Five for Friday: upcoming events and fun crafty links

Hi friends,

Happy Friday! My goodness, I’ve had a crafty week.

halloween

I spent a good part of Wednesday working on all things black and orange. If you’re in the Toronto area, why not tune in to Breakfast Television on Tuesday morning to get a dose of Halloween inspiration? They’ll be filming the Live Eye right here in the Canadian Living Test Kitchen (exciting!) and we’ll be on hand with great ideas for spooky food, crafts and jack-o’-lanterns.

christmas

Yesterday I took a leap forward in time to Christmas, and spent my afternoon surrounded by red and green. I’ll be presenting – twice! – at the upcoming Seasons show and it’s time to get my samples ready. If you’re in the area and want to learn how to make a cute Christmas ornament, or want to get some great ideas for packaging gifts from your kitchen, I hope you’ll stop by.

lace

Knitting! I took pity on myself and blocked the first little bit of the shawl I’m making. Now I’ve got a much better idea of how much (and how fast!) I have to knit in order to finish on time. And a way of justifying buying those blocking wires I’ve been dreaming about.

And now, some links, in case you’ve got some free time for reading or crafting (or both):

All right: only five more hours until Friday night nacho time begins. Have a great weekend!