Friday, January 12, 2018

Quilling Creations: Flora and Fauna

Quilling Creations Flora and Fauna
Quilling Creations: Flora and Fauna by Cecelia Louie includes everything we need to learn on how to quill paper into art! Ever since my first project a few years ago, I have loved doing quilling on a variety of surfaces. We love the paper craft of quilling, and always love both the process of doing this craft and the end results of our projects.

Win a My Little Pony Prize Pack

My Little Pony: The Movie is now on Blu-ray™ Combo and On Demand. In this movie best friends Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Rarity team up for an epic adventure. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Cable Stitch Knit Scarf

cable stitch knit scarf
I love knitting cable stitch! It is easier than it looks. All you do is simply catch the knit stitches according to the pattern onto the cable needle and hold it either in the back or front then knit the stitches on the knitting needle, then knit the stitches you put on the cable needle. I find the knitted projects using cable stitch add elegance and a beautiful texture. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Afternoon Cake

almond cake
This delicious Afternoon Cake recipe from Small Victories cookbook by Julia Turshen is easy to make and tastes fabulous on it own or with a cup of tea or coffee. The author has plenty of recipes perfect for home cooking, and suggests variations within the recipes.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

DIY Stencil Wall Art

decoart stencil wall art
We changed a wall space in our home using the Moroccan Tile Stencil from DecoArt. These washable and reusable 18" x 18" stencils are a fun way to add colour to any surface from walls to rugs and furniture. The stencils are available in different sizes, so we can use it on different surfaces for both small and large projects.

Learning new skills from books and Giveaway

embroidery pillow
Books  are a wonderful way to learn new crafts and skills. During the holiday season, we learned many skills from a variety of DK Canada books. We explored the following books Embroider Your LifeHelp Your Kids with Study SkillsHow Not to Kill Your Houseplantand Crafty Gifts

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Counting Down the Year in Streaming

As a member of the Netflix StreamTeam, my family and I are looking back and reflecting on our Netflix moments of this year. We have used Netflix shows to start conversationspersuade family and friends to watch what we like, and streamed smarter using Google.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Learning Needle Tatting

needle tatting amazon
I have been waiting to learn the craft of tatting, however I couldn't find the tools at any of the stores in Ontario. I searched it up on and was super excited that it was available to purchase.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Walking with Confidence on Slippery Surfaces

mark's well worn slip resistant boots
I was able to see how safe and reliable it was to walk on the icy surfaces wearing slip-resistant boots that has Vibram Arctic Grip at the Mark's Well Worn ice runway pop-up event at CF Eaton Centre. Did you know 20,000 people in Ontario go to Emergency Rooms yearly due to slips related to ice and snow? This makes, it utmost important for us to pay more attention to the boots we wear. 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hands on origami kits

origami kits dover craft
Origami kits are a fun way to start folding creative models right away as the kits include the instructions and material we need to get started. We have been trying to use the below activity packed kits to get creative. We found that the instructions could be a little clearer, so beginners can follow it easily to make the beautiful nature inspired origami. 
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