I'm Ready for Spring
Out with the old, in with the new haircut! It was time for a change, so I got my hair cut today by my favourite hair stylist, and it brought me to a part of Toronto that i love - Queen St. While there, and after my amazing visit at the salon, i strolled alone and went into Magic Pony (a cool Japanese-inspired 'creative knick knack store') that has a back room for gallery shows. From Feb 23rd to March 18th, there has been an exhibit called Ilavska: The Arts and Crafts of Grandmother. It's a fun little exhibit with some great original pieces.
Of course, with my hankie collection obsession still alive, i bought this adorable hankie by Sonja Ahlers. Very cool and very grandmothery at the same time.
I also added some fun detail to some mittens my mom gave me. They're little but warm, so i thought they would be fun for this transition into Spring. I know they aren't symmetrical or match, but i was inspired by the shoe company Campers series of Twins shoes. And i think an umbrella and balloon are very fun images. So, i cut out some fabric in these shapes and then cross-stitched the handle and string, respectively.