Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This That and the Other

I have been stockpiling empty spools of thread, well, every time I empty one. Needless to say, I have quite a few now. I knew that I would do something with them some day. That day has come.

Blooms. Tiny vases with tiny flowers on tiny branches. Fun.

I really love making flowers out of felted sweaters it's super easy. Last week at the workermade meeting, Annie, (you may have heard me mention her...?), presented me with a glorious piece of hand-felted felt. She made it with a complementary colour in the middle. I love the look and I love that my friend has transformed raw material (roving) into a funkalicious supply for my blooms. Annie was over for a business meeting today (ha!) and I've asked her to make me some more. Purples and blues are headed my way, I am stoked. In exchange I am making some bunting for her to take to Thailand for a school that she taught at in Surat Thani. I'm going international folks.

Craft and Cocktails over at my friend Kathrin's this Friday. There are about 8 of us that will be displaying our wares for friends and friends of those friends. Will most definitely be a fun night and am looking forward to it. If you are in the Ottawa area and would like to come, comment with your email and I can send you details.

I have been letting my gratitude Wednesday slip by the wayside as of late. Kids are asleep, so I will just give you mine: I am grateful for my steamy fictional love affair with Jamie (from Outlander). Oh, and the farmers.

Yesterday, Sam and I had a bit of a rumble. She has been a bit cheeky as of late and I gave her the goods. At the end of my rant, she looked at me and said, "You are not my weel mudder." I bit my tongue but it was hard as I wanted to ask her just who her real mother was and when was she coming to get her. LOVE. Always LOVE.


  1. what a fantastic idea... and so happy for mid February!

  2. Thanks everyone. I love making the flowers and I always get a bit of a thrill repurposing things.