Thursday, February 27, 2014

craft clear out - part 2

My craft clear our continues! Next up on the lot for sale are some cute wood burned memo boards. Each board is lovingly burned by hand and comes with a little wooden easel stand. They were originally $30, and now they are 50% off at $15. Now that we have two wee ones in the house, I am devoting less time to wood burning… wood burning and children… yah, you get the picture, not the best mix.  Find them in the Etsy shop here, here, and here.

Friday, February 21, 2014

craft clear out - part 1

One of my goals for this year is to go through our entire house and purge, donate and sell anything that we don't need or use. One of the worst areas that I am working on is my craft closet,  which in the deeper reaches have bits and bobs that have sat there sadly unused. A lot of it has been passed on to other crafters, and some donated…. but some stuff still remains, so I am selling it off. First up on the lot are blank maple wood veneer cards…. They can easily be cut, or stamped or written on with pen/marker/pencil. Turn them in to business cards, gift tags, place cards or greeting cards. Check them out in the Etsy shop here.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

squawk squawk squawk

There are some things that my son Jasper just loves, which I can't really get that in to… case in point - Angry Birds. He loves them… not sure what it is about them, perhaps their annoying squawks, or the idea of a slingshot, or maybe just the fact that you are supposed to throw them… he is just drawn to them. Well, step in my sister (aka. cool Auntie Carolyn) with these hand made Angry Birds, and I have to say, I like them a whole lot better now. These (as well as the Snoopy she made that I posted about a few weeks ago) just proves that craftiness is in our family blood.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

strawberry bike

When I was a kid, my first bicycle was pink with a white basket in the front. The basket was decorated with gaudy colourful plastic flowers, which I thought was super pretty at the time, since it matched the streamers hanging off the handlebars.... oh, yes, how I loved that Strawberry Shortcake bike. Ok, this custom pin I made isn't the exact bike, but it did bring back some good memories.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

press shots

These past few months have been great press wise. I should have posted these sooner, but better late than never! Check out the latest February/March issue of Bust Magazine... you will see a pair of my pear earrings in their fresh and fruity section. Next one down are my tennis cufflinks which graced the page of Chatelaine Magazine's holiday gift guide. Scroll one down, and you will see the anchor cufflinks in the Toronto Life 2013/14 Stylebook... and lastly the stag cufflinks, in UK's Perfect Wedding Magazine. A big thanks to all those publications!

Monday, February 3, 2014

lion dance

Year of the Horse is here! We took the boys to chinatown on Sunday to see the parade, and they were mesmerized by all the drums, costumes, and of course the lion and dragon dances. Jasper even got up close and personal with one of the colourful lions (luckily for us, he did not freak out.... you just never know with kids and things in costumes). Happy Chinese New Year and Tet!