It was made with my handspun, thick/thin heavy worsted/bulky singles, in a colourway I called 'toast'.
I like this simple pattern, because it's knit top down, and therefore suitable for yarn of any just stop increasing when you've got the right size! I will make this pattern again in a worsted weight yarn.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Recently completed Violet Child,

Did you know that both the leaves and flowers of the Violet plant are edible? Try the leaves raw in salads, or add them to your favorite blended soup! Also, the flowers are actually a 'false' flower, meaning they produce no seed, so go ahead and eat as many as you can! We are lucky enough to have them coming up all over our backyard, and the girls just love them as a little outdoor snack-on-the-go! If you want to learn more about the medicinal and culinary uses for violet, check out Susun Weed's must have book, Healing Wise.

Monday, June 1, 2009


We took a short weekend trip to Montreal, and packed about as much into two days as we could! Highlights included a trip to the Botanical Gardens and Insectarium, hanging out with dear friends, yummy sandwich from Aux Vivres, and of course an inspiring visit to Marguerite of Le Grand Ourse, our favorite Waldorf Toy store, where the children played happily while I tried not to spend our entire savings on all the lovely playthings, books, fibres, supplies and instruments.
Here are some of my photos...

currently listening to: Blitzen Trapper