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My mom reluctantly gave me a Barbie when I was small, but refused to buy her clothing. So, I learned how to use a small pink mini-sewing machine to crank out wonky, wonderfully misshapen but lovingly created garments and objets. I’ve now taken my mother’s stance on Barbies with my own daughter but my sewing is now far less wonky. Looking back, I think I’ve always made things for the people I love. I love making things. Fabric, glue, needles, felt, buttons- I love to make.

Originally a blog, My Playground Love started as a way to share my crafting, West Coast home renos/facelifts and my daughter's art work with friends and family back in the Canadian Prairies. While the blog still gets sporadically updated, the birth of my son in April 2011 really got me thinking creatively. Being an extremely picky mom, I had a hard time finding bright, hip and modern graphic prints for the little dude. I love making…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 31
  • Joined August 5, 2011

Favorite materials

Wool felt, vibrant and modern quilting cottons, embroidery thread, buttons

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About

My mom reluctantly gave me a Barbie when I was small, but refused to buy her clothing. So, I learned how to use a small pink mini-sewing machine to crank out wonky, wonderfully misshapen but lovingly created garments and objets. I’ve now taken my mother’s stance on Barbies with my own daughter but my sewing is now far less wonky. Looking back, I think I’ve always made things for the people I love. I love making things. Fabric, glue, needles, felt, buttons- I love to make.

Originally a blog, My Playground Love started as a way to share my crafting, West Coast home renos/facelifts and my daughter's art work with friends and family back in the Canadian Prairies. While the blog still gets sporadically updated, the birth of my son in April 2011 really got me thinking creatively. Being an extremely picky mom, I had a hard time finding bright, hip and modern graphic prints for the little dude. I love making both my children things to wear and it feels good when people say nice things about my work. So- I opened up a shop to share what I love making most. Kids things mostly, but a few one-off things for the adult crowd as well. Window shop, get some ideas, come back to visit any time.

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