shop news: yard sale!

sheila maid

Sheila Maid

pixie boots

Pixie Boots

Cheshire Cat Canvas Tote

Yard Sale! A few items from the sale … including the fabulous ‘Sheila Maid’ from Nutscene UK … stop by + check it out!

shop news: clean slate

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Pic above: Sneak peek of some lovely new soap {made in Canada} … coming soon.

A belated Happy New Year to all, and thanks for your patience!

We’re working quiety behind the scenes on the new shop, still a work in progress, but we’ll keep you posted here as always.

Thanks for checking in, watch this space …

sunset sky

‘Sunset Sky’, Tom Thomson, 1915

… ‘And thus concludes: ‘Tom Thomson’s Last Spring’ chronicling the last months of my life and death from November 28, 1916 to July 21, 1917’…

… via the enigmatic ghost of ‘Tom Thomson’, aka ‏@TTLastSpring

Bonus …’A thank you letter to my followers and a link to the free ebook version. Please let others know of my story’ : ‘Letter to Followers’

So the sun sets yet again on the {possible} crime of the century, still unsolved … at least for now …

PS: What a weirdly wonderful journey into the past via the digital netherworld!

o canada: happy canada day!

During the last ice age, Canada’s Akimiski Island was buried under several thousand meters of ice, but since its retreat, the island has rebounded (risen in elevation) and new beach areas have emerged, streams and lakes have formed, and trees and other vegetation have colonized the new territory. This image of Akimiski Island was captured by the Landsat 7 satellite on August 9, 2000. (NASA/Jesse Allen, Landsat,University of Maryland’s Global Land Cover Facility) … via The Big Picture {from space, thanks NASA!} …

Happy Canada Day!

mysteries from the other side of the rainbow …


‘1916 Rainbow’, Tom Thomson

Enjoying the intriguing Tom Thomson tweets of ‘Last Spring’: aka @TTLastSpring

A tweet-by-tweet guide to the artist’s last spring, leading up to his mysterious 1917 death in Ontario’s Algonquin Park. Like the Twitter account recounting the events of the Second World War in real time, the tweets have been carefully constructed based on historical information …’

‘At the heart of the project is Thomson’s mysterious death. He was last seen alive around midday on July 8, 1917. Accident? Suicide? Foul play? And if murder, who was the perpetrator?’

Only 30 days until he meets his mysterious fate …

PS: How oddly fab he tweets & follows back … genius!

the great whirlpool {kalaniyaaktok} …

‘The Great Whirlpool’ {‘Kalaniyaaktok’}, by Inuit artist Mark Emerak, 1987; Stonecut on paper, via Winnipeg Art Gallery

‘This unusual work is based on a story recorded by the artist. One man told another that if he took his boat out to a certain place, the water would suck him down. Skeptical, the second man paddled out to the place described and he was never seen again.’