• The Town of Preeceville, Saskatchewan

    October 11, 2016 Kate

    I’m going to start sharing little photo series from my travels. I wasn’t sure if that kind of thing belonged on this blog or needed a separate space, as it’s not craft, but honestly for me it’s related. Because it’s not just places, it’s colours and textures and patterns and stories. It’s the step before the making. And…

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  • In Store Inspiration #7

    September 29, 2016 Kate

    It’s been a minute since I’ve done one of these In Store Inspiration roundup posts but trust, my phone is still full of photos of clothes I’ve turned inside out and right side in for ideas. My niece actually asked once why my camera roll is full of “stuff” and “where’s the selfies?!” Sorry to disappoint little…

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  • Restoring Your Faith in Humanity, One Kiosk at a Time

    September 19, 2016 Kate

    Get ready to feel those heartstrings. There’s a little hutch at the side of the road in Summerland, British Columbia full of handmade goodies you can browse, and purchase, at your leisure. Got a question? Want to see more? Need to break a 20 dollar bill? Just call up to the house, Pam will help you out. Oh yes. This is real.…

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  • A Pact Between Friends, July 1st 1935

    August 7, 2016 Kate

    A pact between friends, to meet at the train station in seven years time, found tucked between my Nana’s autograph books from school. I mean, come on. Are you seeing this? I love it, everything about it, right down to the colour of the paper and the texture of the tape. It’s written by my Nana, Billie…

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  • My Nana’s High School Autograph Books, 1936-1937

    July 28, 2016 Kate

    Well if this isn’t the most precious thing… Did you have these? I remember getting them in primary school. We’d all practice signatures at our desks before rushing around in a frenzy, making our friends write us a message. It was probably the first time we’d distinguished between writing and signing our names, and let me tell…

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  • Learn How To Make An Embroidered Knit Pillow

    July 21, 2016 Kate

    Guess what! I just posted my very first video tutorial over on Skillshare, showing you how to make this embroidered knit pillow. Here’s a link where you can sign up for free until Sunday July 31st (no Skillshare membership needed, no credit card on sign up). After that promo period you’ll need a membership to access…

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  • My English Pencil Tin + An 80s Illustrated Notepad

    July 4, 2016 Kate

    Sigh… How sweet are these? My sisters notebook from the 80s and my Hunkydory pencil tin, made in England in 1992. I looked at them sitting on my shelf the other day and felt like they needed to be shared. This notebook belonged to my sister Simone in the late 1980s. The original cover illustration was…

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  • Nova Scotia Craft: What I Bought

    June 7, 2016 Kate

    A few delicious bits I picked up on my recent Nova Scotia road trip, for your drooling pleasure. I wish I’d taken a picture of the back seat of my rental car—a growing pile of yarn, groceries aka bunches of bananas and a jar of almond butter, various layers of clothing to accommodate anything from snow to…

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  • Nova Scotia Craft: Cape Breton Island

    May 26, 2016 Kate

    Beautiful Cape Breton, the last leg of my Nova Scotia tour (check out part one and two here). I went around the trail counter clockwise, spending my first night in Baddeck at the loveliest Bed & Breakfast (complete with cuddly golden doodle and an epic farm fresh breakfast). I got chatting with the onwers, Jan and…

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  • Nova Scotia Craft: Moose River Studio + Gaspereau Valley Fibres in Annapolis Valley

    May 19, 2016 Kate

    Alright, I’m convinced. Rug hooking needs to happen. Before I left, my Aunt advised me that Moose River Rug Hooking Studio in the Annapolis Valley was a must visit. I’m not a hooker (in any sense of the word, Mum, if you’re reading) but I’ve always appreciated it. I’d like to experiment with my own modern…

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