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!

January 30, 2010

Handmade Festival

Website: http://www.handmadefestival.ca

Info from the website:
The Handmade collective, headed by Leia Beland-Rawson, Heather Hargraves and Natalie Wu has been working endlessly putting this amazing event together, and we are overwhelmed by the response from not just the crafting community but the community at large.

Our intention with this festival is to provide a venue for everyone creating anything by hand, to share skills and learn from one another in a free and interactive environment.

This festival and the workshops are available to any skill level, and most workshops are all ages, so please bring your kids!

Now doesn't that sound like something you just can't miss???

Visit the website!
Sign up for workshops!
Enjoy the Handmade Festival!

January 24, 2010

International Online Tracking - Local Post Office List

This is a GREAT list at TooSis' blog.

They are links to post offices in lots of countries - just in case you ever need to contact any of them. Neat eh? And interesting just to browse around, too. :)

January 16, 2010

100 Years of Girl Guides!!

Today was the Launch!

to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Guides in Canada!!

So we were at Casa Loma with our Girl Guides.

What a great event!

HUNDREDS of members of Girl Guides - from Sparks and Brownies, to Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers as well as their Leaders, then add some Trefoil Guild members and other adult members who came to celebrate!!


January 13, 2010

Wednesday Wonder - Make a Clear Purse Handle

I've been looking for a clear purse handle to make one more of my ennadoolf purses.

Clear purse handles are not easy to find.

And then I found this tutorial! to make my own!

I may just try it. :D Thank so much to Jezze for posting the tutorial!

January 07, 2010

Featured in a blog!

Check out the Forest City Crafters!

They did a feature on ~ moi!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment and let me know what you think!

January 05, 2010

Teams on Tuesday - Meet the Teams

Team ESST has great crafting supplies in member shops. Search the tag team esst on etsy for some great patterns and supplies.

Shop the Etsy Vintage Team during the White Sale from January 10th through January 17th. Search the tag vmteamwhitesale on etsy.

Don't forget the grannies on etsy! Search the tag wwwg team to find some great buys from the shops of the Wild Wise and Witty Grandmamas of Etsy.

Locally, the Forest City Crafters have a wide variety of shops ~ drop on by to check them out. Click for a list of shops to visit.

Here is a link to the Flickr album showing off the great knits of the Etsyknitters team. Search the tag etsyknitters team to purchase some of these fine knits.

Another team keen on fibre and all you can create with it is the EtsyFAST team - Fibre Artists of Etsy! Search the tag etsyfast team to drool over all those fibre-y wonders.

Be sure to visit Etsy Canada as well! Wonderful artisans from coast to coast in this great country!

The above etsy teams brought to you by yours truly and my etsy shops:

January 04, 2010

Fair Isle Tam - completed!

The Fair Isle Tam is completed!


I am kind of pleased with how the colours turned out.

You may recall, this is my first attempt at Fair Isle knitting.

In fact, it was my first New Year's resolution to learn it!

Of course, I got a head start on this project back in November when Patons' blog had a KAL (knit-a-long).

Um, there are a couple of boo boos in this finished tam.

Nothing that will impact the wearing of it, of course.

Just cosmetic.

If you're on facebook, come on over and comment if you see what the boo boos are!
Be sure to become a fan of my page while you're there. :)

January 02, 2010

Super Powers

If you could have a super power, what would it be?

There's a tv show on where Julia Dimon travels to Bogot√° Columbia and during this episode she says that the super power she would most like to have is language. I agree! I would love to know any language that is needed to communicate whereever I am in, and in whatever country!

Before I was five, I spoke Dutch fluently and then lost most of it when I learned English. Luckily I can still understand a lot of it! I took the obligatory French in elementary and high school and even a little bit in college. High school offered German and Latin so I took those too. Looking back, its too bad they didn't offer Spanish - "dos cervesa por favor" will only take you so far!

What super power would YOU like to have?