Amanda is a Hamilton, ON based watercolour painter, sewing instructor, knitter, mother, and generally crafty person!

Please feel free to look around and hopefully be inspired in your own making!

February Blues- 2019 Edition

February Blues- 2019 Edition

Embroidered Negley Dress Mending in Progress.jpg

I’m embroidering around the faded neckline of this handmade Darling Ranges Dress (The fabric is by Martha Negley). I thought you would prefer this image to my grumpy face. Ha.

It’s been very icy and cold and generally gross out and I can feel the seasonal depression hitting me hard. Our kids are constantly sick, it’s hard to leave the house because of weather/illness, I think I might have pneumonia but hate antibiotics. I definitely cried this morning when we found out my much needed “easy day” (ie. Molly is in daycare and I just have James to take care of) was cancelled due to weather (as was yesterday’s easy day). I have also been struggling with back and hip pain and neither Jason or I got much sleep last night (thanks, kids!). URGH. My general “grin and bear it” attitude is just totally absent and I can’t seem to pull myself back together.

I texted our neighbour in despair, hoping her kids would be home to play with mine. Nope. But she let us come over and play with all of their toys anyways, vent our feelings, crawl all over her newly cleaned floors and just generally escape our house. I almost didn’t even text her but I am so glad I did.

I bet I would feel better if I spent some time painting in my sunlight lamp so I am off to do that now before my kids wake up!

Hugs from me to you if you are having a rough February, too.

Botanical Sketchbook: Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos Spectabilis)

Botanical Sketchbook: Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos Spectabilis)

Popcorn Sweater and Musings on my Wardrobe

Popcorn Sweater and Musings on my Wardrobe

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