Monday, 30 July 2018

During the month of August
I will be collecting a portion of sales,
and will be donating them to Yoga Outreach.

I have chosen this organization as I 
believe strongly in the benefits of yoga and
 I feel connected to the cause. 
My post-secondary education was in the field
of Therapeutic Recreation and I also worked
in the Social Assistance system as part of 
the BC Public service. 
I saw first-hand the benefits of how recreation
can build self-esteem and help individuals heal.

Here is a bit about Yoga Outreach from their website:

Our Mission

Our mission is to expand access to trauma-informed yoga programs to heal and connect communities

What Is A Trauma Informed Approach?

A trauma-informed approach is designed to create a safe and healing environment that inspires and empowers participants to reconnect with their body (a key element in trauma recovery). At Yoga Outreach we do this through offering yoga programs that are choice-based, incorporate a no-touch & no-assist approach, and use language that is invitational, gender neutral, and non-violent.

Thank you for your assistance in helping
me reach this goal!


Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Published on Inspired By This

I recently stamped some cute ice cream spoons
for the goodie bags at an Ice Cream Social.
Here are a couple of photos below.

More photos and a description of all 
vendors involved is over at 

Go check it out!

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Mexico - A Colour Story

I just returned from a glorious week in Mexico 
with five girlfriends. 
Lots of laughs, great shopping, delicious food and 
a relaxed vibe everywhere we went.
Here are photos of the vibrant colours and life of
 Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Sayulita, 
Puerto Vallarta and the Bahia de Banderas.
Is it time to go back yet?

 - Amanda

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Christmas at Hycroft

It's that time of year again!
Starting to feel very festive around here.

I am pouring all of my holiday cheer 
into one big event this year.

Come visit me at Christmas at Hycroft in Vancouver, BC.
This beautiful event runs from November 16-19, 2017.

Check out their website for the whole list of artisans, entertainment and shopping hours.
I have the pleasure of setting up my own boutique 
and can't wait!
See you there!


Friday, 22 September 2017

Etsy Made In Canada 2017

Super excited for this weekend's Etsy Made In Canada event. With over 140 artisans and makers at the Vancouver market you are sure to find some fantastic gifts!

If you can't make it in person, be sure to visit my Etsy shop for new items for fall entertaining.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Etsy Promotion

Hi Guys!
Wanted to let you know about this Etsy promotion
that is happening right now until 12/12/16.
If you are a first-time Etsy buyer, spend
$50 in one shop before taxes and shipping, 
and you will receive a $10 credit towards your next purchase.
Combine this offer with the special coupon code that 
I give my shoppers, and you are getting some 
great savings. 
Buy your holiday gifts now and treat yourself later!
Full details on Etsy. 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Gift Wrapping Fun

I love to get creative with gift-wrapping 
no matter what the occasion. 
This holiday market season, I stuck with neutral colors for my market displays 
and chose some papers that reflected this palette. 
I mixed some of my products and some natural and recycled materials as well.

 This striped paper and patterned paper are both from HomeSense and cost $4.99 per roll. 
Some natural twine, some eucalyptus 
and a stamped silver spoon 
add some nice texture and shine to the box.


 This 'Je T'aime' spoon is tied to the gift with 
a scrap of leather. 
Look around your home to find some 
different materials to recycle; 
maybe some denim, velvet or wool.

 These two gifts are adorned with vintage chandelier crystals of different shapes. So pretty!
The sparkles and tiny letters in the above photo; and the sheet music paper and 
LOVE letters are from Brick & Mortar Living 
in New Westminster.

 Want in on a secret? 
This kraft paper is actually from a large roll of 
Builder's Paper made from 100% recycled paper 
available at Home Depot
A 36" roll of 167 feet is $18.47 and is sure to last a long time! My kids love to make large murals with this paper 
and I like to use it for gift-wrapping 
or to protect the table when painting. 
We are on our third year of using the same roll.

The paper is adorned with an one of our vintage hand-crocheted ornaments. These were made from a vintage blanket and are adorned with Swarovski crystals.

Hope this inspired you to get creative, save some money and add some interesting materials to your gift-wrapping.