Saturday, October 27, 2012


Last Saturday was part 2 of the first ever hardcover bookmaking class I led at the shop I work at (which is sadly closing tomorrow). The group consisted of 3 students and 1 co-worker. Everybody was extremely successful and the results were fantastic! I'm very happy to have been able to teach bookmaking (and sewing!) at Emeline & Annabelle's, they've given me so much hope, independence and inspiration. I've been overly blessed these last couple of months. Hopefully what awaits me in the future is 1/10th as good and perhaps that will include another hardcover bookmaking class. hm hm, who knows?

Isabelle (from Zabelle et la bête) with her newly handmade book.

Maureen and I admiring her book, Lisa's book and Maureen working diligently.

Leticia working on her book, which has become one amongst many from her bountiful of completed projects

Lisa and Maureen with their books and working on them so professionally.

Monday, October 15, 2012

A little bit crazy, a lot belated

So much catching up to do! Many of these photos are from a few months ago. To begin, I bought a blouse pattern that I had intended to make out of a black and large white polka dots fabric we have in the shop. I haven't gotten to it yet but I want to very soon! Next I finally got myself some embroidery scissors which are good for trimming small threads. I could have bought one from the ones we carry at the shop but how could I resist bunny scissors!? Another purchase I made was of quite possibly the cutest pencil case in history. The illustrations are so well done and SO adorable, again, resistance was futile. I also bought quite a few fabrics at fabricville, one of which has eyes that glow in the dark! I've since sewn it into a reversible bag but still have to sew on a button, a button loop and finish it off with a bit of top stitching.

My next set of belated photos are from window gazing at a shop I've admired for a while now, it's called Surface Jalouse and the furniture they carry is so striking and bold. I hope to own a few of their pieces in my future dwelling some day.

Lastly, I did something I've always wanted to do ever since I was a teen but for some reason never was adventurous enough. I bleached my hair! My reason for not going all the way to my roots was because I worry about damaging the hair follicle. I like the effect however and look forward to making my other dream come true, dying it pink!

I leave you with a bit of a catchy 80s pop tune for some finger snapping while you browse the nets. Check out that vacant stare:

Monday, October 1, 2012

Foster The People - be still my heartbeat!

And here it is, the most extremely belated post there ever was! I saw Foster The People way back in June at the Lachine Canal with Kimbra as one of the opening acts. As I had mentioned in the Kimbra concert recap, I essentially went to see her, knowing that I liked a couple of FTP songs but their performance blew me AWAY. It was so vibrant and energetic and catchy and fun and had me singing and jumping like no one's business. I'm not even exaggerating, they left me elated and I cannot WAIT for the day that I might see them in concert again. I almost regret not buying one of their t-shirts (almost - concert tees are always ridiculously overpriced!).

I leave you now with my wonderful photos (so proud) and a short but sweet video compilation of their performance as so much of my space went to Kimbra's performance, though I'm happy how well it represents the experience. Enjoy!


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