Archives for the month of: January, 2010

haiti dress
I have been shocked and moved by the devastation in Haiti, and feeling so powerless to help. I knew one of my favourite causes would figure out something soon, and they came up with a way that crafters and people who love handmade items can help together.

I have donated this dress and another one to the Craft Hope for Haiti sale. Please take a moment to look at all of the wonderful donations in the Craft Hope shop. There are many beautiful handmade items for sale. 100% of sales will be sent to Doctors Without Borders. If you are unable to make a purchase at this time, consider donating something handmade. Information on that can be found on the site here.

“There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter.
One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues.”
(Hal Borland). For me it’s the pile of books that I received at Christmas that I can finally start reading, safe in the knowledge that I don’t have any impending sewing projects (Spring starts late in Ontario, so I still have a few months before I need to be worrying about summer dresses).

I have a doorstop of a book to read for next month’s bookclub, it’s snowing (again) and Ironman has a stack of new toys to entertain her this afternoon, so I’m snuggling up for the day.
Next blog, I will be sharing details of my daughter’s woodland fairy party…I don’t know who enjoyed the preparations more, her or me!