Sunday, October 25, 2009

Spooky decoration

With Halloween around the corner, I decided to do a little decorating this weekend. I found a bunch of empty vintage frames in the closet (bought for another project). I arranged them on the fireplace mantle, overlapping each one. Then I added some fake cobwebs and a few plastic spiders - instant spooky decoration! Total cost of this project: $2.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Recycling sweaters

My mom had bought a bunch of sweaters with the intention of felting them and making some type of craft. Well I guess the felting didn't quite work out so I ended up with a dozen or so cashmere sweaters. I kept a few for myself but most of them had holes or other faults that made them "unwearable". So with the salvaged parts, I decided to make colorful scarves and mitts. So far I've been able to make 4 scarves and I'm left with lots of little pieces that will be perfect to make matching mitts. Recycling is so much fun!

Here are a few of my favorites:

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fluffy's wake-up call

I'm sure this is one of the most annoying sounds in the world (especially when it happens at 6am).

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New dress and weekend deal

In honor of Thanksgiving (yes folks, it's already Thanksgiving in Canada), I'm offering free worldwide shipping on every style in my Etsy shop.

I'm working on a few new pieces this weekend and hopefully I'll have them up in the shop before my sale ends. Last week, I finished this cozy plaid dress. I'm really happy with the way the collar and the cuffed sleeves turned out.

Friday, October 2, 2009

New photos

I just got my new photos for my Accordion bamboo top (right). The photos were taken by Isis at Paper Flower Girl. Aren't they amazing?

The photo shoot was in Belgium for the fall '09 issue of VivalaModa. This online magazine is focused on handmade fashion and beauty items. You can even click on the links and go shopping from the magazine pages. How cool is that!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall cooking

One of the reason I love fall is all the great recipes I get to make. Move over BBQ, here comes the warm hearty stews and yummy pumpkin pies. On my last weekend at the cottage, I picked up the latest Donna Hay magazine (winter issue) at Chapters. I'm always confused since we have opposite seasons so our summer is Australia's winter. That's too much thinking for the cottage. At least the magazine is filled with great recipes.

Do you have a favorite fall recipe? If so, please share. I love to get new ideas :)


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