I Learned to Sew!

Man, it’s already July and 2020 has passed by both very fast and very slow. I can remember what I did the week that everything went into lockdown back in March. It was like any other week until it suddenly wasn’t.

To be honest, the first few months went by slowly a blur of both depression and anxiety of our new reality and that any life progress we wanted to make in terms of starting a family would be stalled another year for financial reasons caused by the pandemic.

However, the one thing I did find myself having more of was a valuable resource: TIME.

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I had been looking at sewing machines for half a year. Almost buying myself one for Christmas, but stopping myself when I think about how much time it would take to learn or if I would have enough time to commit to the hobby. That all went out the window during the lockdown, when picturing an end to it is still unpredictable, so I bought the damn sewing machine.

It’s a continual learning process, and it takes a lot of patience. Every day it tests you a little, fabric gets stuck, thread gets bunched or breaks, but what I found was that making something was so satisfying. At first, I was just upcycling old shirts into new dog shirts, but then I got decent enough to use new fabric to make Bacon some original clothing.

Then we decided to open a shop to sell off any limited amounts I could make with the extra fabric. We called it The Bacon Collection because everything will be limited to a few, so shop it while you can! We’ve already got some sales which has kept me busy in the past few weeks.

Fabric shopping is so much fun and I can’t wait to continue to find fun prints to make into dog clothes!

 

Photos: Lisa Leblanc w/ Les Deuxluxes @ The Horseshoe 11/16/2017

I shot Lisa Leblanc and Les Deuxluxes a few weeks ago at the Horseshoe. Check out the full gallery here:

http://ridethetempo.com/2017/11/27/lisa-leblanc-w-les-deuxluxes-the-horseshoe-11-16-2017/

Photos: Partner, NOBRO, Sportsfan, Triples @ Horseshoe

Partner finally celebrated the release of their albumĀ In Search of Lost Time. Full gallery available on Ride the Tempo!

Photos from Up North


I spent the long weekend up in Northern Ontario. It was lovely to be out of the city (especially during the airshow) and to feel unrushed.

We stayed with Nash’s parents in his hometown of Espanola.

We also travelled to nearby places like Manitoulin Island:

Mclean Mountain peak:

Whitefish Falls:

I liked being surrounded by greenery. I’m back in the city now but I feel refreshed.

Science North

Yesterday, I went to Science North in Sudbury. There were a lot of animals and other fun contraptions. Here are some photos of my adventure:













This doesn’t seem to work:

Nash lying on a bed of nails:
We weren’t very good at putting this back together:




Deerhoof, The Luyas, Emilie & Ogden + more

Check out my photos from Sunday at Wavelength on Ride the Tempo!

Photos: Rich Aucoin, Dilly Dally, Duchess Says @ Camp Wavelength 8/19/2017

On Saturday I saw Rich Aucoin, Dilly Dally and Duchess Says at Camp Wavelength. See the full gallery on Ride the Tempo.

 

Photos: Hopewell Rocks

When I was in the East Coast, we hiked to Hopewell Rocks. Here are some photos!

 

Photos: Halifax Adventure

When I was on the East Coast, my friends and I took a day trip to New Brunswick. One of our first stops was Africville, a community that was originally settled by Black Nova Scotians, who were evicted so that the area could be developed. In 2011, the Africville Church (of 1849) was reconstructed as part of a government apology in 2010.

Trailers of protesters were still seen at a distance on the property.

Afterward, we stopped by the Halifax Public gardens which was full of beautiful flowers:



We also visited the Halifax Citadel, which works with this year’s free Parks Canada pass. There was only 30 minutes before closing so we went through all the rooms and museums quickly:














Then I took a walk by the waterfront:
and saw Theodore the tugboat!




Halifax is a beautiful city, and I hope to be able to come back and explore some more soon.

I Climbed a Giant Lobster

When I was in Shediac (the lobster capital of the world), I visited the Giant Lobster.

For some reason, there was this random man eating horse carrots in front of the lobster.

My friends and I ran to the lobster when a group of kids got off so we could snap some photos.



Of course, I wanted to get one by myself too!