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What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

Whether you do it up with LBD (little black dress) or you glam rock in your favorite jeans, I think these are a NYE must have:

They are also available with purple as the secondary colour, a mix of the two colours, as well as other suede or leathery options. Gold baby. That is where its at.

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Holiday Gift Guide – Crafty Lass

DIY – Do It Yourself (or with a little help from Love, Me): Gifts for the Crafty Lass.

Sewer’s Toolbelt – This holiday season, give the gift of efficiency. This sweet locally made cotton toolbelt from Onecia has lotsa pockets and a pin cushion as well as adorable stitching!

Scissor Necklace – Crafters are a pretty proud bunch. This fun antique looking necklace from Hanami Designs is a great accessory for any crafty lassy (or hairdresser).

Calendar – Any pro crafter needs to stay organized but no regular calendar will work in her studio space. Created by NS artist Susan Black with prints of 12 collaged owls.

Stay-Stitched – PEI crafter/author Erin Arsenault self published this great workbook for beginner to intermediate sewers. A perfect (flat!) gift to mail to any crafter. $20

Wool – This delicious hand-dyed and hand-spun wool by Halifax’s own Dandelion’s Day Dream would be a welcome gift for any knitter or crocheter. Various colours and weights.

Fabric Scrap Pack – Cold winter days are perfect for crafting. Pad her fabric stash with Fabric Packs in aesthetically pleasing colourways. They make a fun add-on gift, stocking stuffer or a gift all its own. $15

Paper Garland – Local crafter Rita Van Tassel’s light hearted novelty bunting will give your crafter a chuckle and a great studio decorating accessory!

Button Collections – Fun button vintage button collections on retro National Geographic cards will delight your crafter – no matter the age. Oh! They make great stocking stuffers. Under $5!

WORTH MENTIONING: If something in this guide appeals to you but you are not local, call or email. Many of the items we carry are truly one-of-a-kind. But don’t fret – you, me & Canada Post can make dents in that list!

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Spring in your Step

I saw someone in shorts today. Sure the sun was out, but it was a whopping 4 degrees! The site of this weather pushers chilly little legs make me quiver. But I get it. I am as ready as the next person for a little hot spring day warmth. And for me, warm is not 4 degrees. And so what is one to do to satisfy our (or is it just me?) need to stay in warmth of winter’s wool but welcome the Spring/Summer fashion season with the colour and joy it deserves? Accessories!

Feathers are a trend that is not going away. (It is new bird of a few seasons past.)

Rita Van Tassel’s leather feather jewellery is current and solves all Winter meets Spring wardrobe quandries. I defy anyone to wear one of Rita’s pieces in her current colour palatte of red, turquoise, purple, and gold and not feel ready for Spring and Summer (even if you are not wearing shorts or flipflops. And you shouldn’t be.)

Rita is a homegrown favorite (NS born and raised) and rocks the day job of art teacher. New to Rita’s line are the awesome fabric brooches and some adorable hair pins in gorgeous bright batik printed fabrics (and a few skull prints for you rebels). Come in to Love, Me to check out Rita’s latest work and get a little Spring in your step. (And if I offended any 4 degree short wearers, I apologize. I am just one of those people who is cold until the one heat week of August. It is my California blood I suppose.)

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