Broke down, bought yarn, have to knit

Broke down, bought yarn, have to knit

I sent out the letter for February and the moment my sister read it she sent me an email, “buy the yarn”, was all she said. That is how I found myself selecting a pattern and chatting with the lady

Hong Kong sky high elegance DIY

Hong Kong sky high elegance DIY

For anyone who is a frequent shopper, and by that I mean purchaser of IKEA furniture, you know the basic colour, look and feel of the pine or bamboo wood items. Every item in the store comes in this quintessential

Why do people stare when I knit in public?

Why do people stare when I knit in public?

“It is creative apperception more than anything else that makes the individual feel that life is worth living.”   -D.W. Winnicott, psychoanalyst, pediatrician and creativity expert Some people might think it is a bit strange to have packed knitting needles

Billy needs a facelift

Billy needs a facelift

I am a huge fan of IKEA, here in Canada. Maybe because my family has a long ago tie to Sweden? (My Grandfather was born there, but left when he was 2 years old). Or what is probably a more

Creative love for an old piece

Creative love for an old piece

I found a great dresser at the second hand store the other day. I have kind of been looking for years. But, on this day, I took the measurements, my husband, our truck and we had some luck! Because you

A creative way to wrap potatoes

A creative way to wrap potatoes

Every culture seams to have a dumpling of sorts. My paternal Grandmother was from Ukrainian descent. The unleavened dough wrapped around a potato filling we ate is called pierogi, (вареники). Although we also called it something else when I was

Green is the right start

Green is the right start

As much as I loved being on vacation in Mexico, I really, really, really missed my morning green smoothies. In fact, whenever I travel, I miss out on the very best way to start my day. No other breakfast is

Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy

Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy

“SABLE- A common knitting acronym that stands for Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.” ― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much I recently read an article which gave advice about “how to get your yarn

Hoarding my kids used pencil crayons

Hoarding my kids used pencil crayons

I’ve seen the books in stores. It kind of makes sense. There seems to be a collective nostalgia these days. Everything old is new. After all, colouring is old for all of us adults, we did that when we were

Beadlejuice critters

Beadlejuice critters

My sister is creating the cutest little beads you have ever seen. The process is somewhat similar to blowing glass into a vase or other shapes. She takes sticks of coloured glass and under heat, twists and turns it into