Wednesday, May 28, 2014

just breathe

These past weeks have been busy, busy, busy… design work, craft work, chasing the kids… a bit of a whirlwind. Being in Vancouver though, I feel lucky that nature is around every corner… lots of perfect spots to just stop and breathe.

Monday, May 26, 2014

a punch of colour

An update today on those laser cut felt pieces I was experimenting with earlier this month (see here). I combined the pieces with some laser cut bamboo pieces to make colourful  flower brooches. Now it is just a matter of photographing them for the online shop...

Saturday, May 24, 2014

hunter & hare

A new cute shop, Hunter & Hare is opening in Gastown and they are carrying some Cabin + Cub earrings! Check out their grand opening tonight! Happy Weekend ;)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

happy birthday cedar!

Today is Cedar's first birthday! I guess I can't call him a baby any more, since he is officially a toddler now… sigh… but he is the youngest, so still my little baby in my heart. Happy Birthday Cedar! :)

Monday, May 19, 2014

brika feature

Exciting press news today! I am one of the feature makers on the Brika site this week… hooray! If you aren't familiar with Brika already, it is a very cute site that features a curated selection of handmade goodness and their makers' profiles. Check out my full feature here or better yet, spend some time browsing all the cute goodies from other talented makers. :)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

escape to the east

Sometimes it is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle for some peace and relaxation… a moment of much needed zen. Ok, so it might look like I took off for a trip to China (oh, I wish!), but the garden is actually in Vancouver... literally a 5 minute drive away from where we live. It makes for a great backdrop to pretend you are travelling in China though… one day…. one day...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

craft table revamp

This past weekend was the Got Craft show, so I thought I would share some pictures of my table. This season I decided to revamp the look of everything… partly from being super bored with the old display and partly because parts of the old display broke. Out with the old and in with the new! I decided on a rustic outdoors-y look, so gone was the white table cloth and in its place some cozy grey felt. I found some wooden crates at Michaels and after buying them over a period of a few weeks (with that darn coupon they only let you use once a day… yes, I am that weird when it comes down to 40% off), I stained them a dark brown. The cute little blackboard signs were from Michaels as well… they are so cute, I might have to go back and get more (with coupon of course, haha). Oh, and the pinecones you see were foraged by Jasper… yes, I even got my kids starting to help out with the decorating. ;) 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

show time!

Time has just flew by and it is that time of year again… Got Craft (Vancouver's largest indie craft fair)! I will be at the show this Saturday and Sunday May 10th and 11th… come down for some good shopping, yummy tasty treats, DIY workshops and, of course, to say hello. And if you happen to be one of the first 50 people through the door on either day, score a swag bag!!! Hope to see you there. :)

Saturday + Sunday, May 10th +11th
10am - 5pm
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street
Admission: $3

Monday, May 5, 2014

walk walk walk

These past couple of weeks have been very exciting. Our youngest son Cedar has started to walk… and walk, and walk, and walk. So now the chasing game begins. I have a feeling I am about to embark on a very long on-going workout.