Next week (June 5-11) is Commuter Challenge, you guys! People/businesses/cities will challenge each other to commute green. That includes cycling, walking, carpooling and telecommuting. I seem to recall someone canoeing to work during last year’s challenge.
This year in honour of Commuter Challenge I will be cycling to work with my town bike instead of my 21-speed mountain bike. It’ll be an interesting 6.5kms.
Happy trails (literally)
Posted in East Calgary, old things
Tagged #yyc, Bicycle, Calgary, Carpool, Commuting, Cycling, healthy, Public transport, Rio Vista, silliness, sparkles, Sports, Telecommuting, Town Bike, trends
It has been forever and ever since I blogged. In my defense, taking care of a 14-month old while working full time keeps me busy. But also happy!
So this comes a little after-the-fact, and we all have Royal Wedding fatigue, but I wanted to post a picture of my Union Jack cupcakes.
Made with vanilla cake mix and canned icing (no homemade here! Please refer to first paragraph), these treats were a hit at the office. One lady said “you’re such a mom”. Thanks, Carol! 🙂
In a related story, stroll down memory lane and have a looksee at this original Charles and Diana mug.
I love stenciling. I also love crafting. So when I came across The Complete Book of Stencilcraft by JoAnne C. Day at the Women in Need thriftstore I became very excited.
Stencilcraft? That's a thing? Yes, please!
The book contains techniques on creating stencils and applying them to various surfaces.
Here's a far out stencil mural. Did I mention this book was published in 1974?
Two thirds of the book contains stencil patterns. I got really excited when I saw this. I love the white font on black background design of this page.
Oh, hi cutie! You belong on my wall.
The lovely stenciling pioneer JoAnne C. Day
I hope to get some time soon to stencil something in my house.
Posted in arts & crafts, old things, thrifting
Tagged books, craft, fabric, fonts, graphic design, helvetica, JoAnne C. Day, sign, silliness, stencilcraft, stencils, thrift store, trends, Women in Need
This week was bitterly cold here in Alberta and I practically lived in my parka. After viewing the world everyday from within the furry hood, I was inspired to create Parkavision!
Happy furry trails!