Friday, January 29, 2010

Pen and Ink

So i just got an email from a good friend linking me to this amazing blog. and im now going to be obsessed with it. Its called Urban Sketchers, check it out. I have always loved pen and ink, i find drawing with a nice, rich, black line so much more appealing than pencil, and love water colours too!

Also this week i came across some super cute drawings over on Jenna Rose Journal . I wish i used the little book in my purse for cute little drawings, but sadly they just end up full of notes!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lets go... anywhere..

So I've been checking out all my fav blogs today, catching up on all the new posts, and one thing that just keeps on jumping out at me is all the beautiful travel entries, like this one over at 'she left on a monday'.
I just want to go away, anywhere. This time last year i was on a count down to a cruise in the caribbean that my boyfriend and i went on on my reading week. And all i'm thinking about now is that fact that im not going away, and daily dreaming about the trip that i really, really, really wanted to go on to visit my friend Dee in australia. Dee and i were au pairs together in austria 2 years ago, and i'm invited for the summer, along with our other 2 friends. but i hate being a student and not having money!! therefore that trip will have to wait till after graduation and starting to work. on the bright side tho, plans are in the works for a trip to new york with my program! and dont get me wrong, im super excited, but at the moment im just yearning for a warm place. so here are a few pictures from the trip last year to let us all feel like we're somewhere warm.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Paper to Cloth

So my last Surface Design project before christmas was the 'Paper to Cloth' project, where we had to take one of our original paper designs, and translate it as best we could on to cloth. I don't have pictures taken just yet of my designs, i'm going to be scanning them at the school this week, so i'll add them up when i do that. But i wanted to show you what came of the project. This is just a quick picture from my final critique of some of my samples. I'll add up the original design, and the final piece a little later! Hope you like!

Friday, January 22, 2010


So its only been like 2 weeks since i made my crafty list and now im already done two things!!
so far i've only been the type of knitter who makes scarves, and im so proud that i figured these out (with help from Kate)!
and now im onto my second pair, in grey and purples for one of the BFF's for her b-day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

This is my friend. Her name is Wilma.

So back before the crazy christmas season, I got a chance to go and check out the always wonderful One Of a Kind show in Toronto. I ended up meeting my Mom and sister there, and spent the day checking out all of the booths. I made it to both the christmas and spring shows last year, and didn't purchase anything (student budget=i can't spend money). But one of the booths that really stood out, was the Monster Factory. And since I wanted to get a monster friend before, I decided it was time to spend the money and get one.

So this is my friend Wilma. I think shes cute. My boyfriend is scared of her.

I feel that if i go to another show, or see the Monsters again, that Wilma will need a friend. It will probably be Colin.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My fun, relaxing, yet productive weekend!

So its now sunday night, and friday seems so long ago! After having my first full week of new classes back at school i decided to head to the BFF's for the weekend. Im stuck living in shit-hole oakville, but the bff lives just off Queen west! So thats were i headed for the weekend. After taking the GO into the city ( with all the drunks, who thought it would be a good idea to pee between the train cars instead of finding a bathroom), the two of us and her puppy just hung out for the evening, watched Julie and Julia, and i knitted! Im about 3/4 of the way done my mittens!! im actually really proud of my self. i just taught my self how to knit in the round a few months ago, (turns out i do it inside out tho! don't know how that happened), and just this week, with help from my super crafty friend Kate, have learnt a honey-comb pattern. heres what they look like so far!

So saturday we went out in the city. We got on the street car, then the subway, and made it over to the ROM. huge disappointment of the day tho, was that the Vanity Fair exhibit just left, but we had thought that it was still there. so that sucked, but we still had a good time. and i enjoyed the textiles collection as always. then more exploring of the city, lunch with her fam, back home to the puppy, got ready, and went out with some friends for the night.

then i caught the GO back this morning, and had a pretty relaxing day procrastinating. i have a huge surface design collection due tuesday, and did i work on that at all today, sure didn't. i worked on my mittens instead and found a new show on-line to waste my time, True Blood.

but then i had a random surge of energy, and finished my 'weekend bag' from my list of crafty things to do! quite proud of my self again for starting this the other night, and then finishing.

Monday, January 11, 2010

My Crafty List for 2010!!!

So heres a little list of things that I'd like to work on/try this sometime this year!

*Make a Dress

*Make a Weekend Bag

*Make a Leather Tote

*Make a new Make Up Case

*Make a Laptop Case
*Knit a pair of Mittens
*Sew a Little Dress for my Niece

Thats all I can think of for now, but I'm sure more will be added to the list later!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

just a little something...

So looking through some pictures today, I came across this one, from our tour of the National Ballets Studios, and thought I'd share. This is what I wish my closet looked like! Or a wall of my studio if I had one!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

So its the New Year, and its about time I get this blog started! I set it up in the summer, but then went back to school, and lost all my time! But there are so many things I want to share and think about putting on here, and now Im going to try and actually do it!! So I need to dump some pictures onto my computer, and then you can look forward to my next post, which will be 'My Super Crafty List for 2010!" inspired by the list I found on the workroom blog.