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Its sweater weather, folks! Personally, the months of the year where you can bundle up in cozy layers and thick socks are my favourite. The Deparia Cardigan is the prefect piece to last you all through the season. Each of these cardigans is made with a bamboo/cotton blend lapel and cuff, with upcycled materials making each one unique. Click the Read More link to see 3 ways I style my purple cardigan. If purple isn’t for you, you can also get this style in grey, black and burgundy.

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Reduce, Reuse, Rejoice: Part 1

If you’ve read any of my DIY posts before, you know that I love a craft that is equal parts fun, eco-friendly and practical. This particular tutorial just so happens to hit the sweet spot that intersects all three!

Everyone knows that there is a lot of waste associated with gift giving. It includes everything, from excessive packaging, to duplicates, and things we’ll never use. By taking old fabric scraps that would otherwise gather dust, you can make a gift bag that is memorable, customizable AND reusable. It’s the perfect way to be crafty during the holiday season! Click the Read More link to see 3 ways you can make a gift that keeps on giving for the holidays. Continue reading

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The Regalis Cardigan is the LBD of the cardigan world: its always chic, it goes with everything, and its the most versatile piece you can add to your wardrobe. This season I did the Regalis in teal, burgundy, grey, purple, blue, evergreen and black, so there is definitely something for everyone. My personal favourite is the blue. So go ahead and click that Read More link to see how I style the best cardigan ever!

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Always a perennial favourite, the Aquilinum Tunic is back in all its upcycled glory. This tunic is semi-fitted for the perfect blend of comfort and tailoring. With 3/4 sleeves, a timeless boat neckline and one of a kind upcycled panels, you’ll find yourself reaching for this staple again and again. Click the Read More link to see three ways I style my tunic!

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At the end of every production cycle, there’s bound to be a bunch of fabric scraps leftover. Because part of my design philosophy is to create less waste, I find this part challenging. I’m always looking for ways to use the scrap fabric. I’ve come up with a few good options – like cutting strategically so the remainder is big enough to use for accessories – but the hunt is always on for crafty ways to use the extra bits.  For this DIY, I’ve used scraps left over from my Shibori Tie Dye Collection.  The variations in tone create a beautiful variegated look.

The act of crafting is always entertaining, however the most satisfying DIY projects to me are the ones that are cute AND functional. That’s why the idea of turning some jersey scraps into a coil mat is so attractive. This DIY requires minimal tools and as long as you can braid, you can complete this project. To see more, click the Read More link.

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In March I posted some photos from my 2016 trip to Vancouver Island, chronicling our adventures and my helter skelter mission to make it around the island. Today, I wanted to share a little about a side-adventure I went on when amidst the craziness of visiting old clients and seeing the sights. Its always tough to balance out work and play on vacation, but when I heard about Avatar Grove, I had to go check it out!

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My favourite tunic – the Paralomis – is now available in Red Shibori. I think this fiery hue is perfect for the heat of summer, and the various shibori techniques used for the fabrics I chose are utterly entrancing. If red isn’t your colour, its also available in black, indigo and teal! Click the Read More link to see a few ways I styled this spicy and versatile piece!

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