Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Wee Hiatus...

So, 2012 was my last post, eh?

Well, let's give this another go, shall we?  ;)

What's shakin' over here at switz~art?

♡  My kiddo is nearing 4 years of age!  4!!
♡  I am working part - time at the local                bookstore and I love it!
♡  I am currently in love with the changing leaves and the smell that comes with autumn.
♡  I am living in comfy leggings and long tops.  Autumn also means digging the boots out of the closet!  Excellent!

What's new with you?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

At a Snail's Pace...

I really don't know how some people do it.  Raising a wee one, a career, general life stuff and what not.  I am desperately seeking some time to create, but am also enjoying my daughter grow like a crazy weed.  Time is going so fast and I only get this once because we're only doing this once!  :)

(little guy slinkin' his way across my front step...March 2012)

Absolutely hoping you'll stick along with me in this space, as there WILL be some neat stuff to come.  I have some incredible handmade lampwork beads made by my friend Becky to work with.  And I got these little guys in the mail today from Brooklyn, NY...

I also ordered these from two other shops on Etsy: some in red and some in taupe.  I think they'll be pretty neat with some bronze squirrel pendants I also ordered from Australia.  Man, I love Etsy!

I hope all is well!  Spring has sprung and this, people, makes me very happy!  ;)


Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 2012 Obsessions...

'Foxy' prints
Photo via Forever21.

Long sweater coats, especially in a native-inspired print. 
Photo via Forever 21

Our upcoming vacation to Varadero, Cuba.  Ahhhh.........

She & Him (She: Zooey Deschanel/Him: M. Ward)
What are your OCD's this month?  :-)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It Was A Good Run

I am a little sad...

...for years now, I have been requesting gorgeous Toast UK catalogues and they are no longer shipping them overseas.  Probably because of people like me: people who pore over every page but, alas, never purchase anything.  I would if I didn't see the price in pounds, knowing it's double in Canadian funds.  Ouch!  Anyhoo, I am happy to say that I have saved every copy and there is the online catalogue, but it is awfully nice to have that paper catalogue to hold, cherish and keep forever, isn't it?  ;-) 

Thanks for the run, Toast!  xo

What I Am Loving Now...

  • the smell of fresh evergreen boughs, cut especially to fill giant urns for the holiday season
  • Boogie Wipes in Grape Scent: a must-have in the winter for the babes

  • My new Merrell Oslo boots.  Waterproof, fuzzy, super comfortable and ready for a kick-ass Canadian winter.  Bring it on!  (And I paid half of the price shown back in the spring...a very good time to pick up winter gear!)

  •  comfort food: homemade mac & cheese, shepherd's pie, pot roast with mash & Yorkies...I could go on and on...
What are you loving now?


My little girl is days away from turning 1.

I thought I would be ready for this.  Um, no.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oh, Canada!

Oh, Canada!

This delicious and patriotic collage is brought to you by Polyvore and my own mind!  ;-)

Military vest
£645 -

Canada goose
€1.800 -

Miu miu
£449 -


Mukluk boots
$258 -

Dsquared hi top sneaker
€369 -

Kamik kitten heels
$80 -

Madewell flat shoes
$40 -

Gucci handbag
$2,490 -

Poppies Wall Decor
$162 -

Charmed to the Teeth Card Set
$25 -

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lest We Forget...

Remember on the 11th...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Turn Up The Heat!

So, first of all...THANK YOU!  Thank you to those of you who are new to my blog.  Sure nice having you here!  I am humbled...

Now that I have jumped on my blog (um, it's been a little while, eh?) I think I need to have some more Polyvore fun.  So addictive.  Have you tried it yet?

Autumn is in full swing here in Southern Ontario (Canada).  It's getting chilly and I have had to give in to turning on the gas fireplace from time to time.  I always classify this as silly season because you really need to layer it up.  I also find that because I am still a breastfeeding mama that my hormones make my body temperature soar.  Is this what menopause feels like?  Holy frig.

Anyhoo, I don't know about you, but I adore fall layers.  Knits, coats, fuzzy stuff.  I also love corduroy, probably way too much.  I am also partial to hibernating and making stuff.  Here's a small taste of my recent creating session:

(Have you been introduced to P.S. - I made this?  If not, get cracking!  Buy or take the book out from your local library.  I have check it out 4 times now.  I am almost certain I know every project by heart now!  The t-shirt fringe scarf...shown one project.  Made in minutes and simply divine: the bottom half of a t-shirt, slice the cut end, pull individual pieces and....voila!)

(Ceramic necklace made from upcycled ceramin pieces.  I wish I could remember the artist who made the pendant to give them credit!  Sorry!)

(The Lakeshore necklace made of stone and lava rock.)

(My bestie, Lis, has asked me in the past to make earrings.  Here is my 2nd attempt.  I think I am actually enjoying the process now.  Thanks, Lis!)

What are you making lately?