Unfinished projects contain hope. #crafts

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There’s nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.

Carson McCullers

I’m in the process of moving, which means looking through my collection of unfinished quilts. There’s something quite beautiful about unfinished projects to me. They contain privacy, internal dialogue, connection, hope. I’m really ready to revisit and finish these.

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Poststreet Instagram contest! Win my embroidered sock monkey sugarskull!

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ContestWhat does CRAFTIVISM mean to you?  In the new year, I am changing things up on my ETSY site and regarding the way I create my product.  Stay tuned for a CRAFTIVIST MANIFESTO!

To celebrate, I am giving away this little piece I finished a few days ago.  Head to INSTAGRAM to enter!

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Happy 40th Birthday Salmagundi West! #collectibles #antiques #mystery

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Recall: CRAFT NIGHT AT SALMAGUNDI WEST

On October 24, 2013, I had the pleasure of attending Salmagundi’s 40 birthday!  No words suffice to explain the magic of that evening!

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Amy Tom as Frida with Anne Banner (proprietress of Salmagundi West)

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Photo by Salmagundi West

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The stunning Hannah Ackeral.

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Photo by Merv Glip

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Photo by Merv Glip

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Anne Banner.  Captured by Hayward Dalhousie

Anne Banner. Captured by Hayward Dalhousie

 

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My Molly Dolly

” A human heart shall surely break, by the time it’s worldly and frail.” Anatomical sock heart.

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THE DEATH OF A HUMAN HEART

By Emma Sloan

 A human heart shall surely break, by the time it’s worldly and frail.

From an attack, or
An enemy’s deathly siege.

Or from yearning for the embrace of a loved one long past.

But which is worse?

A sudden clogging of the darkened, winding hallways, that snake through one’s host.
Or the deep, electric desire of a soul that you know is forever beyond your reach?

Myself.

I would choose to perish of heartache no matter my age and health.

You question why?

Because a tear shed for oneself would be the bitterest tear in all the world.
But a tear shed for a friend would be the sweetest.

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Stores I love: IN GOOD COMPANY, local artisan cooperative, North Vancouver

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Local. Handmade. Gifts. Baby & Kids. Clothing. Eco-Friendly. Cooperative.

I am delighted to discover the new store IN GOOD COMPANY a couple of blocks away from my apartment filled with eco-friendly, handmade, made-with-love, children-welcome, ETSY-for-real, artisan-celebratory shop!

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I had my first official visit yesterday and I was so impressed with the friendly and inviting space that allows the visitor to immerse into incredible arts and crafts, fashion, food, vintage items etc.  It is very child-friendly (kids can be kids) and has a workshop space in the back.

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From the IN GOOD COMPANY site:

The creators of IGC are Janelle and Jean – North Shore based small business owners and busy moms to 5 little kiddos. 

Our own retail store? Are you kidding me?!  We are so excited that this partnership has allowed us to have a prime retail space in the heart of LoLo (Lower Lonsdale), run our businesses, plus spend time with our families.  We also wanted a place where like-minded local artisans and small business owners can showcase their amazing products and talents and create a supportive network for each other.

Email: hello@ingoodcompanyshop.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ingoodcompanyshop
Twitter & Instagram: ingoodcompanynv
Snail Mail and IRL: 
67 Lonsdale Ave, 
North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2E7

HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM MY VISIT YESTERDAY:

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CONGRATS JANELLE AND JEAN ON MAKING YOUR DREAM COME TRUE AND FOR NOURISHING OUR DREAMS!

Check out IN GOOD COMPANY in:

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When in San Fran… Sew a faux leather vest.

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In San Francisco on a “business trip” (imagine that I can actually call it that) for by post street

This trip is all about my art but I admit I had an itching to get stitching. So despite a long to-do list, I happily accepted my friend’s plea for help re: a Madonna Equestrian Vest for his upcoming trip to Burning Man.

Britex Fabrics on Geary Street is a dream of a shop and going in there with a supply list was satisfying indeed.

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It’s Sunday afternoon with our cozy place in the Castro to myself and I really should be out there walking the neighborhood and hanging out in coffee shops, but instead I’m streaming Netflix and patching together a vest… And finding it a very lovely way to spend the afternoon!

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Fitting tomorrow!

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