Antiques Fair

September 11th, 2013

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:)

High Street Keychains

August 26th, 2013

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:)

Quilting Project Round Up

August 19th, 2013

It’s always so fun to surf around and find lovely creations made with my fabric. Here are a few of my recent favorites.

Lap quilt by Libie P Designs

Be my valentine Quilt by the Stitch Sharer

Cushion by Dreampatch

Cascading Garden quilt by Modern Tradition Quilt

Quilt using Trade Winds fabric by This Creative Bliss

Quilt by Sunshine Paradise Please

Babygirl quilt playmat by Bellazahn

Creative Blessings

August 7th, 2013

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:)

Pretty Floral Pincushion

July 19th, 2013

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!

High Street quilt pattern sneak peek

July 18th, 2013

I am very excited to report that I have designed my first quilt pattern! The “High Street” quilt pattern will be available at selected stores and here in August. High Street fabric will be available at following link in August: http://bit.ly/16M5Bdw

Win a Trade Winds Charm Pack and Jelly Roll!

July 17th, 2013

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 Blooms

July 17th, 2013

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?

In My Neighborhood: Southlands Nursery

July 12th, 2013

 

Recently while in South Vancouver I stopped in for a peek at “Southlands Nursery”. Owned by Thomas Hobbs who is a local gardening icon, the shop and grounds are simply gorgeous! In the heritage greenhouse luscious orchids thrive beside an array of soothing fountains, imported italian pots and exotic plants. There is just something so grand about a giant Bird of Paradise or a Fiddle Leaf Fig, they make me think of palaces in far away tropical destinations. Of course the outdoor displays are just as inspiring. The nursery, known by locals as “Hobbs” offers a large selection of succulents, annuals, and perennials with a huge selection of roses. Such a treat to wander around with my morning cup of tea, lovely!

Happy July 4th!

July 3rd, 2013

To help you get in the holiday spirit, I want to share with you these antique postcards from the early 20th century. Happy July 4th everyone!

Download here and here.