Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Polar Vortex is loosening its grasp...

Today is sunny! and above freezing! WooHoo!

I'm going for a walk... I have to mail some letters before our postal rates go from 63cents to 85cents on April 1. Craziness.

But today... I'm Walking on Sunshine :)



I've seen Katrina and the Waves play a few times.... back in the day....when I was younger.... sigh....
but hey! I just heard that The Fleshtones are playing at the Horseshoe on April 11..... hmmmm... seriously considering going...... 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

This dress

I really (really really) want to sew this dress:


The pattern is available from here, and looks like this:


But it's in german -- and I don't even know if it is a downloadable pattern(I don't think so) or even if they ship to canada , sigh......
Does it look like a knit to you? or  woven? I think that I may have to hit up my German friends for some translating help :) Uh, I think that it's German....

Pinterest

Oh, how I love Pinterest. I've been there since close to the beginning, back in the beta days when you had to be invited to join...
I spend so much time curating my boards -- trying to choose pins that are all about me :) (except for my teaching boards -- they are just a wild pile of "maybe I will try this" -- kind of like the piles on my desk)
It used to be so easy to embed the pins to posts -- but then Pinterest changed and I lost all of those embedded images (darn), and it frustrated me and left me a bit disillusioned. I'm going to try it again (if you are having trouble, see this article on Oh So Pinteresting ) but the embedded pins aren't what they used to be! I have been complaining to Pinterest about this, to no avail....

This is one of my favourite kitchen pins from this week. I love everything about it. The white. The floors. The lighting. The island. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Decorate With Flowers

I CAN'T WAIT for this book to come out!
Decorate With Flowers
I didn't think that I wanted it (I love Holly Becker's Decorate) because , well, I usually leave the flowers outside :)
But after seeing some of the page shots, I think that I need it. I just love the papercut font that they have used throughout the book!

This is the UK cover -- I like it far more than the North American Cover!

www.decoratewithflowers.com

Below is the North American Cover

www.decoratewithflowers.com

This shot is called "by the seaside"

www.decoratewithflowers.com 

A bottle chandelier:

www.decoratewithflowers.com

 And how about we tape those flowers to the wall!

www.decoratewithflowers.com
www.decoratewithflowers.com
 
Its release date for North America is April 8th.
What do you think?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Misti Alpaca Hat

Mr B took some photos of me wearing it :)




The colour is better in this one:




But I prefer this photo :)



I didn't know I would actually be wearing the hat this season - but we have another foot or snow of snow out there today!

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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Slowing Down

I've had a forced slow down this weekend. I'm sick, so I'm staying in bed. This means I have some time to make stuff, read, and try to figure out blogpress on my ipad. Blogpress and I have had a rocky history. Even today, I have worked on this posting for hours.....

Bed rest means productivity for me. Seems silly, doesn't it? But this weekend I have read a fiction book ( The Rosie Project) and many non fiction books, and I have hauled out the knitting, finishing a dishcloth




one of the socks that I've been re-knitting ( I finished the pair that found them too large, so I ripped them out)




And have started a hat ( will likely finish it during the Oscars tonight) ( the colour is off in the photo - it is a fabulous yarn called misty alpaca from The Knit Cafe here in Toronto -- see the real colour by clicking on the link -- the colour way is Lake Superior)



( sorry for the awful photos - I would have styled them better, but it am not leaving my bed, and anyway, this post is about figuring out the mystery that is blogpress....)

Edit: it appears that Blogpress still has some problems, but links appear to be working -- we will see what the photos look like if I can ever get this to post :)
Edit: Blogpress is definitely up to its old shenanigans -- it posted this post on my teaching blog -- even though it clearly shows that i am writing on my personal blog.
Edit: then it deleted the whole shebang.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

13 Days of Christmas - Day 13

We are at our last day of the Christmas Ornament exchange :(  I'm going to miss all of this (and the new friends that I have found)
Sorry that they didn't post a month ago, when they were supposed to....

Day 13 is Stephanie Woolsey who is another Artful Dimensions Member!

The kids thought that this one was going to be the best because it was in a box. They weren't with me when I opened it though :( 


OMG -- I love this! (Click on it -- it is amazing close up)
 

I want to make some of these -- little paper roses all over a ball! I don't think that I have the patience though. And Stephanie made 13 of them. Thank you Stephanie!

Friday, January 24, 2014

13 Days of Christmas - Day 12

Day 12 is Mary Ann Lush (aka - Christine Lush-Rodriguez' mom :) I don't think that Mary Ann has a blog either!

The kids said that this one was "soft and sharp" Huh? Soft AND sharp?


Well, it is soft and sharp -- pipecleaners! Mary Ann hand painted the faces on these sweet pipecleaner twins. These twins almost made it home with someone :)