Friday, July 31, 2009


breaking in new shoes around the house.

working on a custom giraffe.

drinking cucumber water to stay cool.
enjoy your weekend!

ps- thank you so much for all of the sweet words about the new giraffes and beavers. i really appreciate your encouragement, the words stay with me so they come in handy when i'm doubting myself or just having a bad day.

Monday, July 27, 2009

shop update

these giraffes are making their way into the shop at 9:00am today. see you there!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

fire in the sky

last night, as we finished our tasty bbq shrimp and corn, we noticed a few flashes in the sky. next, a loud boom of thunder. as some time passed, we thought that maybe the storm had as well.
well, it lasted for hours! this was so exciting, since in vancouver a thunder and lightning storm is not something that happens very frequently. i grabbed my camera and after about 300 shots, i found that i had snapped a few of the lightning bolts.

the aftermath was stunning. the sunset was so vibrant, so orange. there was still some storm action happening during and after the sunset, which made it feel apocalyptic.
(doesn't the one photo remind you of the wham! album cover "edge of heaven"? i loved that album.)

(PS- reminder of the shop update tomorrow morning at 9:00am PST)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

shop update on monday

i will be updating the shop on monday july 27th at 9:00am PST. i was meaning to do it this week, but things have been busy busy, so monday it is.

there will be some new beavers and giraffes (i've made some giraffes in both mustard and ivory) in the update. all of the new animals will be stuffed with 100% wool and most are accented with some new cottons that i have from japan.

Friday, July 17, 2009


it is so flipping hot here today! my thermostat is reading 28 degrees. the dog and i are going to sit in front of the fan and drink this beer. (the beer is for me, too bad for her that she doesn't get any)
happy friday and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

the handsome family

last night we went to see one of my favorite bands ever, the handsome family play at the biltmore. (theresa, i thought of you, you should have been there!)
it was so fun! i had never been there before, the place really suited the show. (although i wish people wouldn't have talked so much, but what can you do when there are drinks involved.)
they played some songs from their latest album, honey moon which i like but it's not my most listened to album.

that would have to be in the air. i can't get enough of it.

through the trees is pretty great too. i think they are perfect to listen to while i'm sewing. or trying to cook or bake. or doing just about anything really.

go check them out and have a listen here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

where? vancouver

thank you to where magazine for having my new giraffe in july's shopping section!
he's on page 23, if you have a copy or you can look online here. as mentioned, there are animals for sale at favourite gifts in north vancouver and there are a few animals left at room6 in deep cove too.

i am busy making some new beavers (and a couple of giraffes, if all goes well) to post in my shop soon. hopefully they will be ready by the end of the week, but i will make a blog post mentioning when the shop update will be.

happy tuesday!

Monday, July 13, 2009

back in town

i just got back from out of town. we were in los angeles for a few days. a few very hot, fun days. we did some much needed relaxing at our hotel, a wee bit of shopping, we saw michael jackson's star (since i was there, i had to. my dad bought me the thriller album when i was 6 and played it non stop. he was my first crush), had a couple celebrity sightings and went to enjoy the views at griffith park.

on our way home, we fly through some rough weather (they said it was a thunderstorm) near seattle and the gin i was drinking made me relax enough to capture some of the aftermath. (more photos on my flickr.)

AND, we also heard this song again. can you believe it? every time we are there. EVERY time. love it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

in line with canada day......

i made these two little canadian beavers last night to give to some very special visitors here from australia. perhaps they will help pass some time on their long flight back home.

they are stuffed with 100% local wool and the fabrics are japanese imports. i really love the floral one, it reminds me of a liberty print.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

happy canada day!

i love maple sugar.

(don't forget, free shipping today- to anywhere!)