Monday, December 29, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

my Christmas loot

winter reading, oh so very happy. I wrote to Santa this year, and got almost everything on my list. No ugly sweater this year.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

hello 2015

we have survived the holidays very well this year, I am very happy to report. I am glad it is all over and the new year, fresh start, is so very close. I love fresh starts.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Show treats

Mits by SLO, the warmest softest glows I have ever had.
Maple Syrup Jug for the upcoming syrup season 
Black Currant Syrup to feel like a child again
I love the show myself, and have resisted many temptations.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Glass cane going seasonal

These glass mosaic canes will be turned into tree ornaments and jewelery. So much to do, so little time.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

This is goodbye

Last few pieces garden had to offer, before the frost takes over. All Garlic is in the ground.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Work going seasonal

Hollow beads, filled with 22karat gold and semiprecious stones. Yay for sparkle.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Food preservation madness

This is picture of my dear grandmothers basement. She is 92 now, and can not leave fallen apple on a ground, it all has to be preserved, saved, because later it will be handy. You can bet on it. I have taken the above picture last year. Some of the jars are dated early fifties. Not kidding. The need to save food for later certainly runs in my vains, although I hope to eat all of this by next spring. All my jars are from this year. We did have a great harvest.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How do you do it all?

Is the second  most frequently asked question I get all the time. (Why is it so expensive? is the first one) Let me tell you, it is all just awful lot of work, constantly, always. One answer to both questions.  The glass, the garden, the house the renos, cooking, cleaning, you name it. This is not a complain, I love what I do, but it is a lot. Every few months I fall into despair and turn to Netflix and chocolate for help. That is a secret.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I am hoping we are going to be potato sufficient this winter. This is probably the most amazing harvest we have ever had. Spring will show if my estimate was accurate.

Monday, September 29, 2014

It was a beautiful weekend.

Big thank you to all visitors that made it to the tour. We all had lots of fun.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I am ready.

With our Tweed Studio Tour behind the corner, the studio (and the kitchen) has never been this clean. Ever.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Project of the whole summer

 I really wanted to paint those old beat up stairs. Than I thought well, I should probably patch all those holes. Got cement and went to work. Did you know newly set cement is not to be painted for over 30 days? I did not. What a bummer, of course something that is suppose to take couple of days will now stretch over several months. After that long wait I finally got to paint. Could not be happier with the results.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts this weekend!

Come and visit Riverdale !
Friday, September 5
1.00 - 7.00 p.m.
Saturday, September 6
10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, September 7
10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. 

I will be in my usual spot near by the Carleton street. Web site here.