Hi friends! Just a quick note to let you know that the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast dropped a few days ago. I interviewed Kate Ng from Time to Sew on the topic of sustainable sewing. If you’ve ever wondered about the environmental impact of fabric manufacturing, or felt a bit guilty about chucking fabric scraps into the landfill, this episode is for … Continue reading The Clothes Making Mavens Podcast: a chat with Kate Ng on sustainable sewing
Winter ice fading and on the sandy beach promise of summer Continue reading Haiku for Spring! Yahoo for Spring!
This month I took a road-trip vacation with my best guy in our new(ish) car. We drove from Toronto to New York City to visit friends, then on to Cape Cod, Boston, and Vermont. Then it was home via Montreal (to shop at Simons, of course) and a stop at my brother’s cottage north of Kingston, Ontario. Being the first road trip we’d done in … Continue reading A sock-themed road trip
I didn’t know. I almost never say those words. I pay attention. I know stuff. If I don’t know, I find out. I research the shit out of things. I once spent a week compiling a chart comparing every tiny specification of three different dishwashers I was considering buying, from how many decibels it ran at to how many streams of water showered the top … Continue reading Hair Extensions: Vanity Karma Bites Me in the Ass
How does your garden grow? Well thanks for asking. In fact, it kicks the shit out of all the gardens on my street. 😀 My front yard, May 2013. It was quite an attraction to passers-by. Sorry about the crummy iPhone photo with poor lighting. I know this because lots of people stopped for a closer look, to take pictures, or to exclaim how big … Continue reading Mary Mary Quite Contrary
Why are they all a jumbled mess? Most of the shops along Queen and Spadina are dusty, dim, crammed-to-the-rafters kind of places. The selection is great, for the most part, but when you’re feeling a bit like you need to keep one eye out for mice while you’re looking for a great print for a new sundress, that’s a bit, um, off-putting. Part of me … Continue reading Fabric shops in Toronto