r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

March 31, 2009

Etsyversary Give-Away Winner!

Drum Roll please!

....and the winner of the Give-Away to celebrate the One Year Etsyversary of my ennadoolf shop is...

the 3rd comment posted: CHER!

I have contacted you Cher, and will mail you your choice of the knitting pattern or the yellow dishcloth!

Thanks everyone for helping me celebrate the Etsyversary of my ennadoolf Etsy shop!

Teams on Tuesday - thanks to Tim Hortons and Red Circle

A big Thank You to Tim Horton's for their support of the Red Circle hockey. They supplied hockey sweaters and things to the teams - and the Mite team above had a great year!
a big Thank You to Red Circle for another great season of hockey!
So, thanks Tim Horton's and Red Circle.
We appreciate you.

March 29, 2009

Rrroll Up the Rim - fifth week

Not a week to win!



Not a one.

And I bought 2 more coffees than usual!

So I am now 6 for 37.

That's 1 in 6 though.

So still better than the odds listed on the cup.

(The cup says 1 in 9 for those who might not know.)

And as long as there are RRrroll up the Rim cups, we have hope!

So lets hope for more winning cups!

Remember, no need to double cup if you have a great cup cozy!

I sold one of these work sock cozies this week, so made another one to replace it in my shop.

There are lots of colours to choose from, and you can always contact me to make the colour of your choice!

March 26, 2009

Earth Hour Canada

Last year, millions of Canadians turned off their lights for Earth Hour in support of action on climate change.

This year, on Saturday, March 28th, Earth Hour should be even bigger.

To participate in Earth Hour Canada and make your voice heard sign up at http://www.earthhourcanada.org/ and show your support.

March 25, 2009

Wednesday Wonder - treasuries


On Etsy.com a treasury is like a mini "favourites" list. The whole process is almost mysterious and really quite addicting! Want to see one? Check out Citrus Warmth by nansglam, an Etsy shop owner. (p.s. it will expire Sat.Mar.28th at 5 pm)

I've been fortunate enough to "snag" a treasury, and even more fortunate to have my shop items featured.

Etsy treasuries are definitely deserving of today's Wednesday Wonder title!

Here is one I made a few days ago - inspired by the song Myfanwy.

Ohio Star Afghan from peacoxcreations
Handmade Carved Welsh Dragon from dafydd
Cat Among Leaves Art Quilt from artmixter
Happy Onion - handspun handdyed natural dye yarn from AuthenticFiction
SALE--Handspun yarn--Late Autumn from feistywomandesigns
Katsara Handwoven Textile Cuff Bracelet from KatsaraYarns
Dreams of Skybar - Handwoven mini purse, caramel and gold from MemphisWeaver
Handwoven Bamboo Scarf - Green and Golden Brown Diamonds from skiingweaver
Small Cute Felted Tote, Purse, Clutch, Rust and Gold from FiberFancy
Tatted Earrings of Gold and Brown from ElizabethsLace
Nothing Borrowed from morewarped
SALE - Butterscotch Mohair Scarflette / Neckwarmer from phydeaux

March 24, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Girl Guides

Yes, I am a Girl Guide leader! As such, I am a member of a great team - I do the bookkeeping for the 64th Guides.

Right now, we're preparing to sell cookies! We will be going door-to-door one night this week in our neighbourhood. Most of the girls in our Unit have also pledged to sell some of the cases.

Looking for cookies in your part of Canada? Try calling Girl Guides of Canada to locate a Unit in your neighbourhood that has cookies for sale: 1-800-565-8111
And be sure to check out the vintage Girl Guide items in my Etsy shop Patterns And Such!

March 22, 2009

Rrroll Up the Rim - 4th week

Yes, Rrrrolll Up the Rim is still happening.

I imagine it will be coming to and end soon.

That's so sad.

But it has been 4 weeks now...

...and 28 coffees have been drank (drunk?) in these 28 days.

And one more coffee won this past week.
(and one more as a gift from hubby)

Officially, I'm at 6 for 28 (not counting hubby's).

So that's better than the 1 in 9 odds that it says on the cup eh.

Want to keep your coffee warm and be stylin'? Try one of my cup cozies!

- saves double-cupping
- protects your hands from hot cups
- looks way cool!
- might even keep the beverage warm a wee bit longer, too!

Click here to buy yours!

March 21, 2009

It's Spring!

It's spring!

How better to celebrate than to support me as I participate in my 28th year of the Great Ride 'n' Stride!

Great Ride 'n' Stride is a non-competitive fundraising event where participants walk, run, in-line skate or cycle, while raising funds for people living with cancer.

And this is my 28th year cycling!

When I started, we cycled the city streets for about 20 miles in The Great Ride. The last leg of the trip was on one of our busier streets and over the years, that street has become even busier. The route was changed to move the event to more bike paths and less streets, and shortened too, to 20 kms - but hey! there were lots more hills! In addition, a walking route was added. Now the event takes place in one of the largest city parks and I'm not really sure how long the route is - and I still cycle it. There are fewer cyclists now and most participants are walking, but to keep with the original tradition of this event, I'll be cycling for as long as I can. :)

Want to pledge me? It's easier than ever - just click the Great Ride 'n' Stride logo at the side of this message or any of the clickable links in this post. Your support will help the Canadian Cancer Society.
This year's event takes place on April 26, 2009. Thank you for your support!

March 18, 2009

Wednesday Wonder - wonky photos

Wonky photos?

Yes, that's what happens when your digital camera dies.

I've been told I should add these photos for sale in my Etsy shop, so watch for them! Once I get some printed, I'll be adding them!

Hm, when I shrunk the photo down for this blog entry, it got those black lines across it - it looks way "cooler" without them!

edited to add: this abstract photo has been named "Abstract Reflections CC" and is now available for sale - click here!

March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

An Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

(This is a traditional Irish Blessing whose origin is unknown. There are those that attribute it to St. Patrick)

March 16, 2009

Rrroll Up the Rim - third week

Three weeks into Rrroll up the Rim and how am I doing?

Well, believe it or not, I won 2 more coffees last week!

So I am now 5 for 21.

Not to mention that my hunny won two coffees and gave them to me, too.

And for those of you who think all anyone ever wins is the coffee prize, well, guess what?! My friend Deb's boyfriend won a $100 gift card! Woo hoo to him! (tell him eh Deb!) And I think it was two years ago that a co-worker won a BBQ. That's the closest I've come to any of the big prizes.

And remember, my cup cozies can be made to any size! So no more double-cupping for you, buy one of my cup cozies!

March 15, 2009

my etsy-versary: and a give-away!

My shop, ennadoolf, is almost a year old!

I think I need to do something to celebrate, so I am going to have a


The give-away draw will take place on
March 30, 2009!

That is my one year Etsy-versary!

Simply add a comment to this post - and be sure to include a way for me to contact you - and I will randomly (or r-anne-dom'ly!) choose one person to receive EITHER the pattern OR the dishcloth!

The draw will take place on March 30, 2009.

The SWEETHEART SWEATERS PATTERN is from a magazine and includes BOTH the patterns you see here, the PULLOVER and the VEST. Your little sweetheart will love the pretty designs, the soft comfy yarns; you'll adore the fact that they wash and dry in the machine!

This SUNNY YELLOW DISHCLOTH was handknit by me. The clover leaf design might bring a wee bit of luck to your kitchen - maybe less broken dishes? If clovers and/or yellow aren't your preference, think about it - it's for doing the dishes! :)

Simply leave a comment - and be sure to leave your email or another way I can get hold of you! Draw to take place on March 30, 2009.

And don't forget to visit ennadoolf.etsy.com for all your handmade gifting needs!

March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th (March 09)

Here it is, Friday the 13th!

In Port Dover, this means motorcycles! Lots of them! No matter the weather, bikers will head to Port Dover every Friday the 13th.

In 2008, I joined the crowds as a passenger on a bike for the pilgrimage to Dover. What crowds! Of course, it was in June so the weather was not the same as in February or March or
November, the dates this year!

In this photo I took in 2008, you can see the main street is filled with bikes parked along both curbs as well as along the centre line and everyone checks out the great variety of bikes. That year, over 30,000 bikes were in Port Dover, a Guinness Book World Record.

For more information on Friday the 13th in Port Dover, visit the official website.

Looking for perfect gift for your biker friends and family?

  1. Leather Motorcycle Wind Guard Scarf from willowblacklab.etsy.com
  2. Harley Davidson Cuff from MBraze.etsy.com
  3. Harley Davidson Pin from fairyladyglass.etsy.com
  4. Vtg Black Leather HARLEY-DAVIDSON Biker Boots 9.5/11 from apocalypsevintage.etsy.com
  5. Motorcycle Reflections 8x8 Original Fine Art Photograph from Ketzelphotography.etsy.com
  6. Burnt Orange and Black Bar and Shield Blanket from BikersAndBabes.etsy.com
  7. Harley Chick stamped necklace from desertblossomdesigns.etsy.com
  8. Motorcycles. Set of 2 Laminated Photo Bookmarks from ennadoolf.etsy.com

For those of you riding to Port Dover today, stay warm!

Drive Safe!

March 11, 2009

Wednesday Wonder - great finds

Recently I was searching for a gift for someone who'd had their Confirmation.

I was thrilled to find these 2 gifts!

I highly recommend both of these Etsy shops - both items are perfect!

March 10, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Knitting!!

Yes, there is a team of knitters!

What's more, the CEO of Etsy, Maria Thomas, was interviewed when they were named in the top 50 companies - and she name drops the EtsyKnitters team!

Pretty cool.

Because I am a member of that team!

And I took part in the trunk show she mentions.

Click here for the interview. and learn a bit about Etsy too!

Here is a short excerpt:
"The site (its name was inspired by Fellini's 8½) was launched in 2005 by three New York University students led by founder Rob Kalin; it now counts 1.8 million members in 150 countries, and 2 million listings"

So click to read more!

March 09, 2009

Rrroll Up the Rim - 2nd week

I read on my Timmies cup this week that odds of winning are 1 in 9.

This past week, I won 2 more free coffees!

So, I am now 3 for 14.

I think it's because I never double-cup - I always use a cup cozy! The "free coffee gods" are showing their appreciation that I'm helping the environment.

Get your own cup cozy here!

March 08, 2009

Rainy Gloomy Sunday

It's a rainy gloomy day, so I went browsing on Etsy to see what's out there that is SPRINGY to make us think that SUN and SPRING will come!

Dragonfly Buttons

Lilac Soy Candles


My Daffodil in white and yellow

There, doesn't shopping make you feel better already?

March 07, 2009

Daylight Savings Time!

It's time to spring forward with Daylight Saving!

Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 8th.

The beautiful clock shown above is from StuStuStudio's shop on etsy.

You can never have enough clocks!

How about making a clock tissue box cover?

March 05, 2009

Daffodils predict spring

Look! My first daffodil is appearing!
This is the first bit of spring growth in my garden.
I have some great yellow daffodils that will appear.

And you all know that daffodils are the flower of the Cancer society, right?

Keep in mind that I'll be taking part in the Great Ride 'n' Stride on April 26, 2009.
If you want to beat the rush and sponsor me now, Click Here.
All donations gratefully appreciated.

March 03, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Team ESST

Join us for the "First Weekend March Shopping Extravaganza sponsored by - Team ESST" during the first weekend of March.

This event will run from Thursday, March 5 - Sunday, March 8, 2009.

My shop - Patterns And Such - will have a BOGO sale - Buy One Get One Half Off! Of course the "half off" item will be of equal or lesser value.

ALL ETSY SHOPS - HANDMADE, SUPPLIES AND VINTAGE - are invited to participate by placing an announcement in your shop and joining in with promoting your shop on the "Official" Promotional thread in the Etsy Forums. More information can be found here: http://teamesst.blogspot.com/

March 01, 2009

Rrroll Up the Rim - first week

We've just had one week of Rrroll up the Rim at Timmies.
I did win something this week!
I won a free coffee.
That makes me 1 for 7 as of today.
Here is a great way to dress up your take-out coffee, whether it be Timmies or any other kind!Use one of these cup cozies!And no more need to double-cup!
So you're helping the environment too.
Click HERE to see the selection in my ennadoolf shop.