Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

Mistletoe and Summer Flowers

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm

It’s crazy how, after a week of -40c weather, -10c feels so summery! “You know you’re Canadian when…”

I’m looking through Etsy today, trying to decide about a custom buckle from Fosterweld, browsing Gift Guides (and lusting over this summer floral picture by Get The Picture) and getting in the Christmas mood!

A few more things I need to do to get into the Christmas mood:

  • Watch Love Actually
  • Put on the Xmas tunes and wrap gifts
  • Drink some mint hot chocolate
  • Bake goodies!

Tonight my little sister is coming to sleep over. She’s 15 and I love it when she sleeps over and we can have a Girls Night. Chick flicks here we come!



In Uncategorized on March 6, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Originally uploaded by katelynjane.etsy

Well, I just realized that this bag is no longer in the shop! I’ll have to go through my inactive items and re-post it. I love this bag. It’s so functional and perky! The print is so fun and happy, it’s a feel good bag!

The red bag I made (in the post below) was made as a diaper bag / purse, and this one could be the same! It’s big enough for diapers, bottles, a wallet, keys, and some baby clothes. And it has two exterior pockets to help with organization.

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2008 at 3:31 pm



Christmas is almost here! Can you believe it?? I can’t. It came so fast…hopefully this year I can love every minute of it before it slips past us.

I have such a huge amount of family to buy for (7 siblings, mom, dad, inlaws and their children…which reminds me! Did I tell you I just became an aunty again?! My sister in law had her little Briea Lynae and she’s the most ADORABLE little newborn you’ve ever seen. I’m so proud!). Etsy as always is coming to the rescue! Last year I bought every single gift on Etsy, although hubby bought his boy gifts at Canadian Tire. It was a life saver not to have to leave the house or drive 2 hours to the city.

This year I have hubby’s mom and sister to buy for and while I was browsing through Etsy, these amazing post cards poped up. What a great stocking stuffer!! They’re colorful, which is what everyone needs in this dreary winter weather, and they’re just eye-catching!


I Went Window Shopping

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Wouldnt’ this shrug look great with a pink bridesmaid dress? Trendy Knitting


Tiana Nova Crochet makes these awesome earrings.

Whenever I see these flowers I drool. There`s something so beautiful and simple about them…


In etsy on August 10, 2008 at 10:00 pm



I wish I could say that I was this great gardener and all my flower bloomed full and thick every year. But no. I’m just not that girl. I killed my Thyme, it just shrivled away (good thing you’re supposed to dry it!) and I’m honestly surprised that my Fox Gloves, Holly Hocks, Lavender, tomatoes and Basil have actually made it this far. I wish I could devote myself to growing an amazing garden, but it’s not really possible when I work full time and do KatelynJane Bags on the side.

Look at these Fox Gloves! First of all, I didn’t even realize they were going to bloom this year…aren’t they supposed to bloom the second year after planting? Oh well, they’re pretty (: And then my basil is doing pretty cool too, I just love putting it in my cooking! Yum.

Speaking of which, I need to get thinking about dinner!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! The fair is in town so I’ll be taking that in and then tanning, the heat is amazing here!!

It’s Beautiful!

In Uncategorized on May 12, 2008 at 6:03 pm


This weekend was beautiful, so sunny, so summer…it was perfect! We had a campfire, roasted wieners and marshmallows and didn’t even have to bundle up, we gardened and didn’t have to wear a sweater, we washed the cars and didn’t have to worry about the doors freezing shut.

Of course it was Mothers Day, so I went up to the local greenhouse to buy the moms a pot and some basil…and of course came back with things for me too! I needed to add to my foxglove collection so I purchased three more plants as well as three Hollyhock plants. I just discovered Hollyhocks and LOVE the British feel they’ll give to my garden (: Maybe I’ll add some Lupins in there as well. Annnd Grandma told me she has some Tulip bulbs she’d love to give me so those will be filling another flower bed.

I really need to buy a book on how to care for my plants. I was reading one at my mom-in-law’s last night and learned that Foxgloves and Hollyhocks love moist soil. Totally didn’t know that. It might come in handy to know these types of details…and perhaps my flowers will live longer…or actually live…

Also, I need to buy a fence or wire to go around my flower beds. At the moment my dog thinks that they are her walking path.

When I was younger (this is completely off of the above subject!) I read this book about an Egyptian slave girl. I loved it and have since been in love with the Egyptian culture and beliefs. But I can’t seem to find another novel that fills this need…I bought one in Chapters last time we were there and was not impressed at all. The concept of the book was cool, apparently translated directly from scrolls (not quite sure if this was part of the fiction or not…) but it wasn’t written well at all. I didn’t finish it.

Last night I turned on the TV and watched a show about a team of scientists finding Queen (King) Hatshepsut. SO INTERESTING!! And this show got me thinking. I love Egyptian history, I love writing, I can’t find a novel in this era that I like…why not write my own Egyptian novel?? I’m going to start with researching, reading historical textbooks and biographies and see where it gets me. I can’t commit to such a huge process right now, but it is a dream I’d like to start making reality soon.

Q: Do you have a favorite historical novel?