First off, check out My Owl Barn. Yes, it's actually a blog devoted to owls and owl arts and crafts - along with owl decor for the home. There is a free downloadable 2011 owl calendar. It makes me wish I had a colour printer, but I printed it anyway. I think I'll let my class make mini owl calendars to go in a Christmas/holiday gift basket.
Visit Stephanie Day's elegant My Crafty Days. This Calgarian (and member of the Pyrex Collective) has a beautiful home and her blog is filled with inspiring ideas for your pad.
Craftypod is another good one.
Bloesem Kids is a craft blog collective that's geared towards kid-friendly projects. It's Canadian (Canadians are obligated by law to say if something is Canadian).
Posie Gets Cozy is another pretty blog filled with gorgeous pictures and ideas of things to make.
I could keep going, but I'm going to hop into bed and read Going West. All of these blogs have links that lead you into a Bermuda Triangle of bloggy wonders. It's a little dangerous.
I'll send you off to sleep with a clip from a wonderful series from the UK: Victorian Farm. Has anyone seen this? TVO keeps re-showing it and Ken and I can't help but settle in and watch it every time. Basically, a small team of real people dress and live the part of Victorian farmers. It's beautifully filmed and I love Ruth on the show. She's hard working and always enthusiastically throws herself into projects such as butter making, weaving hats, etc. If this is available on DVD, I'd love to own a copy. Put down your CrackBerry and pick up some knitting needles. Enjoy.