Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Eliza Doolittle

Isn't she so cute?

I bought her album earlier this year (I actually preordered it -- I never do that) -- it's a favourite. I love the song "Skinny Genes" too -- but I don't like the video so much.

(only a week left of school -- I'm super busy with year-end stuff so no time for art! But soon, soon!)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

camper love

I just love vintage campers. How ironic for someone who doesn't even have a driving license. But I'd love to have one parked on some land somewhere and then go and visit it on weekends. Like a cabin :) (how I would get there is another story --- I'm sure that Mr. B would want to be part of this dream)(really, truly -- that wasn't sarcastic -- he has a strong sense of adventure)

Anyway -- have you heard of Sisters on the Fly? It is a group of women (nearly 1,000) from around the U.S. who own and restore vintage camping trailers. Your should see their gallery! Of course I'm pinning them to my pinterest board -- Camper Love.

This one is by Cath Kidston in her online magazine.

Of course, I could buy a new one. This one is about $14,000 and is made in Canada! but it seems a shaem to buy a new one, only to park it. And I can't see me in a car pulling a trailer (even with someone else driving)

The Outback by Trillium Trailers

(these images via , who else? poppytalk)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Do you follow the blog, poppytalk? It's my favourite blog for style, home decor, little cool things,
I could just pin EVERYTHING on there to my pinterest boards!. Sigh... I love pinterest.....

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pure Green Magazine

While we're checking out online magazines, check out this one!
Pure Green Living
It features (on the cover!) my favourite local florist, Coriander Girl!
Don't forget to check out the Pure Green blog!

The new issue of Rue is also out. My eyes are getting sore from all of this online reading. Plus, I can't read these while reclining on my chaise longue.....

Sunday, June 12, 2011

my life is all about the frogs

Have you been following my other blog -- Ms Brown's Classroom? Check it out to read about how our tadpoles are changing/have changed into frogs!

The fun all started on April 27 -- so if you want to read it chronologically, go to my other blog, and then read the posts from April 27 until today (not to worry -- there are only 4 or 5 posts about the frogs). I'll be returning them to their home pond next weekend!

Sweet Paul

The summer issue is Sweet Paul is out! If you don't already know (have you been under a rock?) Sweet Paul is one of the best Online Magazines out there! And it's free! The summer salads look so beautiful (and yummy). The food that I prepare is never photo worthy. But it tastes good -- and that's what counts, right?

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Candy Coloured Whimsy

This is my work in Rachelle's book (in the altered book Round Robin that I'm in). It's theme is "candy coloured whimsy" (well, candy colored whimsy because she's American, lol)

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Scrappy Layers

This is one of my favourite blogs for card making and all-things-layered inspiration. Homespun with Heart.

(this card above is Danielle's card -- click on it to go to her blog)

I love Danielle's style! She does the scrappy layered look that I am finding lovely right now. My sewn work is definitely headed in this direction. In fact, some of my scrappy layers are shown in the Art Quilting Studio which is out now! (umm... I don't have my copy yet, so could someone who has seen it please confirm that I'm in it :) and maybe tell me the page number?)

Monday, June 06, 2011

Even More Mixed Minded

This is the nametag that Karen made for me! She actually sewed nametags and lanyards for each participant. (I'm pretty sure that she never sleeps). Karen has more energy than anyone that I've ever met. Honestly :). I made the embellishment in the upper right corner. I made it in Carmi's class when I was supposed to be making my needle felted brooch. I got a bit sidetracked. I think that was because we had some wine and cheese beforehand....
You can see more pictures of our work from Carmi's classes here on Carmi's blog!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

More Mixed Minded

More from my weekend at Mixed Minded in Kitchener!

The brides were out in full force! From what I gathered -- they were raising money for the "Make a Wish" Foundation. They were wearing their own wedding dresses and going out for a night on the town.
This is a background that I started for my mixed media quilt. Actually -- its move than a background -- it is the base for the quilt. I can't give away Sandra's secrets though. You'll have to take a class from her :) You can see what Ludgera did here.

I needle felted in Carmi's class. This is my work-in-progress. (I didn't finish anything at the retreat -- except for the make and take -- more on that in a minute)

Isn't this cool?
Karen (Mixed minded creator and artist extraordinaire) was at the Inspire Retreat in North Carolina (oh I am so jealous) a few weeks ago and Tracie Lampe did a class of her cool fused plastic bags. I have a small pouch by Tracie that she gave me at ArtFest a few years ago. But anyway, Tracie said that Karen could teach us how to make small bags for our "make and take" -- this is the bag that I made.

Literally -- the whole thing, from 3 plastic bags to finished project - took about 10 MINUTES!!! And isn't it cute??? Target bags rock. (Especially since we don't have Target yet in Canada)(soon!) Great for carrying my lunch at school. I bought Tracie's book -- it's a fun one!!! More fusing to come. It's right up my "reuse and recycle" alley!