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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. I am also writing 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 our 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.  And the rest of my heart resides with my parents and family amongst the trees in Northwestern Ontario.