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Saturday Life [08.08.15]: Organizing, Old Friends & Beer with Dad

by | Aug 8, 2015 | STUDIO LIFE | 4 comments

Hi All,

Saturday rolls around once again- wow that week was gone in the blink of an eye- was your week over quickly too?

I’ve had a pretty busy week- organizing, out in the summer air and hanging out with dad! I’m also putting the final touches to my Etsy shop, waiting for the last couple details to come together- and it will be up and running in the next couple days! With the bonus of an early release of my bra kits along with the swimwear kits!! I’m so excited!!

So other than running around getting everything together for my shop- I was a very busy bee this week. Part of my week I spent sorting and organizing through everything- with all my supplies coming in my house filling up with piles in every corner and I needed to stop and put it all together!

One of the best organizing jobs was going through all this vintage lace from my grandmother. There was some gorgeous little finds in there!

And I had my sleepy little helper with me, who was happy to keep any fabric I set on the floor warm for me- how thoughtful.

Sorting through all the vintage things I had a chance to go through my 1911 copies of ‘The Young Ladies Journal” – which are all gems! It also got me thinking about my sign design for my studio!! I’ve found a local sign-maker who is crazy talented and also loves the idea of a 1910 vintage-sewing machine type font! So I’ll make sure to update you on the design of my shop sign too! 🙂

My dose of outdoor summer fun for this week was hanging out with one of my best friends Jenn 🙂 🙂 She moved out to B.C. last year and I haven’t seen her in SO LONG- it was a blissful day <3 <3


We went to these waterfalls up where my grandparents used to have a cottage when I was growing up- It’s so much fun to walk through them, play in them and sit under the falls while the water rushes over you!


Naturally I slipped and cut open my finger (thankfully as we were leaving) And Jenn had the best first aid kit- consisting of tissues and electrical tape. Always in good hands 😛

But I quickly consoled myself with donuts- these aren’t just any donuts though, these are Dooher’s Donuts – arguably the best donuts in the whole world, and I may or may not have eaten 1/2 of all of these..

My other outing this week was a supply run to Toronto with my dad 🙂 Lots of little things for setting up the business, some stops for dad- and best of all a good dinner with some beers 🙂 This time we tried something new and went to Cravins Caribbean Grill. I had a jerk chicken roti- and OH MY was it good! And some excellent Jamaican beer to go with it of course!

The other cool part of my week has been the #sewphotohop on Instagram hosted by @houseofpinheiro I am LOVING it!! and meeting so many fellow sewists 🙂 And so many gorgeous pictures with great themes! So make sure you check that out and join in if you aren’t already! And if you are participating- make sure to leave your instagram info in the comments so I can follow you!!

Otherwise my week was full of lots of little things, meetings, Skype calls with long-distance friends, workouts and lots of snuggles with mom and the puppy. And it’s left me happy tired 🙂 I think Gibby represents my feelings best in this photo:

So that was my week! I’ll make sure to let everyone know as soon as I get my Etsy shop fully finished and open for business!

How was your week?

Are you doing lots of fun summer things?

Are you participating in #sewphotohop?

Happy Sewing!

xo erin



  1. eforshopping

    I can't wait to see your Etsy shop and the kits you're going to carry! And your new store sign. Such a great time! I've been to those falls – yes, great fun. Sorry you got hurt though.


    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Michelle! I didn't get hurt too bad- and I heal super quick so it's already mostly healed! It has been a fun week!

  2. Gillian

    Mmm, donuts, beer, shopping, outdoors… that's a good week! Cutting yours finger – not as good, obviously. Is it healing quickly?

    • EmeraldErin

      Great week 🙂 with all the best foods 🙂 It's healing super super quick- already out of the bandaid! Hope you had a great week too!


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