Category: making

Phibersmith out on the town

Well hey there.  Our iMac is indisposed at the moment, having its hard drive reformatted.  It’s very embarrassing as a Mac user to admit to having cpu issues, but there you have it – our constant companion is having its brains unscrambled.
In the meantime I’m relegated to activities I can complete with my antiquated little [...]

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Because clearly we needed another hobby

I’m in the process of changing work states – which is not unlike changing from liquid to gas, it takes a lot of energy.  This happens every few weeks when I need to shift focus drastically from one of my pursuits to another, and it can take me a couple of days to get out [...]

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Embroidered Collar Series Preview

I’ve been working this week on a new series of embroidered collars for Phibersmith, and I’m so excited about them I just had to share a little peek at them with you.  They’ll be available publicly in a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy!

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a-puttering, a-pottering

Pottery Class from Alexis Hoy on Vimeo.
I mentioned before that we are taking a ceramics class at Place des arts in Coquitlam.  On Sunday I finally remembered to bring our little Sony camera with us (I was afraid of getting clay all over the big one) and take some shots and video of Thomas in [...]

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Working away

On things like this today.  Stay tuned!

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Alexis’s DIY 2010 Agenda

If you read this post and like what you see, I am happy to send you the soft copy of my 2010 Agenda via email, so that you can print and bind it yourself.  Just shoot me an email at  (Of course, this offer is for personal use only, and using [...]

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Finished Product: Outdoor Lighting

As promised, photos of my finished paper lantern project. Again, you can find the inspiration for this bit of makery here. The best lantern materials? Pages from Anthropologie catalogues. So pretty.

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Outdoor Lighting

We’ve been working for a while on getting our balcony ready for summer enjoyment. I know… it’s summer already, right? Well we’re almost there. My plants are all in place, we’ve bought trellises, Thomas has cleaned all the surfaces, we’ve had a barbecue for a while now too.
Because I can’t cram [...]

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My Knitting Library

I’ve been feeling a bit of a creative dearth lately.  I am lucky in that I can often expel a lot of my creative energies at work.  Lately though that avenue has been filled more with catch-up administrative type stuff that doesn’t really get the juices flowing… so to speak.  At [...]

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Hopefully an Herb Garden

Clearly we’re having a little trouble keeping up with things around here (as I write this I am holding a digesting puppy upright in my lap with one hand and typing with the other… this is a skill I am going to have to hone.  Thank goodness for automatic capitalization).  Our work [...]

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