Embroidery – Then and Now

There’s been a recent comeback of embroidery and i’m loving it! I’ve been working on an embroidery project myself, it’s small, but it’s actually been taking a while because I just don’t have the patience like I used to (at the age of 12) for tying hundreds of knots! I was influenced by the hair wraps we used to do when I was in grade school and I figured it was the perfect way to disguise my old dirty white iPod headphones. Check out some of my fun finds below and some photos of my little headphone project.



 available on Etsy


Fine Finds: Fall 2010

Fall is in the air. It’s only the beginning of September, but I decided I wanted to think up some ideas for colours I want to wear this Fall. Red might be a fun choice. Here’s some items i’ve selected, all very affordable too.

Vancouver in October

The other day I went downtown and made sure to snap a few photos of the progress along Granville Street. Luckily the street is still closed, so I could stand in the middle and get a good view. I really hope they bring back the trees, it’s sure looking concrete and bare.



Just about every other block in Vancouver is being redeveloped, but at Richards near Yaletown, where they’ve demolished Richards on Richards to make room for a new condo developement, there’s a few heritage houses that have been put up on blocks to either be moved or sent to heritage house heaven. I was able to photograph one, the other was blocked by signage.


Fall is here and I wanted to share some of the beautiful colours I spotted in Yaletown that contrast perfectly along side the old brick buildings.



500 Pencils

I will always have fond memories from my childhood of reaching into my shoebox full of coloured pencils to create amazing works of art, or colour outside of the lines. I’d draw for hours on end. It’s really amazing how something so simple can be so entertaining for so long when you’re a child. The point of this memory is that the other day I came across this beautiful collection of 500 pencils and it blew me away.


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