I still have Yetis for sale over on etsy! Not this cutie though unfortunately. You can buy one here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DNCtextiles?ref=hdr_shop_menu
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It’s been a while since I chatted with myself on the open internet. I think it’s been almost 2 years! Wow how time flies. In that time I’ve moved to Italy, changed my mind and returned to Canada, moved to Waterloo, and then moved to Ottawa. And now we’re about to move again! Thankfully just two doors down this time though. And you want to know what I’ve found my biggest change is? My love of plants. I literally killed every one of my mothers plants when she moved to Italy. But for some reason one of the first things I got when I moved to Ottawa was 4 plants.
From the left: Aloe Vera, Rosemary, Dill, and Basil.
Only 2 of the 4 are still kicking though. Over the past almost year I’ve acquired in various ways a grand total of 20 plants and I’ve managed to keep 16 of them alive (so far). However 10 of the 20 were purchased in the last couple months, since it got warm enough to actually keep plants on the balcony.
All of my plants are special to me in some way or another. Some I bought with my mother and some my man got for me as presents, so obviously I have a bit of an attachment to many of them. My very favourite and most special plant is my Calla Lily. This flower is an ancestor of a calla lily bulb that my great great (Im actually not sure how many greats) grandmother brought over during one of the boer wars. It’s continued to spawn bulbs though the original is long gone, so my Nana continues to seperate out new little plants and send them home with family members.
I’ve realized that I get really excited about plants with a purpose. I’ve got 6 herbs that I use all the time when cooking, an aloe plant that’s got many of its tips broken off to use on burnt fingers, and now almost ready to harvest: a hot pepper plant, a tomato and and eggplant.
I’ve even gone so far as to calculate what days to pick them based on the days to maturity info. And im looking forward to eating them all!!
I think I’m done talking about my plants now. I’ll just leave you with this last very random overlay photo.
Have a great Canada Day!
A couple weekends ago I vended at a festival in Gagetown N.B. I actually took some pictures of my booth I think for the first time! So here they are.
I recently sent off a wholesale order of yetis to a little gallery shop down in Hopewell Cape. Wendy Johnston, the owner, is the nicest lady to work with. She sent me a couple pictures of the yetis in her shop. And she already wants more! I’m so happy when people like my work!
I tried my hand at making mini yetis for a couple of my brazilian friends who dont have space in their luggage for normal sized ones. It turns out they are super fun to make! I will definitely keep making them and selling them now I know how cute they are! I also made a special yeti for my little cousin Gabriel, I hope he really likes it!
He’s taller then Emily’s tumbler
But he’s smaller then Melissa mugs
The two first mini yetis
All the sizes together! From large to mini!
Special yeti for my new little cousin Gabriel
This summer I am selling my work out of a little shop called The Cracked Pots. We are located in downtown Fredericton, in the Barracks Gift Shops. There are seven artist selling from the Cracked Pots; four potters, two jewellers, and one fiber artist: me! These pictures are incomplete because when I took these photos one of our potters was missing from the shop.
The view from outside
The jewellers work, Patty and Kristen
My yetis and yarn, plus some pottery pendants
My flower accessories, pendants by Maria and teapots by Melissa
Close up of my flowers
Close of up of some yetis
I made this video, and posted it on youtube, of my method for hand felting then sewing a rose. I may make another later as I dye the rose. I actually really enjoyed filming and editing my short film. The link to the video is:
the finished rose