Saturday, 20 March 2010

Clever Counting Sheep

Creativity is followed in many different ways in my studio. Besides graphic design, fibre art, felting and quilting, I have been interested in drafting patterns of my own designs.

My first pattern is now up for sale on Etsy! It has taken me a while to get all the details finished and now that the pattern has been officially tested, I feel very comfortable putting it up for sale. It is available here, for only $9.99 plus shipping.

If you have time, go online and check it out... along with my other Etsy fibre arts.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Dragons... Flying

Back home from holidays. We had a great time in Maui exploring and snorkeling and relaxing. I picked up a Sashiko kit at the Maui Quilt Store. It took only two or three hours to finish and now is ready to be made into a pillow. It was nice to work with my hands while I was away!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


This week my husband and I are visiting Maui! We are staying near Kaanapali along the West shore of Maui. We arrived late in the day after the Tsuanmi warning was lifted. Everyone is happy their homes and livelihoods were spared.

Yesterday we took a lovely afternoon drive to Kihei and found the Maui Quilt Store. My husband found another husband outside waiting for his wife and they quickly became anti-fabric-buying team buddies and stayed out in the sun for a visit. The other gentleman was from Edmonton... just five hours from our home of Grande Prairie, so they had lots of things to talk about (read hockey & golf).

The Maui Quilt Store is a wonderful shop to visit. Every kind of Hawaiin Quilt pattern you could ask for and lots of unique Maui-esque products. The balis were so Hawaiin in colour range (yellow, orange, pink, sky-blue... compared to the many earth-tones we have available in Canada.

I bought a book The Hawaiian Quilt: The Tradition Continues. Great instructions and many photographs of high-quality Hawaiin Quilts. If you are interested in this form of quilting (and I wasn't until yesterday), I recommend getting this book.

Tomorrow we will be checking out a quilt store in Lahaina!