Showing posts from September, 2017

Projects: Friday, Sept 25 - Oct 1, 2017.

Sewing isn't a hobby that you can just spend five minutes on and be done.  For one thing, I don't want to just tackle one project and that's it. Doesn't it make more sense to complete projects that take the same colour thread?  I needed black for a skirt I hoped to stitch up but there was white in my machine.  I also had a new dish towel waiting to be hung up so I used the white to stitch a ribbon look on to my towel and that completed two tasks.... using the white thread to make the loop and tidying up my kitchen. HA! Hanging loop So, I threaded the black into my machine and was then able to complete a repair project of stitching up a turtle neck that had a hole in the arm pit.  Another task done AND now my Monday outfit was nearly complete... that black turtle neck with some black tights and..... I needed to make my skirt!   I found the cutest fabric at Value Village.  I found a bright pink bright pink Disney fitted sheet with black flowers and Minnie Mous

A Big Shift

You ever have a shift in life where things change? Good or bad, just a big shift. I've been going through that for the past year or so.  I felt like life was on hold for about 4 years, after closing my holistic health centre. But then I started sewing classes and things changed.  I started seeing people on a regular basis. I started learning. It might have taken me a bit longer than some to figure things out but recently things have been 'clicking' and falling into place. I've done repairs, alterations, upcycles, book covers and today is my first skirt from scratch, which matches the upcycled purse I made yesterday. My first ever handmade skirt and matching purse ...on a very hot day! New skirt on a cool day, ready to hit the town. ... to an upcycled purse! From a Value Village pair of jeans.... Book cover with bookmark I'll be doing book covers for journals to sell at an upcoming vendor show.  Who knows what else... we shall

A New Hideout (from distraction)

This week a new place opened in the town where I live. A new cafè! Our little town lacks the cuteness of other little towns. Maybe this new place will change things. My cozy spot... for 3 hours! The Artizen Cafè is super cute inside and I'm able to get raw vegan options! (Friendly people too! Who answered my million questions over the three hours I was there and then posed for my picture taking. Haha) SUCH a nice change since I've lost my ability to go out for a quick drink or snack since going vegan, let alone raw. Even in bigger towns, let alone five minutes from my home! I have plans for this place. Meeting friends, dates with my husband, quick treat stops with my wee girl, and a work spot as well. Actually, my plan is working already as I've made two blogs posts while  here !! Yay me! ;-) Lovely little gift shop area Shawna and Lisa