Saturday, January 24, 2015

Out of the depths of darkness...

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This tiny patch of joy greeted me as I tried to fit all the Christmas decorations boxes back on the shelves. I swear they multiply when they hit the tree. Must be all the love around :)
So what? You might well ask! To me it is a small miracle. A bud, the promise of a flower in the snowy minus 20 days of January, emerging in the windowless basement - no water, no light (it truly is only a storage place) - just hope.
Happy longer days to everyone! Bring on the beautiful sun!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Online fabric shopping... Goodnight Moon

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        amaterialgirl.ca

Not new, no, but a great source for the obscure and hard to find...fine linen! silk.. not to mention this childhood literary inspired yardage.
Two years ago I needed period fabric for historic costumes - linen, wool, etc.  I ended up ordering from the States with great results! Since then, I have seen more and more specialty on- line sites. A few months ago, I was sourcing diaper supplies. Between the small yarn dye-ing  businesses and fabric suppliers, it appears there are many DIYers out there!

Thought some of you might find this link useful:
http://finishedgarment.ca/canadian-online-quilting-fabric-stores/
"The big list of online Canadian fabric, patterns and  notions stores"

And, of course, not Canadian based, but a wonderful source of fine heirloom sewing supplies, marthapullen.com

Saturday, November 22, 2014

500 years of female portraits in North Western art

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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nUDIoN-_Hxs
Love this morph. Not new, but still fascinating.
It's pretty white and European, but cool none-the-less. Has anyone found others?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Curly wreath after a few days...

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  Like us, it improves with age ;)

The Snowman

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Just because it's winter and snow reminds me of one of my favourite films, "The Snowman".
If you like it too, you can see it on Youtube, or you can just see the teaser with the "Walking in the Air" music.
Such a wonderful animation!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ubeVUnGQOIk


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