Monday, June 09, 2008


aaaah the heat... no complaints! i like it when it's warm enough to wear next-to-nothing. however, crocheting on the streetcar this morning felt extra hot, and it wasn't just the %100 wool in my lap. this weekend i finally visited the antiques and vintage shops in the Queen West and Roncesvalles area that i had been meaning to check out for years. there were so many great ideas for re-vamping and re-purposing items i have around the house - more projects!

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 toronto craft alert said...

oh man, i spent most of saturday tackling unfinished sewing projects (laptop case, altering vintage dress) in my un-airconditioned apartment and pretty near passed out at the end it got so hot.

sunday i tried to do a washi-summit marathon visiting galleries and the bazaar (where i picked up some amazing fireworks stationary from japan and a gorgeous tiny etching by cybele young)). my intention was to stay for the washiwear fashion show, but the heat drove me home for popsicles and naps in a dark room.

i used to be able to take the heat like a champ...makes me feel like an old lady!

3:29 p.m.  
Blogger The_Gnarled_Branch said...

The entire weekend revolved around
the Bread and Honey Festival held in Streetsville.

Early Saturday morning my wife and I arrived at the park-ready to setup and kick-off the 2008 with the first outdoors event.

Well wouldn't you know it I forgot the folding table.
Luckily I live in Brampton so it wasn't too far--but despite it being only 9am or so-- I was a dripping, sweating mess, combined with stress and all that good stuff.
I should make a checklist --but you know damn well I won't...;)

I arrived back--- we shared a laugh, and finished setting up.

Holy Mackeral was it hot--there was a breeze--but it was HOT!
The weather certainly played a role with attendance-crowds were ok, but more or less walking around like zombies and in no mood to buy.

Overall I did pretty well--thank goodness... I waved and blew a kiss to Hazel McCallion.

I as well was delighted to meet in the flesh---iheartthatdance...
enjoyed our chinwag and she left with some beercap pins.

Some young gent and a gal pal went gaga over the pins--and he was kind enough to request a pile of business cards since he was an actor and was attending a premier event/party in NY ...and was going to wear some and hand out the cards..very nice of him-

I'm now trying to cool down from my regular 'day job' --landscaper, and my forearms are reeedddddd.
Might have to sleep on a bag of frozed peas tonight.

8:32 p.m.  
Blogger I Heart That! Dance said...

hey hey! I suck at remembering things on Mondays so here I am, late to the party LOL

yes, I had the privilege of meeting the famous Dave on Saturday, in seriously the worst jungle heat. And of course I was in my kilt and tartan socks, since I'd had a parade in Markham with my dance school that morning :P

I lurve my new buttons! They are going on a new bag I'm finishing (for my ownselfs for once!) along with some vintage green rhinestone buttons from a pal. Yes, Dave, rhinestones ;) Are you horrified??

My iron freaking suicided itself yesterday. One second it's just sitting there, and the next the top popped off the soleplate! No hope of repair. RIP Irony McPressalot.

I will not even tell you all how freaking expensive it is to replace an iron, seeing as everyone's brain is already overheated.

OK, I'm done with the complaining! How's everyone else coping??

2:09 p.m.  

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