My kids have been asking me to make them some slippers for a while now. They wanted them super warm and super squishy.
After our beautiful week in Prince Edward Island we heading across to Nova Scotia via the ferry. Nova Scotia is where I grew up and whenever we visit I love the feeling of “coming home.”
Coming from Ontario, the place slows down, the landscape is soft with its rolling hills and mountains, sloping toward the ocean. I just love it!
One place I am particularly fond of is Rushton’s beach. It’s Located on the shores of the Northumberland Strait. I remember going there often as a child with my family, never forgetting to stop at what is now called Molly’s Dairy Bar (Scotsburn ice cream will always be my favourite!)
On our way to the beach one afternoon, we took a slight detour to Lismore Sheep Farm. It’s nestled amongst the hills of River John. It is a working sheep farm, wool and gift shop. With a trip there, you will not be disappointed!
To the left of the shop there is a barn with a great interactive display.
My kids loved going in and petting the sheep, a highland calf, checking out the border collie puppies (our own border collie puppy had to wait patiently in the car!), and looking at the wool displays.
Their products are made out of birch tree wood. It’s smooth, and light. I’ve been using mine almost non stop since coming home! The other accessory I couldn’t resist was a shawl pin. So, guess what, there may be another shawl design in the works soon!
Have you seen the new Morgan Moose Silhouette Hat by Lakeside Loops yet?
So about a week ago I posted about using some yarn that I picked up from Fleece and Harmony on Prince Edward Island to make dryer balls.
Saturday and Sunday are typically laundry days in our house. And with the three kids, there is never a shortage of laundry.
If you have been following me along on my summer vacation-now-yarn-shop-tour, you’ll remember that I had started visiting local yarn shops and mini mills on Prince Edward Island (PEI).
Introducing the “Soothing Circles Mat,” the latest pattern by Rich Textures Crochet!
Almost as soon as I set foot on the island I began to plot my course. Realizing that most of the time I would have three kids in tow I had to plan carefully.
July 16th, 2017.
That was the day my husband and I, our three kids and six month old puppy piled into our minivan and started a 19 hour drive, across three provinces, to Prince Edward Island, Canada.