Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spirit Lake Trail Art Project

Spirit Lake Trail in Skidegate has been turned into a public art space, with colourful banners and artworks suspended from trees, on top of bridges and posted in between roots, bark, moss and ferns.

More than 30 works were installed last Sunday and will continue to hang in the forest till after the weekend. The project is one of the events organised for the Sustainable Living Fair at the Haida Heritage Centre.
Enjoy your walk!

Friday, June 26, 2009

new creations

seamless bag with needlefelted sculptural details

wet felted shoulder bag

more seamless felted bags

sewn baskets

sock zebra

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Slatechuck Hike

Since our move back to the island, we have been blessed with beautiful and stunning weather to welcome us back. We are enjoying many picnics in the garden and on the beach, walks through the forest, paddling back and forth in the canoe, and just being in our home. We have found many interesting blooming plants on the rocks of the beaches, but also in our garden. L. has been a great little helper. (see also:

Today T. had finally a day off and we headed up Slatechuck mountain, an hour and half steep uphill. L. was a trooper, he mostly hiked up on his own with a bit of encouragement here and there. Only on a few small sections T. had to put him up on his shoulders. There was one tricky section with a very steep ladder, but even that he did by himself.

I carried little S. in a comfortable seat up the mountain, he enjoyed every bit of it, squealing, kicking his legs, or just quietly taking in the view of the trees. At the top, the view was breathtaking, we could see our house shining in the sun. And L. and S. enjoyed some fruity snacks... The way down was a bit different. L. had spent all his energy for the way up, so T. had to carry him on his shoulders. L. did try now and again to walk, but his legs just didn't want to cooperate, he would lay down on the ground... But we are very impressed with his climb!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Change Islands

So this weekend it`s going to happen, we`re moving back to `our` island! L. has been asking about it for a long time. Everytime we visit the island house, he wants to spend the night, he doesn`t want to leave and definitely doesn`t want to go to the `Blue House`. I`m sure he`ll love it when we`re back on the island, though I have a feeling then he will request going to the `Blue House`. We`ll see. I`m sure we will all miss this Blue House, it has a lot of character (from 1929) and we have so many good memories!
Now our main mode of transportation will be the canoe again (see other post: visit to the island). I`ll be hauling the canoe and our groceries up and down the beach, carrying a 6 month old baby. Thankfully L walks by himself! Due to large tidal changes we sometimes have to walk quite a ways up or down the beach, through the mud, other times the tide is right up at the grass. When the tide is really low, we can walk to the `main island`. This is for sure the way to get back into shape quickly!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Run-Away Model

A gorgeous sunny morning, we went to the beach at the Haida Heritage Centre (Kaay Llnagaay), which is a stunning location and a beautiful centre.

I had brought some beanies that I wanted to document for the etsy shop and L. was a willing model. Though it meant I had to run after him to try and take a picture....

We ran along the totempoles both out- and inside.
Just briefly stopping to check things out, and me frantically trying to get a good picture...
Mostly unsuccesful, though a few good ones came out. They can be found at kikiknits.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Coffee Cozies

Are you thinking Easter yet? These new coffee cozies make a wonderful addition to a Spring and Easter breakfast table. Made of 100% wool felt and Japanese cotton linen, they do a great job keeping coffee or tea warm and bringing a smile to your face. They are now available in my shop

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Re-opening Store

Slowly but surely I'll be uploading new items in my etsy store. So far there's a few new bags and neck warmers. I'll be uploading more beanies as well. is where you'll find it.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fresh Start

Meditation. Time change this weekend. Welcoming the light!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Visit to the Island

We are missing our island home and it's environment, so we decided it was time for a paddle over and have a walk through the forest to the studio and then onto the beach and rocks all around the island.

Lief walked most of the ways and climbed the rock, discovered deer bones and walked on the dock at the other side of the island.

It was wonderful and made us appreciate the island surroundings even more. It stilled our longing, just for a little while...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Knitting in the sun

Oh this has been so wonderful! Today there were beautiful blue skies and we basked in the sun. The little sage was soaking it up, just like me! During the afternoon naps of my sons, I was able to get some knitting in and finish a little neckwrap, yeah... Here's my little stash of neckwraps and beanies so far: