Cactus-Themed Items for Your Home

grand pointe cactus, monique monique tricot

From what we’ve seen on instagram and pinterest, cactus- and unicorn-themed things are all the rage these days. I haven’t been into unicorns since I was about 8 years old, but cacti are a whole different thing. Tomiko and I first saw cacti when we visited Arizona around 1993, and we were awed by the […]

Striped Pinwheel Baby Quilt and Free Pattern

Striped Pinwheel Baby Quilt

I designed this Striped Pinwheel Baby Quilt to be cheerful and colourful. Ryan’s brother and sister-in-law had a baby in June, and I wanted to sew a little something for my brand new nephew! I used a mix of coloured quilting cotton patterns on a light neutral background. The Pinwheel Baby Quilt is 34″ x 40″ (~86 […]

The Barn Quilt Trail in Prince Edward County

During the six hour journey between Toronto and Montreal, Meinhilde and I made a detour through Prince Edward County. This wine region in Southeastern Ontario has recently exploded as a foodie destination, so we were excited to explore it for ourselves. Apart from the other treats of the area (stay tuned, we will show those to you shortly), […]

Montreal Highlights

Montreal is one of our favourite places to visit in Canada. Just a six hour drive from Toronto (that’s short for a North American), it’s the perfect long weekend destination. Over the last few years, we’ve created a family tradition of an annual visit in June. Some go for the Formula One Grand Prix (see […]

Design: Customized Return Address Stamps

Custom Bird and Branch Stamp, foryoo

These customized return address stamps make great gifts, especially for when your friends and family move into their own apartment or buy their first house. I like writing letters just as much as I love receiving them, and I especially love using beautiful stationery. With friends and family living and travelling all over the world, […]

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