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Hi!  I’m Lainie.  I make things and I love to write. 

I began my career as a teacher and while on leave taking care of our three small children, I realized that my life needed to go in a different direction.

I now host creative workshops (learning how to sew your own upcycled mittens, printmaking on fabric, etc.) I am writing a book for our children and creating an e-course with my mom: Sew Your First Quilt.  There’s always a project on the go!

And although I enjoy making things, it’s stories that I love the most.  In 2011, I helped my gram publish a book of her life stories. She sold 1,500 copies. In 2017, I started Humans of Danforth East as a way to share the personal stories of entrepreneurs in my neighbourhood.   In 2019, I plan on exploring what it looks like when my love of story and making come together.

I live in Toronto, Ontario with my husband, Eric, and our three little ones, Tate, Thatcher, and Charlie.