Inspiration 6.23.14

do more of makes you happy

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This seems like simple advice, but if it were so simple we would all be happy, all the time. Summer’s a great time to start doing those things that make you happy!

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Weekly Round-Up

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{A Beautiful Mess}

Loving this idea of shredding a thrift store sweater via Karla’s Closet.

These DIY geometric meringues are such a great idea – via Kristi Murphy.

Birthday cake jello shots. Enough said. Via A Beautiful Mess.

This DIY macrame hanging chair is so rad. Via Apartment Therapy.

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DIY: Waffle Cone

‘Tis the season for ice cream! I spotted these DIY waffle cones over on Design Love Fest and knew instantly that I needed to make these this summer….well as soon as I get a waffle maker!

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Recent Project: Spun Goods

I was so proud to be part of the Spun Goods event that took place last Tuesday evening. It was a magical night in support of Sistering. Lindsey Thomsen was the brains behind this whole event (a true gem) and with an amazing team of design bloggers along with our generous sponsors and the women from Sistering, we were able to raise a chunk of money to go back to the programs at the shelter.

For the back story of the event and to see my project in the making check out this post here.

A huge thank you to my mom, aunt and all of my friends that came to support. It truly meant the world to me.

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 Photography by Brittany Stager, My Daily Randomness

Sistering is an organization who helps women who are homeless, socially isolated and suffering from physical & mental disorders.  Inside Sistering is a hidden gem, Spun Studio, which is a textile studio for the women of Sistering who are part of their On The Path to Employment training program. The purchase of a Spun Studio piece will help a woman take greater control over her life. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in getting something custom made or sewn please email Theresa Morin – tmorin@sistering.org with project and design request.

Below is a price list and sample of some of the projects:
Woven Placements – starting at $60
Woven Table runner – starting at $35
Woven Throw pillows – starting at $50
Woven Wall hanging – starting at $100
Sewn Throw Pillows – starting at $40
Sewn Table Runner – starting at $20

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Spotlight: Amanda Moss

Montreal fashion designer and friend of mine, Amanda Moss, developed a mini capsule collection for the month of June in support of ALS awareness month (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).

This is a project close to her heart. Her family was directly impacted by this disease 10 years ago and there is no known cure. The blue cornflower is the international flower of hope for ALS.

Amanda uses printed linen with blue cornflowers in this made to order capsule collection.  25% of the sale of any item in The Cornflower Collection will go directly to The ALS Society of Canada.

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Inspiration 6.16.14

some things are not important

 

The last few weeks more than ever I’ve been learning to prioritize, trying not to sweat the small stuff and working on keeping my mouth shut when necessary because some things are just not important.

Have a great week!

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Cool Shit: BLACKS Playground for Photography

A few weeks ago I was invited to the new BLACKS Playground for Photography store at Young & Eglinton and I was amazed at the transformation and what they now offer. Since I’m a huge Instagram whore I was immediately drawn to their Made for Instagram area where you can take any of your Instagram photos and turn them into works of art for your walls. You can do this directly from their website, phone app or right in the store so it’s super easy and quick.

Photos capture the most amazing memories and in my opinion make the best gifts. Any of these ideas below would make killer gifts for friends & fam. One of the coolest pieces I saw were the images that were printed on sheets of metal – so rad!

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I was stoked when this canvas of Harper arrived. A gift with one of my fave Instagram pics was a very pleasant surprise and it fits in perfectly with my frame wall above my bed-thanks BLACKS!

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Happy Monday!

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The last couple of weeks (and continuing) have been a complete whirlwind of amazing projects. Last week I styled a gorgeous boho dinner party for a photoshoot (pictures coming soon) and hosted Etsy’s craft party complete with a photobooth, popcorn bar & chip station. I was so obsessed with the project we ended up doing for the craft party that I’m going to share a DIY tutorial on the blog sometime soon.

I hope you had a great weekend! xo

{pictures of the Etsy craft party via my Instagram}

 

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Event: Spun Goods

The time has almost arrived for the Spun Goods event and I couldn’t be more stoked! Next Tuesday will be the official unveiling of the project I’ve been working on with Spun Studio along with 5 other amazing Canadian bloggers. It’s going to be a great night full of design, wine and nibblies all of which are in support of Sistering.

You can read my full blog post here for more information about this collaborative project with Sistering and to get a ticket (would LOVE to see you there), please click here.

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Check out my interview with Spun here and see a little sneak peek at my project currently underway in the Spun Studio. I hand dyed the canvas with vegetables and love the way it turned out!  And a big thank you to BRAVE for donating the leather.

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I have some pretty large projects I’m working on, so for the next couple of weeks please excuse any lack of blog posts! xo

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Etsy Craft Party 2014: Toronto

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In exactly one week today, join me and the girls from The Shop as we host 1 of the 11 official Etsy Craft parties in Canada. We’re stoked be taking part in this worldwide event! We’ll be embroidering old photos and turning them into cards & postcards to keep with the theme of the event of recapturing memories. Only a few tickets left so be sure to get yours here!

When: June 6th, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Shop, 1139 College Street
What: Craft Partaaayyy! (munchies & refreshments will be served)

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