Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years

maggie's road, originally uploaded by unclear.

I love this gritty photo, it's how I see this new year... a little hazy, not to sure where it will end up. The opportunities are endless.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree

Just another little peek at our Christmas Decor!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's Christmas Time

Christmas is all Around

I adore Christmas. I think it's the decorating that brings me the most joy. Our apartment has a great fire place and mantle perfect for the season. Most of our Christmas decorations have been made by either my mom or myself. My mom made the whimsical snow man, the pig and sheep (which I keep up all year round), and the star set. The linen trees I made last year from the tutorial that was floating aroung the blog world.

The tiny little angel in our wreath was from our first Christmas of being married, we had no decorations and the saddest looking mini tree, but we had tis angel.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday's Whatnot

Maybe it's the snow falling, maybe it's the fire place crackling behind me but I am so very much in love with Christmas right this moment. And nothing says Christmas like these Christmas Critters I have found on Etsy lately!

This first one you can just picture being carried around by its leg every where its little owner went. Made by Makeitawesome from Toronto this little grey rabbit is made out of vintage angora sweaters filled with lambswool and looks ready for a snuggle!

This is a paper doll set. Now in my opinion there are just not enough paper doll sets in this world. This is made by wool and water, It's a print that you cut and assemble yourself. Doesn't every little girl who lived near a forest wish that she could have a little bear cub to pal around with? Perfectly named this is a delicate heart .

Tilly Bloom makes illustrated jewelery, and this
Sir Henry Frog Brooch is nothing short of spectatular! Seriously straight out of the Wind in the Willows.

The Dancing Couple is a print done by Berkley Illustration and is full of all the magic that Christmas can bring!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Badger and Frog

I've just added two new guys to my etsy shop and edited all of my descriptions for each animal already posted. Now they are all described in the first person...I am a badger, I am endangered. Apparently shoppers like to feel a connection to that which they shop for. We'll see if it works.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

New Animals on My Etsy

I've just added a few more animals on my etsy account. It's quickly becoming a plethora of goodies. All my animals are inspired by animals in British Columbia that are listed on COSEWIC ranging from engandered to being under special concern. It breaks my heart that creatures are suffering due to our sins. Just because they can't say stop doesn't mean we should just keep trashing their homes. I use only organic linen or organic linen blends, sometimes hemp, sometimes cotton, and then all my extras are found fabrics. Every animal has a little patch on it's back for a little more detail that I hand print snd sew on, and every animal comes with it's own bag. I think the bag is an important feature, everything should come with it's own storage system...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Scouting for Girls

Scouting for girls is my new favorite band. There is just something about bands from the UK that makes them just miles above most of what we have here, I'm thinking it's the accent. This video is filmed in a bowling ally, and if I wore heeled shoes I would wear the ones the lead girl is wearing, however I don't think they're up to the bowling ally code.

The Pink Bicycle

There are few things I enjoy as much as a good burger, so I couldn't be more thrilled to report that the new burger joint in Victoria, The Pink Bicycle was everything I could have asked for and more. Sure it was 11:30 on a Monday morning and we were indulging in wine and beer with a burger, but hey, you have to indulge every now and then! We shared poutine and each had a delicious burger (mine had caramelized onions...YUM!) and a salad. Alas there was no room for a pie.

Although good things rarly happen twice, I am still looking forward to going back even just for the sexy french cyclist in the poster on the wall.

One Small Step

I make things. I love making things. Perhaps its an addiction, perhaps it is just a life choice. I really hope I can focus enough to make this blog!