Introducing the Cane Minder

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017

Cane Minder Prototype

And no, I’m not talking about the seasonal “candy” variety we are so familiar with this time of year! I’m talking about the kind that aids the mobility of an increasingly large number of people over a certain age. As many of you know, if you have read any of my blog posts, I work […]

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Dear Santa

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

Dear Santa Letter

Every year, the good folks at One of a Kind challenge us, the artists, to create a special piece based on a theme. This year the theme is “Dear Santa”. The criteria are that you, the artist (not your helpers, if you have them) must build the entry piece, and it must be in your […]

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Commissions Welcome!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017

Infinity Bracelet

When, like me, you’ve been working at the same career for a long time, you become very efficient and develop technical speed. It reveals itself over the course of the many years you have practised your craft. And if you, like me, have a brain that is equal parts creative and technical, you build special […]

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West Nile Virus is Alive & Well in Toronto.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017

WNV Fact Sheet

This is what I received when I was diagnosed with West Nile Virus on September 1st, 2017! The Public Health Nurse told me I was the second known case in the City of Toronto. I asked her if that meant I won a prize. She laughed and said no, but the upside is that once […]

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Knit One, Purl Two, Link Three, Chain Four.

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017

Sleeveless Cotton Top

I learned how to knit when I was five years old – the summer before I started kindergarten. Amazing to think that I could knit before I could print. My Mother taught me. Although I think she thought I was too young to learn, I was so insistent, she gave in, and we went and […]

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Handmade…What does that really mean?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

Workshop Demo

  For those of you who already follow me on Instagram (@lisaridout), you know that I don’t overwhelm you with many posts. I’m lucky if I actually post more than once a month. You also know that Instagram is really the only social media platform I participate in. If you’ve been looking for me on […]

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This is Montreal

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017

Montreal Clock Tower

It had been over ten years since I visited La Belle Province and I took the opportunity to go on a short work/vacation weekend to reacquaint myself with the City of Montreal. Kathryn Johnson, who owns Boutique Nanuk, approached me to represent my jewellery line in her beautiful gallery located right in the heart of […]

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Frantic Farms Gallery – Where’s That?….Warkworth?? Wark-what? Where?

Posted by on May 29, 2017

Frantic Farms Gallery, Warkworth, Ontario

If you’ve been following along with what I’ve been up to for a while, you’ve probably heard me talk about Warkworth. It is a little place that’s about half-way between Peterborough and Campbellford. Cutest little Artist Town I know. I found out about it through my friends Paulus Tjiang and his wife Monica Johnston. They […]

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Do you have an LREJ Wish List?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017

Small Twist Necklace with Carlu Pendant

Just like the seeds I sow in my vegetable garden every spring, over the past 25 years, I have also forged some great relationships with clients. Women who have found my jewellery designs through meeting me at a craft show, or been lead by other women that wear my pieces – they all have “a […]

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Happy 150th Birthday Canada

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017

Happy Birthday Canada Tree

Every One of a Kind Show, we artisans are challenged to create a competition piece based on a different theme. This year’s Spring Show theme is “Happy Birthday Canada”. I never used to submit anything to the competition. I was always too busy just working on my own booth presentation. But then, I started to […]

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