Saturday, November 28, 2009

Auction find

Yesterday, I attended my very first auction. It was at the Salvation Army and I scored a large print by Canadian artist Benjamin Chee Chee called "Friends". The print caught my eye a few weeks ago and I just hoped there wouldn't be too many people at the auction. I was right!

His bio is fascinating and tragic. Here's a small excerpt I got from Wikipedia:

"Benjamin Chee Chee, artist, of Ojibwa descent, born Kenneth Thomas Benjamin at Temagami, Ontario 26 March 1944; died at Ottawa 14 March 1977. His early life was troubled and he lost track of his mother, who he spent many years searching for. He moved to Montreal in 1965 where he developed his love of drawing, moving back to Ottawa in 1973. He gained fame as he developed his unique style of clear graceful lines with minimal colour of birds and animals giving sense to emotion and movement. After finally finding his mother and achieving success as an artist, he committed suicide in an Ottawa jail. "

Monday, November 23, 2009

November challenge

Every month, the Trans Canada Etsy Team has a creative challenge. This month, the idea was to create or submit something spicy!

I wasn't able to create something new for the challenge but I did submit my Grecian inspired red hot dress. Voting is now open 'till the 29th. Psst, if you vote and leave a comment on the blog post, you'll be entered for a chance to win a super cute Etsy prize.

Vote here

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I ♥ Dace

Last week, I was scrolling my usual blogs when I came across this contest on Lake Jane. Dace, one of my favorite Canadian designers, was having a contest to win a few of her styles.

As I'm scouring the Dace website, I came across the sale section. First, I couldn't believe my favorite styles were on sale and second they still had smalls left. I just had to buy them. Well I received my two dresses in the mail today and I couldn't be happier. My favorite is the green Sheila dress. Although my long torso makes it a bit too short to wear as a dress, it will be perfect with a pair of jeans and sandals next Spring.
fyi, the Dace contest ends Dec. 10th.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New scarf

I just listed this new scarf and matching mitts in my shop. Both are made from felted lambswool.

Available here for $32

Available here for $12

Sunday, November 1, 2009

His and hers pumpkins

Happy Halloween Everyone. Here's our pumpkins that we carved out:


We placed some dry ice in a can inside my pumpkin. Then we poured some hot water to create the smoke. Unfortunately, the smoke effect doesn't last a long time and it's a bit of a pain to refill every time.


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