Monday, January 28, 2008


monday monday.... another weekend gone by. how is everyone out there in craft-cyber-land?
as part of the Toronto Craft Alert's goal to galvanize the city's craft community, we'd like to get a bit of a discussion going. discuss any crafty topic you like... we'll be re-posting this thread every monday morning, so that the discussions can continue in the comments section of this post.


Blogger sweetie pie press said...

okay resolutions:
i need to put my office in order (which i am embarrassed to admint, i haven't done in the year since i moved into this apartment). this will also include organizing both my crafting space and business.

but on a much more exciting note, i went to the stitch and bitch at the workroom tonight and it was hopping! i had a great time and felt totally inspired by all the activity.

oh and my current goal is to make at least 50 neck warmers for my upcoming craft fairs. it's a hilarious goal!

10:27 p.m.  
Anonymous karyn @ the workroom said...

my resolution is to host more fun craft events - like tonight's stitch n' bitch. wow - so many people crafting under one roof!

the amazing quilts we saw tonight make me super motivated to finish off my first quilt and get going on more.

1:57 a.m.  
Blogger Painted Tree Designs said...

I checked out the grand opening of Out of the Loop yarn cafe on St.Clair W. by Oakwood.

It was packed with young and old, knitters and people like myself that was drawn by the good food, pretty knitted and artistic things.

They have a Sip, Sip & Knit night on Thursdays (4-9pm) & they plan to have Skills exchanges going on.

1024 St Clair Ave W
Toronto, ON M6E
Phone: (416) 654-0500

10:04 a.m.  
Blogger toronto craft alert said...

the highlight of my weekend was a saturday night spent with becky sorting through a mountain of scrap fabric finding stuff to use for our respective v-day trunk show projects. the booze for hot toddies in the kitchen somehow remained untouched. crafty nerds unite!

one of my resolutions/goals for this year is to spend more time doing free stuff with friends that is interactive (be it crafting, or baking, or making food together, or even reading). it just feels so much more fulfilling than spending wads at a bar or going to a movie or whatever. plus it is less hard on my increasingly empty wallet, of course.


10:15 a.m.  
Blogger sweetie pie press said...

other than craft night with jen (which was amazingly productive and fun), i think last night was a crafty highlight.

aitor helped me match buttons to neck warmers. we just dumped everything out on the kitchen table and reviewed colour option.

here is an idea of what we were working with. jen, you would have loved it.

oh, and my latest count is 35 neck wamrers. if i get ambitious, i may even surpass my goal of 50.

3:44 p.m.  
Anonymous iheartthatdance said...

Must have missed this yesterday --- was busy with "actual" job. Anyway the weekend was surprisingly busy, but I still managed to finish all the embroidery samples I've been making as examples for bags, dec. pillows and other dancer stuff. For some shiny goodness check out:

Wear your sunglasses -- some of those Irish dance dress fabrics are glitter-rific.

Also I found a fully pieced quilt top I had done ages ago! So I am embroidering it to bring it in line with the Celtic theme of most of our work and then I'll probably actually try and sell it. :)

Next Monday I should have lots to tell! The biz partner Nic and I are getting our website and blog up this weekend, and going to register the business, get tax #s etc. So not super crafty but still necessary :) And I'll finally be able to link my name to something on here so I won't be like a crafty ghost :D

Hope everyone has a great week!

7:36 a.m.  
Blogger coldsnapbindery said...

lots of people must have resolved to make stuff this year because the church of craft had record numbers for the bookbinding workshop yesterday!

i thought the cold would keep people away so i chose to teach the slightly more mathy long-stitch binding and was a little freaked when people just kept coming in... but i had a great time and i think even the most frustrated binder was really happy with their new books!

i also noticed that most of the workroom's workshops are quickly selling out! Yay to learning to make!

11:49 a.m.  

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