Tuesday, May 24, 2011


My new obsession… Pinterest. I came across this a while back and I’ve been hooked ever since.

What is Pinterest you ask?

Pinterest is an amazing virtual pinboard — where you can create (curate) collections of things you love.  You can then follow collections created by others in the Pinterest community. You will find many like-minded stylistas, party mama’s, foodies, fitness buffs…you name it! I will warn you, it is quite addictive. I’ve already spent a number of hours either on a pinning tangent of my own or exploring the boards of others. Lot’s of fun!

You start of by requesting an invitation. Don’t worry, the wait list is not very long, I received my invite in a couple of days. Once you are up and running, you can invite a few of friends of your own. Here are a few of my curated boards...

Happy Pinning!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Top 5 Sewing Room Wish List

Silly me, how could I create all of these holiday wish lists and then completely forget the very category that I love the most – Sewing? Here is my Top 5 Sewing Room Wish List.

1. Linen Dress Form - $300 USD – UrbanOutfitters.com
2. Gingher Pinking Shears - $22 USD – Amazon.com
3. Amy Butler 9pc Thread Collections - $34.98 USD – Fabric.com
4. Heather Bailey Gift Certificates – Heatherbailey.com
5. The Practical Guide to Patchwork - $21.56 CDN – Amazon.ca

Happy Holidays!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Top 5 Wish List- Fitness

Here is my Top 5 Fitness Wish List

1. Awareness Wrap - $118 CDN – Lululemon.ca
2. Pinnacle Jacket - $298 CDN – Lululemon.ca
3. Dance Sweat pant - $74 CDN – Lululemon.ca
4. MatWare Mat Sleeve - $75 USD – Manduka.com
5. Scuba Hoody - $98 CDN – Lululemon.ca

I hope I've inspired you with a few gift ideas for that Hostess, Fashionista or Active Fitness girl in your life.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Handmade Holidays

Wracking my brain to figure out a lovely and affordable handmade holiday gift for the ladies on my list, I wanted to make something easy, but still very pretty. Scarves came to mind. Who doesn’t need a scarf? So pretty, so practical…one can never have too many.

While perusing one of my favourite sites, Anna Maria Horner, I naturally gravitated toward her online store and I saw this:

photo courtesy of Anna Maria Horner.com

Perfect! Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s a combination of voile and velveteen from her Innocent Crush fabric collection. I wanted to make scarves, but I really had no inspiration or ideas on how to make it fun or interesting. Several colour variations of this Figure 8 Velveteen Scarf Project Pack has already been ordered and is on it’s way. Some for the ladies, and of course 1 for me.

Christmas is just over 3 weeks away (gasp!) and there are so many things to do. One day…one day… I will be organized enough to manage the season with ease.

As of next week, I am officially a free agent and my weeknights are no longer tied up with appointments and fitness classes. So, the baking, the sewing, the holiday festivities can commence!

Friday, November 26, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

The holidays are here and there is so much to be done. I am not one to sit around rhyming off a list of “all of the things I want” for the holidays. I am more interested in what others want, really. And while I know that the holidays are not about the presents and dollars spent, I do like know that I managed to get that one wow gift that a loved one has been keen on for some time and to see their reaction once they open it.

While we are on the topic of wish lists, I wanted to share my personal wish lists in a series of blog posts… My top 5 “wishes” for 3 of the things I love the most: the home, fitness and of course, fashion. Here is my first list; Top 5 for The Home.

1. Inside Out Bowls - $8.00 USD(each)- Anthropologie
2. L’Epice Jars - $4.00 USD (each)- Anthropologie
3. Trousseau Apron - $38.00 USD - Anthropologie
4. Joel Dewberry Sewn Spaces - $18.80 CDN- Amazon.ca
5. Sewing Kit - $30.00 USD – Fossil

Happy shopping!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Animal Crackers

I plan to make a quilt for my littlest nephew for Christmas. So this is what I am thinking…

I am not keen on making it too fussy or decorative, he is a little boy after all. I just want to make something fun! I thought that 2 or 3 fabric choices would suffice. Just a simple design with a polka dot or striped backing. I’ve had my eye on the Zoology fabric since last year, and I am thrilled that I am still able to get my hands on some from Tonic Living.  With the blue and chocolate polka dot fabric, I think it’s just so cute and perfect for a little guy! I am sure it will live to see countless naps, cuddly time and animal cracker crumbs.

As this will be the simplest of quilts that I make in the next couple of months, it should be a good warm up for the more complex designs that I plan to tackle. I will share the results with you soon.
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