Tuesday, 25 November 2014

holiday craft show



I'm very pleased to announce that I am participating in this year's Holiday Art Market at Wychwood Barns.  A great opportunity to find unique hand made art and crafts for everyone on your list in a fun and festive venue.  Stop by on your way home from work.  There will be holiday treats & drinks as well as live music and gift wrapping services.  Hope to see you there!


Thursday, December 11
4 pm - 10 pm
Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
Toronto, ON
M6G 4C7





Monday, 18 August 2014

upcoming show



The Queen West Art Crawl is fast approaching and I am busy crocheting cowls, embellishing luxurious sweaters, and needle felting as many accessories as I can get my hands on! 

Please stop by my booth, say hello and check out what's new.  Here are the details:

Outdoor Art Show & Sale
Saturday September 13th 
&
Sunday September 14th
11 - 6 pm
Trinity Bellwoods Park
840 Queen Street West
Toronto ON



Saturday, 19 July 2014

new cowls











Tunisian Crochet Cowls are one of the lastest additions to my collection and will be available in my booth at the Queen West Art Crawl, happening September 13 and 14 in Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto.  If you can't wait that long, you can purchase a scarf online through my website.  All cowls are hand crocheted with high quality wool and silk blended yarns.  Remember, if you don't see a colour that catches your fancy here, I welcome custom orders too!

Thank you to my beautiful model Amanda and to Patrick Fisher for the gorgeous photos.



Sunday, 16 February 2014

long weekend projects



I have been having a productive and creative weekend and wanted to share some of it with you.  Today I finished up two projects.  The top photo shows my first ever pair of hand knitted socks.  My mom showed me the basics of knitting a sock over the holidays and helped me to complete the first one.  For the second I was on my own, thankfully I had a very good pattern with easy to follow instructions.  I am really pleased with the way they turned out and will probably make more socks in the future.  However, I think I might select a chunkier yarn for the next pair I do!  

The second photo shows a simple zippered pouch.  It was my first time using a metal zipper for this style of pouch and after resolving a few bumps along the road, I am happy with the overall look of the piece.  I love the colour combination and the subtle texture of the fabric.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful family day long weekend!


photo credits: Patrick Fisher

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

beautiful kimonos at TMC


A beautiful new show is now open at the Textile Museum of Canada.  It showcases many stunning kimonos and other interesting artifacts and ephemera belonging to the famous Japanese geisha and songstress Ichimaru.  The exhibit is a must see for anyone interested in Japanese culture and textiles.

January 29 to May 25, 2014

55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5G 2H5
   

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

shop studio huddle


If you're looking for that perfect gift for a special someone, try the annual holiday pop up shop at Studio Huddle.  Among the beautiful and unique array of one of a kind handmade accessories, housewares, art and craft you will find a selection of my hand crocheted cowl scarves.  Be sure to stop in at the shop which runs until December 22nd.  To guarantee you get first dibs and the best selection, don't forget to attend the opening night exclusive shopping event tomorrow evening.  Hope to see you there!

Shop Studio Huddle 2013
97 Niagara St
Toronto ON M5V 1C3

December 4th to December 22nd

Wednesday to Friday: 4pm - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Opening Night Shopping Event
Thursday, December 5th
4pm - 10pm

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

summer of love











I've been enjoying myself so much this summer that I almost forgot to write!  I thought I would take a minute to post a bit about my good friends Miranda and Seguin.  A few weeks ago they got married, and I was lucky enough to be there.  These are two people that are genuinely meant to be together, and it was such a joy to share in the celebrations.  I was honoured to do the flowers for the big event.  The bride and groom wanted colour, variety and a casual country feel.  This was exactly what I had in mind for them, so it was quite fun to bring it all together.  I would like to extend a big thank you to my wonderful assistant Meghan, who did a tremendous job.  The wedding seemed to be such a family affair, with most who attended contributing in some way.  Wether it was creativity, art, music, or truly delicious food, you could just feel the love everyone brought with them to share...we didn't want the night to end!

Congratulations Miranda and Seguin!