Mother’s Day Moments

I’ve made some lovely Mother’s Day cards and a couple of mini canvas panels in honour of Mother’s Day (or any day really) that are now available in my Etsy shop HERE But the journey to my very FIRST Mother’s Day series was the result of a long and challenging journey that I hope you’ll readContinue reading “Mother’s Day Moments”

Ordering the Grandkids

There’s nothing more gratifying than fulfilling a request from a family member. My Father-in-Law wanted something very special for the Mother-in-Law and so requested “that art that you do” (so cute) but incorporating the 4 grandkids. It needed to be special and unique but not too avante garde as they are both quite conservative andContinue reading “Ordering the Grandkids”

Feathery Wreath Merry Christmas

How about one more Christmas idea? If you have smallish kids, then this is another great, quick, slightly disposable decoration. Aside from the hot glue gun (which you or the most responsible adult in the house should operate), this is a beauty. First head to your Spotlight store and grab a pack of coloured turkeyContinue reading “Feathery Wreath Merry Christmas”

The Simple Christmas Tree

Happy Days everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. It gets pretty busy/crazy this time of year so I appreciate your company today!! We are in Wild & Wonderful mode. The kiddies are on a looong holiday break for Summer and we are gearing up for wild sub-tropical weather and wonderful Christmas celebrations. Our little familyContinue reading “The Simple Christmas Tree”

Case in Point

Hurrah!!! The School term has begun and it’s “so far, so good (enough)” LOL. Here is my UPCYCLED pencil case I began on the holidays. Nothing is new, except for the zipper. I had no long zippers in my stash and all the clothes in the rag basket had teeny tiny ones. So all up,Continue reading “Case in Point”

Skirting the Issues

It’s been a very busy, tumultuous week in The Life of GiSt. There has been a death in the family, an opportunity causing a shift in priorities, and a renewed connection to sewing! Some time ago (and by that, I mean 6 months), I purchased some material from a fab local store Funky Fabrics alongContinue reading “Skirting the Issues”