Below is a compilation of articles and interviews about TBD, articles written by TBD and downloadable images. You can also download my Thrifty By Design CV.

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Articles About TBD

Interview with Ming Pao Newspaper (Canada) Ltd., August 2016
I was interviewed by Judy Yeh about TBD, upcycling and my Crafternoons with the City of Richmond plus I shared a simple DIY. Find the feature at

Papergirl YVR Interview, May 2016
I was part of the 2016 Papergirl YVR Artist Interview Series, Artist Interview: Denise Corcoran.

North by Northwest, CBC News Feature, March 2016
Web article based on radio interview with CBC North by Northwest, North Vancouver woman pens book about making crafts from 'raw' materials.

North Shore News Feature, November 2015
I was interviewed by Barb Lunter about TBD, Crafternoons and my crafty book, HOME IDEAS: North Vancouver author thrifty by design.

BC Culture Days Feature, April 2015
I was featured in a BC Culture Days blog post, Championing Arts and Culture in BC.

Squamish Chief Interview, January 2015
I was interviewed for an article about my Quest University Canada continuing education class (Crafting with 'Crap'), Crafting New Uses From Discarded Items.

Hello Wonderful Feature, January 2015
I was featured in my crafty peep Tara Galuska's blog series 'Hello Wonderful'.

North Shore News Feature, December 2013
I was interviewed for an article about holiday upcycling ideas, Upcycling updates ornaments.

North Shore News Feature, October 2013
The North Shore Culture Days kick off event was featured in the 'Bright Lights' section of the North Shore News, North Shore Culture Days Kick Off.

North Shore News Article, September 2013
I was featured in an article about Culture Days in the North Shore News, Culture Days opens doors to the arts.

North Shore Outlook Feature, September 2013
I was highlighted in a feature about Culture Days in the North Shore Outlook, Culture Day events come to the North Shore.

Made in Magazine Feature, August 2013
TBD was one of the feature interviews in the Made In Magazine Premiere Issue. I'll also be a regular contributor writing about local crafty happenings and places. And anything else that strikes my fancy! Read the inaugural issue via

Monthly Maker 2012 Holiday Wrap-Up, December 2012
Canada Arts Connect Magazine did a follow up feature for all of the 2012 crafters who were highlighted in Laura Nguyen's Monthly Maker column.

Canada Arts Connect Magazine, January 2012
Canada Arts Connect Magazine has a new column called Monthly Maker by Laura Nguyen. Thrifty By Design was the feature crafter for the first column in January 2012.

The Arts Office, November 2011
The Arts Office featured Thrifty By Design in the 'Artist Among Us' series as part of their monthly newsletter.

Radio & TV Segments with TBD

CBC Radio's North by Northwest, March 2016
I was interviewed by Sheryl MacKay about about crafting with 'crap', Crafternoons and my crafty book on Saturday, March 12th.

CBC Radio's The Early Edition, December 2014
I was part of a segment with Stephen Quinn about Last Minute Xmas Crafts on Tuesday, December 23rd. We discussed examples of easy DIY/upcycling projects for Xmas decor, stationery & gifts.

go! West Coast TV Segment, December 2014
I was part of a segment with Dunia Tozy called DIY Ornaments for the Holidays. We showed examples of upcycled DIY ornaments plus made an ornament out of repurposed wool sweaters.

CTV Morning Live TV Segment, September 2013
I was part of a segment on CTV Morning Live about Culture Days on September 25th. Rob Gloor, Executive Director at Greater Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture, and I were interviewed by Aamer Haleem.

TBD Presentations & Talks

NSG Summit Presentation, June 2016
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 Thursday, June 2nd.

'Raw Crafts' Author Presentation, March 2016
I was invited by the North Vancouver City Library to talk about my crafty book, Raw Crafts, on Tuesday, March 29th.

'Raw Crafts' Book Launch, March 2016
I hosted a book launch at Book Warehouse on Main Street on Tuesday, March 22nd.

Crafting with 'Crap' Presentation, October 2015
I was invited to give a presentation at the 2015 THESA Conference about crafting with 'crap'. We went through a sample project together upcycling wine corks into funky jewelry.

Craft, the Environment & Community Talk, April 2013
I was invited to speak at a talk through the Craft Council of BC about Craft, the Environment & Community.

Articles By TBD

Homestead Junction, May 2016
I wrote an Upcycled Burlap Hanging Planter DIY for Homestead Junction., December 2015
I wrote an Adding Bling to Thrift Store Finds DIY for, DIY: Adding Bling to Thrift Store Finds., October 2015
I wrote a Wine Cork Jewelry DIY for, DIY: Wine Cork Jewelry., August 2015
I wrote an Upcycled Wall Art DIY for, DIY: Upcycled Wall Art., July 2015
I wrote a Burlap Milk Carton Planter DIY for, DIY: Burlap Milk Carton Planter., June 2015
I wrote a Burlap Hanging Planter DIY for, DIY: Burlap Hanging Planter., April 2015
I wrote a Reloving a Thrift Store Vase DIY for, DIY: Reloving a Thrift Store Vase., February 2015
I wrote a T-Shirt Pillow Cover DIY for, DIY: Repurposing T-Shirts into Pillow Cases., February 2015
I wrote a Lavender Sachet DIY for, DIY: Lavender Sachets., February 2015
I wrote a Repurposed Wool Mittens DIY for, DIY: Mittens Using Repurposed Sweaters and Scarves., January 2015
I wrote a Recycled Wood Organizer DIY for, DIY: Recycled Wood Organizer., December 2014
I wrote a Reusable Xmas Packaging DIY for, DIY: Reusable Christmas Packaging., December 2014
I wrote a Xmas Decor DIY for, DIY Xmas Decor Using Upcycled Materials.

Made in Magazine Article, May 2014
I wrote a tutorial for the fourth issue of Made in Magazine, How to Upcycle Salvaged Wood and Old Drawer Pulls into a Swanky Organizer. Read the full issue via

Made in Magazine Article, February 2014
I wrote a tutorial for the third issue of Made in Magazine, How to Make Felted Upcycled Wool Flower Brooches. Read the full issue via

Made in Magazine Article, November 2013
I wrote a tutorial for the second issue of Made in Magazine, How to Make Upcycled Wine Cork Earrings. Read the full issue via

Made in Magazine Blog Post, September 2013
I wrote a blog post for Made in Magazine, Culture Days 2013 is coming. The post focused on my upcoming upcycling workshops for this year's Culture Days.

Culture 365 Blog Post, August 2013
I wrote a blog post for the Culture Days blog, Upcycling with Thrifty By Design. My post focused on the workshop I gave as part of the 2012 Cultures Days weekend.

Downloadable Photos

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Upcycling Workshop / Crafternoon Photos

TBD Profile Photo

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Contact Info

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