Sunday, January 31, 2010

Poppytalk Handmade

I found this website, Poppytalk, in my many searchings on the interweb and everything on it is simply stunning! Lots of inspiration and lots of tugs on the purse strings!


For anyone in the art and design world in Canada, akimbo is a great website for updates and information on the latest shows, calls for submission, and even job postings. You can subscribe and get these updates sent to your email so you can always be in the loop!

Friday, January 29, 2010


Last night I had my first of two nights in a knitting class! I'm taking this class at Passion Knit on Yonge with my best friend and our mother and a couple other ladies. We are knitting a Moebius which can be worn many different ways. It can be a scarf, a shrug, a cowl or a hood. I'm knitting it with this absolutely gorgeous deep purple merino/cashmere yarn. Its called "como" by Debbie Bliss.

We used a provisional cast on which is temporary. So that means that when I've finished knitting 38" in length we will take out the temporary cast on and join the ends together making the seam invisible. Pretty cool!
I'm using 15mm needles which are huge and look pretty silly, but the effect of the knit is really nice.

I'm going to be knitting during all me free time, which isn't much!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Purl Bee

I found this site a few months ago when I was searching for fabric. The Purl Bee is the online journal that goes along with (a lovely website for yarns and fabrics). The images are stunning and give me so much inspiration!

Ah, my first Blog!

Hey guys, here I am, trying out this social media thing.
I'll be blogging about the life of an art and design student trying to make it through school with dreams of being successful. We'll see how that goes...