Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mark your calendar

My friend Emily of Blackbird, a super cute shop in the super cute town of Almonte (in fact, if you click over to her website, you'll see her standing in her shop doorway, and even she is super cute), is putting on this craft show for November 6th.

There promises to be tons of, um, super cute - and cool - stuff at this show. Each artisan was put through a juried process of applying to the show, so you know there'll be no granny-ish crafts and doodads. Well, some granny-ish stuff is cool again, but you know what I mean. I've seen a preview of a few of the items, and I can't wait to go.

Here are the details:

Handmade Harvest Craft Show
Saturday, November 6th
9 am to 5 pm
Almonte Old Town Hall

See you there!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Off the Wall

Rumour has it that there is now all new wiring in the house, as of this week! My inlaws kindly went over to pay the electrician for his work thus far and they report that there is miles of new white wiring running all through the house. This is great news. Now we just need walls.

Or do we? Here's a recap of what the upstairs looks like right now (plus new wiring now, of course):

Since the next step is new insulation, vapour barrier, hundreds of sheets of drywall, tape, mud, etc., plus the labour involved, it will be rather expensive. Not sure how soon it will realistically happen. So what do you think of this (via Martha Stewart)?

Pretty, I think. Honestly, Chris and I talked about this possibility. We could make it livable so that we could stay there in the meantime. We're all family, after all - who needs walls?? I'm tempted. But we would need a bathroom first.