Tag Archives: handmade


I have been on a bit of a sabbatical from…well, most of the things I like to do in my free time lately, opting instead to spend my time lazing around with my family. It’s a nice way to spend … Continue reading

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Loads of tiny X’s

In my parents house, before they moved into their condo, two tiny cross stitched flowers hung on the wall above the desk. One was mine and the other my sisters. They were quite simple, and mine had a fairly major … Continue reading

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Where does inspiration come from?

It’s been a while since I wrote anything. I’ve been quite busy with thinking. Ah, thinking; the pass time I’ve been trying to banish. Everyone needs a break from thinking. I’ve been thinking a lot about inspiration and where it … Continue reading

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I can’t crochet

I’ve always wanted to crochet, but I suck at it. The extent of my body of work in the crochet world is one hat and a bunch of misshapen granny squares that realistically will never amount to anything. It always … Continue reading

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Blue Ocean

Since last week’s last post, I have to admit that I haven’t done much. My husband got a surprise long weekend, so I decided to just enjoy my family. It was lovely (and very very cold – Alberta winters hurt … Continue reading

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Taking photos of your handmade goods | part three

I promised recently that my next post would be about taking photos of dangling items. Weird? Ok, maybe it’s a big weird. But there are good reasons to take photos of things as they dangle in the air. Good reasons, … Continue reading

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Sandalwood Mala

I absolutely love working with sandalwood. Its fragrance is just intoxicating to me, and I’d bathe in the scent if I wasn’t afraid of scaring off, well, everyone. My own mala is sandalwood and I find myself holding it to … Continue reading

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