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Bye Bye Birkeland… Sort of

Birkeland Bros. is a 73-year-old family business in Vancouver, and earlier this year announced they would be closing due to the health of 4th generation owner, Cara. Brothers Olaf and Mike arrived from Norway in the 1930’s and set up… Continue Reading →

Carrot-Orange Bran Muffins :: Recipe

I’ve been craving carrot-orange muffins since I saw them at Tim Horton’s a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, everything at Tim Horton’s seems to be loaded with sugar, so I decided to make my own. These carrot-orange muffins are made with… Continue Reading →

FibresWest 2010

I didn’t go to the first annual FibresWest last year, so on Friday I decided to head out to Abbotsford and take a gander. I dragged Chelle along for the ride and we had a very good time. I am… Continue Reading →

Learning to Spin

On Saturday night I headed over to Janel‘s place to learn how to spin yarn. As soon as I entered, I heard the whirl of treadles on spinning wheels. Janel first explained how to tease the fibre (teehee) and then… Continue Reading →

I can haz yarnz!

Dressew is the best place in town to go if you’re a sewer/crafter, however, the selection of yarn (at $1.99/ball) has always been low-quality. It’s fantastic if you need eyelash, novelty yarn, or acyrlic for your project. But this weekend,… Continue Reading →

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