The “Belle”

Sometimes the first attempt at a new task results in a sense of frustration and let down when it doesn’t go as well as planned. The choice then is to give up or go back and revise the process to find success.

I’m excited to report that I didn’t need to Continue reading

Gifts that Resonate

The best gift to give is one that is used and loved and many years later still treasured. The kind that get constant use and love, the kind that need to be repaired many years later.

I think I hit the mark with a recent gift to Continue reading

Enchanted Event

The post planned for yesterday was preempted, once again, by an enchanting afternoon. Obviously the subject matter for that poor Continue reading

Inventor’s Idea?

It all started with an old picture and an ice pack. Which indeed seems kind of random even for me as I write this. The ice packs have been getting a serious work out at our house in the Continue reading

Gran’s Workshop

It feels a little bit like the North Pole at my house right now. The shopping is done, the baking is complete and the house decorated. BUT there just might be a few last minute gifts that are being created.

Quilting stores have Christmas July sales. Crafters start months in advance to knit, sew and create. BUT somehow in my house Continue reading

Something from Nothing 

There is a wonderful children’s book called Something from Nothing. It’s by one of my favourite Canadian authors of that genre, Phoebe Gilman. I was reminded of this book recently when I decided to create something from nothing. Once the Continue reading