Slow Stitches

I learned about Sashiko in Katrina Rodabaugh’s book Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More where she teaches the art of visible mending and explains how mending leads to a more mindful relationship with fashion. I was captivated by the beautiful patches on her jeans using only denim and white thread. … Continue reading Slow Stitches

The Collective Series: Stephanie Ouellette

Stephanie Ouellette loves thought provoking design, cooking for people with allergies or food aversions. She lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband and two busy little boys. She is a photographer and Made Collective’s creative visionary. What started you on a simple and thoughtful journey? My journey started at a very young age and was … Continue reading The Collective Series: Stephanie Ouellette

Sleepover

My daughters each had a friend sleepover last Saturday night. It was a last minute decision, so there weren’t any grand plans. I bought snacks, inflated air mattresses and then left four girls, ages eleven to thirteen, to their own devices. For over an hour I heard chatting, giggling, and squealing before knocking my eldest … Continue reading Sleepover