Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Elusive Laptop Bag

So i purchased a laptop for school, and lets be real, other fun stuff. But it's huge and kind of hard to transport. So i have been looking for a laptop bag and you think that would be easy right? Apparently not. Having a 17" laptop is apparently a rare case as they do not make many laptop bags and sleeves for them. But they do make a lot of skins. Back to the story. So i was looking online for a pattern for a bag, because although i can knit and possibly design a knit piece, i am a total virgin at sewing. So i finally found a cute pattern on Burda style posted by Jocole. It's cute and tough and looks like i can enlarge it for my groosly enlarged laptop. So here's the link and the pic of the bag.

The website is pretty cool and have a lot of projects that i want to do but most likely will not get a chance to do. I can still dream though right? I'll post the bag as it gets going.

Friday, June 13, 2008

SNB Big Bad Baby Blanket

So i have finally finished the Big Bad Baby Blanket from the Stitch N Bitch knitters handbook last week and i love it! It is my first blanket that i have knit and i am very proud of it. The wool is an acrylic blend in a soft yellow that is nice and cuddly. i knit it with two strands together as the pattern said and i realise that i like knitting with two strands alot, it seems to give the piece a little more unph, and it makes blankets alot more snuggly. My husband caught me snuggling with it a number of times and just laughed at me. so the baby gets the blanket this weekend, although it is like 30 degrees outside. Whatever, babies always need blankets. Onto the pics!

A detail that you can not really make out thanks to the lighting of the apartment, my bad.

The obligatory blanket in action being draped over the papasan chair.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


When i was little, my grandfather and great uncle made a tree house for my little brother and i and our friends up at the cottage. But alas, it had to be torn down due to structural badness. So my husband Graeme and i decided that we should design and construct a new one for my new little cousing Harry. He's 2 and by the time we get ourselves organized and actually building the thing, he may be able to use it! As an architecture student, this project is totally exciting considering i spend most of the day in the office at a computer rather than creating my own work. I'll get to test out some ideas and see what works.

As a fan of Star Wars i really do want an Ewok city like this;
and have rope bridges to connect them, but i don't think the family will let me make our cottage into an Ewok haven. So i'll keep you posted about treehouse design, i'm sure it's going to be interesting!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bach Elgar Presents Haydn's "Creation"

On Saturday May 3rd, 2008 the Bach Elgar Choir will be presenting Haydn's Creation. If you happen to be in Hamilton, Ontario please come along and enjoy some fabulous music. Renouwned Artistic Director Howard Dyck (CBC Radio 2) will be directing the Bach Elgar as well as the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists Charlene Pauls, Mark Dubois and Bruce Kelly. When this work debuted in 1799, it reached heights of popularity known only to Handel's Messiah.

The concert is taking place at Melrose United Church, Hamilton, Ontario. Tickets can be purchsed at the door; Adults $30, Seniors $25 and Students $15. For more information please visit the Bach Elgar website at

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


So I have been in love with blankets since I can remember. Actually...I think that I have been in love with cuddling with blankets . At any rate, I find myself drawn to any blanket. And now seems to be the time when everyone I know is having a baby and what is better than a knitted blanket just for the new baby?

So I found this blanket while trolling the Craftster site made by Farrah. To see her post follow this link

I love this blanket! It is such a kid thing! Swirly, comfy and cool to look at. And you knit it in parts which is great for me because i tend to get bored knitting the same one large piece for a long time. So this is on my list of things to make for upcomming babies.

Friday, March 28, 2008

My Creative Processes

I decided to start a blog about my private creative endeavours. This will house my projects that I have been working on at home in my spare time when I am not working on professional projects. Please feel free to comment on anything you see.

My projects will be mostly knitting and other creative things that are happening in my life, including my singing with the Bach Elgar Choir, my scrapbooking and decorating the apartment. And there will probably be posts discussing the creative processes of my husband, Graeme, who is presently into model helicopters.

So stay tuned!
Thanks for looking!