Refresh Market Contest Win

Another day, another craft fair win! Yes, as you may remember I recently won two tickets to Circle Craft Market and had a fabulous time. My latest win took me out to Squamish and the Refresh Market. Many thanks to Miss604 for offering the First Dibs Access contest. The prize included the following for myself and… Continue reading Refresh Market Contest Win

Sewing Class Teaches Me More Than Stitching

A Winning Journey On June 17th, I won some pretty fabric in a draw at a sewing class. While this is a great prize, like so many of the things I’ve won, it’s often the journey to winning them which is interesting. The prize itself would not merit a blog post. Thus, I pose this… Continue reading Sewing Class Teaches Me More Than Stitching

The Wellness Show Win

Well, everyone, I’m back! It’s been a long hiatus, but I’ve finally won another contest. A couple of weeks ago, I entered an in-store draw at Nesters Market and won tickets to The Wellness Show. So, last Saturday, I toddled off to the Vancouver Convention Centre to experience the event for the first time. Samples,… Continue reading The Wellness Show Win

A Salute to Creativity and the Makie

Prize #2

My Makie Heritage Makies, aka artists, crafters, and creative types, are amazing people. My mother is a potter and creates everything from bird baths to buttons to dinner sets out of clay. My grandmother painted, and I wake up daily to her artwork on my walls. Sewing, cartooning, and graphic design are what fuel my own… Continue reading A Salute to Creativity and the Makie

We Fell in Love With SFU

SFU Prize Pack

On January 1st of this year, we went home. We moved to UniverCity at Simon Fraser University (SFU). The university really is like a home to Ryan and I. Not only are we SFU grads, but we both worked for the university, and most importantly, met one another there. This connection with the university and… Continue reading We Fell in Love With SFU

Winning My Way onto The Ghost Train

A Change of Scene It’s amazing how transformative darkness can be. A familiar place suddenly becomes mysterious. Add some colourful lights, spooky figures, and a mariachi band and you’re celebrating the Day of the Dead on a cool October night in Stanley Park. Thanks to the Westender, my friends and I got to have just such… Continue reading Winning My Way onto The Ghost Train

Vintage Teacups, For the Win!

Relics from a bygone era. Treasures from decades past. Whatever you call them, we have become a culture obsessed with all things vintage. I am an unapologetic member of this culture; an aging hipster who still gleefully snaps up Don Ho vinyl records, Pyrex bowls, and English bone china teacups. Thus, I was very happy… Continue reading Vintage Teacups, For the Win!

The Adventures of a Shutterbug

The photo that made the finals

The Dawn of Digital I’ve always loved taking photos. I took one course in high school and one in college, and enjoyed snapping away. However, I despised developing in claustrophobia-inducing darkrooms. Fortunately, digital has put an end to all that. I’ve also received an injection of new motivation recently. I was fortunate enough to get… Continue reading The Adventures of a Shutterbug

Movies about Prize Winners

To pique your interest a bit I thought I’d note a few movies for you to check out about prize winners. I love watching other people win prizes, unless that means I am losing the same prize.  In any case, check these out and keep following our progress to see which of us wins a prize… Continue reading Movies about Prize Winners