The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012


It all started with wanting to clean the rug. We cleared out the cubby months ago, filling our spare room with stuff and promptly getting stuck. Now, we're in the swing of things and once again I am completely amazed by how when you shift one thing, you shift everything. (A life lesson here!) Not a room in our house has been untouched by the changes we're making in this little storage space in our home. I'm incredibly excited by the prospect of everything having a place and also creating a little art nook in this renewed space.



Weekend watching and my new sock-ish knitted creation that is such an awesome pattern I found at I made most of them last weekend and finished them off this weekend.



Yesterday I wanted to do crafting but because the crappy coffee maker I got on sale at the Superstore leaked all over the place and through where the electrical cord came out of the coffee maker (scary!), I had to go return it. Then I walked over to Canadian Tire and bought a $60 one on sale for $20. I came home to find it had crap reviews but this coffee maker could not be worse than the PC ones I have bought. (Knock on wood.) Yes, there will be a post on all of this for my foodie blog. Soon!

As a result though, I also walked to a dollar store I don't normally go to and they had felt and embroidery floss for a song! :) I was super happy about that and now I am ready to give embroidery a go without having to go to Michaels and pay a fortune. Woot!


Suzie Ridler said...

Jamie, I totally get it! One project leads to so much it's incredible and impacts everything! Way to go and can I say I am totally intrigued by the art nook idea!!!! Honestly, that sounds super exciting.

Shannon, as usual, you have the cutest feet in the world and those socks are the coolest things I have ever seen. The colours are awesome and they look amazing. And are those books you're reading? I don't recognize any of the titles!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Yep, I put my vote in for Shannon having the cutest feet evah!!!

And I totally love those little knit socks. So cool! Knitting is a perfect accompaniment for so much viewing! Except when there's subtitles ;)

Suzie, that sucks about the coffeemaker! What a drag. I hope the new one works really well for you. And yay to embroidery floss and felt. Woot! Can't wait to see what you create.

I'm sure we'll get creative in the artist's nook when you're here, hehe. Can't wait!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Oh, the possibilities! Art, knitting and coffee. Bliss. :)

The Other Laura said...

Shannon, what's the name of the pattern for those sockish socks? I want to knit some right now!!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Wow, it was totally a weekend of clearing! Even me although my pic is of something else there is a vast, clear floor behind those feet! And thanks for the cute feet compliment, I forget how small they are sometimes because well, I'm used to them! hehe.