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Posts from the ‘Crafting’ Category

Going back to School: Silk Screening 101

I have always wanted to try screen printing, but never found the time to teach myself. This winter I signed up for a class with a friend. The thinking was it would force me to set aside the 3 hours a week so I could focus on it. I haven’t quite finished the class yet, but here are some of the projects I have finished to date.

By: Janet New Read more

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Pressed Wildflowers

We’re fortunate to spend many weekends out of the city, and lately I’ve been swooning over the gorgeous wildflowers growing up along the side of the quiet country roads. On a recent walk, my daughter and I gathered some especially beautiful samples to press and save.

By: Jessica  Read more

Promotional Bunting

With one of my other endeavours, The Westside’s Story, I hosted a Day Camp Fair a couple of weeks ago. I was looking for something really dynamic to go in the window as promotion for the event. And then I thought, why not get crafty? So I whipped up some basic, construction paper bunting. This is so easy, and can be used for a myriad of occasions, including birthdays, celebrations, and personal declarations for Valentine’s Day (e.g. I LOVE [lover’s name here] displayed prominently in your front window to embarrass your spouse)!

By: Jodi Crawford Read more

Sleeves to Fingerless Gloves

Digging through my mound of sewing material and clothing the other day, I found some baby pjs that, I guess, I had planned to mend when my kids were tiny. Oops! Stuff gets away from you when you’re elbow deep in diapers. My daughter’s too big for these footie pajamas, but she does love to be stylin’, so I made her some cool fingerless gloves from the onesie sleeves.

By; Jodi Read more