It’s International Day of the Girl

October 11th is the International Day of the Girl, and to mark it, I’m really happy to announce the release of a very special documentary my students produced. Last February I took a group of students to Kenya to shoot a film about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the work that AMREF Health Africa is doing to put an end to this dangerous practice. (You … Continue reading It’s International Day of the Girl

#SewSolidarity with Garment Workers

Charlotte over at posted this recently and I thought it was such a great initiative that I got her permission to reblog her post in its entirety. Have you got anything in your closet you could refashion in #SewSolidarity ? Sewcialists On April 24th it will be two years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh. At least 1,133 garment workers … Continue reading #SewSolidarity with Garment Workers

‘Tis the Season for Split Personality (not to mention split pants seams)

Here’s a first world problem for you: do you find yourself torn between getting caught up in the ‘holiday spirit’ while feeling a bit icky about all the excess consumption? Of course you do; it’s inevitable this time of year. On one hand we want to honour this special occasion by decorating, baking & cooking, and giving gifts. On the other hand, this all takes … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Split Personality (not to mention split pants seams)


Suzanne Somers Likes My Dress

Who remembers watching endless reruns of Three’s Company?? (Go on, admit it. You can’t lie about your age forever.) Today I met Suzanne Somers (pictured on the left, in her role as Chrissy) at an event for work at which her husband was being honoured with an award. Anyway, I was introduced to her, and she said, “I love your dress!” I was wearing this … Continue reading Suzanne Somers Likes My Dress

The Four Leaf Clover Coffee Table

Just gonna brag a bit here about my talented husband! Back in January I mentioned in a post that he was working on a wooden-slab table. I’m happy to report it turned out really well, and is an amazing one-of-a-kind creation. This table started life as our neighbours’ huge, old maple tree. Unfortunately, it had reached the end of its life and had irreparable rot … Continue reading The Four Leaf Clover Coffee Table