The Textile Museum of Canada Volunteer Association gave away free books and fabric yesterday in the building where I work. I picked up a few pattern books and fabric. Did I mention they were free? Love it. They are having another event on March 1 & 2, 12pm to 4pm. Fabrics are not free but for $3 - $5 per metre, it's still a great deal. I have a meeting that ends at 12:30pm on Friday so I'll be running downstairs after it's over. I'm sure a few of my co-workers will run down with me :)

One of my favourite etsy store weelittlestitches had a sale a few weeks ago as well so I bought some patterns that I've been eyeing for a long time. (1/2/3) I started the Superhero Alphabet Sampler last night and I still need to get more thread but I already love how it's coming along.


I wasn't feeling well again today so I sewed something new to distract me. This was my first try & I didn't have all the materials but the baby shoe still looks adorable. Can't wait to try this again with the right materials. 


I had a yard of Liberty London's quilting fabric left so I decided to make another tie. I only used their silkier fabrics until now for ties so I wonder how this one will turn out to. The fabric does feel a lot more stiff/thick compared to regular fabrics. Stay tuned.


The Sunday Antique Market

One of the things I like to do on a Sunday morning is walk over to The Sunday Antique Market if we have nothing planned for the day. It's only a 15 minute walk from home (and I walk really slow) and fun to see what's around.

The Sunday Antique Market opens every Sunday, from 5am to 5pm at the North St. Lawrence Market building. It's always a good idea to go early if you have something specific in mind & vendors also tend to start closing their booths around 4pm. There are more vendors during warm weathers as well since a lot of them spread through outside the building. The best parking space is located south of the St. Lawrence south building but it's pricier than the one on 2 Church St. Parking can be a pain though so walking or TTC is much preferred.  

Sorry for the lack of pictures- the booth owners were giving me the look whenever I lifted by camera. 

The Sunday Market has smaller items for your home and not a lot of large furnitures compared to other antique markets. (But for someone who lives in a condo in downtown Toronto, the furnitures are too big anyway) There's always someone with the ever popular vintage wooden crates, mason jars and books &  I love digging through their vintage accessory booths or vintage teacups. Located in downtown Toronto and opening every Sunday, it's also the most accessible market for me at the moment.

A few things I've picked up at The Sunday Market so far are:

A Cathrineholm lotus pot without a lid for $5 

A vintage double picture frame for $5 that I used for our wedding

An old chest for $60 (I had to haggle for this one though) 

Yes, someone else's trash can definitely be my treasure! 


Valentine 2013

This was our first Valentine's Day as a married couple but we stayed home and had dinner, then went to bed early. It wasn't what you would typically call a romantic night, but I was in a lot of pain yesterday to a point where I almost called 911. I got scolded from both Mom and S for not calling them, but I think I passed out from the pain.

All in all, we had a good evening & morning after. S brought home flowers that's already in a vase by our window and gave me the sweetest card with THE GIFT- a Gloomy Bear Kigurumi!


Kigurumi is basically a full-body, hooded animal pyjamas that kind of looks like a costume but really is just a super cute onesie from Japan. Kigurumi Canada, where S bought it from, is coming to ComiCon this year so we plan on getting one for him as well- they're soft, warm and super cute!

As for myself, I got him a video card for his computer (yes, both our gifts are kind of dorky) and made him a tie. I hand stitched a small heart with his initials to make it a bit more special :) 

Happy Valentine's Day!

PS: I am thinking about selling handmade ties online this year. Should I do it?
PSS: I need photoshop...