now on Buy Me A Coffee

You may have noticed a new link on my shop, blog and deviantArt sites.  After some thought I have decided to set up a Buy Me A Coffee account. Honestly, I debated whether or not I would even write this blog post to announce it but I see this post for those new to my…

craft fair season 2017

December has begun and I feel like I can breathe again. Last Saturday was my final craft fair of the year. Three weekends in a row I peddled my wares and am already looking forward to next year. BTW, this blog post has been sitting partially written since Monday so I just need to write…

successful sommelier celebration

My upstairs neighbour is a restaurateur. A few months back his sommelier won best in the city, which is a pretty big deal! He asked me to make a card for her, and here is what I came up with: I die cut cork for the award ribbon. And the metallic circles are like champagne…

Champlain Heights summer fair 2017

I had a wonderful day at the Champlain Heights Community Centre summer fair. I got there nice and early to set up, which I managed to do on my own with time to spare. Luckily I planned well enough the night before that I remembered everything I needed. I was lucky enough to have a…

news – Champlain Heights summer fair 2017

Hello, friends! I hope you have all been keeping as busy as I have. Some news: I will have a table at the Champlain Heights Community Centre summer fair next Saturday 10 June, 11:00 – 15:00. I don’t know all the details yet, but it’s a gorgeous corner of the city and I hope that…

S.I.P. #79 – anything but Christmas

I am getting a head start on doing more card challenges in 2017 with the latest Stamp Ink Paper challenge #79 – ANYTHING BUT CHRISTMAS! I admit it was fun to get away from the seasonal cards. I haven’t really been creating since I finished making for that craft fair at the beginning of December…

Holiday Craft Fair – Kensington Community Center 2016

I had the pleasure of participating in a local community centre craft fair last weekend, and I had a great time. This was a fun and well-run event with tons of people perusing the wares. From the regular and informative emails from the coordinator to the ease of paying my fee to everything being ready…

Christmas gift tags

I have been making like crazy because it’s crunch time. December 3rd is the Kensington Holiday Craft Fair. I will have at a table at the Kensington Community Centre from 10am – 4pm. This is a small but busy one with consistently great crafts. I am proud to be a part, and hope you can…

Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo – an experience

Last month I participated in the Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo as a vendor. Being big in to Halloween, I was happy to learn Vancouver had such an event. I was even happier to be able to participate and sell at my first table. A gathering of like-minded people reveling in spooky October festivities sounded…

Halloween craft – door sign

Hello. I am making up a storm here and thought I would show you one of the projects I am working on. These are Halloween door signs. One side is for when you have candy, and you flip the sign over when you’re out. Anyone who reads the sign is less likely to knock. Sometimes…

Back To School Album (and update)

Hi there! It has been a while but I have lots to show you! Shall we start with this back to school album? I cut some kraft paper to fit journaling cards. I spray inked both sides with a Heidi Swapp green to add some shimmer. Washi tape was used for binding, inspired by  these…

Circle Craft summer 2015

The weather was perfect yesterday for the beginning of the 2015 Circle Craft summer market. There is little more inspiring than being in front of the ocean looking at booths full of gorgeous hand made wares. The venue created a different feel from the winter show, something fresher and more active. Perhaps it was that…