Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Embrace the Rain

    Living on the West (wet) Coast, we get rain.  And a lot of it.  At least it seems that way through the winter months.  I know for a lot of people it can be depressing.  But I've learned to enjoy the rain.  I love sound of it at night.  During the day, when it's grey and gloomy outside, means a day inside to enjoy reading, crafting or baking.  This time of year also means woodstove fires.  There is nothing better to get rid of the damp coldness that can creep into your bones then a hot dry fire!  We're lucky where we live that we hardly get any snow, but the rain can make everything seem just as cold as snow would.

    So next time it rains, get outside for a minute.  Let the raindrops hit your face.  Rain is good for the earth and good for your soul!  Then get back in the house, start up a warm fire, bake some yummy cookies and read a book snuggled under a blanket.

Do you love or hate the rain? Comment below!

Friday, 2 October 2015

I Heart Fridays - PiratesYarrrn

Pender Island, where I live, has so many talented artists.  Everything from writing and painting to pottery and fiber.  I love to try different types of art forms and something I've dabbled in is knitting.  We have 'Knit Night' where once a week a few of us get together to knit and eat sushi! (I'm all about the sushi as I'm still knitting dishcloths and not even close to some of their creations)  One of the awesome knitters is Rowie and her business is called Pirate Yarrrn! (I just love the name!)  Here is a little about Rowie (taken from her Etsy shop):

I am a California girl living on a small island in British Columbia. I am a Professional Baker, and a Massage Therapist. I live with my husband, 5 dogs, 2 cats, 2 pigs and some birds.  I have always been a crafty person, and knitting and dying are my newest obsessions.

Living in Canada, even the southern west coast, requires warm wooly things for every day. That means they have to be cute AND functional! Through experience I have come up with a collection of items that I enjoy making and wearing. My yarn is all hand dyed/painted with care, and sometimes I love it so much I have a hard time letting it go! The selection is always changing slightly, especially with the seasons, so check back often!

Farmers market on Pender Island
Her Etsy shop is crammed full of pretty colourful yarn, lots of different types to pick from too!  And every item has an awesome pirate name too! Here are a few of the pretty selections:

Colorway: Electric Jellyfish
Colorway: Davy Jones' Locker
Colorway: Wench

If you knit or crochet, then you'll love Pirate Yarrrn!  And follow along on Instagram too!

**Use coupon code: 15offforfall in her Etsy shop to get 15% off
Expires October 11th, 2015**