bird with a great attitude

I made a few of these ‘bird with attitude’ onesies for Christmas. Here is our favourite little bird sporting his. lb1

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I have been busy this week finishing up Christmas orders. And here is one I can share with you. Meet Sarah, a pink purse for a young teen. The instructions for the bag were specific:  zippered pockets, pink but with another colour, shoulder strap. My timelines were short, so I had to use supplies I had on hand. Lucky I had this great pink polka dot leather, and two matching zippers, just perfect for Sarah.  H 9″ W 10″ D 3.25″sh 2


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Lake Ontario in December

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Yesterday we took a walk through the Miller Nature Reserve in Prince Edward County. The trail leads to Lake Ontario and we walked along that beautiful shoreline for another kilometer or so.  It was an overcast day but the range of colours was still remarkable. I am always so grateful that this unspoiled shoreline is so close and so accessible.lake o 3

Below you can see Prudence and me sporting our headbands and mittens. I’ve been making more headbands–we sold them all at the show and I still have some orders to fill. I really enjoy mixing and matching the colours and textures. My son even ordered one! You can see him in the corner of the last picture.lake o 2

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recycled mittens


This pair of Birdbrain mittens described by their owner as ‘necessary for my ride to class’ was photographed in Victoria BC. Made from recycled wool sweaters and recycled leather and lined with recycled scarves. Toasty warm!

Below are the mittens photographed just before Sunday’s sale. Thank you to everyone who came and made this, the 5th and last Birdbrain show, the best yet.

The two pairs of warm mittens in the final picture are available for sale in the store. If you are interested click on the online store button under navigation on the right.


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recycled cashmere and wool

I’ve saved pieces of my favourite sweaters for the past few years and this last day or two I’ve been having fun combining them into into headbands and then lining them with fleece.  Cosy! At bottom you see them paired with infinity scarves which are made from pieces of cashmere–deliciously warm and soft!



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getting ready for Sunday’s show

4 sherbrookesFour Sherbrooke shoulder bags in various colours. Below the latest, Sparrow, (also top left) lined in Kenyan cotton with 3 interior leather pockets.sparrow sherbrooke int

bb toteA black waxed canvas tote with leather base, pocket and straps. Inside an ipad pocket and generous orange waxed canvas divided tote laptop

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red traveller

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I had some small pieces of this beautiful red leather, smooth and durable, perfect for a small travel bag. This one has a snap closure, two zipper pockets, inside and out, and two compartments inside to hold passport, boarding pass and other essentials. Paired with a strap from a designer bag, it is ready for the road. 7.5″ x 7.5″red traveller


I am a retired educator and recovered administrator. I have always been interested in fibre, first as a weaver, now as a rug hooker and screen printer. Over the last few years I have become passionate about giving a new life to cast-off wool and leather. This is my journal where I muse about my creative life.

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