I’m Lori B from Toronto, Canada. I love to make things: clothes, sweaters, noise, cookies, outfits, art, dessert, jewelry, a scene, hay while the sun shines, etc…if it’s creative and tactile, and at least a little bit beautiful, I’m in. On this blog I post about things I’m making and other things that inspire, amuse, or annoy me.
If/when I mention stores, products, websites, or brands, it’s because I either like them or want to mention them, not because I get paid to do so or have any professional affiliation with them. Just so ya know.
The reason this blog is called “Frivolous at Last” is because I spent a good chunk of my life feeling like I needed to be taken very seriously. I am a petite, blond woman who looks young for her age and, particularly in my professional life, this was a liability, so demonstrating seriousness in everything I did seemed to be necessary. Also, having grown up in a world of sexist attitudes, when I was a teenager I decided that anything ‘girly’ was also a liability and was to be shunned. The trouble is, though, I like to make jokes and be silly. I also have finally come to admit that I really, really like a lot of things that are considered ‘girly’. And that things which are considered ‘girly’ are not also necessarily stupid or useless or meaningless or mere distractions from the ‘serious business’ of life. Society taught us that, and it takes a while (or at least it took me a while) to unlearn that. In fact, I’m gonna stop putting the word ‘girly’ in quotes as if to make it self-conscious. Girly. There.
Anyway, I feel the freedom to be “frivolous at last” on this blog. Crafts. Jokes. Shoes. Fashion. I embrace these things as things that I love, as just one aspect of a life that embraces many wide-ranging things.