Try Something New for May

Is it nearly the end of May already? Where does the time go?? If it weren’t for the smell of lilacs and fresh green grass, I’d swear it were still February. And you don’t want me to start swearing. Anyway, the Try Something New Every Month (TSNEM) theme for May was hand sewing. It’s a […]

Crushing

Holy Cannoli! Because I didn’t have enough good stuff on my plate, I had to volunteer to host* this week’s DIY craft party of total awesomeness. It’s week #34 and we need to top all the yumminess we dished up during week #33. If you missed it, you can take a trip back in time to […]

Earth Day Denim Upcycle — Part I

It’s earth week! This is the second day of an earth-friendly blog hop. (See the other hop stops at the end of this post.) And we’re paying homage to Mother Earth while we renew our individual efforts to save our home. Mars is not a suitable habitat for humans yet so forget that as an […]

Flash Finish — The Winners Are…

I’ll get straight to the point because I know what you want to know. Who won?? EDIT: The winner of the Rowan 3/4 Tote Kit from Craftsy is Heatherly824802. Luckyyyy! Nah! First, I’ll tell you the answer to the trivia question: The brand that used the advertising slogan, “Only in Canada, you say? Pity!” is Red Rose Tea […]

Flash Finale Giveaway — The Great Canadian Craftsy Bag Tour

  Hello again! We’ve just barely made it home after our Craftsy escapade all across Canada. We’re unpacking our luggage and finding some great souvenirs from the trip, but it’s just too much to keep for ourselves. And because you’ve been such perfect road trip companions, we’d like to share them with you. Up for […]

Tripping on Craftsy: A Week in the Bag

Day 6 It’s been a few decades since I left Alberta, but here I am — waking up hungover in Janelle’s stock room. The past few days have been a crazy ride all over Canada with some of the sweetest, most talented sewists and bloggers up here in the Great White North. I’ve dragged you […]

The Great Canadian Craftsy Bag Tour

Welcome to the beautiful city of Montreal. Bienvenue à Montréal, la plus belle ville du monde, in my opinion. (I didn’t need a translator to write that, in case you were wondering.) We’re kicking off a whirlwind road trip across our great country, and if you hang with us all the way to the end, there […]

Lost in Translation: Filet de Tissu and Others

In case you haven’t heard, my sewing room is currently overrun by orphaned cats waiting for their medical records and new homes. Until I can evict the cute little furries with a clear conscience there’s no sewing going on at my place. And that leaves me time… You’ve heard the expression, “Idle hands are the […]

Trying Something (Sorta) New-ish — February

I took on this challenge at the start of the year and didn’t quite get around to the English Paper Piecing I planned to learn for January. I just wasn’t motivated enough to make a bunch of hexies, because what will I do with hexies? And I spent most of the month in my doctor’s office […]

Crafting vs. Aging — Month 1

I concede defeat for January. It looks like my aging body won this round. Unfortunately, I’ve been dealing with a whole bunch of new health issues, which means I haven’t been home very much to play with my fabrics and sewing machine. So no English Paper Piecing quilt happened. But since quilting was the task […]