Thursday, May 31, 2007

smelling lillies of the valley instead

thrifty thursday
at the goodwill 50% off
thought my wallet was pick pocketed
instead it waits at home

perhaps a signal to end the constant stock piles
of things i might need

and smell the lillies of the valley instead

left behind
one long sleeve black t-shirt
one lovely cotton black turtle neck sweater
dogs in canada anual magazine 2006
book on quilting
book on creative machine embroidery
a new type nancy drew mystery
and a book about a motorcycle adventure

in the garden green
dandylion puff balls
sparce lillac in bloom
too talk grass that i like
leaves of green
green green

dog barks
iron reaches temperature

and that is that

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

number 3

number 3, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

june the 9th i will be teaching my creativecard making workshop (which focuses of collage and sewing on paper) at in leslieville, it will be in the afternoon this time. the past workshops have been lots of fun, the scones and tea are always lovely and the introduction to the sewing machine seems to help people become less afraid of it. please tell your friends who might be interested.


Monday, May 28, 2007

the day i didn't have clean underpants

remember the june day in the picture
blue cotton boomers taken against the slide in the concrete playground
hair in bunches and bobbles
uncle bobby sweat shirt
brother and self in a tree at niagara falls

against the leaves of green white flowers
with yellow centers

today i explained to owen he was gonna loose his balls
so when the males in the park came up to him sniffing around
to see if he had balls he wouldn't
and because bob barker from the price is right keeps saying so

imagine being memorable for this historic quote
"remember get your pets spay and neutred"

tired today
looking for a place to dance
sick to death of sitting
when my whole body says 'hi remember me?"
and i am and i do and then i recall what music
makes me do sway and swoon and fall in love
and want to dance dance dance one more dance

i will arrange a time and place
and secretly tango
with a rose in my mouth
recalling the tango contest i won at 14
at a resort called delawana with a talk blonde girl with moxy

and recall too coming of age
getting a period
the mystery of big fat tampons with no aplicator
and being called pumpkin even though i wasn't that round

memories don't need to be made they seep in
brew like the best coffee
steep like the best tea

sitting the snapsizes sizzle one to the other
and in the shower i just notice that on the shower head
there is a setting for niagara which i have never used
but choosing chance and experience over the fear of deluge
i just might

Thursday, May 17, 2007

broken pencil magazine review

in this spring's issue,
they say nice things about my book cosies.

thanks broken pencil!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

non- reactive

necklace, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

do you like my new necklace?
it is made of a non-reactive metal called titanium, the same metal for plates in the head.

i like the idea of 'non-reactive'
because much of my meditation practice is teaching me this concept....and good golly it is a big one.

very light is this necklace and i feel it is quite beautiful.

the necklace is made by a young jeweller named Aurora Simmons
of Lorica Designs

Friday, May 11, 2007


Just a note to let you know there is still space available in the workshop I am teaching on Saturday morning at Nathalie-Roze and Company, in Toronto's Leslieville. Come on down and then check out the tree festival in the same area!
The workshop is in creative card making featuring sewing on paper, and using bits and bobs, interesting ephemera and such.
For more information please check out the workshop page on Nathalie-Roze's website (I have a link to her site at the bottom of my blog)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

burnt toast

burnt toast spring cover, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Always a pleasure to illustrate anything for my favorite foodie magazine. Quirky and fun, informative too. Check out the site.

Here are my wee sacrificial lambs...
and there are a few more inside.

Monday, May 07, 2007

so much

buttons mostly fabric, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

i have been enjoying my button press
taking scraps of fabric
bits and bobs
and ordering them into neat little events
button moments

the trees and the grass are so out
the sky blue blue

nagging heart about trash the dog ate
learning to meditate and train a puppy
so much a like
occasionally creating great angst

button press is safe
using muscel

so much
with a net too big
the thoughts just fly through
but i though
it might be good
to sit
and type

what is what
for now

Friday, May 04, 2007

dictionary buttons

dictionary buttons, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.


i got my button maker.
i got it from
located in toronto, shopping local is good

button making is fun!

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