Well I’m going to be part of this fun day! Etsy’s Made in Canada event in Toronto later this month.
I’m going to be running a workshop where you can make your own magnet set and hairclips. I’ll be teaching how you can use small, and smaller, scraps of fabric to make these items.
Come say hello!
There are others happening around the country, you can find them here.
I signed up for the arbitrary day Reddit swap. It didn’t really have a theme you could just send fun things to someone based on their preferences or what you could find out about them.
I sent my person this Pokemon cup cozy I made, available in my shop now too because I thought it was such a good idea.
I got the best gifts from my secret gifter.
These are my favs, the 7 year pen and, of course, the roller derby patch. It’s going right on my skate bag!
Even the envelope was fun!
Did a ‘yarn’ Reddit swap a little while ago. Was sent these lovely yarns. I’m not the best with yarn but it’s on my craft adventure list and I’ve been giving it a go recently.
You can sign up for current Reddit gift swaps here.
A few years ago I lost a bunch of weight eating very little carbs. I’ve since found some of that weight and sort of kinda try to keep the low carb habits going. It’s a challenge I find being busy, on the go, with the kids and eating at work. Once place I really try to keep it up is with treats and sweets. I have a load of low carb (or adaptable) recipes on my Food Pinterest board.
These are a fav. I’ve adapted the recipe from Averie Cooks post here. She also links to her original recipe, which she improved upon by making them double chocolate.
I DO NOT make these in my blender. I tried that the first time and it was just waaaaay too difficult to clean that thing out afterwards! Her’s are dairy free but I tend to just use mini chocolate chips I have on hand at times. I also use whatever nut butter I happen to have. My cousin works at Nuts To You so I get to try a lot of different types.
Here’s my minty take on Averie’s recipe.
1 medium banana
1 large egg
1/2 cup nut butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat to 400
Blend all ingredients (reserve a small amount of chocolate chips)
Put in lined mini cups
Sprinkle with chocolate chips
Bake 8-12 mins
I love, love, love to add 1/2 tsp mint extract to mine
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Hope you’re all having a lovely long weekend with your loved ones!
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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.
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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!
Making hair clips and catching up on shows. I’ll hit the sewing machine over the weekend. Promise.
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!