Friday, October 26, 2012

Upcycle day!

I am a day late but I have a cute upcycling idea for this week.  It is going with a theme of owls.  I have made some owl ornaments for my etsy shop and then while surfing around I found these cute owls.

Click on the link and get the instructions to make these cute halloween owls.  I am going to try and find time to make some myself this weekend.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Design Wall Monday

Today I have a "flock" of little penguins almost ready for listing in my etsy shop.  They will be listed in the next couple of days (hopefully).
It has been a busy weekend getting a custom stocking order out into the mail and getting yard work done before it snows again.  Fortunately we got the patio furniture put away and the leaves raked.
I am still working on the memory quilts and will post some work in progress pictures soon.

Have a look at Patchwork Times  for all the other design wall monday posts.

Have a great day!!!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Canadian Small Business Saturday

Hi all,

I have just signed up for the Canadian Small Business Saturday promotion.  October 20th will be Small Business Saturday and any purchases made in my etsy shops will have a 10% discount (you don't have to live in Canada to get the deals).

Support small businesses and buy small!!


  While on the business buzz,  I have the shipping deadlines from Canada Post.
Shipping to: Canada and USA - regular parcel (surface) December 10
                     Europe - regular parcel (surface) October 25
                     Austrailia - regular parcel (surface) October 1
After these dates the shipping gets ridiculously expensive but can be done.

Now back to the fun stuff!!  I will have some new ornaments in my new etsy shop Due North Creations.  They will be cute and cuddly!

Hope you have a great weekend!!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Snow Day!!

Good morning,

Hope everyone had a great Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  We did, it was quiet but nice. 

It is October isn't it.  Today we woke up to this!!

this photo was at 9:00am

this photo was at 10:30

and it has been snowing all morning so far.  Oh well it is a good day to stay in and sew and dream.
I was wandering around the internet today and found this post the happy housewife that had a tutorial about making a rug from recycled t-shirts and an old towel.  It is a really easy tutorial to follow and I think I am going to give it a try.  I have upcycled t-shirts to wear and made t-shirt quilts but I haven't made a rug yet.

So I was thinking that Thursday is going to be upcycle day.  Either projects that I have made or projects that I find in the wonderland we call the internet.

Hope you enjoy the day and find something that you can recycle today.

Now I have to go and shovel the driveway!!!

Have a great day!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Design Wall Monday!!

Hi all,

Went away this weekend to a market in Southern Ontario.  It was a 6-7hr drive for us but well worth it.  We had a good time and made a few good purchases.  Unfortunately the quilt shops in the area were closed by the time we got time to go.  Oh well!!  Like I need more fabric.
 We did get some excitment - the power went off while we were in Micheals craft store and we had to leave our purchases behind and pick them up on Sunday and then when we got back to the hotel the fire alarms were going off and the fire trucks were there.  Nothing serious just set off by the power outage.
I did get quite a bit of sewing done in the car.  I put together the "Sunburst" english paper piecing pattern that I designed last week.  If I say so myself I think it turned out ok.  I think I will put another ring of white hexagons around it and then make it into a table topper.  What do you think??

I will post the pdf of the templates tomorrow for anyone who is interested.

I tried to snap a photo of the fall leaves as we were zooming  by but the picture does not do the colours justice.  I will try to get some more fall leaf photos later this week.  By this weekend they will be all gome in our neck of the woods.
Have a great day!!