Thursday, December 28, 2017


Here is just few pictures that I managed to take at our Christmas, this year it was just us girls because my husband was at work. It was much simpler too, because I was sick with the flu ( still filling sick).
Our tree this year is decorated half way because off the crazy kitten we have at home.

Packing cookies 

5 table setting because Grandmas came to visit

Some of the food, my favourite is sauerkraut with dry mushrooms and split pea, with potatoes and onion. Simple yet delicious.   

Christmas cards.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Like every year I make lots of cookies for teachers, family and us to enjoy. This year I was so busy that I completely forgot to take any pictures. The only one that I managed to captured was sugar cookie sandwiches with home made jam. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Gingerbread houses.

Yesterday we decorated some gingerbread houses, this year I got few little ones instead of one big one, this way everyone had something to play with. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


This time of the year my house smells like mushrooms, in a good way, at least to me because I love mushrooms. I have few boxes to clean and cook, and there are dry mushrooms soaking overnight. Today I will be making few dishes with mushrooms and sauerkraut and mushrooms stuffing for ravioli.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Almost Christmas.

My big craft show finished about a week ago and now I'm slowly getting back to normal life, it was long and hard but worth it. 

And now its time to get ready for Christmas so slowly I'm getting thing done, last week I decorated the house and this week I will be cooking some dishes and freezing them. 

Monday, November 6, 2017


Back in August I made some juices, one of the stores with fresh produce has baskets with not so perfect fruits like blueberries and strawberries and raspberries and apples and they sell them for $2.00. I got few blueberry and raspberry and made some juice, it will be delicious in a Winter.

My sewing is going great, with just 3 weeks to go before the show I'm panicking a  little but I should be OK. You can follow me on Instagram @fabricandfelt1977 to see all my sewing.

Monday, October 23, 2017

In my Garden.

Yesterday I cut down all the herbs on my balcony and now they are drying. Lots of thyme, oregano, sage and rosemary, I also had some parsley which I chopped and froze. I still have few plants outside and believed or not strawberries are still blooming.


Monday, October 9, 2017

What I do.

I think I mentioned here before that I sew a lot. I have small hobby base business, I have few online stores and I participate in craft shows. Staying home with my family is the most important thing in my life, making sure they are taken care of,  but live is hard on one income in big city like Toronto so that's where my sewing fills in financial gabs. There is one craft show that is like the mother of all shows, there is two of them a year, Spring and Christmas. I was accepted to the Spring one about 3 years ago and I love it, its hard work because I do this on my own, 5 days 11 hours a day. My husband helps me get there and set it up and on the end he helps with taking it down and getting home. The Christmas show is treated separately from the Spring so I had to apply for the Christmas even though I was in the Spring, and you can imagine everyone wants to be in Christmas so it is hard to get in. Earlier this year I received email with bad news once again I was not accepted to the show but I was placed on a waiting list. I was hopping that maybe this year will be the year and just last week I received a phone call with great news, there was a spot available if I want it. I was so happy  I cried for couple hours and then it hit me I have 7 weeks to get ready and so much to do. So for the next 2 months I might not be here us often as I was in the summer because I will be spending every free moment by my sewing machine or hand stitching. Here are few of my creations.