The last couple of months were busy in other ways too. My husband’s grandma, who lives with us, had a stroke which meant hospital stays, doctor visits, therapy and a little extra effort to make sure she was comfortable. She is … Continue reading
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With school over and few other commitments I got to deep cleaning the house and some much needed organizing. One of the things I have wanted to do for a while is make a neater home for all my pins … Continue reading
Here are a few more photos from the book. Unas cuantas fotos más del libro.
I went back to school for fear of becoming bored at home all day. With our move back to the US I stopped homeschooling the kids and was no longer offering workshops, so I signed up for a few classes last autumn and even more … Continue reading
Another hectic end of semester has kept me away from the blog. School’s out and I’m getting my home and family back in order, ready for the summer, and it has got me thinking about this space. I think … Continue reading
The last month has been a whirlwind! Except for me, everyone in my family has been sick at some point. From colds and coughs to serious issues requiring hospitalisation and surgery. We’re not quite back on track yet, the house … Continue reading
One of my favourite stops in Toronto was at the Distillery District. One of their renovated buildings hosts artist’s studios and stores and there I found Freshly Printed. A lovely studio/store run by Jen and Lauren who have a line … Continue reading
I was back in the woodshop last week and found my teacher working on some stunning new pieces. Volví al taller la semana pasada y encontré a mi profesor creando unas piezas deslumbrantes!
I grew up watching my mum crochet. I loved the rhythmic flow of her hand moving through each stitch and remember a sense of calm as I watched her create. I felt a similar peace and serenity when I found … Continue reading
With butterflies in my tummy (a mixture of nerves and excitement) I can finally announce that the new store is open. The products have been ready for some time, I just didn’t have the guts to put myself out there! … Continue reading
Last week I had the pleasure of heading to Toronto for 4 days. The purpose was to attend Thea Haines’ workshop. A workshop I was excited about not only because I love her work but also because 2 other women … Continue reading
I just spent an amazing 4 days in Toronto, 2 of those days at Thea’s beautiful workshop which I got to share with Margie and Arounna. I’m not home yet and won’t be for a few more days, at which … Continue reading
Embroidery that has been in its hoop too long! Bordado que ha estado en su aro demasiado tiempo!
I have been going through old photos and finding projects that for some reason or other I forgot to share. I think I made this stamp some time between 2009 and 2010. Repasando fotos viejas encontré algunos proyectos que … Continue reading
This time last year Tatiana and I had just completed our first collaboration: a fun filled, love themed workshop. Here are photos of some of the projects we worked on, not sure why I hadn’t shared before. Working with Tatiana … Continue reading
I went back to school a couple of weeks ago and one of the courses I am taking is known for being very time consuming. So much so, that one of my fellow students quit his job in order to … Continue reading
California weather has been very warm this winter. It’s early February and there are many trees in my neighbourhood that have already bloomed and lost their flowers yet on a hike this Sunday what stood out were the autumn yellow … Continue reading
I’m still weaving. This time with a silk/cotton blend which was dyed with eucalyptus. I bought some eucalyptus yarn a few years ago and was looking for some info on dyeing eucalyptus yarn with eucalyptus and came across this free publication … Continue reading
A while back, feeling unmotivated, my younger sister bought me this Orla Kiely notebook and suggested that each day I write down 3 things I HAD to get done: something work related, something for the family and something just for … Continue reading