Category: ramblings
26-days
26 days to go! the OOAK diaries

Um… yikes!!! In just 28 days I’ll be standing in my booth at the One of a Kind welcoming you to my world. And in just 12 days I’ll be in my booth at Circle Craft in Vancouver. 12 DAYS!!!!…

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YAY! IT’S LIVE!!!

IT’S UP! IT’S UP! IT’S UP! Of course you already know that because you’re here reading this. Well, what do you think of my new virtual home? Send comments please! I’ve been meaning to get around to this for ages…

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basket weaving!

So what’s a crafty girl to do when she’s not in her studio? Basket weaving! Step 1. Grow a pine tree. Here is an interesting factoid I learnt, the colder the climate the shorter the pine needles on a tree….

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I’m here

This is a story about what happens when you can’t see the forest for the trees. Or sometimes you’re so busy running your hamster wheel that you don’t have a spare moment to see either forest or trees. That is…

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sigh… oops
sigh… oops

OK, I have always promised myself that I would never be the blogger whose blogs posts always begin with “sorry I haven’t posted in ages but my dog/cat/rabbit ate the computer.”All I will say is that I’ve been uber busy…

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back and busy!
back and busy!

yes, it’s been mighty quiet here in the past couple of weeks. there was the mad rush of trying to see everything in Paris that we had missed until I realized that just wasn’t possible. It is SUCH a dense…

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labour free day
labour free day

I took the day off!!! Completely!!! No work at all!!! This was momentous as I’m currently in a panic to get all my Christmas work done before I go on vacation to Paris. Yes you heard it correctly, it’s the…

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gaia
gaia

In 2009 Guy Laliberte, the founder of Cirque du Soleil, became the 7th private citizen to become a space tourist. Isn’t that a great term, space tourist? His photos have been published as a book and are also touring to…

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tasty weekend
tasty weekend

Here it was, my one weekend in August that I’m not standing in my tent at a craft show. Since I am officially in screaming panic production mode (Christmas is coming! I’m going to Paris!) the weekend was spent in…

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current obsession
current obsession

I have an obsession with making hollow beads right now. Don’t ask me why. The universe has spoken and I am listening. I have no idea what these are going to turn out to be. There is the Wilma Flintstone…

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sweet sweet scent
sweet sweet scent

Did you notice how fabulous the roses were in June this year? It was the perfect combination of temperature and rain, the roses are spectacular this year. It made for some slow bike rides around town, when you have to…

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my northern life
my northern life

Just a few short weeks ago I was floating around wondering if it was cold enough to put on a t-shirt. I blinked and here I am, wondering just how many minutes you could survive in lake ontario before hypothermia…

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it’s an invasion!
it’s an invasion!

Have you seen them? They are EVERYWHERE! I first noticed these as we drove back to Toronto, home from vacation. We were driving along the lakefront from Erie to Buffalo. As we headed east we commented on the huge amount…

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cheers!
cheers!

Ahhhh, another lovely day. One of my favourite moments of any day sailing is the sundowner. Not that I’m a raving alcoholic, the sundowner is the time of day when you simply sit and watch. No phone calls, no distractions,…

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time lapse
time lapse

I was playing with yet another new iPhone app just before I left Toronto. Time Lapse. Great idea, put your iPhone on a tripod and it shoots an image at whatever time interval you set, add the time you want the…

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minibill meets mango
minibill meets mango

Sailing is about the friends you make along the way as much as it is about the wind. MiniBill is making muchos amigos here in the boatyard. This is Mango. I love Mango. Mango is a Yellow-naped Amazon parrot and…

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it’s adventure time!!!
it’s adventure time!!!

Yippeeee!!!!! Sailing gloves, check! New sail ordered, check! (And muchas gracias to everyone who purchased in my sail/sale and contributed to the new genoa!)  A couple of t-shirts, check. And of course, MiniBill, our mascot. What’s a Sailorgirl without a…

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I am a cat girl.
I am a cat girl.

If we meet in the street as you’re walking your dog, don’t take it personally when I don’t gush all over Fido. I’m sure your dog is really cute and you love him to bits. It’s not you, it’s me….

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a drawing is…
a drawing is…

“A drawing is simply a line taking a walk.” – Paul Klee Is that not the best quote? It just takes my imagination right down a path. LOVE this. I found this quote on Gennine’s Art blog. I adore Gennine’s…

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Happy Chinese New Year!
Happy Chinese New Year!

Welcome to the Year of the Dragon. 大展鴻圖Dazhan hongtu – “May you realize your ambitions”吉慶有餘Jiqing youyu – “May your happiness be without limit”萬事如意Wanshi ruyi – “May all your wishes be fulfilled” In the chinese zodiac I am a tiger. That’s…

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what an idiot
what an idiot

Dude, what were you thinking? Even I, in my little 27′ sailboat which only draws 4′ would not sail this close to a shore that is strewn with reefs. This is human error at its’ worst. Such a shame as…

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my french run
my french run

Sometimes a goal seem so immense, so ridiculous, so overwhelming that you give up before you even begin. A while ago I realized that I wasn’t feeling quite my energetic rah-rah self. I didn’t have quite the same energy. I…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

The bestest of wishes for the bestest of years to you. Flowers for the new year. And chocolate. Although I forgot to take photos of that. And a glass of your favourite beverage to celebrate. 2012 is going to be…

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birdy trades!!!
birdy trades!!!

SCORE!!! One of my favourite part of any craft show is the trade. Love the trades!!! And this year, being year of the birdies I scored a fantastic birdy trade. Jocelyne of Rain Goose textiles makes the sweetest most fantastic…

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fun stuff
fun stuff

Peeps, I know I should have written my newsletter this week. And I know I should have organized and cleaned my bench. There’s no shortage of stuff I should have done. But really, all I want to do right now…

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