Saturday, December 12, 2015

Family Guy - Upcycled T-shirt Pillow


The Griffin House rules! This  pillow is made from a super-soft, upcycled t-shirt in black with our favourite disfunctional family silk-screened on the front. The premium feather fill will take all sorts of abuse and fluff right back up again, never getting lumpy like batting-filled pillows. 

Approximate size: 18x18"
SOLD

Also available in my Etsy shop: Family Guy Pillow
Shipping is available to Canada and the US

Friday, December 11, 2015

Gifty gifts!



If you are looking for some sweet gift ideas, check out our sister site, Zenbars.

We have the yummiest granola bars, granola and, just for a treat, handmade, chocolate-dipped sponge toffee! Everything is beautifully packaged for giving and can be shipped or delivered until Dec 23. Prices range from $3.50 to $16.

Delivery within the city of Winnipeg is free on orders of $20 or more,

Monday, November 30, 2015

Mario - Upcycled T-shirt Pillow



Score! This  pillow is made from a super-soft, upcycled t-shirt in navy with Mario silk-screened on the front. The premium feather fill will take all sorts of abuse and fluff right back up again, never getting lumpy like batting-filled pillows. 

Approximate size: 18x18"
SOLD

Also available in my Etsy shop: Mario T-shirt Pillow
Shipping is available to Canada and the US

Flash - Upcycled T-shirt Pillow



This  pillow is made from a super-soft, upcycled t-shirt in red with the iconic Flash logo silk-screened on the front. The premium feather fill will take all sorts of abuse and fluff right back up again, never getting lumpy like batting-filled pillows. 

Approximate size: 18x18"
$27 CDN (includes pick-up or delivery in Winnipeg)

Also available in my Etsy shop: Flash T-shirt Pillow
Shipping is available to Canada and the US

Decepticon - Upcycled T-shirt Pillow



This  pillow is made from a super-soft, upcycled t-shirt in black with a silk-screened design on the front. The premium feather fill will take all sorts of abuse and fluff right back up again, never getting lumpy like batting-filled pillows. 

Approximate size: 18x18"
$27 CDN (includes pick-up or delivery in Winnipeg)

Also available in my Etsy shop: Decepticon T-shirt Pillow
Shipping is available to Canada and the US

Sonic the Hedgehog - Upcycled T-shirt Pillow



This  pillow is made from a super-soft, upcycled t-shirt in red with a silk-screened design on the front. The premium feather fill will take all sorts of abuse and fluff right back up again, never getting lumpy like batting-filled pillows. 

Approximate size: 16x16"
$24 CDN (includes pick-up or delivery in Winnipeg)

Also available in my Etsy shop: Sonic the Hedgehog T-shirt Pillow
Shipping is available to Canada and the US

Playboy - Upcycled T-shirt Pillow



This  pillow is made from a super-soft, upcycled t-shirt in black with a white silk-screened design on the front. The premium feather fill will take all sorts of abuse and fluff right back up again, never getting lumpy like batting-filled pillows. 

Approximate size: 18x18"
$27 CDN (includes pick-up or delivery in Winnipeg)

Also available in my Etsy shop: Playboy T-shirt Pillow
Shipping is available to Canada and the US

Buddha "Rub My Belly" - Upcycled T-shirt Pillow



This  pillow is made from a super-soft, upcycled t-shirt in black with a gold silk-screened design on the front. The premium feather fill will take all sorts of abuse and fluff right back up again, never getting lumpy like batting-filled pillows. 

Approximate size: 18x18"
$27 CDN (includes pick-up or delivery in Winnipeg)

Also available in my Etsy shop: Buddha Rub My Belly Pillow
Shipping is available to Canada and the US

Red Stripe Upcycled T-shirt Pillow



This  pillow is made from a super-soft, upcycled t-shirt in black with a white and red silk-screened design on the front. The premium feather fill will take all sorts of abuse and fluff right back up again, never getting lumpy like batting-filled pillows. 

Approximate size: 16x16"
$24 CDN (includes pick-up or delivery in Winnipeg)

Also available in my Etsy shop: Red Stripe T-shirt Pillow
Shipping is available to Canada and the US

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Canadian Club - Upcycled T-shirt Pillow



Perfect for the man cave, this cheeky pillow is made from a super-soft, upcycled t-shirt in a medium grey with a black and white silk-screened design on the front. (Back is blank.) The premium feather fill will take all sorts of abuse and fluff right back up again, never getting lumpy like batting-filled pillows. 

Approximate size: 18x18"
$27 CDN (includes pick-up or delivery in Winnipeg)

Also available in my Etsy shop: Canadian Club T-shirt Pillow
Shipping is available to Canada and the US

Dick's Hard Wood Lumber Company - Upcycled T-shirt Pillow



Perfect for the man cave, this cheeky pillow is made from a super-soft, upcycled t-shirt in a light grey with a silk-screened design on the front. (Back is blank.) The premium feather fill will take all sorts of abuse and fluff right back up again, never getting lumpy like batting-filled pillows. 

Approximate size: 18x18"
$27 CDN (includes pick-up or delivery in Winnipeg)

Also available in my Etsy shop: Dick's Hard Wood T-shirt Pillow
Shipping is available to Canada and the US

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

It's time to get gifty!



I don't want to alarm anyone, but Christmas is closer than we think. It's time for me to make some lists (for the naughty and the nice) and clear out the hiding spot at the back of my closet*.

We are all very comfortable and want for very little, but I still want to give some awesome, thoughtful gifts. This year, I'm going to give fewer "things", focusing more on fun experiences and tasty consumables. As always, I hope to keep things as local and handmade as possible.

One of the people on my list is a cookbook hound, but will have little time to cook or bake in the first few months of the new year. For her, a copy of Winnipeg Cooks and a freshly-baked coffee cake (page 149) on a vintage plate**.

There's someone on my list who I don't get together with as often as I would like. This year, I am giving her the gift of ME. (Or, maybe I am giving myself the gift of her...) I haven't quite sorted out the details yet, but her gift will either be tickets for us to take in a movie or show, or, to make it a truly creative gift, passes to Paint Nite.

I have been promising my bestie a piece of custom art for as long as I can remember. At the risk of giving things away, this might be the year that she gets one of my fancy lady collages! And speaking of custom art, I am hoping to commission a local cartoonist to create a piece for a very special dog lover on my list. While he's doing that, I am going to pull out the cookie cutters and whip up a batch of healthy, homemade treats for her two pups.

Since my step-nephews are not old enough to read this, I think it's safe to divulge that they will be getting handmade sock monkeys. I'm also going to throw in a couple babysitting coupons for the boys, so that I can spend a little time with them***.

And, if there's anyone who I have forgotten, or I need a quick something for a hostess, I always have granola bars and gourmet granola on hand****.

Happy, happy holidays!


,*It's totally not in my closet, Jacob. You think I'd make it that easy for you?

**Last year, I picked up a set of lovely vintage dishes for next to nothing at the thrift store. Now, whenever I have to gift a couple dozen cookies or a batch of homemade crack, I can use something a little prettier than a paper plate. And, no, I don't expect it back.

***I mean, so that their parents can have a night out on the town,

****Shameless self-promotion.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sew Many Pins!

Several months ago, I had the opportunity to create custom domino pins for a friend (and ex-Winnipegger), Brandy Maslowski. All of the pins feature fun, "quilty" sayings and are available on Brandy's website - Brandy Lynn Designs


I had so much fun creating these pins - especially the special "I <3 CQT" pins with cut-out red hearts. They were a little more work, but I love, love, love how they turned out.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Over the Top 2015 - a sneak peek!

There are about a million signs of spring - puddles, potholes, birds, flowers, bare legs. But, for me, the first indication that spring has sprung is MAWA's "Over the Top" - an annual gathering of artists, collectors, and cupcake enthusiasts.

Every spring, we cram ourselves into MAWA's little space on Main Street and cram cupcakes into our face-holes, while bidding on art and rubbing shoulders with Winnipeg's creative who's who. 

For the last five years, I have attended as an artist, baker and sometimes bidder. This year, I have donated two new "vintage lady" collages. 

Here's a sneak peek:


I will have prints available after the event, but if you want an original, you'll have to stop by MAWA this weekend and place your bid. (Bidding on each of these pieces starts at $50.) And, if these aren't your thing, there are dozens and dozens (hundreds?) of other amazing pieces up for grabs. 

Did I mention that it's for a great cause? All proceeds from the auction go to supporting the awesome programs at MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women's Art.)

If that's STILL not enough to tempt you, your ticket gives you free reign at the cupcake tables on Sunday afternoon. Yes, TABLES with an S. What puts this event "over the top" is the thousand or so cupcakes donated by amateur and professional bakers, like me. (I will be contributing two dozen lemon curd and two dozen spiced apple...more about those later...) It's a proven fact that you can't be miserable while eating a cupcake, so this pretty much guarantees that you'll have fun. Even if you don't win the painting that you had your eye on, 

Oh, and there's also a raffle with some seriously amazing gift baskets crammed with local goodies.

Convinced yet??

Bidding starts tonight and wraps up at the big shindig on Sunday (2-5pm). For more information, please check out the event page on MAWA's website. 

I'll see you on Sunday! If you get there before me, save me a cupcake or three,