Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

ReStyle prints and new beanies!

Today is a day for getting everything done. I work full-time, I'm a single mother, and I have a long-distance boyfriend, so days to myself at home happen almost as often as solar eclipses. I'm happy to announce that the cosmos have agreed to give me a day off and I'm crossing things off my to do list.

I won some prints from ReStyleshop on etsy via elv's blog a while back and finally had the chance to stick them in frames and hang them on the wall.

Artwork from Restyle on etsy. 

I've been admiring Jan's prints for years (seriously!), so I was thrilled to be the winner of elv's giveaway.

Artwork from Restyle on etsy. 

I'm a big fan of Cathrineholm dishes and all things scandinavian. Now, if only someone can come over and make the rest of my house look perfectly mid-century modern.

Artwork from Restyle on etsy.

What I wouldn't give for an actual Stig Lindberg cup full of tea. Sigh. 

Artwork from Restyle on etsy.

I bought the frames from Walmart for about $6 apiece. They're admittedly very cheap and flimsy but they do the trick as long as no one inspects them too closely!

New hats in the shop!

Since I was home alone during day light hours, I did a mini photo shoot with some new beanies. There's a black Abbotts Harbour slouch in the shop and a new colour block Abbotts Harbour slouch in grey and blue.

New hats in the shop!

Both of these hats would look great on a man or a woman. I'm going to find it hard to part with the new colour block beanie! These are definitely my colours.

Friday, January 09, 2015

A new year

A new year, a new set of goals and expectations. I'm not one for making resolutions, but I do love flipping open the first crisp page of a new journal. This year I'm jumping on the bullet journal bandwagon. Nine days in, I'd say it's working for me. I always keep a notebook handy to jot down tasks, appointments, and assignments, but the bullet journal seems to be streamlining my notebook.

I was so busy filling orders in December. I feel as though I can finally breathe now that it's January. But I've been enjoying knitting to start filling the shop again with some lovely woollies. Here are a couple of new beanies ready to ship to you!

New beanies in the shop!
Abbotts Harbour slouch, colour block version in cream and light brown

New beanies in the shop!
Ledge Harbour slouch in bright emerald green

I'm sending you all warmth and best wishes for 2015. Happy new year!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Instagram and KOKITO

The cold weather is upon us and my little fingers are busy endlessly wrapping yarn around needles. I just sent 10 colourblock hats to KOKITO in Prince Edward County in Ontario (with five more to follow -- my fingers can only move so fast!)

If you're anywhere near Prince Edward County, please drop in and show Shelley and Jenn some love.

I've also started an Instagram account for darn it all. You can follow all my woolly adventures here.

If you need anything from the shop before Christmas, please order soon!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dots & Loops

Just a quick update to say that I delivered a stack of beanies, fresh off the needles, to Dots & Loops Handmade in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

It was my first time visiting the shop and it is just perfect. It's so nicely laid out -- no clutter -- and it's clean and beautifully organized. I would love to work in a shop like that. Almost makes me want to move to Lunenburg . . . 

If you find yourself on the South Shore, please stop by Dots & Loops at 183 Lincoln St. And while you're there, have the beet salad at the Salt Shaker Deli. Seriously. I can taste it right now. It was one of the best things I've ever eaten!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Organic cotton wash cloths

Homespun recently contacted me and they're nearly out of darn it all product! I've been spending the past few weeks doing this:

darn it all. 
and this:
darn it all. 
and now I have a big stack of organic cotton wash cloths ready to ship off to Indianapolis!
darn it all. 
But first I have to finish knitting a few more fingerless mitts and hats to include in the shipment.
darn it all.
I hope everyone had a great summer. As the weather turns colder, I'm getting pretty excited about all the warm woolies in my future. But before that, I think I'll take time to enjoy the last couple of weeks of summer sun. Happy September!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Tusket Vintage and Antiques Fair

The Tusket Vintage and Antiques Fair is this weekend in picturesque Tusket, Nova Scotia! If you're local, stop by to check out all the antiques and collectibles. I'm personally hoping to score some jadeite.

Nice big stack of darn it all beanies, ready for the Tusket Vintage and Antiques Fair this weekend! #darnitalltoheck #darnitall #etsy

And while you're browsing your favourite kitschy trinkets, why not stop by and check out my big ol' stack of warm woolies? Yes, that's right -- darn it all will be making its first real-life-not-on-the-internet appearance at an outdoor sale during the summer. Whether you like it or not, winter is coming again in six months and it's never too early to plan to keep yourself warm and cozy.

See you this weekend!