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July 2017

Canada 150 Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, July 8th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm for a Canada 150 Crafternoon. We repurposed sheets of styrofoam into works of art.

Live & Local Culture Series 2017
I crafted with North Vancouver Recreation & Culture in Lynn Valley Village on Wednesday, July 5th from 6pm to 8pm. We upcycled cardboard tubes into shakers and repurposed bottle caps into cymbals.

June 2017

Thrifty By Design Upcycling Workshop
I partnered with North Vancouver Recreation & Culture for an upcycling workshop as part of the opening of the new Delbrook Community Recreation Centre on Saturday, June 24th from 2pm to 4pm. We upcycled t-shirts into resuable bags and wine corks into boats.

May 2017

Mother's Day Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, May 6th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. We upcycled tin cans and plstic pop bottles into planters for Mom.

April 2017

Easter Crafternoon with NVRC
I crafted with North Vancouver Recreation & Culture in Lynn Valley Village on Saturday, April 15th from 1pm to 3pm. We upcycled egg cartons into baskets, bunnies and flowers.

Adult Springtime Crafternoon
I partnered with New Westminster Public Library for a Spring Crafternoon on Saturday, April 1st from 2pm to 4pm. We upcycled Mason jars into vases, reusable gift packaging and home decor.

February 2017

Family Day Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Monday, February 13th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm for a Family Day Crafternoon. We upcycled wine corks into characters and creatures.

Valentine's Day Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, February 4th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. We upcycled cereal boxes, tin cans, paper samples and wooden spools into DIY stationary and reusable packaging.


December 2016

Christmas Series in Lynn Valley Village
I partnered with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission and Lynn Valley Village on Sunday, December 18th from 3pm to 5pm as part of their Christmas Series. We upcycled small paper cups into bells and popsicle sticks into ornaments.

Carol Ships in Panorama Park
I partnered with North Vancouver Community Arts Council on Saturday, December 17th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in Panorama Park as part of the Carol Ships Celebration. We crafted felt hearts as Xmas decorations.

Christmas Crafternoon
I partnered with the New Westminster Public Library on Saturday, December 17th from 2pm to 4pm. We upcycled wire hangers and burlap sacs into festive wreaths.

Christmas Series in Lynn Valley Village
I partnered with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission and Lynn Valley Village on Sunday, December 11th from 3pm to 5pm as part of their Christmas Series. We upcycled paper plates into Xmas trees.

Christmas Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, December 10th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. We upcycled tin cans, cereal boxes and donated items into Xmas decor.

Xmas Crafts Using Recycled Materials
I partnered with Guildford Library for a Xmas upcycling workshop on Saturday, December 3rd from 11am to 1pm. We upcycled tin cans, Mason jars and cereal boxes into reusable Xmas packaging.

October 2016

Paper That Grows Flowers and Veggies
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a Paper That Grows Flowers and Veggies workshop on Sunday, October 30th from 10am to 12pm. We made unique and functional cards embedded with flower and vegetable seeds that simply needed to be potted or planted to grow.

Cork Creations Workshop
I partnered with North Vancouver Community Arts Council for Cork Creations on Sunday, October 23rd from 3pm to 5pm as part of their series Glam it up! We upcycled wine corks into earring, pendants and decorative buttons.

Halloween Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, October 22nd from 1:30pm to 3:30pm for a Halloween Crafternoon. We repurposed thrift store t-shirts into trick or treat bags.

THESA Conference 2016
I offered a Make jewelry out of repurposed 'junk' upcycling workshop as part of the THESA Conference 2016 on Friday, October 21st. We upcycled thrift store sweaters and t-shirts into funky accessories and jewelry.

September 2016

Repurpose Old T-Shirts or Skirts
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a Repurpose Old T-Shirts or Skirts workshop on Sunday, September 11th from 9:30am to 11:30am. We created t-shirt yarn for hanging planters, headbands and rugs. We also upcycled t-shirts into reusable bags.

Back-2-School Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, September 10th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm for a Back-2-School Crafternoon. We did something new this time - Adea from Billy Would Designs was our guest host for the workshop. She's a local upcycler extraordinaire who signed on to share some nifty projects.

August 2016

Live & Local Culture Series
I partnered with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission and Lynn Valley Village for a craft date as part of their Live & Local Culture Series on Wednesday, August 3rd from 6pm to 8pm. We upcycled tin cans into musical shakers.

July 2016

DIY Friendship Postcard Workshop - Session 2
I partnered with Sanam for two friendship postcard workshops supported by a Library Small Grant. Session 2 was Saturday, July 30th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the North Vancouver City Library. We made postcards and new friends.

DIY Friendship Postcard Workshop - Session 1
I partnered with Sanam for two friendship postcard workshops supported by a Library Small Grant. Session 1 was Saturday, July 16th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the North Vancouver City Library. We made postcards and new friends.

Live & Local Summer Culture Kick Off
I partnered with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission and Lynn Valley Village for a craft date as part of their Culture Series on Wednesday, July 6th from 6pm to 8pm. We upcycled paper plates into fans and masks.

June 2016

Earth Charter Day
I crafted and upcycled at the celebration for Earth Charter Day on Wednesday, June 29th from 5pm to 9pm. We made name tags out of 'junk' like cereal box cardboard, laminate samples and cardboard rounds.

Summer Solstice Block Party
I partnered with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission and Lynn Valley Village for a Summer Solstice Block Party on Sunday, June 19th from 2pm to 5pm. We upcycled cereal boxes and wallpaper samples into awesome bunting for Dad.

Repurpose Old T-Shirts or Skirts
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a Repurpose Old T-Shirts or Skirts workshop on Sunday, June 5th from 1pm to 3pm at the City Centre Community Centre. We upcycled t-shirts into jewelry, bags and more.

NSG Summit Presentation
I was invited to be one of five project leaders to give a presentation about my Neighbourhood Small Grant experience at Vancouver Foundation's NSG Summit on June 2nd.

April 2016

Mother's Day Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, April 30th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. We upcycled cereal boxes and wallpaper samples into cards, books and photo frames for Mom.

Repurpose Old T-Shirts or Skirts
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a Repurpose Old T-Shirts or Skirts workshop on Saturday, April 9th from 10am to 12pm at the South Arm Community Centre. We created t-shirt yarn for hanging planters, headbands and rugs. We also upcycled t-shirts into reusable bags.

March 2016

'Raw Crafts' Author Presentation
I gave an author presentation at the North Vancouver City Library on Tuesday, March 29th from 7pm to 8:30pm. I shared my crafting with 'crap' story and what led up to the crafty book.

Easter in the Village
I partnered with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission and Lynn Valley Village for an Easter craft date on Saturday, March 26th from 1pm to 3pm.

'Raw Crafts' Book Launch
The Book Warehouse on Main Street hosted a book launch for 'Raw Crafts' on Tuesday, March 22nd at 7pm. I gave a mini talk about TBD, crafting with 'crap', Crafternoons and the crafty book. Plus we crafted, mingled and I signed books.

Easter Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, March 19th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. We upcycled cereal boxes, paper towel rolls and egg cartons into Easter decor, baskets and more.

January 2016

Casual Friday Art Class
I partnered with the North Vancouver Community Arts Council for a Modern Macrame class as part of their Casual Friday Art Class series on Friday, January 22nd from 7pm to 9pm. We used jute, old beads, thrift store containers and more to create our one-of-a-kind macrame planters.


December 2015

Community Carols and Christmas Singalong
I partnered with Lynn Valley Village for a Xmas craft project on Sunday, December 20th from 3pm to 4:30pm in Lynn Valley Village. We upcycled wine corks into reindeers.

Carol Ships Kids Activity
I partnered with the North Vancouver Community Arts Council for a Xmas craft project on Saturday, December 19th from 7pm to 9pm in Deep Cove. We upcycled cereal boxes into 1D and 3D Xmas ornaments.

Xmas Crafts Using Recycled Materials
I partnered with Guildford Library for a Xmas upcycling workshop on Sunday, December 13th from 2pm to 4pm. We made Xmas ornaments out of upcycled wool sweaters.

Tree Lighting and Santa
I partnered with Lynn Valley Village for a Xmas craft project on Sunday, December 6th from 4:30pm to 6pm in Lynn Valley Village. We upcycled cereal boxes and egg cartons into ornaments.

Xmas Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library for a Xmas Crafternoon on Saturday, December 5th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We upcycled laminate samples, cereal boxes and thrift store ornaments into new and improved Xmas ornaments.

November 2015

Repurpose Old Clothing - Christmas Theme
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a Repurpose Old Clothing - Christmas Theme workshop on Saturday, November 28th from 1pm to 3pm at City Hall. We made ornaments, gifts and decor out of upcycled wool sweaters.

Upcycled Xmas Crafts Workshop
I partnered with Bird on a Wire Creations for an upcycled Xmas crafts workshop on Saturday, November 21st from 10:30am to 12:30pm. We upcycled wool sweaters into gift bags, wine bags and ornaments.

Xmas Crafternoon
I partnered with Mamquam Elementary School on Thursday, November 12th from 10:30am to 2:30pm. We made Xmas ornaments out of upcycled wool sweaters for an upcoming school fundraiser.

October 2015

Halloween Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, October 24th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We made masks and hats out of upcycled egg cartons and toilet paper rolls.

Crafting with 'Crap' Upcycling Workshop
I gave an upcycling workshop as part of the 2015 THESA Conference on Friday, October 23rd. Details at www.thesaconference.ca.

September 2015

Back to School Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library for a Back to School workshop on Sunday, September 13th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We upcycled wallpaper samples into cases and bags plus made fridge magnets and bookmarks.

DIY Thanksgiving Gift Basket
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a DIY Thanksgiving Gift Basket workshop on Saturday, September 12th from 1pm to 3pm at City Hall. We upcycled cereal boxes, milk containers and egg cartons into gift baskets.

August 2015

Upcycling Summer Program
I partnered with the Children's Department at the North Vancouver City Library for an Upcycling Summer Program on Friday, August 21st from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. We made mobiles out of repurposed cereal boxes, old buttons and jewelry.

Village Arty Party
I partnered with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission for Village Arty Party in Civic Plaza on Thursday, August 6th from 6pm to 8pm. We upcycled wine corks into boats and animals.

July 2015

Upcycling Workshop with Kids
I partnered with Homesteader's Emporium for an upcycling workshop for kids on Sunday, July 26th from 11:30am to 12:30pm. We upcycled milk containers and burlap into planters for succulents.

Upcycling Summer Program
I partnered with the Children's Department at the North Vancouver City Library for an Upcycling Summer Program on Friday, July 17th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. We made aquariums out of upcycled cereal boxes and glass containers.

Village Family Fun Fest
I partnered with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission for Village Family Fun Fest in Lynn Valley Village on Wednesday, July 8th from 6pm to 8pm. We upcycled cereal boxes and wine corks into boats.

June 2015

Summer Solstice Block Party
I partnered with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission for the first ever Summer Solstice Block Party in Lynn Valley Village on Saturday, June 20th from 4pm to 8pm. We upcycled materials into fun summer masks, decor and more.

Father's Day Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, June 13th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We upcycled wine corks into gifts plus made DIY stationery with repurposed cereal boxes.

May 2015

Garden Upcycling: Make a Burlap Hanging Planter Workshop
I partnered with GardenSmart on Thursday, May 21st from 7pm to 8:30pm at North Shore Neighbourhood House. We upcycled burlap sacs and metal hangers into hanging planters.

April 2015

Mother's Day Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, April 18th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We made DIY stationery and gifts out of repurposed materials.

March 2015

Easter Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, March 28th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We upcycled burlap, glass containers, tin cans & cereal boxes into Easter baskets, decor & vases.

DIY Easter Gift Basket
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a DIY Easter Gift Basket workshop on Sunday, March 8th from 1pm to 3pm. We made a holiday themed basket out of recyclable or old items brought from home including cereal boxes and old t-shirts.

February 2015

Crafting with 'Crap'
I taught a Continuing Education course at Quest University Canada called Crafting with 'Crap' from February 19th to March 26th.

Valentine's Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, February 7th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We upcycled cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls, burlap and old clothing into Valentine's decor and gifts.

January 2015

Upcycling Demo at 'Re-Purposeful'
I gave an upcycling demo at Our Social Fabric's live fashion show of recycled and repurposed clothing 'Re-Purposeful' on Sunday, January 25th from 2pm to 4pm at Highlands United Church.

Repurpose Old Clothing - Valentine Theme
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a Repurpose Old Clothing - Valentine Theme workshop on Saturday, January 24th from 1pm to 3pm. We upcycled unwanted clothing into new Valentine-themed purses, pillow covers, jewelry and other accessories. All materials supplied but items from home accepted. Registration required.


December 2014

Crafting with Ross Road Elementary's Enviro Club
I met with the students from the Enviro Club over lunch on Friday, December 5th & 12th to create Xmas crafts out of 'junk'.

Xmas Crafts Using Recycled Materials
I partnered with Guildford Library for a Xmas upcycling workshop on Tuesday, December 9th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We created holiday gifts such as jewelry and picture frames using recycled materials.

November 2014

Xmas Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library for a Xmas Crafternoon on Saturday, November 29th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We made Xmas ornaments out of cereal boxes, wine corks and felted wool sweaters.

Practical Repurposing with Felted Wool Sweaters
I partnered with Other Women's Lives (OWL) for an afternoon of crafting hats and mitts out of repurposed wool sweaters. OWL provides women in and around Surrey, who are currently experiencing homelessness, poverty, addiction or suffering any form of abuse a safe and welcoming environment where they can access counseling, support services and assistance to exit their current lifestyles.

Repurpose Old Clothing - Christmas Theme
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a Repurpose Old Clothing as Christmas Present workshop on Saturday, November 22nd from 1pm to 3pm. We upcycled unwanted clothing into Christmas ornaments, jewelry or a gift bag.

DIY Cards for Christmas
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a DIY Cards for Christmas workshop on Saturday, November 22nd from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Using repurposed discarded items including old magazines and cereal boxes, we made unique and personal holiday cards.

Make Jewelry & Accessories Out of Repurposed Materials
I partnered with Trade School Vancouver for a Make Jewelry & Accessories Out of Repurposed Materials workshop on Thursday, November 20th from 6pm to 8pm. We made funky jewelry using repurposed materials - pendants out of metal washers, earrings out of wine corks or brooches out of wool sweaters.

October 2014

Halloween Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library for a Halloween Crafternoon on Saturday, October 25th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We made hats and masks out of upcycled cereal boxes, junk jewelry and egg cartons.

Creative Expressions Art Nights
I lead an upcycling project with Creative Expressions Art Nights on Wednesday, October 8th from 7pm to 9pm at Rising Star Housing Co-op (Common Room, 1556 East 5th Avenue). We upcycled cereal boxes into desk organizers and gift boxes.
Note: workshop participants must have issues around mental health and addictions.

September 2014

Culture Days Upcycling Workshop
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library for an upcycling workshop as part of Culture Days on Saturday, September 27th from 1:30pm to 3pm. Participants created words, banners and garlands using repurposed materials like burlap, scrap fabric, cardboard and paint.

DIY Stationery for Thanksgiving
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a DIY Stationery workshop on Sunday, September 14th from 10:30am to 12:30pm. We made unique holiday stationery and envelopes using repurposed discarded items including old magazines and cereal boxes.

DIY Thanksgiving Gift Basket
I partnered with the City of Richmond for a DIY Thanksgiving Gift Basket workshop on Sunday, September 14th from 1pm to 3pm. We made a holiday basket out of repurposed materials including cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls or egg cartons.

July 2014

Upcycling Workshop with OSF & TBD
I partnered with Our Social Fabric for a Transform Your T-Shirt workshop on Saturday, July 19 from 2pm to 3:30pm.

June 2014

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire Workshops
I partnered with Vancouver Mini Maker Faire for two workshops on Sunday, June 8th at the PNE Forum. The workshops were: DIY Wood Pallet Organizer and Jewelry Out Of 'Junk'.

April 2014

Easter Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library for an Easter Crafternoon on Saturday, April 5th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We upcycled cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls, wine corks and egg cartons into fun Easter projects.

January 2014

Chinese New Year Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library for a Chinese New Year Crafternoon on Saturday, January 25th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We made lanterns, fortune cookies and envelopes out of repurposed 'junk'.

DIY Stationery Upcycling Workshop
I partnered with the City of Richmond as part of the Environmental Sustainability Workshop Series for a DIY Stationery Upcycling Workshop on Saturday, January 18th from 10am to 12pm. We used discarded items such as old magazines and cereal boxes and learned how to make stationary, envelopes and gift tags.

Repurpose Old Clothing Upcycling Workshop
I partnered with the City of Richmond as part of the Environmental Sustainability Workshop Series for a Repurpose Old Clothing Upcycling Workshop on Saturday, January 18th from 1pm to 3pm. We upcycled old t-shirts and sweaters into new purses, pillow covers as well as jewelry and other accessories.


December 2013

Holiday Upcycle
I partnered with Habitat for Humanity for a Holiday Upcycle on Sunday, December 8th from 1pm to 3pm at the North Vancouver ReStore. We upcycled glass balls found in the ReStore into Xmas tree ornaments with the addition of buttons, junk jewelry, foliage and more.

Winter Crafternoon
I partnered with the Guildford Library for a Winter Crafternoon on Saturday, December 7th from 2pm to 4pm. We updated old ornaments plus repurposed junk like old wool sweaters, egg cartons and cereal boxes into new ornaments.

Xmas Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library for a Xmas Crafternoon on Sunday, December 1st from 1:30pm to 3pm. We updated old ornaments plus repurposed junk like old wool sweaters, egg cartons and cereal boxes into new ornaments.

November 2013

Xmas Crafternoon
I partnered with the North Vancouver District Library for a Xmas Crafternoon on Saturday, November 30th from 1pm to 3pm at the Capilano Branch. We updated old ornaments plus repurposed junk like old wool sweaters, egg cartons and cereal boxes into new ornaments.

October 2013

Make Your Own Superhero Outfit Workshop
I'm partnering with Trade School Vancouver for an upcycling workshop on October 20th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at Blim. We're making superhero outfits out of 'junk'.

September 2013

Culture Days Upcycling Workshop: Story Crafting
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library for a Culture Days upcycling workshop on September 29th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We created crafty projects that focused on storytelling through craft.

August 2013

Upcycling Workshop: Turning Garbage into Funky Jewelry
I'm hosting another upcycling workshop through the North Vancouver City Library on August 25th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We'll be making jewelry from repurposed materials - pieces of wood, wine corks, scrap paper & anything else we can find!

July 2013

Upcycling Workshop: Upcycling Items from Your Recycle Bin
I hosted an upcycling workshop through the North Vancouver City Library on July 28th from 1:30pm to 3pm. We upcycled items found in your household recycling bin - cereal boxes, tissue boxes & toilet roll tubes.

June 2013

Get Crafty Upcycling Workshop
I hosted another upcycling workshop. This time through the North Vancouver District Library on June 15th from 1pm to 3pm at the Capilano Branch. We created various items like funky creatures, purses and brooches out of old wool sweaters.


December 2012

Xmas Upcycling Workshop
I organized a Xmas upcycling workshop for the North Vancouver City Library on December 16th. We updated old ornaments and repurposed discarded items into ornaments and display pieces.

September 2012

Culture Days Upcycling Workshop
I partnered with the North Vancouver City Library for my first upcycling workshop as part of Culture Days on September 29th.


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