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August 2016

Interview with Ming Pao Newspaper (Canada) Ltd.
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 www.mingpaocanada.com.

June 2016

Cut Out + Keep DIY Superstar
I was a featured maker on Cut Out + Keep for one week sharing 7 easy peasy DIYs. Find the interview an DIYs at www.cutoutandkeep.net/superstars/thrifty-by-design.

May 2016

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

Homestead Junction DIY Article
I wrote an Upcycled Burlap Hanging Planter DIY for Homestead Junction.

March 2016

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

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


December 2015

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote an Adding Bling to Thrift Store Finds DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Adding Bling to Thrift Store Finds.

November 2015

North Shore News Feature
I was interviewed by Barb Lunter about TBD, Crafternoons and my crafty book, HOME IDEAS: North Vancouver author thrifty by design, on November 11th.

October 2015

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote a Wine Cork Jewelry DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Wine Cork Jewelry.

August 2015

Community Feature Video: Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop
The first video in a series about local organizations, businesses and events in partnership with Simon Hughes. Watch this video to find out about the Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop.

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote an Upcycled Wall Art DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Upcycled Wall Art.

July 2015

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote a Burlap Milk Carton Planter DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Burlap Milk Carton Planter.

June 2015

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote a Burlap Hanging Planter DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Burlap Hanging Planter.

April 2015

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote a Reloving a Thrift Store Vase DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Reloving a Thrift Store Vase.

BC Culture Days Feature
Featured in a BC Culture Days blog post, Championing Arts and Culture in BC.

March 2015

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

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote a T-Shirt Pillow Cover DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Repurposing T-Shirts into Pillow Cases.

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote a Lavender Sachet DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Lavender Sachets.

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote a Repurposed Wool Mittens DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Mittens Using Repurposed Sweaters and Scarves.

January 2015

Squamish Chief Interview
I was interviewed for an article about my Quest University Canada continuing education class (Crafting with 'Crap'), Crafting New Uses From Discarded Items, on January 22nd.

Hello Wonderful Feature
I was featured in my crafty peep Tara Galuska's blog series 'Hello Wonderful' on January 21st.

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote a Recycled Wood Organizer DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Recycled Wood Organizer.


December 2014

CBC Radio's The Early Edition
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.

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote a Reusable Xmas Packaging DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Reusable Christmas Packaging.

go! West Coast TV Segment
I was part of a segment with Dunia Tozy called DIY Ornaments for the Holidays on Thursday, December 11th. We showed examples of upcycled DIY ornaments plus made an ornament out of repurposed wool sweaters.

LowerLonsdale.ca DIY Article
I wrote a Xmas Decor DIY for LowerLonsdale.ca, DIY: Xmas Decor Using Upcycled Materials.

May 2014

Made in Magazine Article
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 www.issue.com.

February 2014

Made in Magazine Article
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 www.issue.com.


December 2013

North Shore News Feature
I was interviewed for an article about holiday upcycling ideas, Upcycling updates ornaments, on December 18th.

November 2013

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

October 2013

North Shore News Feature
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, on October 18th.

September 2013

CTV Morning Live TV Segment
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.

North Shore News Article
I was featured in an article about Culture Days in the North Shore News, Culture Days opens doors to the arts, on September 25th.

North Shore Outlook Feature
I was highlighted in a feature about Culture Days in the North Shore Outlook, Culture Day events come to the North Shore, on September 25th.

Made in Magazine Blog Post
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.

August 2013

Culture 365 Blog Post
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.

Made in Magazine Feature
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 www.issue.com.

May 2013

Culture Days National Congress
I was in Toronto for the Culture Days National Congress on May 23 and 24 as the BC Champion for Culture Days.

April 2013

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

January 2013

The Instagram-O-Rama
Four of my Instagram photos were chosen for this charity auction presented by Team Awesome. The proceeds went to support imagine1day and The Looking Glass Foundation.


December 2012

2nd Annual Langara College Art Auction
I donated paintings & crafty pieces to the 2nd Annual Art and Design Auction, 'Art-fully Yours'.

Monthly Maker 2012 Holiday Wrap-Up
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.

January 2012

Canada Arts Connect Magazine
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.


December 2011

1st Annual Langara College Art Auction
I donated a furniture update and crafty pieces to the 1st Annual Art and Design Auction, 'Art-fully Yours'.

November 2011

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


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