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it was a productive nap time. with a bit of nostalgic inspiration from my mum.

11 Sep

We’ve been lucky enough lately to be in a bit of a nice routine at home. Evie goes down for her morning nap and James relaxes with a snack and a show while I sew. I like this.

IMG_3653Today’s nap was a productive one, I made a bandana bib and a zippered pouch out of the tie dyed fabric from the other day. It was a good opportunity to test out a different size of pouch as I haven’t settled on sizes yet. I do know however, that I’ll be selling a small one and a big one! I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out.

And, on a slightly different note. I’m here at my mum’s house and she went into her basement of treasures and brought up some old art and design books. These bring back memories for me. I would refer to them when doing school projects. I opened one up called “Hands-On Design” and this is what I saw:

IMG_3666A super cool example of DIY button making. This kid LOVES DIY button making!! Thing is though, you’d see this guy on Queen St. today and he’d be the coolest person around.

 

IMG_3670Then I turned the page and I just had to share this Josef Albers designed alphabet. I really love the simplicity of the shapes (only 10 used in the whole thing). I’m a fan of the colours too.

My mum has always got something interesting to find in that deep dark basement of hers.

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bags, bags, bags

27 Jan

Here are some bags I’ve been working on. Some Signature heart tote bags, I’m going to make a few more. And, a diaper bag I made about a month ago. I love the exterior, but, I’ve got to fiddle around with the interior a bit. I’ve included a key fob and stroller clips, and there’s a gazillion pockets inside …. maybe too many?

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oh yeah! valentine’s day!

22 Jan

I can’t believe I forgot about Valentine’s Day!

I received a message on Etsy from a user letting me know she used one of my signature heart cushion covers in her treasury (a grouping of themed/like items) for a country themed valentine’s. Awesome! It was at that moment that I smacked my forehead a la Homer Simpson and exclaimed “oh yeah! Valentine’s Day!” I couldn’t believe it didn’t occur to me that my logo and signature HEART cushion covers would be the perfect gift for home decor lovers for Valentine’s Day!

Man, did I feel silly!

So, check them out, they’re perfect for Valentine’s Day but will work in your home all year round.

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