this one is for Mum

Mothers’ Day at the Prestige Hotel in beautiful and creative Nelson, second market of the season, a little bit more actively than the previous but was pretty quiet for Nelson…. Looking forward to Creative Chaos and all the markets coming up!

We have about 160 of these little guys, wonder how long it will take before I feel like I need to work toward keeping that number high! I get a little OCD about this kind of thing…

(My son recently said, with a straight face in relation to something his sister did to irritate him, that he is OCD, Overly Compulsive Disorder. He is such a good sport and just stared at me like I was nuts while I laughed until I cried and no sound came out!)

Basket of tiny owls

Basket of tiny owls

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terrible blogger

I am going to give an excuse – I am busy and winter sucks.

It is so hard for me to get the most out of my days this time of year and with now working close to full time and still keeping up my sewing schedule I am not finding to time to spend hours over creating beautiful blog posts.  Sigh. That is my reason and my excuse!

I am, a terrible blogger. I could promise to try harder. But… we both know that it might last for a while but it wouldn’t last forever.  It would be nice.  I would love to quit one or two of my four jobs to focus full time on sewing, selling and writing but in reality…. well, life is too expensive.

So until I get my poop in a group again to write you a couple of witty lines, a photo of some owls, that I loved and lost, for your viewing pleasure. :)

Stuffed owls

Stuffed owls from Up-Cycled Clothes

Until the next time – adios! ;)




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happy new year

Happy New Year everyone!


2014 was great. I did so much but there is so much that I never got around to as I was just SO busy – 2015 is the year (hopefully) for those things. I have so many plans – as always one of them is to grow my blog.

Every year on Christmas morning after the wrapping paper has been slaughtered and the remains cleared away, we have breakfast with CH’s side of our extended family at our home (we do dinner at my parents).

This year I wanted to do something a little different than the ham and eggs we normally feast upon (although we had that too!).

I tried this delicious crock pot cinnamon roll casserole, from Recipes that Crock. It was really yummy but next time I need to use a smaller crock pot and maybe use some extra icing. If you have ever had a Cinnamelt from McDonald’s and enjoyed it, you are going to like this even more.

It was a hit with the extended family, of course Penelope and my two little nephews would not try it but that is okay – more for those who liked it!

It is worth noting that CH was kind enough to get up at 5am to turn on the crock pot. Thank you for that!

I think next time I will make it for brunch and have it and some nice hot tea…  mmmm.  Sounds good, right?

Cinnamon Roll Casserole{via}

What are your Christmas breakfast traditions? Or do you skip breakfast and wait out the big feast at dinner?

I would love to hear your Christmas morning story!

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back on the bus

It is more than time for me to get back to my beautiful blog.

I am not intending to make excuses – I will be honest – I have been obsessed with sewing and not doing much else of anything for the last few months. Granted the sewing has been with a purpose as I have been actively selling what I have made but, my house is a disaster, I have not been excising, the books are piling up next to the bed, my “junk” room is full to the brim… did I mention my house is a disaster??

Anyway, in November I started a second pay cheque getting kind of a job and although I really (I mean REALLY) loathed the idea of giving up more of my time at something I did not create myself (my children or my creative business), I realize now how much I needed it because since I started, I feel GREAT!

That might be due in part to the job that it is, I am working with the Greater Trail Hospice Society as the Volunteer Coordinator. What does that mean?

I am the liaison between our amazing pool of volunteers and the clients we have who are in need. In some cases, it is to alleviate the families minds when a patient is unaware and near death, sometimes it is for the patient. It is a job where I am chatting all day while actively helping people. And I get paid for it. Sounds great, right?

So, I thought I would start the New Year off with some showing off – things I have made, things I Pinned and actually did… sounds good, right?!

I recently purchased a table top photo studio from Julius Studios and it is amazing and will totally help with all that I do here. I am pretty excited to really get started…


This is my only test. Dark room, no editing – I am pretty happy with it and am SO looking forward to finally having some beautiful shots for Etsy, Facebook, Pinterest and wherever else I can (show off ;) ) sell my little owls!

Chat soon. x

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