Purse sale!

If you’ve been eyeing one of our purses, now’s the time to treat yourself. All our purses are 20% off for the month of December. Come check them out!

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For Better or For Worse…

I love Lynn Johnston’s For Better or For Worse comics – especially the earlier ones. I would sit down every Saturday morning with the paper, and find the funnies, and these were always the first ones I read. Even now, many, many years later, I can pick one up, and re-read it, and it instantly puts a smile on my face. We have several of the For Better or For Worse collections in stock. Come check them out, and bring back memories of your childhood! Here’s one of my favourites:

Things are Looking Up

Lucky Man and Always Looking Up

I never used to read biographies, but a friend recommended Michael J. Fox’s Lucky Man and Always Looking Up. These were the first of many memoirs for me, as I loved them both. Growing up in the 80’s, I had fond memories of his TV and movie roles from early on, but didn’t know much about his more recent struggles with Parkinsons, or what led him to become the activist he is known as today. They were sad at times, of course, but if I had to pick a single word to describe these memoirs, I would choose optimistic. I also liked that they were written by Michael himself – the writing style might perhaps be a little less polished than that of a professional biography writer, but I liked that he was describing his journey in his own words, even if it was less of a chronological look at his life than I expected. I found both books to be fascinating looks at his life – both from the aspect of how he dealt with his disease, his career and his family, and from the aspect of his transition from public figure/actor to private family man and back to public figure/activist. If you’re looking for a good biography, why not give one of them a try?

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Faking Sanity Hands

Along with our Faking Sanity soaps, we now have Faking Sanity Hands: a rich, fast-absorbing, homemade hand lotion full of lovely goodies like aloe, apricot kernel oil and vitamin e. The current batch smells like oatmeal cookies – we even have a sample for you to try.

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Fidgety? Get a fidget toy!

I need to keep my hands busy. Sometimes I knit or crochet, but sometimes you just need something smaller and more portable, or more discreet. Enter fidget toys – small enough to fit on your keychain (or a big one to wear as a bracelet), and a great way to keep your hands busy. The shifting colours as you twist the fidget toy can help centre your focus if you’re bored or stressed, or the smooth twisting action can keep your hands busy so you can focus your attention elsewhere. They’re great!

Cindy’s been busy making a few different styles. There are fidget sticks and infinity fidget toys like these that are small enough to fit on your key ring, or bigger infinity fidgets that can be worn as a bracelet. We’ve got a few at the store right now in various colours representing the elements, and some rainbow and pride colourways, too.

Come check them out, and give them a spin!

New goodies

We’ve got a few new things for you today, and have restocked a few favourites. We just brought in Katia Art Wool – a long repeat superwash bulky wool in 4 awesome colours. It’s perfect for a quick knit hat or mitts!

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We’re also restocked on Mal sock and our nylon project bags, as well as a new cotton project bag from Baa Ram Ewe. Check it out:

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Duct Tape Wallets!

What? Yes, you heard correctly. I’ve been making Duct Tape wallets, and there is currently a small selection of them at th store. We’ll be topping up the supply over the next few weeks as well, so if you don’t see something you like, check back again later. These first ones are all classic grey Duct Tape based, but there will be other colours and designs, too.

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Please note: Cash and credit cards not included :)

It’s knitting and crocheting weather!

sale-yarnThe fall is my favourite time of year. It’s lovely and cool, and everything feels fresh and crisp. It’s also finally comfortable to knit and crochet larger/warmer projects like afghans and cozy sweaters, as well as quick projects like bulky hats and cowls.

We’ve decided to help you get your knitting and crochet mojo back in full swing with some new sale yarn. All our Cascade Magnum is 20% off – $20 for a huge 250 gram skein – and our Tofutsies has been further reduced and is now 40% off – just $12 per ball.

Do you love writing journals?

writing-journalsAre you one of those people has a special journal you love by your bedside? Or maybe you have dozens of various styles and sizes, so you always have one perfectly suited to your needs? We’ve got just the thing!

We just got in a small shipment of these bicast leather journals, and we think they’re just perfect. They have a beautiful wrapped leather cover, stamped with a compass, and a leather cord tie with nautical dangles/weights to help them stay neatly closed. They also have refillable pages, which appeals to me greatly.

Come take a peek.

Earrings galore

We’ve got a new earring display, filled with many new chainmail and beaded earring styles from Cindy and Michelle. Come have a peek! There are also lots of new bracelets, too.

Earrings galore

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