I’m a little behind in posting this, but I have so thoroughly enjoyed this dress this fall, I thought I had better get it up anyway!
It all started with some delicious Robert Kaufman mammoth flannels we brought in to Spool & Spindle. Thick, yarn-dyed, brushed on […]
This is Sally. Sally Snake. I won’t talk about the originality of the name – that’s just how it is.
The upstairs of our 1 ½ storey 1940’s home is odd. We have one bedroom, a closet, and an unfinished section with odd roof angles, that could creatively be turned into something some day…but […]
I had grand plans for teacher’s gifts this year. I had intended for Maus and I to make some sort of treat involving strawberries, but I didn’t pick up my flat of strawberries until Wednesday evening, and Thursday was the last day of school. Needless to say, last minute baking the night before just wasn’t […]
After the never-ending winter, spring and summer seem to be moving along so quickly…
I can hardly believe that it is CSA time again! It seems like just yesterday that our farmer was sending out the spring newsletters giving us a farm and planting update…and now it is already time to bring in some spring […]
My dad stopped by several weeks ago with a very special treasure. A collection of old cardboard boxes and cigarillo tins, each filled with buttons. Old buttons. Special buttons. Cards of matching buttons for suit jackets carefully cut from buffalo horn. Lovely creamy white and iridescent buttons handmade from shells. […]
A while ago Mausi’s papa gave me this book as a present, “Les couleurs francaises” by Yoshiko Tsukiori. I’ve long admired the styles in the Japanese dress books I had seen, and this book is particularly nice as it has both women’s and girls’ patterns in one book. An Easter dress seemed […]
Papa’s upcycled hat and neck warmer…as modelled by Mama.
Papa doesn’t wear hats. Not really. But I’ve always felt that maybe it was because he didn’t have the right hat. So with the sweater parts leftover after making C another pair of longies this past fall I set about making a […]
It’s cold here just now. Really cold. At least really cold for southwestern Ontario. An average of -23°C not counting the windchill. I am ready for something a little warmer. Even -5°C would seem positively balmy! But the freezing temperatures have made me appreciate our woolies even more (and I wouldn’t have […]
November passed by much too quickly this year. Wasn’t it just Hallowe’en?
With November came the colder weather. Watching Maus on a particularly blustery walk home from school, as she tucked her face into the top of jacket, it occurred to me that the one thing missing […]
When we moved into our little house last year we found ourselves in need of a new ironing board. Ironing on a towel on the floor seemed neither practical for me at 7 months pregnant nor wise of either Papa or myself with a 2 year old running about. I bought one of the least […]
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