Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Introducing: Volcano Patterns!!

Hello friends!

I've been planning something different for a while in order to continue my brand a little further. I'm very happy to introduce you to....Volcano Patterns! My love of pattern drafting just needs to be shared.

I am currently brainstorming how to bring the most current styles to sewing enthusiasts. At the beginning I will be doing PDF downloadable patterns and hopefully branching out into paper patterns in a few years.
Etsy store:

Because I am expecting another little bundle of joy in March, I want to take advantage of my current situation and will be launching a capsule of maternity clothing patterns.

I still plan to stock the hotelle motelle Shop but it may be primarily maternity clothes for a little bit :)

Follow along with my video tutorials to get some great tips about sewing, even if you aren't using Volcano Patterns. I promise I have some amazing secrets to share!!


*updated Nov 2017

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hello Salt Spring Island

Don't worry, I'm still here!

I've taken a bit of a holiday from this blog recently. lol. As you may have guessed, I had a baby, and now she's almost 4. If you have children, you just doesn't go in the same direction when you have a little one around :) In a good way! At a very young age, my daughter destroyed my until now I actually didn't have a computer to update the blog.

With the help of my amazing husband and some equally amazing parents and in-laws, I was able to finish the schooling I had begun before becoming a parent. In 2015 I graduated from the Fashion Design program at VCC in downtown Vancouver. In September, I presented my collection at Vancouver fashion week! Here is one of my looks:

Vancouver Fashion Week was a blast! (A stressful one....) but an amazing feeling and I was proud of my achievement.

About 5 months ago, my husband, daughter, 2 cats and I moved ourselves to Salt Spring Island, which is one of the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia. I'm looking forward to finding my place here on the Island and getting involved in Saturday Markets as soon as possible!

 Say hello and let me know if any of my blog fans are still about....

Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Fave's, Best Of Hotelle Motelle

the hotelle motelle era comes to an end, I wanted to document all of my favourites throughout the years! This fall will most likely look a little different, with more custom products. I am hoping to re-vamp a few of these styles with new colours and a wider range of sizes. Enjoy!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Currently For Sale: Summer 2010

My newest summer 2010 dresses. If you see something here that isn't on the etsy website it may still need to be listed. To inquire, send me a message via etsy, or at

I used a lot of stripes! hope you like!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009 (Edna K or Kate Gosselin?)

So I changed my mind at the last minute....Instead of being Max, I went as Edna Krabappel, the infamous cougar on the Simpsons. It was rad because I got to go out with my pals Lenny and Carl, and we all had a blast.
We make our heads out of foam, fabric, mesh, lots of glue gun, styrofoam, and other craft supplies. my eyelashes are pipe cleaner and I made my legs too.

I think i kind of look like Kate Gosselin a bit too....if she was a cartoon.

Enjoy the pics!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

My favourite book EVER is now a movie:

I can't describe how happy this makes me. My mom read me this book when I was a kid...I can remember how happy me and my brother were when it was available at the library!

I'm so pumped that I'm going to go as Max for halloween this year. I think it will be the most comfortable costume I've ever worn! Stay tuned for pictures of my costume and Andrew's costume as well!

Where The Wild Things Are