Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pouf, Published.

Hi there.

I thought I'd briefly share this newsy tidbit before spring arrives... Though, I must say, it's very cold and snowing here at this very moment, so no worries, right? Anyway, I contributed an article about my denim pouf to a magazine. I'm happy to report that it was published in the 2014 Winter issue of Stampington's GreenCraft. See that? Cool beans eh?

Do you know much about Greencraft Magazine? Well, it nicely parallels what I've always tried to do here on Michele Made Me, which is to focus on making things from re-used and rescued items. It's a beautiful quarterly creation full of crafty eye-candy and do-able projects. I encourage you to check it out. Presently, the Spring 2014 issue is available, I hear, so I'll be looking out for it.

In other news, I was blind-sided by the 2014 Winter Olympics. I don't normally watch sports of any kind but I got sucked into the Sochi Olympics big time and enjoyed every moment. I cried at least once every day while watching. I think what gets to me is the commitment of these athletes to their sport. I yearn for that kind of commitment and dedication in my own life and work so when I see it embodied in someone, I'm in awe. And because of that I cheer for everyone not just my fellow Canadians. So much fun!

In other news 2, I've been working on song-writing lately, something I haven't done in a very long time. The process of writing songs is not unlike handcrafting actually. You get an idea and you begin to tackle it from different angles. If it all makes sense and has potential, you flesh it out, you mold it. And then you just work it, work it, work it, to make it as beautiful as you can. It's interesting... and satisfying too when it works.

I hope you're having a lovely day. I must get out for some actual air, but it's SO cold here. Wish me luck and warmth.


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Monday, February 10, 2014

Quilted Heart Rug In The Snow

Hi there.

How are you today? Well, I hope.

I, myself, am feelin' pretty darn good.

I've been quilting, and singing, and playing in the snow. In Ontario, Canada, we have SO MUCH beautiful pristine white snow right now.  Today, it was calling to me to come out and play. So that's just what I did...

It was a beautiful, sunny, crispy cool, day out. The kind of day that makes you breathe deeply and think clearly. The kind of day you thank the universe for.

Plus, it was the ideal chance to stop and take pics of my latest project, the little quilted heart rug. Just in time for Valentine's Day, eh?


Previous post about this project: here.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Five Little Things

Five little things on my plate today:

Thing 1: Making warm, delicious, nutty, steel cut oats for breakfast.
Thing 2: Shovelling snow out of the driveway for the 4th time this week... Oh, Canada!
Thing 3: Bringing in wood for the woodstove.
Thing 4: Re-reading a few pages in one of my favourite little books, "The Art of Living" by Epictetus (A New Interpretation by Sharon Lebell).
Thing 5: Working on two new quilting projects: this one from the other day, and a brand new one I'll be releasing to the shop in the not-too-distant future if all goes as planned...

All in all, it's shaping up to be a good one.


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