I had the opportunity to donate some fabric to Pfaff Vancouver’s charity sew-in. Little Dresses for Africa is the lucky beneficiary of this event hosted by Sabine Bolzner who runs the Pfaff Vancouver shop. Learn how you can get involved and create a pillow case dress for a little girl in Africa. Details here.
Fall is here and after a glorious summer I am ready for it. There is just something about early fall that I find incredibly inspiring, I manage to be super productive and upbeat. Of course that might not last when the weather turns nasty but then there is always the food!! I love an excuse to indulge in comfort food and who can ignore the wonderful abundance of root vegetables that harvest time brings. We celebrate fall every year with lots of scrumptious variations on root vegetable mash. Here is a recipe from Tyler Florence that looks like a good one, yum!
I was lucky to attend our local Kerrisdale antiques fair last weekend. It was the perfect sunny day and the arena is a short bike ride from our house. Had a ton of fun hunting treasures and snapping inspiration pics. I walked away with an assortment of very retro matchbook covers, I will share some very soon:)
I enjoyed making these cute little keychains this weekend. They feature my High Street fabric collection. Here is a simple tutorial if you’d like to try making them yourself:)
Sometimes I just get an overwhelming urge to create. It is likely that if you are reading this you understand how I feel. It’s a funny thing since I make my living as a creative person that I still find a fascination in this. It’s hard to know when or where it will strike. Sometimes it’s a certain smell, a memory, a song on the radio, a color combination in a shop window.
The creative urge envelops me like the arms of an old friend, so very comforting. When this happens I remember just how blessed I am to have this gift. Not a gift of being good at something but simply the gift of joy creating brings. I hope to live to a ripe old age and have my creative spirit as a dear friend by my side through good times and bad. I wish the same for you:)
What are you making this weekend? How about a cute little pincushion. This is a super quick and easy little project. Get the instructions here. Happy Weekend!
Head on over to our Facebook page, tell me what you are creating right now and we will enter you to win the precuts below. We are giving away a “Trade Winds” charm pack and jelly roll. The winner will be randomly selected on Friday morning 9am pst. Good luck and happy summer sewing:)
Summer is in full bloom. Granville island flower shops are stocked to the brim with gorgeous seasonal offerings! Here are a few of my faves, Dahlia, Hydrangea and Allium. I am a sucker for these every time. What are your favorites this time of year?