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Meet the Canadians Behind Some of Your Favourite Film & TV Costumes

Meet the Canadians Behind Some of Your Favourite Film & TV Costumes

More than 30 years ago, when Oscar-nominated costume designer Luis Sequeira got his start in film and television, the scene in Toronto looked very different from the thriving, buzzy business it is today. It was a very, very small industry, says Sequeira, who is back in Toronto after spending three weeks in Europe sourcing vintage fabrics and buttons for Guillermo del Toros next film, Nightmare Alley. Most film companies in the late 80s would bring creative teams up from the United States with them. It took a lot of perseverance and hard work to get producers to start using local...

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2020 Free Printable Sewing Calendar

2020 Free Printable Sewing Calendar

Today, Im very excited to release my annual sewing calendar for 2020. Its hard to believe, but this is my TENTH year designing a free calendar download!! The calendar has only gotten more popular over the years and I love seeing people use it (use #sewdiycalendar and tag me so I can see yours!). This year, Im including one of my favorite sewing tips each month so as youre planning your sewing adventures for the year, youll also be able to learn something new and up your sewing skills. Last year, I also released a printable sewing planner that matches...

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How to Budget: The Simple Money Guide Anyone Can Follow

How to Budget: The Simple Money Guide Anyone Can Follow

Do you frequently find yourself with too much month left at the end of your money?! If you arent telling your money where to go, chances are that its ending up somewhere that isnt helping you achieve your goals. A budget is a word that is frequently misinterpreted, such as when you ask a friend if they want to go out for food, and they say Oo no I cant, Im on a tight budget. This makes a lot of us think that following a budget means that you cant do anything that you want to do, ever. Thats the...

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Smarter Loans Offers Canadians Online Comparison Lending

Smarter Loans Offers Canadians Online Comparison Lending

SOURCING CANADIAN LOANS AT HOME WITH SMARTER LOANS As a personal finance expert in Canada, Ive been asked on many occasions where the best place is to look for loans in Canada. When the time comes and you want to take out a loan in Canada the best place to start is with Smarter Loans. Not all Canadians are aware that there are alternative ways to search for Canadian Lenders other than going to the bank. Online comparison website Smarter Loans has been leading the way since 2016 and gained traction by consumers who want to research their options from...

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Preparing for Christmas when there is no money for gifts

Preparing for Christmas when there is no money for gifts

I get this email every year. And every year it breaks my heart. Each year I get messages, deeply personal, and always from mamas who are tired and overwhelmed. There is simply no money for gifts this year.And the message is always clear that this woman was trying to create a special Christmas for her family and friends in spite of her situation.The first year I got such an email I went to myYouTube communityand asked what advice they could give her. The ideas were brilliant, but that doesn't surprise me. The women who watch my videos are just a...

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