Crafters for Climate

I’ve done something a bit mad, and I’ll talk about why I’ve done this to myself more in another post, but for today I’ll just tell you what it is: I’ve committed to creating, hosting or participating in one public Climate Change event connected to each of my hobbies, ideally before the Canadian election inContinue reading “Crafters for Climate”

The Age of Angry Women

I’ve been keeping journals since elementary school, and they are, generally, what you would expect from journals: hard-back notebooks filled with lined pages covered in a not always legible scrawl of to do lists, New Year’s Resolutions, goals I had or things I wanted to try, quandaries I was trying to work through, and ofContinue reading “The Age of Angry Women”

It’s International Women’s Day, and I don’t feel like celebrating

I did wear red. Moreover, it’s handmade red. Coming soon to a blog post near you. I made some small donations  (Oxfam Canada, for their recent report card, and the Canadian Women’s Foundation). I wrote a few emails to politicians. I shopped at women-owned local businesses. But otherwise: Not so much. If I’m going to feedContinue reading “It’s International Women’s Day, and I don’t feel like celebrating”

Burda 04/2016 Dress #122: Sheath Dress? and something stuck to the bottom of my shoe

The website says this is meant for jerseys and knits; the magazines says “dress fabrics with or without elastane,” which I take to mean wovens. As I went shopping for fabrics with my phone and not the magazine, I bought a poly jersey, and only figured out that might not have been what they hadContinue reading “Burda 04/2016 Dress #122: Sheath Dress? and something stuck to the bottom of my shoe”


I made a thing.   Yet another make of V8997–this one colour-blocked, per the advice of FaceBook. And pegged a bit at the bottom, which would have helped the other one a lot, too. Dear Readers– I wish I could say the return to garment sewing was a triumphant and unvarnished success. I guess IContinue reading “V8997 NO BOYS ALLOWED”

Not too tired to pontificate, thank god

Today I am walking into walls. Apparently I have lost the ability to manage a straight line. But why should this stop me from soliloquising about internet matters? No reason at all. To that end: I coincidentally came across two articles about when and how much to care about what other people think. Dani Shapiro wroteContinue reading “Not too tired to pontificate, thank god”

How To Be 40: The first in an ongoing (and sporadic) series.

Dear Readers, I have an apology to make. It’s recently come to my attention that I have not turned 40 properly. Nor, apparently, was I able to conduct my 30s appropriately. I recently bought a copy of Harper’s Bazaar for potential sewing inspiration. I don’t know why I do this. I will never have timeContinue reading “How To Be 40: The first in an ongoing (and sporadic) series.”

Review: Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message

Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message by Tara Mohr My rating: 2 of 5 stars Boy, am I ever glad I didn’t pay for this. Mohr’s heart is in the right place. She wanted to write a book that would help women overcome a lifetime of socialization and learn to believe in ourselves,Continue reading “Review: Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message”