Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Old shirt/ new shirt

While doing a little spring cleaning in my closet I found a tanktop that had been handed down to me. I really liked the material but it was too big, and I'd only been wearing it occasionally as a nightie. I figured I could turn it into something cute and busted out my fabric scissors and seam ripper.

Before shots


With so many fun things to do, and so little time, sometimes a girl's gotta get creative. It's all a day in the life, really :)
As an aside, the book I'm reading is Locavore: From farmers' fields to rooftop gardens, how Canadians are changing the way we eat by Sarah Elton. It's an interesting insight into the world of Canadian food systems and the tales of small-scale sustainable farmers who are struggling to survive in a time when many people unfortunately believe the only cost associated with the food they consume is the total that shows up on their credit card statement. If anyone wants to learn more about where their food comes from (which, hopefully, is everyone) I highly recommend perusing your local library for this book.

Monday, February 21, 2011

New Old Clothes

I've been a very busy yogini these days, spending most of my time taking classes at Semperviva and studying for my yoga teacher training. I've still been able to make some time to follow through on my pledge to make my own clothes and have crafted up some new additions to my wardrobe without spending a penny.
First I took a pair of worn out old jeans that have traveled with me around the world, and had nearly been thrown out several times. Without much effort the jeans turned into a cute little skirt:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cyn-ful vegan bake-a-thon

I woke up this morning with the urge to bake, so of course, that's what I did. After a quick bike ride to the grocery store I donned my apron (yes, I mean that literally) and got to work. I baked some whole wheat artisan bread, zucchini bread, cinnamon raisin bread, carrot ginger muffins, and cranberry bran muffins. I also prepped enough dough for a couple loaves of deli-style rye bread.

The fruits of my labour