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Happy Easter weekend!

Hope you’re all having a lovely long weekend with your loved ones!

easter treat stand

Giveaway Day!!

Why hello there! I’m giving away one scrappy wallet to some lucky winner! I will ship internationally (that’s anywhere in the world because you’re worth it). Please leave a comment below and make sure there’s a way for me to contact you. These are stock photos of some of my past wallets but I assure you the wallet will be adorable and meet all your accessorizing needs. We can chat about colours and patterns later.

I’ll love you forever if you like my Facebook page, I’m so close to 1000 likes!

Giveaway open until December 12 at 5 p.m. PST.
Winner will be emailed on December 14.
Go here to enter more giveaways!

I did something wild and crazy . . . again.

So yeah, I’m Canadian and I can mediocrely skate. I can roller blade. No cross overs, turning is okish, stopping involves walls and other people usually. But a few weeks ago I went to see a roller derby play off game and well, I was hooked.

Then I watched another game in another city.

Then I watched a scrimmage at the park which was also a ‘Meet and Greet’.

Then I signed up.

If your localish and want to sign up too, click the banner.

There I am practicing at the park rink. Looking tentative but honestly I did really well. I did tumble after about an hour, then was quite wobbly for a few minutes and I realized I should probably call it a night and get off my skates (I did do an hour of personal training that day and get a painful type of massage on my hip area which I had iced before heading out). I even managed to get up unassisted on my own after lying on my back and staring at the sky for a moment.

I’ll have to warn everyone if I’m away from school unexpectedly on a Monday morning it’s because I did something bad at practice Sunday night!

Crafting away with Netflix

Making hair clips and catching up on shows. I’ll hit the sewing machine over the weekend. Promise.

Michelle patterns sale!

I know I’ve gone on and on about Michelle Patterns but I just love her stuff so darn much (and she’s an affiliate sponsor on my blog). My iBooks shelf is over flowing with her stuff. I’ve made so many of her great patterns into fun stuff like the bracelet bag, the bucket bag, clutches,scrappy wallets, more scrappy wallets and yes, even more scrappy wallets. Still need to carve out time to finish this one, love the fabric covered button.

Sooooo she’s having a 6 year anniversary sale!

Go take a look!

Stupid Ice Ice Baby.

I usually run out in the winter a few mins before I’m ready to leave and start my car. Clear it off, let it warm up, let the defrost features do it’s thing. Today running out early to do that resulted in me slipping and getting hurt.

I drove to work, went into the office and said “Can you call a supply teacher? I need to go across the street to the clinic”. I was given an office ice pack and off I went. After seeing the doctor I was informed I had a FOOSH.

No really see?! It means Fall On OutStretched Hand. It’s a real medical thing! It’s so fun to say and super cute. Especially considering the pain it causes. So some X-rays later i’m informed it’s a really bad sprain, unless it’s not when the radiologist looks at it in which case I’ll be called. So I head for a nap since I have the morning off and all then go back to school for the afternoon. During which time I’m basically useless since most of what I do involves, oh you know, my right hand. So it’s been all elevated hand, pain killers and ice for me most of the evening!

I landed on my knees too, but was distracted by the wrist pain. My fingers I can cross are crossed hoping I can move in the morning :/

My art wall.

Ok I think it’s done . . . for now. Here’s some close ups.

#1 from Lisah
#2 & 5 from the lovely Jenny, an original hoop I won (yes won!!) from her 365 project and a print available in her Etsy shop.
#3 from Coucousalut
#4 bought from from Elsie herself at Renegade Chicago a few years back.

#1 Bought at a craft show, sorry about the glare. It says “When I get sad, I just stop being sad and be awesome instead” Thank you Barney Stinson.
#2 freebie from an Etsy event, made by 1canoe2
#3 print from ninjandninj
#4 another from from Jenny’s Etsy shop.

#1 From Julie her stuff is great, sadly her shop is empty right now.
#2 I don’t remember at all, bought in Ottawa at a craft show many, many years ago.
#3 Cub and Cabin on Etsy.
#4 Laura Jean‘s amazing work. I even picked more up yesterday from her.

#1 Julie again.
#2 Light and Paper
#3 Happy Town USA
#4 Made by my best friend. Says “Don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle, because sparkle” Based on this and something funny my son said.
#5 One of two great prints I picked up at Make It Indie last year from Christine Benson
#6 Mittens by Katie Muth

I had another plan for the wall that my headboard is against but I started on the mission and realized it wasn’t going to work out as planned. I’ll have to rethink that one for now and make a new plan.

That kind of day.

I’m in my jammies in the big chair in the living room.
I’ve been here for hours, starting at 4pm when I got home.
I have my lappy.
I bought something online already.

I have a book.
I had snack.

A pile of things to do, as is my way.
I don’t think I’ll leave this chair other than to feed us and put the kids to bed.

Although I may go create something. I do have a craft sale on Saturday. Plus those new pouches are super awesome. I might have to try making one, we all know how much I love Michelle Patterns.


Oh boy I have a problem. It’s making piles of stuff.

I spent the weekend trying to undo the various ‘piles’.

The kitchen table piles really only got moved, in all honesty, because I had friends coming over for dinner on Sunday.

This one’s my ‘I make Kool Aid jammer bags in the kitchen because then I feel I’m sort of upstairs with my kids and not being a neglectful mother by taking time to go create while they play’. Yeah, in the corner of my kitchen. Really need to clean things up.

How are all your work in progresses stored? Are you guilty of piling too?

Tap, tap, tap.

Is this thing on?

Yeah I know I’ve said that before and here I am saying it again. Oh well, it’s my blog I’m allowed.

I’ve been sooooo busy with this 9-5 job thing, which is funny because it’s technically an 8:40-3:10 job but it’s still taking loads of work. The beginning of the year is super busy and we’ve been working really hard in my classroom to get things in order. I haven’t had much time to create things, other than fill orders and that’s just boring to post about. However, I’m sitting here in bed sewing buttons on this 25 cozy order to ship out tomorrow and then I’m all caught up on orders!

But last weekend I went to Blissdom Canada and boy was it a fun, crazy, learning filled time!

Blissdom Canada

It was an amazing weekend. I went last year and met some fantastic people and this year I met even more. I have no clue what next year will bring. This year I was a community leader and I spoke at 3 micro sessions. I talked about Etsy and blogging and using the good of Etsy as a social media tool, even if you don’t have a shop there. It was nerve wreaking but I managed.

There was loads of SWAG and fun activities. Honestly such a good time. I recommend it for anyone nearby to attend next year!

I have some pictures but they’re going to have to wait for the next post, I’m sleepy now!