finally some light - it's been so dark and rainy the past little while, which makes it impossible to take photos. a warm coral in the mix for spring.

I've added a flip-top Ball jar to the farm teatowel set, and put fiddleheads in the jar for spring. I must be thinking a lot about nova scotia, the first place I had fiddleheads and where their arrival means that spring is here.


sweeping up snipped threads today, I found this hiding behind the hot water rad in front of the window. a nice reminder when it is so cold outside - I can't wait for spring.


new photos of tea towels made in linen - I've made the switch. this is a natural, unbleached fabric, so it is easier to use than the crisp white hemp/cotton. updated etsy shop with teatowels and napkins.
and due to popular demand - cloth napkins.

this weekend

tomorrow! city of craft is this weekend, and I am sewing up some final things, folding, labeling, and trying to remember everything I need.
above, new little zippered pouches. each is unique, as I make them out of offcuts of my printed fabrics that are left from cutting out other things. I love them - I like deciding how to place each pattern on the pouch as I cut them out, and I love these little YKK zippers. YKK makes the best zippers.
and, a little device that Jane and I saw in use everywhere when we went to Renegade Chicago. Meet the Square, a little guy that plugs into your smartphone's headset jack, and allows you to take credit cards. I can't believe the amount of money it cost me to accept credit cards when I did the gigantic OOAK show. Huge set-up costs, monthly fees, transaction fees, percentage of sales taken, machine and slips costs...sigh. this company gives it away for free, and only charges a percentage of sales. this means I finally got a smartphone, so you can find me Instagramming my time away over here.
speaking of Jane, we went out to Halifax together for the Halifax Crafters Society holiday show. it was amazing, as usual. well organized, super busy, and everyone I know in the province knows to find me there, so I get to visit and hug old dear friends all day. Particularly nice to see Emily, who has started her own business, Local Tasting Tours. Em and I worked together at Epicurious Morsels for years. I also had the very lovely opportunity to meet the owners of two shops that carry my work - Andrea from Inkwell in Halifax, and Melanie and Stephen of Dots & Loops in Lunenberg. it was an awesome visit.


laundromats have always been a favorite place of mine - the one on James North has a massive machine that lets me wash 30 metres of linen at once.


it looks to be getting colder in the next few days, so I am bringing in what might be the last of my marigolds. I grow them on the roof of my studio, it is so nice to have a garden here, as I don't have one at my flat. I grow them for their dye properties, but I also love the smell of them, which a lot of people tell me they don't like.
new colours - I was using purple in the asparagus that i currently have in the crown jar, and tried it out with the laundry lines and the burlesque, which is now printed in two colours.


I have so many images of things that have been happening around here lately. above, a bikeride to the rbg with jen on friday resulted in some wonderful moments.