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All Your Beautiful Faces

April 7, 2019

Hello Everyone, I have missed you. As you may know, I took the radical step of deleting my social media accounts. Was it a month ago…two months ago? At first it felt very awkward. With twitching fingers, I kept picking up my phone, trying to find an app to open. There are only so many…

My State of the Art Marketing Technology

March 6, 2019

Last night I wrote this very long winded post explaining why I deleted my social media accounts. When I reached the end I looked at it and thought, this might be the most boring thing I have ever written. There are so many interesting things happening in Canadian news right now and somehow, The Hat…

How To Make a Straw Braid Hat

March 2, 2019

The following video is a tutorial for other milliners. I am in no way an expert in making straw braid hats, but I had a request from another milliner for some help understanding their antique straw braid machine. The video is long and kinda boring, but it serves a purpose. I’d love to hear from…

A Hat For Women Who Have Something to Say (and the woman who inspired it)

January 30, 2019

I did it!  I wrote a knitting pattern.  I don’t so much consider the designing of the hat to be a terribly big deal because I’m comfortable creating with my hands,  On the other hand, writing out directions in a way that is understandable to someone not living in my brain is way out of…

The Answer Is In the Box.

January 1, 2019

So, here I was desperately trying to think out of the box for the solution to my sustainable fashion problem and all along the answer was right there in the box…well, in the boxes, the many boxes, and shelves and drawers and the attic… I have been struggling with the question of how to shift…

Dear Abby, Should I cut the sweater or stretch the husband?

December 7, 2018

Dear Abby, I have just finished knitting the main body of the sweater for my husband.  He is 6’1″ and kind of enormous. There are a lot of stitches in this sweater.  By nature, I’m a selfish knitter. I so admire all the women who want to express their love for their family and friends…

Felted Headbands and Crazy Hair

November 7, 2018

The Strong Witch and New Directions Part Two

October 9, 2018

Last I left you I wrote about how knitting seems to be taking me and my little cottage industry into new territory.  I wrote about my concerns regarding micro fibres.  I’ll come back to that topic, but first….Here’s my latest!  She is called, The Strong Witch.  This hat is an ode to all the women…

Knitting myself a new direction…Thoughts on polar fleece

September 27, 2018

A couple of months ago I said to Tony, “I think I’m having a crisis.”  He was very concerned and agreed to hear me out.  The next line out of my mouth had the word, “knitting” in it and with that one word I instantly lost credibility.  I guess my idea of a crisis and…

Brier Island

July 16, 2018

This past weekend Tony and I ran away to Brier Island.  I have always had a long list of reasons as to why I can’t go anywhere, not least of which is a sense of needing to be open in case someone comes to visit my studio.  But Robin, who runs the Chester Bay Chalet,…