r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 3 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; and the third is stocked with Vintage
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

August 22, 2014

Hallowe'en is Just Around the Corner!

Hallowe'en is Just Around the Corner!

So if you make your own costumes, now is the time to get started!

New costume patterns being added this weekend at PatternsAndSuch on Etsy!


Shop now for best selection!

(And Like my facebook page for a coupon code!)


August 18, 2014

Len Heidebrecht: Cooper

Len Heidebrecht: Cooper

Almost forgot to post these photos from the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto.  
That was a few weeks ago now.


I thought it would be lovely to see more artisans.
Hopefully, my next visit!

August 06, 2014

Weaver Fish Co. in Port Stanley

Weaver Fish Co. 

Also at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto!

I was there a few weeks ago and saw that they were almost sold out of fish!  :)

August 04, 2014

Tawse Winery

Tawse Winery

A few weeks ago I was in Toronto and visited the St. Lawrence market ... I bought some wine from these gentlemen at Tawse Winery.

Lovely wine for a hot afternoon!

August 02, 2014

Tutorial: Duck Tape iPad RE-Cover

Tutorial:  Duck Tape iPad RE-Cover

First, here is the "AFTER" photo:
Doesn't it look nice?  

We thought the light coloured leather iPad cover was a good idea.

We were wrong.

Natural body oils stain the cover - and there is no way to clean it off and you cannot dye them.
 Plus, the edges all separated ... I opened them up here so you could see what I mean - they didn't actually look like this all the time but I wanted some drama in these photos!  :)
So what to do?

Duck tape!
I always thought it was called duct tape, but there is a brand named Duck Tape. And that is what I found and I loved the colours, so that is what I used.

Basically, I tore off a piece of duct tape a bit longer than the width of the cover - so that I could fold it over the edges to the other side.
I forgot to take a photo of the first piece, but I did have to cut a tiny piece off each corner so that it overlapped at the back without sticking to itself.
Here is a photo of the second piece being added: I made sure to match the pattern on the duct tape and I overlapped the first piece a bit to accomplish that.
See how nicely it is covering up those stains?
 Love it!

Continue adding pieces and matching the pattern.

Here is a close up of the other end and manipulating the corners and the magnet piece:

And finally, the finished product!

I love it!!!





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May 04, 2014

May the Fourth Be With You


Thanks to http://blogs.splunk.com/2014/05/02/may-the-fourth-be-with-you/ for the cool pic!

April 18, 2014

My 2014 Reading List

My 2014 Reading List


Except its not going to so well.
I read some Alice Munro books to start the year off because she's Canadian and won the Nobel prize and all, and have not yet gotten too far with this list!  :)

April 16, 2014

Karatasi Crafts on Etsy

Karatasi Crafts on Etsy

Unique handmade greeting cards, scrapbooks, and paper crafts for all of life's memorable moments.


With Stationary from Birthday Cards, Note Cards, and Holiday Cards, to Word Scrapbooks for all of your life's moments.

Each item handcrafted with care and attention to details and will serve to enrich your personal occasions.

Visit them here: Karatasi Crafts

You can find them on facebook too! at: Karatasi Crafts on facebook