Archive for March, 2011

Drawing A Day #140: Sweet ‘n’ sour chicken

March 30th, 2011

This one’s been brewing around my noggin for a while now… And I had a pretty frustrating day today (having spent more than half the day rebuilding my email client database, arrrrgh) so it was fun to draw a grumpy fowl. Here it is, today’s D.A.D. — Sweet ‘n’ sour chicken:

I got help cheering up, thanks to romanmccall — they included our Baby steps print in their “Brighten up your day” treasury:

… and thanks also to HandyQuotes for including The big cheese in their “More CHEESE Please!!!” collection:

It’ll be another quiet day tomorrow, as Serena’s still away. Until Friday!

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Drawing A Day #141: Baby steps

March 28th, 2011

At the 35-week pregnancy mark now, I definitely hear and say the word “baby” more than usual lately… and this idea popped into my head as a result — Baby steps:

Another working title could be “Step, step, step, step, step, step… WHOA!!!!” :)


A nice way to start the week: thanks to ShopMichL (again!) for including our Derby dogs print in her “Dandelion Greens!” treasury:

And in case you  missed Serena’s note last week, she’s out of town for work for the next few weeks… so I’ll be flying solo until mid-April. In the meantime, I’ll be posting on Mondays and Wednesdays as usual, plus the Friday Features too — and Tuesdays and Thursday will be lonely for a little while.

Please feel free to keep me company with a hello :)

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Feature Friday #34: Tri-Colour Reversible Cowl by Renée Stephen

March 25th, 2011

Today’s donation is from my sweet friend Renée (who happens to be in the Book club that inspired my last D.A.D.) She’s taught me a stitch or two and has made me drool with her gorgeous hand-knit creations — the Tri-colour Reversible Cowl she’s created for us is no exception:

(Yes, I know I look dorky, but it’s the best shot I have of the cowl being worn and that shows all three colours at once! Check out the etsy listing for more photos :)

This cozy cowl is made was hand-knit with charcoal grey, heather grey, and eggshell white acrylic yarn. It is knitted in a variation of the bramble stitch, which on the reverse has made a barrel stitch design. The circumference is approximately 81 cm (32 inches) and it is 32 cm (12.75 inches) in width.

Renee started knitting as a stress-reliever while doing her MA and MBA (at the same time!) in Toronto. Her first project was a scarf that started at 6 inches in width and expanded to 24 inches, basically turning it into a shawl! Having since completed her degrees and moved to Ottawa, Renee continues to knit and finds it is the perfect way to relax after work. She has also gotten much better at it.

That last sentence is an understatement. THANK YOU, Renée! You are a superstar.


Thank you also to ShopMichL for including our Yakkity yak print in her “Hey, call me! On the…table lamp?” treasury

… and also to BlahStudio for including John’s photo donation Terminal in their dramatic “Dreamland – Real Images of an Imaginary City” collection:

Great way to end the week… have a terrific weekend, everyone!

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