Tuesday, November 30, 2010

sweet swag

It has been super hectic lately since I have been gearing up for some upcoming holiday craft shows. My first show is this coming Sunday (Got Craft). Every event, each vendor at the show contributes some crafty items to fill the swag bags that are given away to the first 50 entrants. Here's a sneak peak at some of the sweet swag I am contributing... some cute mini cards! Check out all the other swag everyone has contributed here. Too bad I'm not eligible to get one of these bags! I'll post more details of the show soon!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

what a punch

I found a set of mini craft punches at the dollar store a little while ago and couldn't pass them up. There is a leaf shape, a cherry blossom shape, and (my favourite) an apple shape. I like the idea of having a bunch of cute shaped confetti, however, that would require some tedious hours of punching... which would then make it too darn precious to want to throw. Instead, I punched out some label paper and made some cute little stickers.

Monday, November 22, 2010

snow snow snow!

So would you believe that we have had our first snow fall already! This past weekend we woke up to a pleasant surprise. It usually never snows very much here in the city (on the local North shore mountains, yes, but not too much here)... and especially this early! Time to dig out all the scarves, boots, and mitts! Hooray for snow, snow, snow!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

bear-y cute surprise

I found a cute little surprise in our mailbox yesterday... a little handmade gift for Jasper from one of my crafty friends, Heather (also, one of the original members of our craft collective Hob Snobs). I love crochet and amigurumi (and never ever did figure out how to do it after several failed attempts..ugh)... aren't the orange pants and little letter "J" on it's shirt the cutest thing? The little bear has already been welcomed with a big slobbery kiss (from baby Jasper, of course).

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

the sky is falling

It's getting colder and wetter here as winter approaches, so we are trying to enjoy the last few sporadic days of sunshine and clear autumn air. The last few leaves are clinging to dear life on to their branches... so, today I thought I'd share some pretty pics my hubby Roger took on his way to work. I guess these pretty little leaves are always nicer to look at when you know you don't have to rake them.

Friday, November 12, 2010

coasting along

Craft production is underway full force over here... if you can see my workspace now, you would think a bomb went off in a craft supply store. It is dawning on me that the November days are going by very quickly, and that the two holiday shows I have signed up for are fast approaching, so I am getting a wee bit nervous. Since I am too embarrassed to take a picture of my mess of a table top, I zoomed in on one of the batches of cork coasters I just finished burning. Now to find energy to package them all...

Monday, November 8, 2010

counting the days

Hooray! It is finally done and now available in the shop... the Cabin + Cub 2011 desk calendar! The new calendar features 12 months of a selection of my favourite mixed media collages... and yes, it comes with a nifty little wooden easel stand too (uh, did I just write the word "nifty"... I guess I did). Don't you want one for your desk now? Check it out in the shop here. :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

yellow and gold

It has been sunny here that past few days, so me and Jasper have been going for long stroller walks along the autumn tree-lined streets. Who wouldn't want a little yellow and gold to brighten the day?

Monday, November 1, 2010

a wild halloween

This was Jasper's first Halloween. So after much contemplation, we thought it would be fun if he dressed up as a character from one of our favourite children's book, Max from Where the Wild Things Are. Since my sewing skills are subpar, I cheated a little bit – I only made portions of the costume (the tail, claws and crown). I can't take credit for the white snuggy suit part... I can thank Old Navy for that portion... so, in the end, Jasper was able to roam wild in his little costume without me having to worry about it falling apart. Hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend! ;)