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 3 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; and the third is stocked with Vintage
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

June 30, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Canadian, Please

Just in Time for Canada Day on July 1st!!

Canadian, Please.



Just in time for Canada Day, our guide on HOW TO BE CANADIAN! Help us oot and share this video to spread Canadian pride, eh!
Song & video produced by Julia Bentley & Andrew Gunadie

June 27, 2009

Free Shipping - Worldwide - Limited Time!

I bought some stamps on sale, so for a Limited Time, ALL my Plastic Canvas Patterns now offer FREE SHIPPING! Worldwide!


Many are listed in my Etsy shop, Patterns And Such, for your shopping convenience.


My entire inventory is shown HERE, in my Flickr account. If you see a pattern that you want, send me an email, leave me a comment, or contact me via Flickr or Etsy. :) We'll work it out.


In addition, some of my other patterns have FREE SHIPPING, too! for a Limited Time! Click HERE to see the list.

June 26, 2009

My Girl Guide Rose is blooming

The Girl Guide rose is a floribunda rose bush that was carried exclusively by the gardening centres White Rose who are no longer in business.


According to their home and garden guide from 2002, the Girl Guide rose is "an everblooming rose that produces masses of fragrant, orange-salmon blooms with a pink flush in the centre. A true sweetheart rose."

Mine was given to me the year I received my Girl Guides of Canada Silver Merit award and is very special to me. I'm not a great gardener, though, so worry each year that this rose may not survive my terrible gardening skills.



These photos are from the first blooms this year.

They are now fading, and making room for the next blooms ... but I'll have to get the pest-getter-ridder-of stuff out because something is eating the greenery and the plant does not look happy.

June 24, 2009

Wednesday Wonder - an Award! wow!

Wow!



Designs By Velvet chose my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award!

Thanks!!

Here's her blog and the other winners she chose:

http://www.designsbyvelvet.blogspot.com/


The One Lovely Blog Award is one that should be passed along.

Here's how it works:
Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his/her blog link.
Pass the award to other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I have chosen to award the following blogs that I love to visit!

- Fluff N Flowers
- DZ Fantasy
- Close To My Heart
- Etsy Finds & Giveaways
- Canadian Crafter
- Team ESST blog
- EtsyKnitters Team blog
- Etsy FAST Team blog
- RikRakStudio
- A Day in the Life of ... Me!

Thanks again to Designs By Velvet!

June 23, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - locally!

On a bit of a twist on my Teams on Tuesday, which I've kind of let go for a few weeks, here are some great finds from Etsy shops in SW Ontario!

June 21, 2009

Summer Solstice


To celebrate the beginning of summer, I will introduce the little guy (gal?) that I thought only lived in our back yard. Then I saw him in the front garden too! The pictures from the front garden aren't as clear - he caught me by surprise!





I have photos of the flowers from my garden available in my etsy shop - ennadoolf.etsy.com - all sizes are available, just contact me for more info.

June 20, 2009

Dishcloth pattern for LOVE design

I found where I'd gotten the free Dishcloth pattern for the LOVE design in my post below ... it was at Rachel's Knitting Corner. See the post below for the direct link.

June 19, 2009

Apron and dishcloths

These were made for a bridal shower gift, among other things.



I'll add the links to the dishcloths patterns when I find them again. I don't know if I'll be making more aprons or not, but if I do, you'll find them in my etsy shop - ennadoolf.etsy.com - so please visit!
I do sell dishcloths in my etsy shop, so if you're looking for some, stop by ennadoolf.etsy.com to see them.
Oh, and the gloves were just for fun - added some bling and a ring! lol

June 13, 2009

WWKIPD - Worldwide Knit in Public Day


Today is Worldwide Knit in Public Day (WWKIPD).
The Etsy Knitters Team is proud to host a virtual Knit in Public Day for the 2nd year in a row.
All knitters are welcome to participate.
Wherever you are, there is where the event will be.
Just knit in a public place on June 13th and take a camera with you.
Have a picture taken of you knitting in public.
Share your picture(s) by uploading them to Flickr.
Join the group specifically set up for this event: EtsyKnitters WWKIPD
Use the "Send to Group" button to upload your pictures to the group.

For more information, please review the description on WWKiP's site.

Have a knitty day!

June 10, 2009

Yart SALE - 20% OFF at Patterns And Such!

Patterns And Such

20% off your purchase
(before shipping)

During the 2nd Annual Yart Sale
sponsored by Team ESST
at Patterns And Such

Wednesday June 10th to Sunday June 14th!!


June 09, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - YART SALE sponsored by Team ESST


A “Yart Sale” is an artistic spin on the traditional Yard Sale: Art + Yard Sale = “Yart Sale”.


The “2nd Annual Yart Sale” will be held from Wednesday June 10th-Sunday June 14th, 2009. This year the “2nd Annual Yart Sale” will be sponsored by the Etsy Supply Street Team (Team ESST).


All Etsy shops are invited to participate. To join the sale, simply post the following Yart Sale Announcement in the Shop Announcement section of your Etsy Shop and please include a short description of how you will be participating in the sale:“I am participating in the Yart Sale on Etsy sponsored by Team ESST”.


We look forward to your participation in the Yart Sale. It is a fun event with much enthusiasm, energy and creativity!


More information can be found on the Team ESST blog!

June 08, 2009

YOU can help Girl Guides go to Camp - VOTE at airmiles.ca

It was recently brought to my attention that a Brown Owl from Alberta has entered the Airmiles Million air miles "Share the Dream" contest!

Her dream is to fly girls from across Canada to "Guiding Mosaic 2010", the international camp for Girl Guides being held in 2010 - so they may take part in the 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Her dream has been chosen as one of the top 10 and requires votes to win.

VOTING ENDS JUNE 12TH!!

Vote for her dream by clicking HERE and scroll down to BROWN OWL.

What a neat dream...WE CAN help her by casting our vote!

Here is the full link to vote:

June 07, 2009

Russia this week. Austria last week. Next week...?

No, I'm not on a 'round the world trip. :) These are the countries I've been selling to! From my Etsy shops!

This week I mailed an item to Russia.

Last week, I mailed to Austria and the UK.

The week before it was Wales and Ireland, and the week before that the Netherlands.

There were also sales to different states in the US - New York, Washington, Washington DC, Ohio, Arizona, Nevada, Florida, Michigan, and Alabama. I've shipped to other states too, but not in the last month or two.

And in Canada, to British Columbia recently, but to other provinces in other months.

So, I've decided to add a list of countries to my blog! and states in the US and provinces in Canada. and show where I've been shipping. It's so exciting to see all the different places, whether it's close or far, it's still exciting.

For a great shopping experience, shop at my Etsy shops!
ennadoolf.etsy.com
PatternsAndSuch.etsy.com
VintageAndSuch.etsy.com

June 06, 2009

My Garden - Pasque flower Shadow


I thought it was pretty cool how the Pasque flower's shadow was on this rock - totally random and looked great! So I grabbed my camera for this shot.
The flowers have gone to seed - I have to remember to gather them all before I have millions more plants next year.
For photos of my garden for sale, please visit the Photography Boutique in my etsy shop.

June 02, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - I Do 2009


The Etsyknitters Team is having a Wedding challenge:
I Do 2009
Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue,
...maybe! But definitely knitted and handmade!
Read all the information here.

I have a couple of patterns I want to try, so hopefully I'll have at least one more completed for this challenge.
In the meantime, visit my ennadoolf shop for knitting and other handmade treasures.

June 01, 2009

Etsy Knitters Teams says 'I Do' again

The Etsy Knitters Team says: ‘I DO’ … To ETSY’S 2009 Handmade Wedding Series.

For the 2nd year in a row, the Etsy Knitters Team, an international group of talented and successful knitters, has challenged its members to create items that represent the love and beauty of a wedding through the art of knitting.

Throughout the month of June 2009, members of the Etsy Knitters Team will present handmade wedding items to the public through Etsy.com. These items will encompass a wide range of wedding finery including bridal accessories, traditional wedding fare and even special items for the honeymoon. The stipulation to each member is
“If you can dream it and it can represent the art of knitting, then one is encouraged to partake in the ‘I Do’ Wedding Challenge.”

The catalyst for the Etsy Knitters Team’s ‘I Do’ wedding challenge was Etsy.com’s Handmade Wedding Series. Rather than participate individually, the team felt that they could be more successful promoting their hand knit wedding items if they collaborated. After countless hours of designing and knitting, the Etsy Knitters Team is proud to present the ‘I Do’ Wedding Challenge.
To search for challenge items, please type in the words “ido2009” and “etsyknitters team” into Etsy’s search engine or click this link.
Members will be listing their offerings to the challenge throughout the entire month. Each item will include the special ‘I Do 2009” Wedding Challenge graphic as the 5th photo. Be sure to visit Etsy and search often.

My first wedding item is this white lacy handknit bookmark.
Hopefully I'll have time to make and add more!