16 April 2014

SPRING blessings

Saturday, April 19
 1 - 4pm

Moss Cottage 
is OPEN
for those of you who have asked about the Easter long weekend . . .






04 April 2014

I know . . .

it's now becoming very hard to see the beauty in this ~


when all you can imagine is this ~


If you can hang in there until next weekend, even if spring hasn't truly arrived in our neck of the woods, the studio will be bursting into bloom, sure to put spring in your step.

Join us for a blast of everything spring ~ a lovely collection of handmade tossed together with a little bit of this and that.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

noon - four

In the studio @ Moss Cottage
700 Hazelwood Drive
Thunder Bay, ON  

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25 March 2014

Creative Accomplished

Just 3 of the lovely creations that left the workshop on Sunday.  Sorry Tracy, Fran and Denette, I forgot to pull the camera out until after you were gone.  

Each one beautiful in it's own way.  The scent that enveloped the workshop was amazing!  A relaxing, creative afternoon with great company.  Thanks everyone for allowing Blue (the dog) to join in.


A tea towel image transfer class will be scheduled for April.  Hopefully then spring will really be showing herself and we can move on to the garden as inspiration.


04 March 2014

Let's get . . .

c-r-e-a-t-i-v-e!

If all this white stuff and cold have you craving warmer sunny summer days then hopefully this is just what you need. 

Lavender not only smells incredible and calms the spirit but the colour, especially at this time of year,  just perks me up. 


Lavender Wreath Class

Sunday, March 23rd, 12-4

Using a 6" grapevine wreath and the loveliest dried lavender, you'll be creating your own lovely lavender wreath.

Chances are you will also be heading home with a lovely sachet filled with all of those lavender buds that drop while you are creating.  

Cost:  $45 + hst

To register go here

26 February 2014

A lovely break

Oh my, what a lovely break.  

The winter here has been cold, windy, relentless.

Following a whirlwind Christmas season in the shop, my hubby and I had the lovely good fortune of joining our good friends in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for the wedding of their daughter Chelsey and her guy Matt.   It was a beautiful thing.



It was warm, sunny, the beach stunning.  There's nothing like poking your toes in the sand on a cold winter's day.


Somewhere along the way between then and now, my get up and go got up and went and I've been having difficulty finding her.  While I haven't exactly been doing nothing, that which has been accomplished has evolved at a much slower pace.




The continuing master bedroom makeover is coming along nicely.  With some alterations, additions, deletions from the original plan, I'm almost ready to share.  

I've always loved vintage/rustic spaces and my absolute addiction to gray and white continues to grow but while spending down time on "snow days" surfing Pinterest, it's become clear that I ADORE Scandinavian Rustic Design and I'll begin to share inspiring blogs happily discovered.  

My focus on living an alkaline lifestyle and eating clean became more focused upon my return from Punta Cana (I became ill with Salmonella poisoning, yup, fun times) and I've discovered a few great blogs that have inspired me to stick with it.  

I've added a side bar to the blog with links to  just a few of the blogs that inspire me.  

In the midst of this crazy cold winter season I've begun to crave pink.  







in all it's shades and dream of Spring.


I've plans in the works to revamp my handmade soap line and I'm excited to share that with you.  Over the coming weeks and months I'll be sharing my love of scandinavian rustic design, blogs that inspire me, stories about what I call "Plan B brides and grooms", weddings flower plans, inspiration and other wedding "stuff", garden planning, favourite flower varieties and my thoughts on "pinning", classes planned for March and tease you just a little about Spring at Moss Cottage.  

Thanks for hanging in there, snow days are over!

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01 January 2014

Hello twenty-fourteen

Stay warm.



Be well.


Happy New Year.

27 December 2013

By special request . . .

We're throwing the shop doors OPEN one last time.

Saturday, December 28th 

Noon - 3

Seasonal Sale