Category: DIY

  • DIY: a mini succulent garden to cheer you up

    DIY: a mini succulent garden to cheer you up

    There was a particularly grey day that was making me feel particularly blah last week. In my attempt to get my sh!it together I had good intentions to make it to yoga class for the first time in months but was embarrassingly late so………I went to Home Depot instead. Well thanks to the rows of […]

  • KITCHEN MAKEOVER: How to make a DIY waterfall butcher block island

    KITCHEN MAKEOVER: How to make a DIY waterfall butcher block island

    And we have crossed the finish line people! The kitchen is done!  All that was left was the not-so-small job of making the waterfall butcher block island which I was secretly not looking forward to so there was some procrastination. Here’s what the island looked like before. I love the space it gives me but […]

  • Some thoughts & entertaining for New Years Eve

    Some thoughts & entertaining for New Years Eve

    Welcome to the last day of 2014. What kind of year did you have? What are you looking forward to most in 2015? I’ll be totally honest – I decided to disconnect digitally for Christmas and I’m having a really hard time connecting again. I’m such a live in the present type of person, which […]

  • DIY: at home New Years Eve photo booth

    Hey! I’m back! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Now it’s time to move on from family time to party time with New Years Eve just a few days away. Do you have some awesome plans or more of a last minute NYE planner? Well if you’re planning on hosting your own shindig (bonus: […]

  • DIY: yarn mini christmas trees

    DIY: yarn mini christmas trees

    Happy Friday friends! Are you in the mood to make an adorable holiday project? You are? Good! Because today I’m going to share my spin on the trendy and adorable bottle brush christmas tree. I’ll be honest, I tried to make the bottle brush trees before and didn’t have much luck but I thought I […]

  • EVENTS: Be the Maker Series Dye Napkin workshop

    EVENTS: Be the Maker Series Dye Napkin workshop

    I’m so excited to share these photos with you today. If you remember about a month ago I announced that we would be hosting our very first Be The Maker Series with West Elm Toronto? Well I’m happy to say that the sold out event was a big success thanks to West Elm Toronto & its great staff, […]

  • DIY: gifts that make you smile

    DIY: gifts that make you smile

    Did you get a chance to check out our gift wrapping ideas in Merry Magazine? Gift wrapping is one of my all-time favourite things to do. Seriously. Even when I was in high school, my friends would have me over so I could wrap their gifts for them and I loved every minute. There’s like […]

  • DIY: gold vinyl christmas wall decal + Cricut machine giveaway

    DIY: gold vinyl christmas wall decal + Cricut machine giveaway

    Well it’s been a few months and the love for my Cricut Explore machine has not faded at all. In fact it’s even bigger with the holiday craft season upon us. So many ideas!! I can’t believe that this is already the last round of the Cricut Design Space Star challenge. If you remember so […]

  • Introducing Merry Magazine! A Handmade Holiday Guide

    Introducing Merry Magazine! A Handmade Holiday Guide

    So I’ve never been pregnant but this is the closest thing to giving birth that I can relate to. Today I’m so excited to welcome into the world Merry magazine . She’s my baby. Merry is a 100 page online magazine packed with original and awesome handmade holiday inspiration from myself and some of my talented creative […]

  • MAKE IT: DIY holiday gift tags

    MAKE IT: DIY holiday gift tags

    If you’re like me and keep all your crafty scraps then you probably have a bunch of short pieces of ribbon tucked away that aren’t really long enough to be super useful, until now. This really easy DIY is a great way to use up scrap ribbon or gives you a reason to go buy […]

  • DIY: holiday cheers mimosa bar

    DIY: holiday cheers mimosa bar

    And…..the holiday flood gates are open. I’m not sure if you’ve been following along on Instagram or Facebook but you may have seen me post a few sneak peeks of an upcoming project (#MerryMag). Well I’m happy to announce that Merry magazine dropped today! It’s an online mag jam packed with holiday handmade inspiration that put […]

  • DIY: handmade christmas card with Cricut

    DIY: handmade christmas card with Cricut

    I know, I know…you’re like “get out of my face Christmas, I’m not ready for you”. I feel the same way and I can promise you that there will be no more signs of Christmas until after Halloween but I had to share with you my latest Cricut Design Space Star Challenge project that I submitted […]

  • EVENT: be the maker worshop series with West Elm

    I love starting a Monday with a fun announcement. I’ve been planning this for a while and so happy to finally announce that I’ll be hosting a workshop at West Elm Toronto on Thursday, November 20! It’s called Be The Maker Series and it’s going to be an evening filled with making, meeting, chatting, snacking […]

  • DIY: 5 thrift shop halloween costume ideas

    DIY: 5 thrift shop halloween costume ideas

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian friends and readers! Today many of us are gathered around the table filling our bellies and being thankful. Or we’re on the couch recovering from a turkey hangover. While we’re celebrating one holiday, I admit that my mind is on my most favourite holiday that’s just around the […]

  • SHOP LOCAL: etsy made in Canada Roadtrip

    I’m finally sharing my Etsy: Made in Canada roadtrip with you. Sorry for the slight delay peeps but I was waiting on some photos so I could really show you what a great event it was. It’s been a few years since I’ve done a craft show. It’s kinda like a hangover. You swear you […]