Tuesday, December 11, 2012

from city to city.

my friend serena has made an amazing book about her years in one of the most incredible places i have ever visited on this earth - bruno, saskatchewan. my encounter and subsequent relationship with bruno and her/tyler brett's then project there, all citizens, is definitely a highlight of all my years touring arts and crafts across this continent.

serena is launching the book in toronto on wednesday, december 12, 2012. i am really honoured to have been invited into the proceedings as a panel speaker.

wednesday, december 12, 2012
the gladstone hotel

1214 queen street west
$5 or free with book purchase

below are some of my favourite images from my visits to bruno, surrounding areas and all citizens. it was hard to choose.

all citizens
all citizens 003b
bruno 006b

buffalo farm 012b
bruno 016b
bruno 014b
grain elevator 002

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

textile message.

log cabin. #quilt #patchwork

boro. #mending


hooked rug.

here be monsters (aka newfoundland).


rag rug.

tough quilt for tough people. #canada

home. #rug #rughook #textile

canadian landscape. #canada #textile

signature quilt. #quilt #textile #canada

big buck by grant heaps.

i had the great fortune to be invited out to the textile museum of canada today. thanks, tara! everyone else, go now. the current canadiana show (dreamland) is really amazing. just check out that buck wall hanging by grant heaps if you need proof. they are also currently offering 25% off everything in their gift shop - including vintage craft books. go go go! go now.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

lesen learned.

the lesen lounge

i am totally chuffed to announce the inclusion of my earliest zines in berlin's one-and-only travelling zine library on wheels, the lesen lounge.

run by the amazing and wonderful leah, the little literary cycle pops up all over berlin all the time and can be found by checking the hand-drawn maps on the website.

and huge ups to nadja for writing the lounge up in the new york time magazine. that's huge!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

sidewalk sale.

hello, people, i just wanted to extend a big thank you to everyone who came out to the bloorcourt arts & crafts street fair yesterday - there were so many of you! with perfect weather and perfect vibes i could barely have been happier with how the event came off. note: this was not only the first outdoor show i have ever organized but also the largest show (in terms of vendor numbers) that city of craft has ever run.

i am very tired now, but wanted to make everyone know how grateful i am for the great, great day on bloor street.

you win!

awards for nothing at booth #25. #bloorcourt @cityofcraft

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

love, your friends (or love your friends).

sebastian and his quilt. @angelune

new quilt for new guy and his awesome mom. @angelune

<3 @angelune @ianmoss

last night, i was pleased to attend a very special gathering of special ladies to present our friend, angelune, with a new quilt in celebration of the new human she and her partner, ian, just brought into the world. i also got to meet wee sebastien for the first time.

karyn documented the whole thing beautifully, so if you want to check it out in all its glory, do it!

otherwise, huge love to angelune, ian and sebastien. wrap yourselves in the warmth of this quilt and know that it comes with all the love of your friends.

Monday, August 13, 2012

bloorcourt arts & crafts street fair.



i will be out in the world, in the elements, in toronto - this very weekend. please come by and say hello at the bloorcourt arts & crafts street fair. the sweetie pie booth will feature buttons, zines and a whole bunch of sundry projects culled from my studio clean-up efforts. i will also have some cool vintage finds and weird stuff! plus, once you have checked out my stuff, there are over 100 other booths and things to check out (like wrestling, a bouncy castle, screenprinting wars, a bookmobile...)

it all goes down this saturday from 11am-7pm on bloor street from dufferin to christie. wow!

ps - poster design by sandi.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

small (press) steps.

post zine dream. #zinedream

today i went to zine dream, one of my favourite events of the year.

i am now very excited to lay into my new stack of small publications in little doses before bed.

some links of note from that stack above: jesjit gill, colour code, paper pusher, jp king, lee meszaros, amy egerdeen, tara bursey, jeannie phan, mark connery.

also, working on popping my head back into the land of the living. let's see how this goes.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

you win.


i got all the pieces remaining from my first run of awards for nothing back from printshop forever. if you are still reading this after the months of stillness, i think you deserve one. or rather, i will give one of you one of them.

i have had a fairly rugged and blue half year, so i will selfishly ask for comments that may make me feel happier. i don't want to fish for compliments; i want to shoot them in a barrel.

here's to the endless summer that will be 2012, change, growth, rebuilding and all manner of awards for nothing.

i will pick a winner from your comments on valentine's day.