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OMG! So excited!

Booth 225! Come see us!!!!!

Recent happenings…

June and July has been crazy busy at the day job. Not much to report except that we bought a car.

Unfortunately this happened:


Our poor little used Mazda ūüôĀ


I restarted my quilting project using the fabric scraps from my studio.


Also, last Friday I took a sunny bike ride over to CraftyPlanet and bought these lovely fabrics.


The super awesome news is that we got into Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago this year on September 11 + 12. Last year, we skipped because it was on the same weekend as our wedding.

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I’ve already started production on my items for the fair. Hopefully, this will help with the stress that usually sets in the week of the fair.




I’ve been tagged!

Jessica of Plushroom Soup has tagged me. I guess it’s a great excuse to blog more and share. Here goes!

Here are the rules: answer the questions, replace a question that you don’t like, with one by your choice, add one more question , and tag 8 people to continue the game of tagging.

What is the thing that makes you happy? Spending time with those I am close to and making things (drawings, sewing, food).

Coffee or tea? Both.

What’s for dinner? Roasted salmon with white truffle sea salt. Side of quinoa, potatoes and spinach. Yummy!

What was the last thing you bought? Tiramisu and Pumpkin cheesecake from Pizza Luce. We just moved very close to this restaurant and it will be an uphill battle to not go all the time.

What are you listening to right now? La Roux

What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? All of my poofy skirts.

What is your favourite ice cream flavour? this one is hard…anything from Margie’s Candies in Chicago. Yum!

What do you think of the person(s) who tagged you? She is super sweet and super creative. She’s really great to talk to.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Paris…I just saw “An Education” and loved the scenes when David takes Jenny there for the weekend. It’s also been about 13 years since I’ve been there.

Which language do you want to learn? Japanese (again) and French.

What is your favourite colour? Red

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on? Save it to buy a dining table. Chris and I just moved to a new apartment that has enough room for one.

What is your favorite animal? I like most animals…It’s hard to say. Cats are the best I guess! Well but dogs are great too!

Describe your personal style? Quirky, childish, and girly are good words to describe it. I try to wear things that suit my shape. I love vintage from the 50’s and 60’s but I buy trendy stuff too. I don’t like wearing pants unless they are jeans. I can go on and on but it might be easier to take a look at my wardrobe remix set on flickr.

What are you going to do after this? Clean and organize my new sewing room.

What are your favourite movies? Amelie, Hudsucker Proxy, About A Boy, Trust, Until the end of the World, Funny Face, Chungking Express, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

What inspires you? My childhood, my friends and family, a good day, the internet…For me, inspiration comes from a lot of places.

What is your favourite fruit? Mangos

Do you collect something? Shoes, books, blythe dolls, fabric. Both Chris and I have the “collector” gene which had made our last move very difficult.

How many hours do you sleep a day? I need 7 to 8  to feel normal.

How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up? 3 to 4 times. ūüėõ

What is your favourite smell? white musk from the body shop

What is your biggest regret? That it took so long for me to let myself be happy.

What are you most proud of? My life right now.

Cats or dogs? Both!

What‚Äôs your biggest fashion mistake? Pretty much my wardrobe in the late 90’s. Baggy pants? yuck!

What is your guilty TV pleasure? America’s Next Top Model and TMZ

What did you want to be when you grew up? Fashion Designer/Photographer

If you could meet any person dead or alive who would it be? My grandparents that past away before  I was born.

What is your biggest dream? To be my own boss, to have to freedom to set my own schedule, and to travel the world with friends and family whenever I want to.

What was your favorite book when you were a child? I love Richard Scarry books. I still love the idea of animals doing human things like driving cars and such.

If today was your last day on earth what would you be doing? I’d spend it with my family and friends and then we’d go to the best restaurant I could find and end it cuddling with Chris.

If you could have any super power, what would it be? Slow down time.

If you joined the circus, what act would you perform? I’d be a contortionist

Here’s my question:

What fictional character do you feel is most like you?

Here’s my dilema for this last bit…I don’t know many with a blog to tag. So if you have a blog and are reading this… Tag you’re it! Please leave a comment and I will link to your blog. Boy, I really need to get networking more!

These three are the lucky few to get tagged by me!

Lindsay N.

Chris H.

Chris S.

Matt N.

Fun times in Chicago


Hanging out at the dog park


Dinner at Thalia Spice


Sunday Dinner before going home.

Rainy Renegade

Chris and I had quite a rainy adventure in Chicago¬†2 weeks ago for the Renegade Craft fair. On Saturday, we had a¬†bit of a rough start. Unloading the car and setting up our tent in the pouring rain was not fun.¬†And then, we¬†ended up having to pack up and leave early due to a leaky tent in the early afternoon.¬†¬†I was¬†really sad ūüôĀ¬† We spent¬†the rest of the day drying up and watching Battlestar Galactica with my sister. On Sunday, we came back with reinforcements¬†(yay! shower curtains!!) and things got much better. Friends and customers drop by to say hi and shop. It was wonderful to see a lot of dedicated Renegade Craft shoppers¬†at the show¬†even though there was record breaking rain that weekend.¬†Everyone in their wellies and their cute umbrellas.