Little Free Library 8963

October 27, 2013 | Commentbe the first to comment, you know you want to! |

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If you know me, you know I love to read, and I adore Children’s books. So when I came across a Little Free Library in late August via Instagram, I was smitten. I thought on it a few days and by September 4th, I was officially approved for Little Free Library 8963, a month later my official steward plate arrived. My dream for this Little  Free Library was to be nestled in the trees on Granville Island.

I was able to make that dream a reality, so please come out Sunday, November 3rd from 10 am to 12 pm. At 10:30 there will be a reading of Oliver Jeffers book, The Incredible Book Eating boy. We just love Oliver Jeffers and what better book than a boy who uses books to get smarter.

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I have been working at Arts Umbrella on Granville Island for the last 7 years and I think Granville Island is a most charming place to visit. The idea was very exciting, but I had no idea how to propose this to Granville Island officially. It took some time to find the right contacts, and then I began an official proposal, which I had never done before. It was a quite few weeks after submission, I was being patient and trying not to get too excited, and then I got an email. After going through my proposal and having a ground meeting for location scouting, I was officially approved. I met some wonderful people, all who were so kind and all supportive of Little Free Library and its movement for Literacy. My Father-in-law whom is a talented architect, helped with the design of the blueprints.

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I am very excited to be a part of the Little Free Library and it’s Literacy movement. If you are local, please come out and join us for the Grand Opening on Sunday November 3rd from 10 am-12 pm. Hope to see you there.

You can read here to learn more information about Little Free Library.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

- Dr. Seuss

Kellie

Transitions

September 17, 2013 | Commentbe the first to comment, you know you want to! |

It’s been a while since I have spent time in this space. Summer flew by, and it was fun and full. I spent more time on reading and making clothes than I did making dolls. We ate lots of summer fruits and veggies and just enjoyed the summer.

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Had some firsts, a tooth fairy visit and a first time down the big slide alone.

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Took an exciting adventure.

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My life is in a very transitional stage right now, many changes with many possible changes just around the corner. I get emails all the time to see if I am still making dolls, I am. I am taking things really slowly as all the changes around me start to come together. I won’t be at any Christmas Markets this season, which will be a nice break. I do love to participating in markets but it makes for a a very busy holiday. This season, I will be taking it slow and I have so many project that need catching up on.

Hope you had a wonderful summer and Fall…is just around the corner……and that is pretty exciting!!!

Kellie

Maker Faire Vancouver

May 21, 2013 | Commentbe the first to comment, you know you want to! |

The Rice Babies will be at The Maker Fair

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June 1-2 nd at the PNE

I will be among the working artist at the Arts Umbrella table. Come and see us, support artists that teach and foster creativity in children through the arts.

Kellie