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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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The Bicycle Opera Project has released their tour dates for summer 2017 at long last! To see their full tour schedule, click here. As part of my ongoing collaboration with BOP I got to sit down with the cast and discuss the ins and outs of an opera company that tours on two wheels. Click the Read More link to see our discussion on polyglot performances, the garment industry, and how these artists find inspiration in day to day life.

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For the longest time I’ve been seeing these beautiful hand-made wall hangings all over the internet. Not only did I think this would be a super fun DIY to create a really original piece of home decor, I figured I could devise a way to use up my old knitting project scraps. So, I started looking into how I could make one myself. As it turns out, the web has ample resources for hand weaving. Most sites suggest starting with what is called a ‘lap loom’. There are a few different types within that category; some use notches and others just use small demarcation lines to show where the yarns should go. The more I researched, the more expansive the world of weaving became.

That’s why I decided to amalgamate a bunch of resources into what I’m calling the Lap Loom Guide For Dummies. Based on all my research, this tutorial will give you step by step instructions for the easiest ever lap loom project if you’re a newbie like me!

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