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Beautiful Bookstores

June 10th, 2010 1 Comment

Think libraries have a lock on awesome? Check out spotcoolstuff‘s list of beautiful bookstores. I’ve been to Shakespeare & Co in Paris and it is a tiny store. But it does have character and history. I’m definitely adding Selexyz Dominicanen and Livraria Lello to my list of places to visit if I’m ever in Maastricht [...]

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Tokyo Quilt Show 2009

January 13th, 2010 No Comments

Of course, I didn’t go, but I’m glad movinghands did. Her flickr set of the quilts is amazing. She also blogged about her experience. [via konabayfabrics twitter] Links to my favorites one of houses, and the 11239 hexagons and the very detailed woodland storybook. She’s even got a great list of crafty places to shop [...]

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Las Vegas Trip 2009

January 10th, 2010 No Comments

Over the break from school, G and I went on holiday to Las Vegas. (First trip for G, second for me.) We were trying to decide to go before or after Xmas and it was a good thing we went before or our holiday travels would not be nearly as smooth. It took a while [...]

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City of Toronto Archives

December 14th, 2009 1 Comment

One of the courses I took this past term was Archives, Programs and Services. (This course is no longer in the new curriculum.) It really is an overview of archives and for someone in the library stream, it was a good idea to take an archives course to get some understanding of the type of [...]


Japan Foundation Library

October 28th, 2009 No Comments

While I’ve know where the Japan Foundation was located for a long time, even before I left for NY, I didn’t know of it’s mission or that it had a library! The student group for CASLIS arranged for a tour of the Japan Foundation Library and I was lucky enough to be included in the [...]

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YouTube – cookingwithdog’s Channel

September 27th, 2009 No Comments

YouTube – cookingwithdog’s Channel This channel is just too awesome not to share. via I just love the host of this! The dog!! Favorites: Bento Onigari

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In Remembrance

September 11th, 2009 No Comments

Taken Sept 11, 2002

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French macarons by La Bamboche Patisserie Toronto

August 27th, 2009 No Comments

French macarons by La Bamboche Patisserie Toronto It’s taken a while, but I have finally found macarons in Toronto that is made right. The best textures and flavors. Really really happy with the patisserie I got as well. In fact, his sweets are the firsts since Paris or New York that I believe the technique [...]


About Project 95 | Fabric Shoppers Unite

July 14th, 2009 No Comments

About Project 95 | Fabric Shoppers Unite Great idea to bring a listing of independent fabric shops together. Unfortunately, according to this site (still in beta) I have no stores within 100 miles of me. I wish they had a browse function since a search by postal code could be problematic. Either there are no [...]


Amy Butler Softwares

July 12th, 2009 No Comments

Picked up a copy of Amy Butler softwares at MacFab. I wasn’t planning on it, but her other patterns were pricey at MacFab and the second I realized that softwares didn’t need EQ to run, I had to have it. And am I glad I got it. The first chance I got it installed it [...]

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Pet Airways is a pet airline

July 8th, 2009 No Comments

Pet Airways is a pet airline[via] New Pet airline carrier launches in select cities. Am definitely going to keep an eye on this. I think they are missing a market for not being in Canada. We’ve got essentially a monopoly on flights here and until July 1st Air Canada still didn’t allow pets to fly [...]

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Webs on my way to Boston

July 6th, 2009 1 Comment

Recently took a trip to Boston area for a friend’s wedding. It was a short 4 days including the two days on the road. We borrowed a GPS from a friend which really came in handy and suffered mostly time in the pouring rain. However the day of the wedding was great so that’s really [...]

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New toy

July 5th, 2009 No Comments

Meet my little friend! Since High School, I have been borrowing my mom’s Singer Genie for my sewing projects. I don’t sew much, but it’s been living with me for the lat 5 years at least. I love it. But I’ve been looking for a new machine but couldn’t afford to get a really fancy [...]


Is that dog famous?

May 3rd, 2009 3 Comments

This is sometimes what happens when we go out with Flour. On Saturday, we went to High Park to see some Cherry Blossoms. Everyone and their brother had a camera and well, one “Can I take a picture of your dog?” later and she’s got a mini mob surrounding her. Everyone joins in. G didn’t [...]

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Ottawa Trip

May 1st, 2009 1 Comment

Have never been to Ottawa, so when G had a business trip, I tagged along with Flour. It was a long ride there and back, but Flour and I got to enjoy a few hours on a sunny Sunday walking around Parliament Hill. Here’s the link to the photoset on flickr: (click on the photo) [...]


Toronto Area Yarn Stores Map

March 15th, 2009 No Comments

I made this map for a presentation for school and thought I might as well share it with everyone. (inspired by the Seattle Area Yarn Stores Map) View Larger Map



February 3rd, 2009 No Comments

I LEGO N.Y. – Abstract City Blog – [via] I’ve been missing many aspects of NY the last few weeks. Glad to see that I’m not the only one. I’ve really been missing the various food, and while one can easily see how one might miss some high art cuisine. I’ve been really craving [...]

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

September 20th, 2008 2 Comments

One of the reasons I decided to go to school Full time in person and not by distance is the opportunity to join associations for further exposure to the industry and of course, networking. One of the activities set up by the SLA Student chapter this week was a real highlight: a tour of the [...]

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Seattle and Portland

September 7th, 2008 1 Comment

One of the last flings of the summer was a trip we took to visit family. We took nearly a week and went to Seattle. From there, we wanted a day trip and managed to take one day to go check out Portland. I’m not often on the west coast and it’s very nice. On [...]

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Cruise: Barcelona

June 12th, 2008 No Comments

Best of Barcelona Set: Complete Barcelona Set: Yes, I’ve been dragging my feet on getting this last set of photos out. But there are a lot of photos to caption and it’s hard to try to pick which photos to include. This is my first trip to Barcelona and G’s second. He’s seen a lot [...]

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