Swimwear Basics is a 3-part workshop at The Makehouse where I learned how to make my own swimsuit. This workshop was an ultra-fun adventure in learning to make swimwear. Jenny Ambrose (founder of The Makehouse) taught this workshop and shared oodles of knowledge, tips and suggestions about how to make your swimsuit best fit you.Read More
I first heard about Plastic Free July on The Slow Home Podcast with Brooke McAlary earlier in the year, and the idea of going plastic free for a month was really inspiring to me. The Plastic Free July Foundation was founded in Perth, Australia in 2011 as an office initiative to use less plastic, and has now inspired action around the world. Plastic Free July is not about going totally plastic free, it is about being conscious of your plastic use habits and challenging yourself to change those habits.Read More
I have been loving my plants lately and after doodling these sweet little potted plants on a piece of paper I decided that I need to do an embroidery of them.
These are my little plants. I used back stitch, seed stitch, and french knots in this embroidery piece. These potted plants are my little bit of sunshine hanging on the wall.Read More
I love crochet dishcloths. They are durable, easy to wash, and quick and fun to make. I was searching for a new quick project and remembered that my Granny used to make these dishcloths all the time when I was a kid. My boyfriend recently moved into his own apartment and was running low on dishcloths, so I had a lightbulb moment of remembering and decided to make him one.Read More
Pattern Making Essentials is a 5-week course at The Makehouse taught by the very experienced Alexandra Morgan. Alexandra studied a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design at Ryerson University and has worked as a pattern maker, designer, technical designer, and fit technician since 1995, specializing in women’s wear.Read More
Since taking the embroidery class at The Makehouse about a month ago, I have fallen in love with embroidery as an art form. The meditative process of colouring a piece of fabric with thread feeds my soul in such a deliciously satisfying way. There is something about embroidery that speaks to me.Read More
Before I started business school, I didn’t know much about fashion and sustainability. Throughout my degree I developed an interest in the fashion industry and the business behind it. I also developed a passion for sustainability and sustainable practices I began to realize that many production practices in the fashion industry are rather harmful to people and the planet.Read More
Do you love to do embroidery? Or have you always wanted to do embroidery but been too intimidated to start? I have dabbled in embroidery before, but I never considered myself an authority on the subject. After finishing a 2-part class on embroidery at The Makehouse, I am addicted.Read More
It's April! New month, new experiment. This month, I am learning how to meditate and I am very excited to see how this helps me with focus, stress, and anxiety.
I am generally an anxious person. I feel a lot of things all the time and sometimes it gets overwhelming.Read More