Category Archives: Hobbies

Giving up on art: my personal history

Yesterday, I read a book called “The Artist in the Office – How to creatively survive and thrive seven days a week,” by Summer Pierre. Within the first few pages, I knew this was a book I needed to read. I posted … Continue reading

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Oh look, a quilt

It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything about quilting. This is mostly because I have bad habit of only making the quilt top and not actually finishing the quilt. Or, as it is in this case, I finish it and then … Continue reading

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Are DIY posts bad for creativity?

Edit: Geen Geenie added a new perspective to this conversation by discussing the potential effects of prolific free tutorials on the value we place on professional crafters and their products. It’s very interesting and you should read it.  The one and … Continue reading

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Washi tape swatch book

While browsing Pinterest (something I do far too often), I noticed a washi tape swatch book.  I’ve seen a lot of ideas for keeping swatches of washi tape (taking pictures, using paper tags, etc.) and lots of advice about keeping … Continue reading

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Pencils decorated with washi tape

Right before Christmas, I found a great little online Canadian shop that specializes in washi tape and other cute stationary things (cards, stickers, paper, etc.), Omiyage. Needless to say, I bought some washi tape. And, then some more. A couple … Continue reading

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Bailey Bear

I just wanted to share some pictures of the birthday gift I made for my 1 year old nephew: A Bailey Bear (pattern from the always fabulous Shiny Happy World).  

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Furry Nice Embroidery Class

Are you familiar with the gorgeous embroideries by Nicole of Follow the White Bunny? They’re really lovely! Over of my favourites is her polar bear (her recent owl and jackalope pieces are also magnificent). When she did an online course … Continue reading

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Halloween candy dish

Long story short: I wanted a dish for Halloween candy to share at work but didn’t want to buy anything. So, I rescued a small box out of the recycling, flipped it inside out, drew some jack-o-lanterns on it, and, … Continue reading

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Colour charts

Last week was a bad week. It seemed like pretty much everything annoying had saved itself up and happened all at once. And, then I found myself without a photo ID. And, then I broke my cell phone. Breaking my … Continue reading

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Orange Peel Quilt Along with button button

It’s been a slow year with regards to quilting. And, by slow, I really mean that I basically haven’t done any quilting (save for doing minor bits of work on a quilt for my nephew). So, despite the fact that … Continue reading

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