The challenge: create a shadowbox filled with 10 charms for the Canola Summit, held this spring at Kelburn Farm. The shadowboxes would be given to each person in attendance as a souvenir and memento of the day.
Playing off the idea of the Harvest Camp charms, I came up with 10 crafts to represent the themes at the Summit – everything from bees, to community, to the big, blue sea.
Click here to read more and see the final project: Canola Summit Window
When I first started making my Domino Pins, my number one rule was to “be nice.” No profanity, no negative or provocative statements – just friendly, uplifting, g-rated messages.
Ah, to hell with that. These new, cheekier pins are way more fun!
How did this big change come about? Well, I’m much, much (ok, not that much) older than I was when I started this whole thing. With age comes decidedly less thought to what others may think. Zero fucks, if you will.
Plus, it’s so great to see customers (of all ages) react to my new pins. Apparently, the f-word is something that almost all generations can get behind. (Very small children shouldn’t be playing with sharp things anyway!)
Subversive crafting is my new favourite crafting. There. I’ve said it.
I’ve just shipped another batch of scrappy, quilty pins to Brandy in beautiful BC!
You may remember the first batch? Well, it was great fun to get to do round two – even with those teensy-tiny, hand-cut red hearts! Ack!*
If you are a quilter, Brandy has a great website with a blog, online store and instructional videos, and you can even listen to archives of her podcast, Canadian Quilt Talk (perfect for listening to whilst quilting, I imagine!)
Quilter on Fire
*I kid! That’s the best part!
Several months ago, I had the opportunity to create a large order of custom domino pins for a friend (and ex-Winnipegger), Brandy Maslowski.
All of the pins feature fun, “quilty” sayings and are available on Brandy’s website – Brandy Lynn Designs
I had so much fun creating these pins – especially the special “I ❤ CQT” pins with cut-out red hearts. They were a little more work, but I love, love, love how they turned out.
How’s this for a sweet deal? Order an Oh, Honey! Lipbalm and I will wrap it up for free!
Hand-stamped “Bee Merry” or “Happy Holidays” tag included.
I am so, so, so excited about this stuff!
My lipbalm is naturally moisturizing and contains only four ingredients – natural beeswax and raw honey from Canadian prairie bees, organic canola oil, and vitamin e.
That’s it. No colour. No flavour. No sparkles. (But don’t let me stop you from using it under your brightest, sparkliest lipgloss!)
Oh, honey! Lipbalm – $4 each