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terrarium greeting cards

We don’t really suffer a lack of greenery out here on the west coast. The colour green (as well as the colour grey, numerous shades of it in fact, I’m sad to say) is generally to be found in great abundance out here. The trick is more to keep things from growing than anything else – those who follow […]


“MEH” candy heart cushion

Excessive Valentine’s Day enthusiasm weirds me out. Me, I like a loving, caring relationship that is built on mutual adoration and respect, and a whole heaping lot of irreverent, sarcastic humour. Which may seem a little incongruous with the way I also love cuteness in most any form, but there’s something about the official tweeness of V-Day […]

Protected: paper gift packets

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round gift boxes

    I’ve started rubbing my hands happily at work anytime we use up another roll of packing tape, because it means I have a new craft supply. I positively pounce on the empty cardboard tabe tubes before they can hit the recycling bin. They come home with me and are turned into darling little […]

paper snowflakes – make an indoor winter wonderland

Christmas is my very very favourite holiday, and one of my very very favourite things about this holiday is decorating. The lights and decorations (within tasteful reason) are a large part of what creates the magic of the season for me. Last year, @thatlaurachick asked me if I had any advice for hanging paper snowflakes, […]

dice bags of many designs

A couple of years ago I started making dice bags here and there, for fun and for sale and for gifting. I’d make them out of various scraps of cool fabric I had around, or appliqué images onto them that suited the people I was giving them to. At the end of this post, I’ve […]

paper birthday cake box

Birthday season is approaching! I hear people remark that all their friends seem to have birthdays at the same time, whether that’s in October or June or whenever. I think of this as birthday season, and everyone’s birthday season is a little different, depending on their friend group. For me, birthday season is in March/April, when not […]