I love baking for the holidays. Some years I start so early in November, that I end up having to do a second batch of everything, just to have goodies for the actual holiday. Some favorites are made each year, only for the holiday; Cherry Chews, Naniamo Bars, McIntosh Marshmallows, shortbread, sugar cookies. Others are… Continue reading Holiday Baking
I was reading the new issue of knitty.com and some how ended up at an article for this woman who raises Lincoln Longwool Sheep, who made her wedding dress from the wool from one of her sheep. I just had to share it. It is amazing.
Still bogged down with life and work, but I did get some sewing done today. I finished two more sets of blankets and burp cloths, for a friend at work, whose wife is due in two weeks. It was nice to get back into something crafty, but it did reinforce how much I NEED A… Continue reading A space to call my own
Work and life have been keeping me busy, and I have not been able to post very much, nor have I been able to make very much. Since I have nothing to inspire you with, here are my top three inspiration sites. Enjoy!
I normally don’t do this, but since it is such a great cause I am making the exception. My dear friend Michelle is doing a The Ride to Concur Cancer in Toronto. It is a 200 km bike ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls, done over two days. There are rides all over Canada, supporting… Continue reading Make A Difference
It is hubbys birthday on Sunday. Last year I surprised him with a special cake. I used the William Sonoma Winter Wonderland Car Cake pan. I am not sure why it is called the winter wonderland pan when it is really just eight small cars. Last year I made the cars and a hilly road… Continue reading Car Cake
This weekend is the first weekend of the Vancouver’s Bakers Market. Not only will you be able to buy wonderful baked goods, artisan pastries, chocolates and special occasion cakes, but they are also holding a swap meet for baking tools and equipment. Vancouver loves a good market, so hopefully this is a huge success and… Continue reading Bakers Market – Vancouver