Monday, March 03, 2008


march came in like a lamb, so does that mean it will go out like a lion? who writes that stuff anyway? another crafty week has gone by and my new addiction to yarn has been straining my bank account! thanks to the workroom and the toronto church of craft for hosting a successful making session/stitch n bitch this past sunday. it was nice for me to be able to make it out, since weeknights are usually impossible for me to join in crafty events.

so who is out here in cyber-craft-land? i know you all read the blog and discuss crafts in the toronto flickr pool discussion, now say hello in the comments so we can see who's reading and say hello back!

there are some exciting things happening behind the scenes here at the TCA, some html and other crafty stuff. stay tuned craftistas!
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 michelle said...


6:32 p.m.  
Blogger angelune@TCA said...


8:57 p.m.  
Anonymous Steph said...


Hope everybody's crafty crafts are going well. I've been wanting to make it out to ANY meeting/gathering but midterms have chained me to my desk.

I guess I really should be getting back to studying. Haha. But just wanted to say hello!

9:23 p.m.  
Blogger Nightjar Books said...

This Sunday was my first Church of Craft session, and first time at the Workroom, since moving to Toronto a few weeks ago. It was so fun, and I was really happy to meet/re-meet a few amazing people! And the fabric there is absolutely gorgeous. I don't sew, but that woodgrain patterned fabric made me want (need?) to start.


10:04 p.m.  
Anonymous Allison said...


2:27 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found this site through another site, and I can't believe how much inspiration and craft news I find on here... it's great! I'm definately up for meeting more artsy fartsy people.

8:07 a.m.  
Blogger Kirsi said...

I love you guys!
I'm a pretty solitary crafter, working after my shifts and generally making things for myself and my friends as gifts. I'm so impressed when i read TCA by the energy level in the community, i can't imagine having the time to do the craft sale circuit myself!

One of these days, i'll get out to a church of craft meeting. In the meantime, its great to know what's going on and get idea's for shows etc. to check out in the city with friends.


8:30 a.m.  
Blogger angelune@TCA said...

Nightjar - that woodgrain fabric is so lovely! I've bought it in 3 colorways and I made some pillows, christmas ornaments, and I'm using it in paper piecing. Love it! I really like this idea for crochet hook storage using the woodgrain fabric, it looks like a log!

3:35 p.m.  
Blogger toronto craft alert said...

whoa, so many new watercooler chatters- happy day!

amy i wish i had known you were at there on sunday - i would have liked to meet you. hopefully next time....


8:50 p.m.  
Blogger loscann said...


I'd love to make it to a real-life crafty meetup, but I'm in Oshawa with a new baby, so my free time is limited! Hopefully someday, but in the meantime, the TCA keeps me in the loop!

sarah :)

10:31 p.m.  
Anonymous karyn @ the workroom said...

oh, angelune! that hook roll-up with the wood grain is adorable... that gives me an idea for a handbag that looks like a log!

9:33 a.m.  
Blogger toronto craft alert said...

i have a handbag that looks like a real log (it's made out of wood) that's actually a binocular case from the 70s. i meant to wear it at the valentine's trunk show to go with my log cabin trunk but i forgot. guess that means that more log cabin-themed crafts need to happen...

10:03 a.m.  
Blogger Nightjar Books said...

Angelune: that hook roll-up is amazing!! Now I really want the woodgrain fabric.

Jen: Sorry, I was nervous. But I will make sure to introduce myself next time!

10:23 a.m.  
Blogger susanroweharrison said...

Hi there. I am not sure if you will see this so I will also try to email you if I can link to a contact email.

We are having another Show and Tell next Tuesday. It would be great if any of you want to show something that you are working on. So far we have someone who will talk about poetry and embroidery, knitting, I am not quite sure yet what I will bring...Anyway, I am pasting in the info below if any of you want to come along...

The Show & Tell is a casual opportunity to come together to show what you've been working on and get a peek into others' craft practises. [This will also be an opportunity to check out the work created during the Collage Party - show up early to contribute!]

If you are interested in coming please RSVP to with a general idea of what you plan to share.

Some ideas for what to bring to the Show & Tell:

-Projects that you'd like some feedback on
-Your favorite craft book or magazine
-Latest project ideas

Show & Tell
Tuesday March 11, 5.30-7.30pm

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
West wing at Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
416 978 8398

10:59 a.m.  

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