Saturday, December 31, 2016

Roller Disco Unicorn

This roller disco unicorn-loving sweetie is headed to her new home in California soon!

A gift for Kirby

I'm sure you all remember Kirby who relocated to Wisconsin.....

Well of course I had to make him a Christmas present! I hope he loves his new teddy bear!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday shopping?

Holiday shopping? These guys are in the gift shop at the Baggage Building Arts Centre at marina park. Great for the kid in all of us!

There's a few of my large guys, medium monsters and Gnome-ball ornaments/pocket pals. These are a unique gift.... I currently make less than 15 of each size of these a year for sale.
All handmade, local in Thunder Bay!

Made for gentle play out of acrylic washable yarn (spot clean with a wet cloth and air dry) and stuffed with hypoallergenic poyfil stuffing. All limbs are attached during the knitting process - not sewn on afterwards - for better security. Eyes are attached with large locking safety washers inside. Not Recommended for children under 3 years old.

Most of my large size creatures come with a mix of accessories such as legwarmers, hat, bandana, cross body bag with mini monster and journal in it.

BBAC gift shop hours are T-F 11-5 and weekends 12-4. Closed Mondays

Monday, November 21, 2016

A (unicorn) Monster and his (imaginary) friend

This monster wishes he was a unicorn and is never without his little  (imaginary) friend.

They went off to their new home today.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Vogue Magazine Knitting conference

I spent a few days in Minneapolis at the Vogue Magazine Knitting Live conference at the beginning of November taking classes and honing my skills, plus attending lectures, shopping the specialized marketplace and picking up new tools of the trade, and of course enjoying the company of friends and the City's famous Eat Street.

I met one of my idols, the super talented toy designer Susan B. Anderson and was fortunate to enjoy a great toy making class taught by her. This is my little Hedgie from class.

I also got to take classes by two other Fantastic designers I've wanted to meet.... Gudrun Johnston and Mary Jane Mucklestone.

Prior to the conference a gala party was held at Steven Berg's shop, Stevenbe's. It was so much fun meeting dozens of local designers and dyers..... and of course more shopping. Steven and his staff know how to throw a party!

The Minneapolis yarn bomber known as Knitteapolis dropped a few pieces around the convention centre.

And of course, as I said..... hanging out with friends was the best part!


Sunday, September 4, 2016


I have a few new little guys heading to the shop at the Baggage Building Arts Centre at marina park. About 3" tall, they are great stocking stuffers or attached a string and they make a cute ornament.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bon Voyage, Kirby!

Kirby went off to his new home in Minnesota last month and has been having great adventures ever since!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

World Wide Knit in Public Day

We had a great turn out for our local World Wide Knit in Public Day event at the Baggage Building Arts Centre at marina park today.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Teaching in Rochester, MN

I had the wonderful opportunity to teach a couple workshops on toy making at ZK fibre arts retreat in Rochester, Minnesota last week. It was so much fun to share my skills and meet others interested in learning to create unique and whimsical pieces.

These are some of my sample pieces and a work in progress.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Now available at the Baggage Building Arts Centre

Some of my pieces are now available for sale at the Baggage Building Arts Centre at marina park in the gift shop on the second floor.

Check out their fantastic inventory of work from local artisans of all kinds - pottery, candles, jewelry, chocolate, greeting cards, photography, painting, woodwork, metalwork, fibre and textiles, books, and so much more.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Big & Little Cuties

Finished off this pair who have been donated to my office fundraiser for the Big Bike Ride for Heart and Stroke. I hope they find a happy new home!