Sunday, 26 January 2020

2020 Begins Happy New Year

Happy Lunar New Year! Well the new decade has begun (or not as my sister maintains). My creative journey continues with Arley Berryhill ‘s pattern “Penny Dreadful “. I will be displaying her at the Coast Collective Gallery show called “Red”. She was a joy to make. I used the colour red as my inspiration:
Whenever I start a new project, I decide on the colour story and then put together fabrics and trims in a basket.  I generally never use all the fabrics I initially choose but it is important to have choices on hand when I am creating.  In making this doll, I had all the fabrics already in my home stash, including the trims and trinkets ( I love adding those special details to my dolls).  I am very pleased with the results and I named this gal Lady Victoria Scarlett Rossa, a fierce lady who always wears at least a touch of red:












Thank you Arley Berryhill for creating such a wonderful pattern for us to use.

My second entry for the "Red" show at the Coast Collective is called "Cardinal Ideas", based on a pattern by Frowning Francis (another one of my favourite designers):





The show will be on from January 29th through March 8th at the Coast Collective in Victoria.

Monday, 30 December 2019

Holiday Magic

I am blessed to have my sister spending the holidays with us so we are taking in all the beautiful sites of our city.

Craigdarrach Castle, Centennial Square and Butchart Gardens:















Gingerbread Houses to raise money for Habitat for Humanity:







I have had a wonderful holiday season and there is more to follow.  I wish all my family and friends a wonderful, joyous New Year's and a peaceful start for 2020, a brand new decade full of promise and possibilities for self love, self improvement and creativity!

Monday, 16 December 2019

Happy Holidays

My, my how the time does fly!  I was on a Baltic cruise in September and I was in Toronto in October celebrating my "baby" brother's 50th birthday party.  In between my travels, I did manage to make a few critters and ornaments for the holiday season.

Highlights: the show at the Spiral Cafe on Craigflower in Victoria

Critters galore, just a sampling that were available at the Spiral Cafe, at Kali on Craigflower, at the Coast Collective in Collwood, and at the Two Hoots Gift shop in Cobble Hill:









Wee ornaments inspired from patterns by Ute Vasina, Allison Marano, and Paula McGee:












I participated in the Etsy Artisan Holiday PopUp show this past weekend as well!



Coast Collective Gift and Wishes (on until Dec 22 5pm, so there is still time to pick up a special hand made gift:





Finally, I will leave you with some travel photos:





A very Merry Christmas to all and a Happy, Healthy New Year.  See you in 2020!
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