• General Crafting,  Interior Design,  Organizing

    Studio Space Update

    A few people have asked me lately for an update on my studio space that we built nearly 4 years ago now (holy time warp). And with my member spotlight up on the MQG site (hi everyone!) I thought today would be a good day to show how my use of the space has changed. When we first moved into this house in 2008 this was just an unfinished basement space. At that time I did not have my business, so it was for a bunch of different crafts – papercraft, weaving, sewing, etc. TJ promised me that this would be one of the first spaces we renovated, and a…

  • Interior Design,  Tutorials

    Magnetic Instagram Photo Display Tutorial

    For a while I have been thinking about how I don’t see a lot of my Instagram pictures once I have taken them, and a few of them are some of my favourite pics I have snapped. I figured it was time to finally get some of them printed, and find a way to display them! I sent a whole bunch of images to PicPlum for printing, and I was really impressed with the results. The cut edges were nice and clean but they didn’t cut off any of the fun IG borders. And the colours were quite true to the originals – if there was a filter on the…

  • 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…