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.
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
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!
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!
This September, we decided to extend our summer by doing a day trip to Boyne Valley Provincial Park. Despite being in autumn denial, we were hoping to catch some changing colours and there was a definite chill in the air. Although it was a bit early for that, the park showed many markers of late summer.
This is Part 3 in an ongoing collaboration with The Bicycle Opera Project in conjunction with their production of SWEAT; a modern, a capella opera about the struggles a group of garment factory workers endure in order to build better lives for themselves. To read the rest of the interviews click here.
To see a short video of this production, click here:
These interviews are Part 2 in an ongoing series that spotlights the cast of the upcoming production of SWEAT, an a cappella opera that will be touring Ontario by bicycle this summer If you haven’t read our previous post about our collaboration with The Bicycle Opera Company, click here to dive in!
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!