#cheerfullymade

Back to the sunshine again as I’m in need of something cheerful...


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One concept that I love and always wish to keep in mind as I live my life is that of Ichigo Ichie (一期一会.). ‘One Time, One Meeting.’⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ It’s most commonly associated with the Japanese Tea Ceremony and has been popularised to the extent of cheesiness but I still love it because of how that simple phrase encapsulates such a precious concept - that every moment is unrepeated. Every encounter is a once in a lifetime encounter. Though we may meet the same people again, since life is always happening, we are always changing, no two moments can be repeated in the same way. ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ ⁠ I think about that a lot as I create ceramics and try to bring them into the world for others to enjoy. Studio friends and I used to sell our stuff at Markthalle Neun and it was always so interesting to meet those who decided they wanted to give new homes to the pieces we’d created. It almost felt like a match-making process between the ceramic piece and the new owner. Sometimes people reach out through Instagram and in this day and age of faster than speed of light scrolling and image rolling, I'm even more amazed at the beautiful coincidence of it all. The fact that we managed to connect on that very day, at that particular time, when they felt a kinship for the piece… it’s almost like the stars aligned and the universe shifted to make that encounter possible. Of course, it’s could be said that that’s way too dramatic, but isn’t life more interesting when there’s that element of wonder to it? ;) ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ ⁠ I’m always thankful for every encounter with new owners for my pieces. Life/ceramics has brought us together and hopefully will bring us together again in the future. (Pictured above are some pieces that went to a lovely new family this week. Thank you @elizabethdunning 🥰)


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These floral monograms are some of my favorites and honestly a nice break from all of the family stitches! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE doing family stitches for all of you, but it’s fun to mix it up a bit with different pieces! Someone recently ordered a hoop that I’ve never done before and I’m all sorts of nervous, but excited! Stay tuned! . . . . #crossstitch #stitchbitch #crossboss #crossstitchersofinstagram #crossstitchlove #crossstitcher #stitched #embroidery #smallshop #stitchersofig #dmcembroidery #mompreneur #canada #ottawa #ontario #stilljustmarch #market #supportlocal #supportsmall #shopsmall #etsyshop #etsy #gift #baby #etsy613 #etsymadeincanada #cheerfullymade


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🅽🅴🆆 🅱🅻🅾🅶 🅿🅾🆂🆃 Looking to add a little color into your life today? 💐 Make your own #helpinghands #paperbouquet! Feel free to mix and match colors and use different sized hands. You can put these #HelpingHands on the back of your pencils, or put them on pipe cleaner stems to make a bouquet, or give them to someone you love! Little gestures can have a BIG impact! . . . . The #PullYourWeeds™ blog is a resource for families & educators to learn practical applications in emotional management for kids. Featuring: activities, exercises and inspirational stories all rooted in empowering kids with positive social and emotional learning skills. This post highlights a fun craft that uses construction paper, tape and scissors to creat fun paper flowers! 🌼🌸🌺 . . . #newblogpost #readnow #pullyourweeds #paperflowers #kidscraft #paperbouquets #cheerfullymade #kidsblog #mentalwellness #emotionalhealth #pullyourweeds #youareagardener #recycledcraft #birdseed #yougotthis


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A fam that’s equals parts human and pets is a fam with a lot of love! ❤️ Don’t forget there is still a discount on the Etsy page - no code needed unless you want to pick up, use code LOCAL at checkout! If you have any questions please DM me! . . . . #crossstitch #stitchbitch #crossboss #crossstitchersofinstagram #crossstitchlove #crossstitcher #stitched #embroidery #smallshop #stitchersofig #dmcembroidery #mompreneur #canada #ottawa #ontario #stilljustmarch #market #supportlocal #supportsmall #shopsmall #etsyshop #etsy #gift #baby #etsy613 #etsymadeincanada #cheerfullymade


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Negligent posting. It’s hard right meow! But seeing what other people are sharing and how it brightens my day helps. So yeah.... This set of pillows was made from our client’s father’s coyote coat from the 80s. He’s since passed away so that always makes for a super special project. We were able to make a lot of pillows and with the extra fur scraps, some poms that can be sewed to a hat or wherever, really! Nothing went to waste. Thank you to all out there who continue to support artists and small businesses. You are loved and appreciated ❤️ . . . . . #furcoat #ottawavintage #furfashion #furcoat #furcoats #furlover #furloversofinstagram #furlovers #lovefur #minkcoat #furpillow #pillows #cushions #idealhome #isellvintage #furrypillow #nonewfur #handmadehome #handmadehomedecor #handmadecanada #muffleup #ooakdiaries #613flea #perthontario #cheerfullymade #curatedcollection #handmadeincanada #etsycanada #etsy613 #almonte #almonteontario


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A little dose of sunshine. 🌝 Working on getting this new collection listed on my Etsy in the next day or two. It's taken a bit longer than expected, due to the craziness and uncertainty at the moment. But we will get there. 🌥 #naturejewellery #flowerpressing #flowersinresin #flowerjewellery #popofcolour #springvibes #yellowflowers #epoxyjewerly #cheerfullymade #colourpop #colourtherapy #springfashion #natureinspiredjewellery


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Remembering to support local during this difficult time ❤️ . . . . #smallbuisness #local #handmade #sew #bag #cheerfullymade #cheerfullymadespring #makeup #yellow #blue #perth #spring #floral #flower #craft #craftingismytherapy


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You know who's doing GREAT right now? Creative people. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I mean, we're not making any money, and we’re all a little shakey...but I'm starting to think maybe I like making STUFF even more you know? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Creative people are NEVER bored. Never! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don't think I've coloured as much in my life as I have this week. Yesterday I pulled out the ole Prismacolours from my @sheridancollege days, took my sweet time sharpening each and every one of them (I never take my time with ANYTHING) and then fell into a complete trance side by side my children JUST like one of those moms I've always wanted to be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was magical. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know times are scary and tough and weird and boring and frustrating. And, I mean, I toooootally also screamed my head off at least once today. (My throat is sore and it ain't a virus ifyouknowwhatI'msayin) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But it's also a little bit awesome to be stuck here together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I even kinda feel stuck here with all of you, and a part of me loves it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hope you're able to find a little bit of positive in every day we trudge through this pandemic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have been so uplifted by all the wonderful stories and resources my maker community is sharing, and I've decided that (while I'm still not *quite* in a place of panic) instead of driving you to my own website, I'm going to share some of their content with you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is the kind of content I'M consuming this week. And it's helping. A lot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, we coloured this sweet little printable download from one of my favourite local illustrators @scatterbee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can snag yours free (or by donation if you're not hurtin') at https://gumroad.com/scatterbee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'll be linking resources in my Instagram profile as I find them so please feel free to share yours! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cheerfullymade #craftingthroughcrisis #neverbored #moneyisnteverythingbutitssomething


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Hmmm... What to do with time? Plan a large painting I suppose? This is just the prelim sketch. Stoked to see the end results! I’ll post when it’s real. Should take a long time, good thing we have a lot of that! Hope you’re all keeping well out there ❤️ Chin up, Everyone. Xo muffles PS, does your cat snore? Mine does and it’s the cutest 😝 . . . . . #muffleup #ooakdiaries #613flea #abstractpainting #abstractartist #surrealart #abstractlandscape #abstractlandscapepainting #ottawaart #ottawaartist #ottawaartists #canadianartist #canadianartists #paintingoftheday #acrylicart #acrylicartist #squamish #squamishbc #perthontario #cheerfullymade #torontoartist #torontoart #curatedcollection #etsycanada #artistprojectto #artdaily #landscapepainting #klimt #gustavklimt #artistproject


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Head to the Etsy page to take advantage of this discount! If you would like to pick up just outside Ottawa, the only code you’ll need is LOCAL ❤️ Link to the Etsy page in my bio! . . . . #crossstitch #stitchbitch #crossboss #crossstitchersofinstagram #crossstitchlove #crossstitcher #stitched #embroidery #smallshop #stitchersofig #dmcembroidery #mompreneur #canada #ottawa #ontario #stilljustmarch #market #supportlocal #supportsmall #shopsmall #etsyshop #etsy #gift #baby #etsy613 #etsymadeincanada #cheerfullymade


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It’s #workinprogresswednesday - but lately it feels like every day is a work in progress 😝 Anyone else feel me? I’m still trucking along behind the scenes trying to get “normal” everyday work done, in addition to helping my kids stay motivated with home school activities and daily fresh air for our mental health. I have some inventory available that was initially prepared for local markets that have since been cancelled and so my goal is to slowly (but surely) add items to the shop for those of you that need the occasional retail therapy and/or want to send a gift 🎁 to a friend. A special sincere thanks - if amidst such uncertain times - you’ve made a recent purchase. The support has been unexpected & means the world to both me & my fam ❤️ Hope you are all staying safe & heathy!


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My stay at home chef assistant Richard #cancook #momsidekicks👬💙💙💙 #mysonguy #greatguy #cheerfullymade #mommyboy😍 #cheflife@home #cheflife


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New product alert! Toiletry bags💅 Many more designs to come! Get excited!


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Completely in love with how this piece turned out! Love the outfits on this fam and the special touch of making sure Mumma’s little man had on his signature red hat! These make perfect gifts for Mothers Day and with the way the world is going, who knows if we’ll be able to spend Mother’s Day with with our Mumma’s this year! Send some love to your Mumma’s! 💗 . . . . #crossstitch #stitchbitch #crossboss #crossstitchersofinstagram #crossstitchlove #crossstitcher #stitched #embroidery #smallshop #stitchersofig #dmcembroidery #mompreneur #canada #ottawa #ontario #distantxbutxclose #market #supportlocal #supportsmall #shopsmall #etsyshop #etsy #gift #baby #etsy613 #etsymadeincanada #cheerfullymade


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🅽🅴🆆 🅱🅻🅾🅶 🅿🅾🆂🆃 Good afternoon, Gardeners! The weather may be soggy & chilly today, but we are looking ahead to warmer & sunnier days! Every gardener knows a garden needs rain in order to grow 🌧🌿. We’re making bird feeders on the blog today: Click the link in bio to find out how to make this upcycled craft using an old icing container! 🦜🐿🌰 . . . . The #PullYourWeeds™ blog is a resource for families & educators to learn practical applications in emotional management for kids. Featuring: activities, exercises and inspirational stories all rooted in empowering kids with positive social and emotional learning skills. This post highlights a fun craft that uses recycled materials to feed our fluffy, feathered friends! 🐤🐦🐧 . . . #newblogpost #readnow #pullyourweeds #birdfeeder #positivity #birdseedcraft #cheerfullymade #kidsblog #mentalwellness #emotionalhealth #pullyourweeds #youareagardener #recycledcraft #birdseed #yougotthis #iam


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Make sure you head to @handmadeinthenorth to join their Facebook page to get in on the auction that opens tonight at 8pm! Look at just some of the incredible handmade goods that will be up for auction! . . . . #crossstitch #stitchbitch #crossboss #crossstitchersofinstagram #crossstitchlove #crossstitcher #stitched #embroidery #smallshop #stitchersofig #dmcembroidery #mompreneur #canada #ottawa #ontario #distantxbutxclose #market #supportlocal #supportsmall #shopsmall #etsyshop #etsy #gift #baby #etsy613 #etsymadeincanada #cheerfullymade


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