Make something

Last night, Mr. Wanderlust and I watched an episode of a BBC documentary series about people who swap lives for a chance to walk in another person’s shoes. In this episode, a civil servant from London trades places with a hunter from rural Guyana. At the end of their adventure, each man felt inspired by […]

Peppermint lip balm

When the weather outside is frightful my skin becomes particularly dry. I turn to my favourite sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, and essential oils to keep my skin and lips healthy over the winter season. A playful, crafty mood and a shot of curiosity led me, several years ago, to create a recipe for peppermint lip […]

A new knitted project. Also: sand and jewellery.

I started knitting a honeycomb stitch cowl neck (the pattern is free over here) in early December, using beautiful three-ply chunky wool yarn in a gorgeous raspberry shade that I purchased from a charming farm-based shop called The Philosopher’s Wool, located in Inverhuron, Ontario. We chanced upon the store while cruising around the countryside during our stay at […]