How Many Times Can We Say “Never Again”?

On the seasonally warm, sunny afternoon of Thursday, February 15th 2018, the only ruckus that could be heard in the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was murmuring in class that caused interruptions. The students had their normal plans for after school: band practice, sports practice or studying. They were planning on having a normal day for a high schooler… until they didn’t. It was 2PM. They were probably waiting for the clock to tick and set them free… Read More

Working Women :: Lady No Brow

Kaytee Trudeau somewhat of a pioneer to the entrepreneurial craft scene, having made her first sale of an upcycled garment at the age of 14 to an eccentric costume shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Fast forward many years and you will now see her work featured, online and in print, all over the world. I was very lucky to meet Kaytee at a very integral time of my life and my crafting career, as I was just launching a new handmade… Read More

SO, YOU WANT TO START A BLOG

Let me start by saying that I absolutely love blogging. I have had several over the years, going back to the dawn of the internet. Some were personal, others were in conjunction to businesses that I have run over the years. In all cases, the blogs that I have kept have always been labours of love and huge sources of enjoyment for me. Add a Comment Share

Book Review:: Handmade Nation

I’ve had Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design on my bookshelf for many years (it was originally published in October of 2008), but I still felt that it was a good choice for one of our first book reviews because of the very special movement that it documents, in craft and in feminism. This book brings me back to myself, in a way. It represents my beginnings of creating craft for the purpose of protest for groups like… Read More