Friday, December 17, 2010

Daily Faves

Eyespot Designs has one of the daily faves on the Indie Handmade Holiday Market today!
Don't forget tomorrow is the last day of the market, and our promo code (see our profile on the market) will expire too.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I recently joined the Toronto Etsy Street Team! To help you find items on Etsy which are made by the team members enter 'toronto team' in your search. :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Shop updates

In between getting ready for Christmas and so on I've been working toward switching my greetings cards from one Etsy shop to the other, to make things look more cohesive. I've almost completed that process. Looking better, I think. Now one shop will be entirely jewellery, and the cards will be fitted in with my textile and painting work.

Don't forget the Indie Handmade holiday market ends on the 18th!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Indie Handmade

Eyespot Designs has one of the daily faves on Indie Handmade's Holiday Market today!

The market runs until Dec.11, and if you visit Eyespot Designs' profile on the market, you'll find a coupon code good for 10% off in our whole Etsy shop.

One of a Kind

On Friday I visited the Toronto One of a Kind Christmas show. Sort of overwhelming, it's such a large show. I didn't take any closeup pictures, but a few favourites included: Fluf Design, Bookhou, Forbes Wild Foods, Schoolyard Studio, Eikcam...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Piecework - More!

I've shown you what some of the other artists' work was like at Piecework and Hard Twist, now here's some pictures of my own work at the show.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Indie Handmade!

Eyespot Designs is the Shop of the Day on Indie Handmade's Holiday Market today! Visit our shop profile there to find a coupon code, which can be applied to your purchase from our whole shop. The featured items we have on Indie Handmade link back to the Etsy listings, and our Etsy shop.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Here are a few images from Piecework participants

Top: Renata Meirelles - laser cut silk
Middle: Marie Josette of ArtWear Network- hand woven, hand dyed, designed & constructed by a duo, one does the weaving and dye work, the other the designing and construction of the garments
Bottom: Lindsay Fisher - hand embroideries on found fabrics

Hard Twist - Chroma

Hard Twist: Chroma opened at the Gladstone Hotel on Friday, the same night as Piecework. It's a 2 month long show of textile and fibre work by various artists. Here's some of my favourites:

Top: Shuyu Lu
Middle: Kat O'Shaughnessy
Bottom: Renata Meirelles

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Piecework is keeping me busy this weekend, I've taken a few pictures but I haven't uploaded them yet. However, there's an album of pictures from the show here to give you some sense of what it's like.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Having a short sale on my jewellery and cards in this shop! Today through Monday (29th), use coupon code FRIMON at checkout for 15% off your purchase shop-wide.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Piecework time, almost

The One of a Kind Show starts in Toronto on Thursday, and runs for 11 days or so. I might go take a look around, but only after this coming weekend. Piecework, the show I've been preparing for, starts Friday evening. As I'll be exhibiting there, I may not be blogging alot - but I'll try to take some great photos to share after.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gift Guides

Go check this out! One of my butterflies on Indie Handmade's Holiday Market is featured in their gift guide!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Indie Handmade

I am participating in Indie Handmade's Holiday Market!

You can visit my shop by clicking here or on the red button to the left, or go to the home page and browse by clicking here. Also, their blog is here.

Enjoy this picture of my newest bookmarks. :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I've officially begun my Christmas shopping! Er, ok, technically I had some stocking stuffers before today. Now I'm getting ideas for some friends/family (aside from or in addition to gifting some of my work to certain people). Today it was books. There are some little ones around now, and I tend to gravitate towards books for them, rather than plastic toys which are outgrown so fast at their age. I especially like finding books with beautiful illustrations, and/or stories I remember; like Robert Munsch or Eric Carle stories.

What are your favourites?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Royal Winter Fair

After watching the Remembrance Day ceremonies from Ottawa on TV yesterday morning, I went to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for the afternoon. As the name suggests it's much to do with farm animals, and fresh fruit and veg. There are horse shows, a petting zoo, various livestock, food competitions, and products from various Ontario and Canadian farms (honey, cheese, eggs, meats, beer/wine, mustard, cranberries, flour, fish, herbal teas, pickled things, jam, to name a few), as well as natural beauty products, clothing, and some other stuff that to my mind doesn't really relate.

I sampled some cheeses, coveted some lovely alpaca yarns, even got some free PEI potatoes (!).

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


January Garnet

On the first day of Christmas

Those first two are the latest Etsy treasuries made by me, and these below are lovely treasuries in which my items have been featured recently. :)

Misty Mountain Hop by cherryandviolet

82 Shopping Days til Christmas by merriweathercouncil

Diva by tomokotahara

I like the universe by debstgo

Red red wine you make me feel so fine by AyeletShachar

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Remember, Remember

I should have noted in my last post that it was the 5th of November - Guy Fawkes day.

Today, the 7th, has been a lovely sunny day. I'm trying to work really hard on things for the Piecework show in 3 weeks time, to which end I picked up some additional shadow box frames today.

The frames are for the silk free motion embroidered butterflies I've written about a number of times, otherwise known as my Psyche collection. I've created an online portfolio of a selection of those and a full explanation of the collection, which you can look at here:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I've begun making some linen bookmarks - these have a wool felt applique stitched to them. I have more ideas for these in the works.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I made a few more of these embroideries. The orange and black one is a better photo of the same one I posted yesterday.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday morning

Here's some images of that new idea I mentioned yesterday -- hand embroidery on a 4"x4" canvas. I've got some more little pattern ideas to make more of these with since this one turned out nicely. I'm going to start with more in this neutral background, and some in a black background.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Above -- a screen shot of my latest Etsy treasury, Winter Latte.

I tried a new idea today, which turned out quite well - I'll take a picture when I can, it's too dark now though.

Also, here's a link to the Facebook event for my aforementioned next show.