Posts Tagged: matchstick coffee

summer love

The-Everyday-1After spending the past two years on and off in the UK, this was the first time since 2010 that we spent summer in Vancouver (BC) and what a beauty it was! We also decided to only accept referals for weddings this summer, which meant that our weekends were free for Farmers Markets, estate sales, and spending quality time with family and friends. (pictured above clockwise – planning session, heirloom tomatoes, iced americano from Matchstick Coffee, and A’hoy goods in Deep Cove)

The-Everyday-2I had planned to start a series over here called ‘5 a day’ where I would post 5 images taken from the past week in one day. Most of the images would be from my phone though, as this is what I normally have handy. Thoughts? It would be similar to my ‘in the city‘ series from 2012 when we were living overseas and it would encourage me to get out and capture more snippets of the everyday.

Anyhow. Enough gabbing. Applications to the Got Craft? holiday show closed last Monday, so there has been a flurry of emails, worksheets, and gathering images for the upcoming look book and website update. It’s hard to believe it is already September, but I’m so excited for the Fall. It is my absolute favourite season! (pictured above – Monsieur Felix, one of the neighbourhood cats)



project 365

day1:365project365day6:365Robert and I aren’t completely back to work quite yet. We escaped the winter blues of Vancouver last week and have spent the last few days in Hawaii. We absolutely love it here and decided to make ending the year (or in this case, starting the year) one of our goals in life. Our trips are pretty low key. Lots of wandering around, lounging, and eating shave ice – YUM!

I decided to challenge myself and commit to a long term (365 day) photo project this year. I’m starting small and sticking to my camera phone and instagram / afterglow to make it as simple as possible. Here’s my images from the first week. Did you start a 365 day project? Love to hear more about it!

images: matchstick coffee, waldorf hotel, honolulu, matsumoto shave ice

shop local :: Spool of Thread

Spool of Thread sewing lounge is tucked into one of my favourite spots in Vancouver along East 15th Avenue between Kingsway and Fraser. One part retail shop, Spool of Thread carries (in my opinion) one of the best selections of modern fabrics and patterns for all your sewing projects. They also host a number of workshops from beginning sewing lessons to more advanced techniques as well as offering people an opportunity to drop in with their own projects and rent their machines by the hour. People always ask me where I find the fabrics for my fabric pouches and this is the place folks!

I first met Lili when we were members of the Vancouver Craft Mafia and they have been a highlight at Got Craft? since May 2010 hosting the DIY space at the show. We are excited to have them back at our next event and look forward to seeing what new project they will be sharing with all of our attendees!

Make a day of it by enjoying a coffee at Matchstick and carrying on down the block to Collage Collage and Precious + Few.


Spool of Thread
101-649 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver
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top and bottom images by Karla Lim | middle image by Bella Lime

in the city :: instagram

The past week went by like a snap with us wrapping up Got Craft?, more cram crafting, and prepping for our 12 hour road trip to Edmonton. We spent some time unpacking the boxes that arrived earlier with the rest of our goods from the UK and hopefully will spend the long weekend painting and getting the apartment back into shape! After eating on the go for the past few weeks, I am super excited to do a proper grocery shop and get some baking done as well as plan some home cooked meals for the coming week. Hope everybody is having a fantastic start to their long weekend!

pictured above:
Sneak peek of our built in kitchen cabinet
Salted chocolate chip cookie from the Gluten Free Epicurean
Birthday gifts for the birthday boy
New Roxypop table display
Loving the butter croissant from Matchstick
Family time at the Moose Factory
Enjoying a flat white at Transcend

in the city :: instagram style

We move into our apartment in 4 sleeps! We may only have one chair and a few odds and ends, but I am beyond excited! Although we are grateful that we have a place to say, not having your own space has been draining. In just a few short days, we will be able to cook our own meals, leave our stuff wherever we want, and even walk around in our underwear – just saying!

With so much on the go right now, the past few days seem to be a blur of walks through Granville Island, good eats in Gastown, felt garland making, socializing on our favourite block of Fraser and Kingsway, and even some DIY bacon making! More of that to come. Oh, and have you been to Cartems Donuterie yet?! They are some serious yum and that says a lot as I don’t even like donuts!

If you missed it earlier, I have a guest post up on Poppytalk and at Raincoast Cottage – thanks ladies!