Thursday, March 8, 2018


My Shibori Organic Cotton Kimonos are coming along nicely.  I am very happy with them.  The cotton is so soft and lovely to work with.

This is BLUE VINE.

TEMPEST BIRD in soft Aqua.

INDIGO SUMMER.   A lovely long Kimono.


This collection will not be available online at MY HIPPIE HEART right away.  I am premiering them at my POP UP SHOPS this summer at WINCEY MILLS MARKET in Paris, Ontario.  Starting on Saturday April 14th. and 28th.  If you live in Ontario stop by the Wincey Market is gorgeous.

Saturday, March 3, 2018


Spring is coming and MY HIPPIE HEART  is getting ready to hit the road for the summer.  Starting
April 14th. I will be at WINCEY MILLS in Paris, Ontario for a summer of POP UP SHOPS.  Stay tuned for Events in your area.

Friday, March 2, 2018


 I went back in the studio today for the first time since I lost Atticus, it was hard.  I knew if I did not go back soon I would not want to work in there for a very long time.

I worked on and finished my first Shibori Indigo Cotton Kimono.

 I did not think I would ever love working with anything as much as my vintage silk sari fabrics but I am just loving the soft cotton Shibori.  It is hand dyed and hand blocked and the irregular colours of the dyes are amazing.

 I am working on the only piece of Turquoise Shibori with birds and flowers tomorrow.  I will post some photos of both of those kimonos when they are finished.

Sunday, February 25, 2018


I have always worn an apron in the kitchen, especially when baking or using oils.  If I see an interesting one, I prefer a bib apron with pockets, I will pick it up.

As a subscriber to Bon Apetit Magazine, I have noticed a trend over the past few years.  Aprons are hot!!!! Not only are servers in cool restaurants wearing gorgeous, worn looking linen or crisp soft cotton aprons but they seem to be getting more chic looking and everyone is wearing them.

The last two are from Bon Apetit, they are called French Linen Aprons and you can buy them online at Bon Apetit Magazine.

I love the different styles.  There is the typical bib apron with the front pocket that goes over you head and you tie but the one I have come to love is the criss cross in the back all in one apron.  I think they are gorgeous, no more bulky tie just slip it over your head, you could wear it all day.  As a matter of fact, I have noticed that aprons are not just for the kitchen or garden anymore.

Artisan's are wearing them too.  Potters, painters, all kinds of artists have discovered the simplistic,  functional fabulousness of the apron.

You can make you own or buy one.  There are all kinds of great aprons on Etsy, the first one here is from LinenCloud.  the Vermont Apron Company is also good , a whole site just for aprons.

As a artisan seamstress,  I will be wearing one from now on when I work in the studio.  I am always misplacing threads, needles and accessories so I am going to make a nice criss cross one with 2 big pockets.

I may also make a couple of waist aprons with big pockets.  They are also beautiful.

So jump on board , make or buy a great apron for the Spring and use it wherever you need on or just wear one they are pretty fantastic.

Monday, February 19, 2018


I love to read books, I devour them.  I have always been a huge reader.  Since last November I am on my 24th book.

I would love to have a library room like these, fabulous.  I don't save all of my books, just the really good ones that I have read over and over.  To Kill a Mockingbird, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, anything on European history.

Most of my books I buy in thrift shops.  I like to read a variety of books.  Sometimes I want something that is just a quick, light read, sometimes it is a deep, involved book that I get lost in for hours at a time.

Because I do not keep all of my books I either donate them back to the thrift shop or give them to someone who is having a yard sale.

I saw these adorable "Little Libraries" a few years ago and now they seem to be popping up everywhere.

I have been thinking of putting one outside of the farm this summer.  An adorable little structure which would be colourful and welcoming.

The idea of the "Little Library" is to "take a book, leave a book" or "borrow and return a book".  I would probably go with the "take a book , leave a book if you have one"  I don't want back the books I have already read.

I think it would be fun to do this, maybe more people would start to read again.

I really love this ultimate "Little Library" in Europe.  My trees are not big enough for this  but I think you will see an adorable little structure in front of our house in the future.