• Gifts,  Interior Design

    A Little Redo

    A few weeks ago it was my friend Lindsay‘s birthday. She had been having a rough couple of months dealing with her diagnosis of Graves Disease (you can read about it here, here, and here). So I really wanted to do something to try to make her feel a bit better. Lindsay has a great studio space for her long arm machine in a part of the building that houses her husband Greg’s screen printing business, but it needed a little perking up. So I called Greg and asked if it would be ok if I came in and did a little work. One wall is all brick, so I…

  • Custom Work,  General Crafting,  Interior Design,  Quilting

    Best Kind of Grey

    Grey is one of my favourite colours, despite the fact that I grew up in the Toronto area, where grey is a permanent fixture in the outside world from Nov 1st-April. The right kind of grey can be warm, inviting, and cozy. It can be soft and rich, heathered and earthy. TJ’s Mom asked me to make some twin quilts for the two beds in her guest room, the one often used by my parents when we all get together. (Yes, my inlaws and my parents get along and we all hang out on holidays. Yes it’s unusual. Yes I love them for all being so awesome. Yes I am…

  • Interior Design,  KSC Designs

    Nursery Design on a Budget

    A couple of weeks ago my friend Whitney asked if I would be interested in helping her get her littlest one’s nursery together. She was having a bit of a block, both with ideas and moreso with time, as far as how to go about finishing it. And when the room is for someone this cute, how could you resist? (Photo from a shoot I did with her at 5 weeks. What a cutie) The room was currently being used mostly as storage, but it had some great things to work with. There is a fabulous old textured wallpaper on the walls, right over the original lathe and plaster. We…