Tuesday, September 26, 2017


This is a week of observing, reading, pondering, and doodling. 
1897 Art Nouveau book cover of Sketchbook by Washington Irving, 1820.

Friday, September 22, 2017


Rust, peach, mustard...I love the colour combinations of this season. This oil painting was thrifted for $3.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Vintage Floral Apron

This sweet Value Village find is from the 1930s or '40s. I love the cheery checkered floral on the airy cotton.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Canadian Feed Bag Book

I have some fascinating reading to do! Check out this awesome book I found at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. It is full of domestic history, photos of different feed bags and companies, photos of quilts and crafts made with the vintage fabrics, and the memories behind it all. What a heartwarming and insightful resource.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Feed Bags from Fibrefest

Behold my Fibrefest find! I found this lot of feed bags for $5 at one of the vendor booths. I've been hoping to come across a few of these for a long time, and am pleased because these are specifically for products that I like, clover and oats. I love the the bold logos, the typography, the faded ink, the hole clean through the clover seed bag, the name Gold Standard, and reading the Ontario place names. 

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Fibrefest 2017

The textile town of Almonte, Ontario, Canada, is decked out in buntings for this weekend's annual Fibrefest!
 Tomorrow the fibre fun continues from 10am to 4pm at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and the Almonte Arena with vendors, workshops, a raffle and more!
Here are a few snapshots of some of the unique vendor items.
This thrill has begun! I have stumbled across my surface pattern designs being used by creative people making neat products...retro-inspired products no less!
Glorious floral and a pun
Fluffy sheepies!

Monday, September 04, 2017

MATS Home Décor: Wood

This fifth and final week of Make Art That Sells: Creating Collections for Home Décor is about creating art for wood products. Feel free to check out the product designs I create here and the rest of my portfolio here!
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