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Monday, October 8, 2012


Summer has come and gone in a flash. Here we are celebrating Thanksgiving, already. Spending time with family & friends and the smell of turkey wafting throughout the house is unlike any other cozy feeling in the world. Its my favorite time of the year. There is a beautiful big basket of market fresh apples on the back porch, mums and pumpkins decorating the gardens, gorgeous golden retriever mucking about in the yard, colourful maple leaves blanket the grass and the smell of autumn in the air is so darn intoxicating! 
This is exactly where I am meant to be at this moment...in full autumn bliss appreciating all that surrounds me. I am thankful for my wonderful husband, our little furry family, our beautiful home, our family and friends, my new fabulous career move and all that is abundant in my life. I am truly thankful. 
Happy Thanksgiving. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Creative Road Block...

Time flies when work outside my sewing studio consumes me. I miss my hours upon hours of sewing, designing and creating. There's a void in my heart and I've been feeling a bit lost lately. But on the up and up, I think I'm going to make a come back. I've got some new designs up my sleeve and within the coming weeks I will be updating my website and my etsy shop. I'd like to think the gorgeous spring weather has something to do with it. Or maybe it was our recent trip to beautiful Jamaica? I think so. As they say about leaving a piece of your heart in San Francisco, which I have...I have also left a piece of my heart in Jamaica. What a beautiful country it is and the people that live there are just as beautiful inside and out. I promise to return.
~One Love

Jamaica horseback riding on the beach for my birthday. 
Best Birthday Ever!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Snow Hank!

Winter! Beautiful, white, crisp Canadian winter. Oh how I've missed thee! I couldn't be more serious when I say I've been absolutely, whole heartily craving a good 'ol fashioned Canadian winter. I guess the mucky brown Christmas of 2011 is what got to me and I haven't let up on my demands of Mother Nature. Finally...February 11, 2012 is when she heard me and graciously answered.
Yeeeeeeeeee haaaaaawwwwwwwww! Winter!
Other than the crazy man who was driving way too fast and spun round and round directly in front of us atop the Burlington skyway yesterday, its been a sweet, snowy weekend!
Who knew one could have so much fun in the backyard with their crazy golden retriever?! Here he is yesterday and today. Time flies...Hank is 3 and a half years old and more beautiful than ever.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New items added to the HC etsy shop!

It's unreal how quickly hours disappear when your consumed deep into the depths of the world wide web. I've just spent the majority of today updating and redesigning both my etsy shop and this blog. Poof...the day is gone.
Please pop on by to my etsy shop and have a little look around. I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Our morning walk...

As Hank and I enjoyed our routine walk this morning, the smell of spring was in the air. The robins were out full force and fatter than ever, the tulips are poking up, buds on the trees are budding, the grass is 'greening' and then, in an instant we were caught smack dab in the middle of a brief sleet/snow/freezing rain squall. What gives with this weather? Mother nature works in mysterious ways! There's no stopping Hank and I from our walks no matter what the weather brings. On to an eco~fashion note...spring/summer photos are coming soon and I'm hoping for a wonderful photo shoot in a local cherry tree orchard when the trees are in full blossom. Stay tuned.  
Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More snow?!!

Well, here we are in Southern Ontario getting pounded with a snow storm following some truly gorgeous spring like days. I thought we were in the free and clear from old man winter. Not so much. This calls for a little more hibernation time, a little more red wine and a reflection of natures wonders.

Where have all the robins gone?
Are they snuggled in their nests anticipating the return of spring?
And my sweet little tulip bulbs are back asleep, covered by their blanket of snow.
The pussy willows must be confused.
The children are happy, sleds in hand.
My retriever Hank loves the snow.
I love Hank's nose covered in snow.
Maybe tomorrow spring will come again,
this time to stay for a while.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Momentary lapse of Groove?

Although, not so momentary as it has lasted for a couple of weeks.
I've been wondering for the past couple of weeks where has my creative groove gone? Why is this happening? When will it return? Does this happen to others?
The answer is simple...The answer is...I don't know (a little reference from the movie Reality Bites).
But truly, I don't know.
I've been designing, sketching, planning for spring/summer 2011 and yet it's just not as colourful as it usually is.
Well today something extraordinary happened and I have been connected with someone fabulous! Great things for Hemp Couture are on the horizon and even though I have been hit with this cold bug that's going around, I'm filled with excitement and yes...my creative groove. Phewwwww!
Over the next couple of days you will see some great new pieces added to http://www.hempcouture.etsy.com/ and that is just the beginning.
I'm feeling the fire under my...well, you know and that's just what I needed to get me out of this slow lane and into the multi passenger carpool lane.
Happy February. Love is real.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Strutt 2010

This years Strutt Niagara was fabulous, as always. Thank you Niagara Artists Centre!
The locals all shared in the craziness of 'art meets fashion'.
A superb time was had by all.
Hemp Couture is very proud to have been featured in The St. Catharines Standard as well as on their website. Click over the title "Strutt 2010' to see the photos.
My darling friend and model, Alex strutted; yet again like nobody's business! She's the one with the butterfly headpiece and the whimsy cork dress. This was my tribute to our late, GREAT Alexander McQueen. May God rest his beautiful soul.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lazy Dawg Days of Summer

J'aime Montréal!!

Well here we are into August already.
Where do the days go?
We just got back from a fabulously fun trip to Montreal!
All of our bestfriends and us, together for summertime fun. Giddy up!
We had a grand apartment right in old Montreal on St. Paul street! Amazing!
We went to Osheaga Music festival and had so much fun, it should be illegal!
We drank tons of delicious wine, great beer, ate amazing cheese and never to forget Schwartz's smoked meat samich! Whoah! My mouth waters just thinking about it! Yup, they're that good!
All in all summer has been wonderful thus far.
With a couple more getaway's planned up north, more fun times bbqing and sharing with friends and just simply living in the now of our lazy dawg days of summer. Life feels complete and I feel blessed and so fortunate.
With that said...Hemp Couture has and will be slowing down production just a bit. I have landed a new position working outside the home and managing a retail operation here in Niagara. Its a huge opportunity and a huge career move. I still love my Hemp Couture and still plan to carry on, just at a slower more low key pace. I will still be involved in fashion shows, conduct open house's, trunk sales and of coarse try my very best to keep up with my blogs and tweets.
Please stay tuned for upcoming photos I will be adding both from Hemp Couture and also from my new venture.
Stay Cool and keep on supporting local farmers and artisans.
Happy Summer!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

**NEW** Summer tanks added to my etsy shop

I've added a couple fun summer tanks to my etsy.
More to come every few days. Stay tuned & thanks for looking!

Violet Bouquet Tank

Limonade Tank

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sewing Machines are a buzzin'

Scissors snippin', tape measures measurin', creative ideas flowin' and so on.
I've been busily designing more delicious one of a kind summer eco~fashions!
If comfort along with bright, bold colours and an eco~conscience are your thing, then make sure to stop by my Hemp Couture etsy shop next week for some sweet seasonal eye candy.
I'll be adding new photos this Sunday, June 20th (weather permitting with fingers crossed for sunshine).
Each and every one of us are one of a kind individuals so why not wear Hemp Couture's eco~fabulous one of a kind clothing? Take a stand, be different, be kind to mother earth and most of all...be happy being you!
See you soon.
Love & Light to you on this beautiful sunny day.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


~Today I will create something beautiful!

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Stop by!

The sun has finally peeked out from behind the clouds and it's a great day for a barbeque with best friends.

*The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. ~Audrey Hepburn

The Hemp Couture etsy shop is here to help you with your eco~fabulous summer wardrobe!
Stop by and shop around.

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Check out Hemp Couture

We're on the etsy main page showcase today!