Friday, February 15, 2008

my valentine

inspired by the idea of a valentine's challenge, i made a mini quilt. easy peasy pre-quilted heart fabric + appliqued heart of a screen-print of a bmx bike + a strip of fabric patchwork = valentine to myself. an ode to my love affair with a little red bmx (technically caitlin's bmx).

Monday, February 11, 2008

vancity etsy team

on sunday i met up with the lovely ladies of etsy vancouver for a promo swap and chin wag. look at how cute everyone is --the photo has smart little notes linking to each person's etsy shop.

for the occasion, i put all my leather leaf and clock hand earrings into my wee blue suitcase to bring along. i thought they looked all cute and cozy in there.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

buy nothing

i recently participated in a swap on called the "buy nothing swap". the idea was to craft for your swap partner using only the supplies you already owned. okay, so it wasn't that hard for me, the owner of probably the most amount of junk/craft supplies anyone could fit into a one-room apartment!

in a world where every magazine, tv commercial, and billboard tells us that our happiness is contingent on just one more purchased object, i like that the fun of this swap was to remind ourselves of what we can create using the stuff we already have.

here are some of the things i created. in case it's hard to read, the inside of the powerline messenger bag reads: "consumerism is not the answer. don't buy it."