Posts by Holland Gidney

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    Freezer paper!

    October 2nd, 2006     by Holland Gidney     Comments

    In case you haven’t yet tried stencilling as per the instructions on pages 36-37 of the most recent issue of Shameless because you can’t find freezer paper, which is something we had trouble with when we did the photo shoot for the article (yes, those are my fingers tracing letters and using the stencil brush!), check out the Toronto Craft Alert’s Ask Crafty answers from September 8th. PS - We’d love to hear how your stencilling … READ MORE

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    Girl power manga exhibit in Toronto

    September 8th, 2006     by Holland Gidney     Comments

    I don’t know that much about these kinds of comics but a quick Google search informed me that Shojo/Shouja are Japanese comics created primarily by women for girls and women. Sounds like it could be an interesting exhibit… The Japan Foundation, Toronto presents: Shojo Manga! Girl Power! GIRLS’ COMICS FROM JAPAN September 6 - October 4, 2006 The Japan Foundation, Toronto 131 Bloor Street West (Bay subway station) 2nd Floor of the Colonnade building Free Admission The Japan Foundation, Toronto presents the exhibition … READ MORE

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    Summer reading

    June 17th, 2006     by Holland Gidney     Comments

    I’ve been meaning to start blogging regularly about books and Thea’s post (and Wesley’s response to it) about Al Gore’s new movie/book The Inconvenient Truth reminded me that I have been delinquent in that regard. So to start things off, here’s what’s on my bedside table at the moment: JPod by Douglas Coupland Solitaire: The Intimate Lives of Single Women by Marian Botsford Fraser The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst What to Eat: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to … READ MORE

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    New issue of Spun Magazine

    April 21st, 2006     by Holland Gidney     Comments

    Surprisingly, it was a friend in Vancouver who first told me about Spun Magazine but the gals behind this online knitting-plus-other-stuff zine are actually based in Toronto. The new issue they’ve just posted to the Web at has got all kinds of great stuff for knitters and non-knitters alike. Some things that caught my eye: a recipe for (vegan) broccoli pesto (ideal for people who’ve made the decision to not eat … READ MORE

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    Bitch loves Shameless!

    November 10th, 2005     by Holland Gidney     Comments

    Shameless is given a big thumb’s up in the latest Bitch (No.30) by Lea Zeltserman – we’re included in the issue’s “Bitchlist: an annotated guide to some of our favorite things.” Here’s an excerpt: “It’s time to stop bemoaning the demise of Sassy – the next generation finally has a magazine to get hot and bothered about. Guided by its teen editorial collective, Shameless (“for girls who get it”) talks sex and food straight up, offers local … READ MORE