Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Very Vancouver Christmas Music Library ~

By now you know we are taking a year off from the Christmas album, but the music is still here kids - 5 years worth of amazing, local all original holiday tunes! I've made it super simple ~

Unsure of who's on which album? Here they are all handy to look at - Buy one or buy them all - 10$ each or all 5 for 40.$ (5/40 in person only).

Buy at CDBaby, iTunes or email me and you can come over and Buster and I will give you a big hug too -

All proceeds to the SPCA - as always. There's something for every taste: rock, pop, country, gospel, blues, jazz - you name it, we've got it.

And if anyone would like these songs for their business, to play on their system or for their hold music - just let me know how to format them and I'll make sure you get them asap!







Thursday, November 24, 2011

Well it's getting to be that time of year again...

...holidays, shopping and parties - but please remember to stop and breathe, and lend a hand where you can. To get you started in a relaxed and mindful way - have a little Hilary with your tea!

No Christmas album from us this year - but we're working on a little something special for you, and you can still pick up volumes 1-5 on iTunes or CDBaby, through me or here: - more soon!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Minimalist Christmas: What I Made My Dad.

Because we didn't do a volume 6 Very Vancouver Christmas album this year (Yes we're back next year and please buy vols 1-5 and support the SPCA ~ HERE!), I had a wee bit more time to make or buy home made, hand crafted and up-cycled Christmas gifts.

For my Dad

My Dad:
1) a crafty guy who often makes our gifts out of recycled thingamabobs (cool tree decorations etc).
2) ....has everything, and I mean literally one-of-everything.
3) ... is always up for a lark.
4) ....never reads my blog.

...and every year it becomes more and more difficult to come up with something for him at Christmas time - BUT this year I think I've nailed it.

It only cost 6$ to make, took about an hour of my time, and will maybe be the start of something really cool.

I used a few pieces of water color paper, a piece of photo mat board (all of which I had handy, but you can use anything), a printable calendar from (5$), and a Chicago Screw (1$). (You could make the calendar yourself, but I didn't have time and like to support Etsy shops).

So calendar - minimalist and childishly simple - but - art stuff, and what I'll do is write a poem or something in a card with the idea that next year my dad uses the parts of this gift to make something for us. If we can keep this going, it will be cool to see how many evolutions we can make!

Now that's the spirit!

And, #NoBatteriesRequired ~