Category Archives: Housewares

We Love Weezi!

Weezi:  Retro Inspired Handmade Clothing, Aprons and More!

Next up on our Welcome Back to Blogging Canadian Tour, is the cutest shop ever, run by the most fabulous proprietor.  Let me introduce Weezi!  First, she’s a joy to follow on FaceBook, engaging fans and friends alike…Likewise on Twitter.  Coolest of all, Lisa (Weezi) has her own little shop in London Ontario…(204 Albert St. @ Richmond Unit #3 Upper, London, ON), if you’re lucky enough to live or visit London from time to time.  For the rest of us, we’ll have to make do with Weezi’s Online, or her Etsy store, for all your Retro Inspired needs!

Nifty Bits from SewDandee!

Love the fun cards and switchplate covers over at SewDandee!!!  Andee is currently switching her stock over to 100% Post Consumer Waste products.  She’s always willing to customize a phrase for you, so drop her a line if you have an idea in mind.

She also has  a running Buy 3 Get 1 Free deal on all her cards, and  a 10 for $40 deal, so go check out her shop today!

  1. Funny Baby Card:  For all those crafty mom’s to be who insist on making EVERYTHING! With a little help from a man, of course.
  2. Pinup Girl Switchplate Cover:  One of the many beautiful and sexy Gil Elvgren images! Gotta love a bike ride on a windy day!  All of my switch plates are made using a solid, plastic switch plate and each one comes with screws. I use an adhesive backed paper to print the images onto. The image is then applied to the switch plate and then covered with two layers of decopodge and then a layer of varnish. This allows for cleaning with a damp cloth if needed.
  3. Funny Birthday Card:  For those friends who just can’t admit the truth. Let me know if you want 40ish or 50ish or whatever-ish instead of the 30ish.

The Most Fabulous Owl Ever, from McBrideHouse

The ultra-talented Bella McBride of McBrideHouse does it again, this time needlefelting the cutest, most precious little owl soft sculpture I’ve ever seen!


“He respects Owl, because you can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right.” From Winnie the Pooh.

In the warm summer nights, when the window is open and a soft breeze is blowing in, and I’m just drifting off to sleep I can hear an owl in the woods nearby. If I listen carefully I can hear another voice further away. Soft hoos and coos, almost purring to each other. It’s a great way to fall asleep.

Mr Owl (how do I know he’s a Mister? Just look at those bushy eyebrows! No self respecting Lady Owl would have eyebrows like that!) is made from a technique called needle felting, which involves poking and prodding different colours of wool with a extremely sharp barbed needle until you reach the perfect shape. It literally takes thousands of pokes to reach just the right sculpture. He is free standing and his wire wrapped legs are bendable to allow slight adjustments to make him steady.

Even though Mr Owl hardly weighs a thing he is approx. 16.5 cm (6.5 inches) tall from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head. He is beautiful to look at, and he comes from a smoke free home, but he is not a children’s toy.

Mr Owl is made from combining a mixed chocolate brown colour with a creamy white. This makes him to be extremely unique and a one of a kind item. Remember different monitors may show colours slightly different then they actually are, but trust me, I’ve worked very hard in picking out just the right colours to bring these sculptures to life!

Just perfect!

Awesome Yarn Bown from StudioElan

I know *so many* people who would benefit from this gorgeous ceramic yarn bowl StudioElan…such a great idea!


Perfect for the knitter in your life, this yarn bowl will corral wandering yarn balls.

Thread the yarn through the hole if you are committed to the project or use the hook slot if you might want to change yarn without cutting. The hook and hole are very smooth to avoid snagging on precious fibers. The top of the bowl tapers in to prevent the ball from hopping out. The bowl is bottom heavy to keep it from wandering. And last but not least, the bottom is very smooth to protect your floors. What more could you ask for?

The exterior glaze is a luscious satin matte cream glaze that begs to be caressed. The interior is a powder blue smooth glaze. The variegated rim is glazed in spring green.

Measures approximately 6x6x4.5″ or 14x14x11cm and will hold a rather large ball of yarn or multiple small ones.

This is a stock photo. Your yarn bowl will be very similar and just as nice -I promise!


Amazing Easter Gifts from UkrainianEasterEggs!

I have always been so fascinated by the traditional process of decorating eggs for Easter…each one a beautiful treasure with their intricate designs and fragile beauty.  I was just so pleased to find this shop!

There are hundreds of different designs over at UkrainianEasterEggs…go check them out and get lost in the astounding beauty!

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