A Maker - Yes, the word 'maker' will soon need a new definition in the dictionary. Because these days you can be a maker without qualifying what it is that you make, unlike in days of old when we had the dressmaker, the shoemaker, or the trouble-maker. Ahuh. You can now simply be "a maker", … Continue reading A day in the life of… a maker
As I never established a drapery workroom as I had planned a few years ago, my perfectly new Blindstitch Hemmer machine needs to be put to work. I am hoping a local workroom is interested in buying it, for half the cost - $850! Here's the kijiji ad.
Having chosen my teachers, Denis Chagnon in-person (see my previous post) and the other via her writing (Energy Medicine, by Donna Eden, is a 400-page book based on 30+ years of practicing energetic healing first on herself, having suffered from numerous health issues including M.S., tuberculosis, severe food allergies and asthma, a heart attack, and … Continue reading Five days and counting – my report
Having experienced a relative reprieve from chronic headaches for about a year following my retirement in 2016, the rascals have been back since June. Head pain plagues me not every day, but every week for 2, often 3, sometimes 4 days running. Being an active woman who MUST create and make stuff, I tend to … Continue reading A little energetic medicine please
It's no secret, Mark is pretty special. He hears that all the time! My brother-in-law is an outdoor enthusiast who seems happiest when paddling one of his restored wooden canoes on Georgean Bay, or down the Gatineau River with his two favourite women on board - his lovely daughter, Lia, now at university, and my … Continue reading My brother-in-law
I just LOVE the sentiment here. Why not believe, and just try our darndest? Imagine all the fun to be had along the way! Much love,
LOVE to see happy faces being busy at The Sewing Studio! Happy making everyone!
Over the years, I have learned to accept migraine days for what they are, a thing with a strong personality that takes me over, and one where "resistance is futile"as the Borg of Star Trek fame are apt to claim. Migraines just are and so it is. Sometimes I don't even mind them so much … Continue reading Enough with the migraines
Had a blast working with two students - Carol and Sue - in today's session, the first of 4 Friday afternoon classes in which I teach my typical process and techniques used in constructing a Mimi-style tunic. Sample Mimi-style TunicStarting with a men's dress shirt (or two) as the base, we move to deconstructing and harvesting … Continue reading The Mimi-Tunic Class
To be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Hunter St. W. @ Rubidge. Friday 4 - 8 and Saturday and Sunday 10 - 4 All items are handcrafted by local artisans, many are one-of-a-kind (both the items and the artisans!) Here's a peek of a few things I plan to submit... I sure hope to … Continue reading Peterboro’s Artisanity Nov 3-5 Sale