Sunday, October 30, 2016

'Tis the Season (almost . . .)!

One more day before we can get our Christmas tree out!  My favorite season of the year is well under way -- Canadian Thanksgiving has been celebrated, the rain and cooler temps are delightful and ushering in sweater weather and now . . . it's finally time to start thinking about Christmas in earnest!  I'm so thankful I'm not taking a class this fall so I can actually spend my evenings crafting and sewing :).  What is your favorite thing about Fall?  What brings you the most joy during the Christmas season?  What keeps you grounded from getting caught up in rampant consumerism?

I can hardly wait to have my college student workers over for dinner and our 3rd Annual Gingerbread Bake to make gingerbread men to hang with red ribbons on our Christmas tree in the office. Candles and Christmas music . . . the fragrance of ginger and cinnamon . . . laughter and stories . . .

It's time to get the master calendar out and start plotting menus, events and my annual Christmas blog post!

If there is anything we can do at Kittywonkus to ease your holiday stress, please let us know - stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, potluck contributions, concert refreshments . . . we can even send out your Christmas cards for you!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Summer days . . .

Baking is something I've shared with my girls since they were big enough to stand on a chair or sit on the counter and help stir things!

When Abby wanted to take horseback riding lessons at age 8, she started her own baking business to earn the money to pay for them. As time went on, she developed some regular customers, including a doctor's office who had a standing order for sticky buns twice a month.

As Sarah grew and saw the success of her sister's business, she wanted to have a business of her own, so she started making vegetarian "gluten steaks".

Then we moved, spent 7 months living in a vintage Airstream travel trailer, I started working full time and life got in the way for a couple of years!

At last . . .we have a kitchen again!

Riding lessons have given way to music tours, more expensive instruments and studying abroad opportunities. So, out with the mixing bowls and wooden spoons!

We specialize in mouth-watering, fresh-from-the-oven sticky buns, artisan bread and veggie gluten steaks, but we love to make all sorts of things that make you close your eyes, sigh and exclaim Mmm . . . that's heavenly!

Click the Sharing the Kitchen tab to see how you can set your tastebuds tingling with delight! 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Visit my Etsy storefront at for my mannequin pin cushion/jewelry stands!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Loyalty Cards Wallet - $8.00
Inside Loyalty/Gift Cards Wallet - $8.00
Tissue Cosy - $4.50
Tissue Cosy - $4.50
Tissue Cosy - $4.50 - SOLD!
Tissue Cosy - $4.50
Tissue Cosy - $4.50
Tissue Cosy - $4.50
Tissue Cosy - $4.50
Tissue Cosy - $4.50 - SOLD!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Retro Tissue Holder
Backside - on the desgn board
Pretty contemporary tissue holder lined with coordinating fabric
Paris motif fabric tissue holder with red burlap lining.

12" Manequin pin cushion.
(Pins not included)

Manequin pin cushion or jewelry stand or simply art!
(Jewelry not included)
Paris motif manequin - pin cushion, jewlry stand or art!
(Jewelry not included)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

After a prolonged absence and some major life-altering events, I'm back!  Limited time to devote to my creative self these days, but that just means getting more inventive with my time and juggling responsibilities a little more creatively!  I hope.

Mannequin Pin Cushions
13" high
$16.95 each
These are really fun and decorative as well as functional -
great gift for crafters!


Saturday, May 14, 2011


WOW!!!  Prices have been slashed - have you had your eye on something but been watching your pennies? 

Looking for an end-of-year present for your child's teacher, have some summer birthdays coming up, taking a summer vacation, something just to say I appreciate your friendship . . . ? 

Check out what's FOR SALE from Kittywonkus TODAY!

See something you like but you'd like it in a different fabric/color? 

Custom work can be ordered, just drop me an email.

Want to learn to make something you see yourself? 

Register for a summer workshop at!