go outside

At the preschool snack table yesterday the little ones called out about tv, what they like, how much they watch. i was surprised but not really. This week in particular has felt a little wild in the classroom as though many of the kids stayed in from the rain. i admit that we too have turned the movie on some – Mary Poppins is totally magical. i’m loving it – but – outside is better. While the day was gorgeous, sunny, brisk and beckoning i hope that i can keep up the oomph to explore outdoors even on the inevitable soggy West Coast in Autumn/Winter days.

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textureswild bird feed

i got to meet the lovely Fabiola and her beautiful family at the beach yesterday. short and sweet. i sort of wish i could have joined a caravan with them on their tour to the island. (i can’t seem to click and drag larger images from my flickr just now?)

fabiola's beautiful family

A & F & Asand angel


adventuring & exploring,day to day,family,seasons | Sunday, October 18th, 2009

without words.

the patch by you.

grandma's pickhim of me

choosing by you.

down up

so few left by you.

familiar duds by you.

just now by you.


creative community,sewing | Friday, October 2nd, 2009

i have definitely cut into more of my favorite fabric stashes to stockpile for this event; japanese linens, etsuko canvas, aunty cookie, bamboo herringbone… i’m pretty excited to see it altogether in abundance. i am happy with the assortment of scarves and splurged on some super soft 100% wool patterns to blend in with the cottons and linens. i’ve really just made what i love and what i would want to buy for my little one and other gifts.


doll detailcotton linen & wool

squirrely by you.

bamboo cotton & linen

etsuko aviary by you.

Orlenda&Isidora&Tashiravery sweet

stroll by you.

well promoted

creative community,shop | Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Wow. When i met Sue Lavitt at an event 2 Springs ago she flattered me with compliments and urged me to participate in Vancouver’s first One of A Kind events. She followed up and followed through, answered questions and concerns and even when i decided not to do the 2008 show she still followed up for this year’s show and here i am…literally plastered all over the city. i have to say that i have been very well promoted for this event.

near Science World by you.

georgia straight by you.

photo credits – Alistair and Stacy;

oneofakindspaz with the camera by Stacy Rae

One of A Kind  by you.

Fashion Magazine & Russian Fever;


The buses and billboards have certainly kicked my butt in gear to have ample stock for the event and while i think i could still do with more there’s only so much a gal can make, all the while still enjoying the process. So far so good. i’m overwhelmed, yes, but production is steady and good. i’ve a gaggle of gals and riches of crowns amongst other play things, gifts and accessories. Previews to come soon i hope.

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