Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Nice Mice

I made some Very Nice Mice!

The very talented Ann Wood 
has generously offered up her pattern for Very Nice Mice free on her website.  

Once they were made, they wanted to dress up
and have a photo shoot. 

From the Very Nice Mice and me 
we wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Letterpress Drawer

I have an old letterpress drawer that I intend to fill with little treasures. 
Including the tiny books I shared not long ago. 

I love it - and I love putting treasures in it. 
It desperately needs cleaning, but treasure hunting and making is much more fun!

I made this little accordion style book many many moons ago
 - and it fits perfectly in one of the cubbyholes. 

So I decided to make an even smaller one.... for the smaller cubbyhole. 

And it fit perfectly!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Black and White and Shades of Blue

We went up to Kluane Lake for a few days this past week, 
and although we couldn't see the mountains due to the low clouds, 
it presented us with different beautiful views. 

The starkness of the days made the world look almost black and white 
(all of my images were taken in colour)

The pressure ridges of ice offered up beautiful blues
that contrasted beautifully in the grey tone surroundings. 

Sometimes the clouds lifted a bit to add some blue to the horizon 
as well as glimpses of the land across the lake. 

It is almost always windy here, so it was a treat to have no wind 
as we walked for miles on the frozen lake.

and whenever we wanted we could head back to our tiny rustic cabin 
to stoke the fire and read our books by candle light 

with the beautiful black and white world just a step away outside our door. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

My New Old Notebook

I made this book many years ago.  

And the pages have been filled with notes and scribbles.   

But since the cover was still in pretty good shape and I needed a new notebook -
 I decided to sew in some new pages. 

And now my old notebook is new again
and ready for new notes and scribbles!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Bouquet For My Mom

My Mom's birthday is in a few days, and she loves flowers.
Unfortunately where we live there are no flowers at this time or year, 
and the closest place to buy her some is a long drive away.  
I will get her some next time I am able to. 

But for now I got out my hand decorated paper (tea bags, tissue paper etc.) 
and started tearing and gluing to create her this bouquet. 

Which I then mounted on a card, ready for her birthday. 

I really enjoyed this tearing and gluing and spent numerous hours creating flowers. 

I thought the pinks with oranges and golds were my favourite....

But I was wrong.... blue and grays are!  
But for now I am out of creating time.... but hopefully 
I will have time to play with these colours again another day. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I LOVE Notebooks

I have loved notebooks since I was a child. 
I had trouble writing in them sometimes.... as I didn't want to ruin them - but I still bought them and kept them, and I even remember hugging them. 

I still love notebooks, and also love making them, 
and therefore  I can have as many as I want.  

The covers of these new little notebooks, are made with paper I decorated and layered with glue, fabric and dictionary pages to make a sturdy yet somewhat soft covered notebook.  

I had small pieces of the covers left, so I decided to make some tiny notebooks with the leftover supplies......... Now to decide what to write in them!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


I made some gift packaging recently. 

Some of it I sold, and some I kept for myself to package up some Christmas gifts. 

In my traditional way of making things, 
I sewed and decorated envelopes from paper that was blank on one side. 

I stamped leaves or Christmas designs on the sewn envelopes as well as on some stickers, and tore stripes of old sheer curtains for the ribbon. 

Now its time to get the gifts inside them and put them under the tree!