Monday, May 22, 2017


Queen Victoria was one incredible lady. Aside from ruling a country for nearly 64 years, she was a mother of 9, a visual artist, and a prolific journal writer. Her passionate, determined nature is clear in reading her diaries. I've been loving the series Victoria, which brings aspects of her younger life to the costumes and sets are stunning and lavishly inspiring. Happy Victoria Day!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dutch Spring

 I found this vintage embroidered linen canvas at Value Village and love its textures and cheery colours!
Look at those little pink tulips!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saturday, May 06, 2017

1930s Felt Brooch

This is my great-grandma's floral brooch from the 1930s. It reminds me of Vogue covers of that decade.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Green Thumb

I was inspired by Ron Isaacs' Sprout, and created this shadow box with linen, cardstock, and a vintage glove.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Robin's Egg Necklace

These beads are leftovers from a ceramics experiment with minty reborn as a robin's egg necklace!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Rose Needlepoint

I found this rose needlepoint at Value Village for a few dollars. The palette and distressed frame are so sweet.  
My goal is to gather a whole gallery wall of rescued floral oil paintings, watercolours, and needlepoints!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Enlightened Hearts

"...that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which He has called you, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His great might that He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come."
Ephesians 1: 17-21

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Designs in Shop: Pink and Blue

Fun fact: I seem to be incurably drawn to using pink and blue in my art! Hence, these designs are now available in my shop as fabric, wallpaper gift wrap, cut-and sew patterns, and homewares. Here's Ladies

Monday, April 03, 2017

An Old Fashioned Girl

 I found this 1963 edition of An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott at a local thrift store for $0.25. It was illustrated by Dan and Norma Garris. Alcott has such a talent for selecting descriptive words, and there is a sweetness to all her writing. This is a coming of age story of a girl named Polly and her humble, pleasant life.
This name was written on the inside cover...doesn't it perfectly suit?

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Work Bag

I found this vintage sewing work bag at a fabric rummage sale for $0.25. It's probably from the 1940s. I wonder how many garments were tossed in here and lovingly stitched back together. Make do and mend!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Forever Flowers

When I turned 7 I went to Michael's and spent all my birthday money on fake you can see I'm still a fan of these perky plastic and silk blooms! These lily of the valley clusters look especially real, and they brighten up any room they fill! There's nothing like instant and constant cheer!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sun and Daisies

My friend Tabytha made this lovely collage of a Katie Daisy quote. It's so cheery I had to frame it!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

4th Blogiversary!

Appliances, fruit, flowers, linen, and silk are 4th anniversary gifts, so here are two new surface pattern designs celebrating those items! They are available in my shop as fabric (linen and silk are options of course), wallpaper, gift wrap (party time), cut-and-sew patterns, and homewares. I give you Smeg
and Strawberry Blonde. Thanks a bunch for 4 years of readership, and here's to the next years of creativity!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cat Eye Glasses

I found these fabulous cat eye frames at Value Village for (wait for it) $3, had my prescription lenses put in them, and may have also taken a brush full of gold paint to the tips...hello, bespectacled '50s secretary joy!
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