Monday, December 28, 2009

happy new

happy new, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Much love and happiness to all beings!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

small mittens, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Hope you all have a lovely holiday.

Warm wishes and warm hands to you.

(psst....these are for petite maman, but don't tell they are her present for Christmas)

Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Big Thank You

City of Craft was wonderful. My thank yous to all involved in putting the show together including the lovely volunteers and to all the patrons that came out to see it.

thank you thank you thank you


Monday, November 23, 2009

City of Craft

I will be there with my latest crafty offerings. I think it will be a most splendid show and do hope you will come by and say hello...give me the secret word 'peachy' for a little free surprize!

Monday, November 09, 2009

very short story

once upon a time

i was an educational assistant
in special education

one day
a delinquent
james deen-esque
downs syndrom

stole a very large stapler

he had it in his pocket

i said, not thinking

come on t you have a giant stapler in your pocket

our eyes locked

and then
hoofed me in the calf

and i cried

and we were both called into the office
where t was made to apologize

which he did

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Holiday Cards Set

Holiday Cards Set, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

available at my etsy shop

Friday, November 06, 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

blue sheep-ish

i was ill on the date of canzine, and wasn't able to attend,
sorry to anyone who might of come to visit.

in good news i am better now!

thanks for your understanding.

Friday, October 30, 2009

orange orange orange grey trousers

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

happy halloween

Being short means you can go out trick or treating for Halloween for the rest of your life, I keep trying to convince my Mother who is 87 and 4 foot 11 ( and shrinking) that she could go as an old lady...(the photo is of my Mum going to school for the first time at about age 3, and her beautiful greyhound)

I am thinking of doing the same. At 5 foot 1, I too have been awarded the prize of trick or treating for life!
(I do feel a little sorry for those really really tall 11 year olds that get questioned)

The strangest trick or treaters was a family with a new born (like days old), Mother, Father and Grandmother. All not dressed up. The grandmother held the baby and presented it to me when I opened the door.

The oddest thing I ever got trick or treating was a grapefruit, a guy didn't realize it was halloween and rumaged around his fridge for a while and plopped a grapefruit in my halloween bag.

Happy Haunting.

Trick or Treat.

Happy Happy Candy Eating.

And a Merry Halloween.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Earnest Muffins

earnest muffins, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

ALGERNON: Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them.

(Oscar Wilde, 'The Importance of Being Earnest' )

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Theodora, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Anatomy of a Softie,

knitting in the round with lovely yarn,
icord ears
a felt bead head
vintage and remenants of patterned fabric,
black beady eyes
an embroidered collar from a session of demonstrating embroidery



Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I am happy to let you know, that I will be at Canzine on Sunday November 1st from 1pm until 7pm at the Gladstone Hotel.
Canzine is Canada's Largest Zine and Alternative Culture Fair, lots of goodies this year from silk screen workshops to the City of Craft's General Store plus the Canzine Olympics!

For lots more helpful information about the show and about the magazine Broken Pencil please click on the link to take you to Broken Pencil (and Canzine) website.

Monday, October 19, 2009

ornaments for etsy

ornaments for etsy, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

on sale now at my etsy store

Sunday, October 18, 2009

knit knit draw

hey i designed a knitters a-z card,

it's true i have yarn in my veins these days.

available to those in toronto at 'the naked sheep' (
and for those outta town at my etsy store.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

...yahh like the colour of the ocean

in the eaves,

and dropped words
and phases

waiting to visit you

roll them over with the side of your shoe

a pile of freshly fallen words

today in the pile
the sun up and out
and down and under
rain and clear

in a matter of minutes

i found the word carried on the wind


and a mum says to her son

'yahh like the colour of the ocean"

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

mumbo jumbo collared greens

...the great thing about knitting is you can unknit,
a do-over is totally possible

learning curve in the curve of the neck,
trying to do a jig when all that is required is the box step...

cryptic, unclear pattern, not seeing the pattern,
learnt a few things along the way...

i like that.

Friday, October 02, 2009

shoe houses detail

shoe houses detail 2, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

on sale now at my etsy shop.

i am having a white sale all pillows will be reduced.

these pillows are unique and have good stories to tell you,
just listen....

made of recycled fabric and new stuffing.

Monday, September 28, 2009

thank you

thank you to all of those that came by my table at the word on the street on sunday.

again it was a really lovely day, it was so autumny and nice and so relaxed and sunday-ish.

what a pleasure to be a part of such a dynamic and fun festival of words.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

round round flowery words

round round flowery words, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Please come to visit me at the Word on the Street this Sunday September 27th from 11am -6pm, I will again be sharing a booth with my friend James from 2 X 4 to the forehead, we can be found in the fringe beat section under his press name.

for more information about this great literary outdoor event visit

Monday, September 21, 2009


clothing, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

thanks tania ( for showing me this fun game!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

shopping list

shopping list, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

punkin sweater geometry

punkin sweater geometry, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

now this math i really like!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


inhabit, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bear Red

Bear Red, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

...there are teddy bears at the bottom of my garden, come and see...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

One dozen books of love

One dozen books of love, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Sunday, August 02, 2009


dream, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

knit notes

knit notes, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Friday, July 17, 2009

in the tub

i was thinking what i could purchase that would make my life better

after soaking
and thinking

i thought




Thursday, July 09, 2009

smashing colour, gentle shoppers

in the grocery

is a blind

lead gently
round the isles
by a young grocery store clerk

smashing coloured clothing
pale pink and vermillion together
shocking colours which are lively
and deliciously vibrant

behind milky eyes
holding firm to the shopping cart handle
fred and ginger
couldn't of made it around the store any better

a smile of encouragment
and in the next isle
the dairy case
words between the young man
the old blind woman

the basket filling with
the finest looking produce
and the best priced yogurt

another milky-er world
soft around the edges
requiring no pretense or pretend
as far as trust is concerned
and the need for another pair of eyes

at the check out
still enamoured with the divine coloured clothing
and the sweet young man
that finds
in helping
he too is helped

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

insects and two men on the bus

particulary in my back yard
but else where as well

insects hum

each one i invite
and visit

two men on the bus
speaking in slightly too loud conversation

about going for a ride to drink a cup of coffee
catch a flick
ask each are you married
girl friend
broke up eh?

a little insect rides my knapsack
crawls the long grass that is arm hair
up the thin pale hair and down the otherside
we ride together
and also converse
but silently

i note the colour
and lightness
the delicate nature
the moving creature
as i become landscape
and amusment

the travellers
with the voices
are reading lines to a play
they once saw
or parts made up just for them
slow loud plodding
with silences that are like cement blocks

outside in the garden this morning
i see a snail dismount a flowering plant
up and over fluid and slow and quiet

black bird flys over head like shadow

underside of a leaf reveals a spikey guy
orange and black

and then one of the flyers comes by
translucent winged

small and large
fever dreams like alice

why dig for dinosaurs
when the exotics are all around
yet to be named tinies

where did the men part company?
how is it they came to meet on my streetcar?
what happened to my travelling companion that liked my arm hair?

summer happens
hot and thick and breezy
shade trees become refuge from hot sun

alive-ness in insects keep me in wonder
a ballet
a factory
a work camp
a ferris wheel

it is easy to travel
so easy with a patch of green

Sunday, June 14, 2009

mind grazing + thank you

mind grazing, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

a picture of a mind that is grazing in a pasture with pastel sheep...

as a way to say thank you to all those that visited me on saturday for the small press book fair and as well to those that organized the day.

thank you

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Toronto Small Press Book Fair

Saturday June 13th, 2009
9am- 5pm

The Toronto Reference Library
(near Bloor and Yonge)

This is sure to be a fun day. My 10 year old daughter has been busy making lots of interesting things to sell at the show. Happily we shall share a table.

Please come by and say 'hi'.

Secret password 'pass the pumpkins' will get you a free button!

Friday, June 05, 2009

at home

at home, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

i have been having 'back issues'

had to miss work...
which was sad,
and working

but also became better friends with the tree outside my bedroom window.

and rekindled the activity of watching dust motes in the sun.

reading frida kahlo's biography lot's of back issues there
very appropriate reading while being confined to a bed

back and forth

core issues
must strenghten

having something physical hamper one
teaches a lot

being in physical pain
a very different perspective

i am feeling better now
but am humbled
and reminded
of living in a human body

drawing too
little things when i got as far as the backyard
dandylion flowers and wind blown twigs

frustration of course
limitation testing

and letting go

such big lessons
in small ways


and forth


things be
as they

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Pinky , originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

with a work in progress in the background.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Tabitha, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bear in the garden.

Bear in the garden., originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

A fine family of Bears has arrived at Red Pegasus. Please check below for store information.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bear in Meditation

Bear in Meditation, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Friday, May 22, 2009

lace and lillacs

lace and lillacs, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Friday, May 01, 2009


possiblility, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

happily lost in the woods

happily lost in the woods, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


recess, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Monday, April 20, 2009


This upcoming Saturday I will be participating in Wayzgoose, a really great bookarts show in the town of Grimsby. Great place to see very fine hand made books, bookbinding, print making and other artisan's who are bookish. Please come by and say hello, if you have the opportunity.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

please excuse the white spots...

crochet hat , originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

i think the mirror needs a polish!

here i am with my new spring hat
more yarnyness and lots of embellishment,
very happy with threads...

happy spring.
good passover.
sweet easter

greetings to you.


Monday, March 23, 2009

take care

take care, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Sheep, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, with very wooly pregnant sheep. Quite a noisy bunch complaining about being cast out of the barn while it was being mucked out.

If you care to see some of the product of this wooly bunch look into my flickr pages and see the gorgeous hand spun wool I purchased.

Monday, March 16, 2009

yarn rosettes

yarn rosettes, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

inspiring yarns
all colour
all sorts

this one is noro
made in japan

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

waiting for the bus

waiting for the bus, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

how's about

that sunlight
that awesome sunlight
filterering into my living room

and the paper snow flakes
reflected on the wall

how's about the poopy smell
in the field as the dog shit thaws

and the little lakes of water
at the corner of the sidewalk

how's about a full body smile
from the top of the head to the tip of the toes

and striped socks
with little beads
meant for dancing

sunlight comes and makes
smilely faced indentations everywhere

and the body remembers the light that was
is coming is seeping into moreness
with each day

poopy fields
and pent up energy
that has resembled bracing
against cold and grey

and too much
that the body say's no
but today
the smells and sunlight

yep it is true
my spring is again just around the corner

Friday, February 13, 2009

cloudy love

cloudy love, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

...hey sky clouds friends loves hearts...



Monday, January 26, 2009

Card Making Workshops

I will be conducting two card making workshops at Nathalie-Roze and Company in time for Valentine's Day (and beyond!)

The three workshop dates scheduled are:
Saturday January 31st from 1:30pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday February 14th from 10am- 12:30pm
Saturday February 28th from 1:30 - 4:30 pm

A hand made card will make your sweetie swoon!
Make cards suitable for Birthdays and Bar Mitzvah's too or just come and play and let your creativity flow. Perhaps you will make the first "Happy Monday Morning in February" card...

In small groups we will focus on playing with everyday materials, sewing on paper, and collage.
This workshop has always been a fun way to explore materials and come out with some lovely cards you will be happy to send.

For more details please call or visit Nathalie-Roze and Company at 1015 Queen Street East, in the heart of Leslieville in Toronto. Telephone: (416)792-1699

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Owen's Sweater

Owen's Sweater 2, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

I think he likes it....
see he is smiling!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

purples and blues

purples and blues, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Monday, January 12, 2009

What Comes Next...

In Little India
the snow falls
a man with
a gorgeous pink turban
and a western style suit in chocolate brown
crosses the road

pink turban
brown suit
snow falls

this moment
I take a photo
not with any camera
the speed in which
the snow falls
on film a blur

pink turban
brown suit
in a storm of snow

this is my

this is the
of colour
and weather
the bright
the cold
the mingling
of snow

colour punctuation marks
causing pause
the self asking the mind
to remember

pink turban
brown suit
falling snow

we stand outside
the small library

out from the warm words
into the cold

as my daughter asks
"What's next?"

we stand
what's next

a man in the road
with his back to us
navigating the traffic in a beautiful pink turban

the chill from the warm
to cold

the punch of colour
that delights

a painting
a poem
just a moment
just what comes next.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bea's cardigan with buttons!

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