Jody D’Angelo is a new mom to a baby girl. While on maternity leave, she’s had the opportunity to spend more time on what she loves to do most (besides spend time with her daughter)–craft. She makes hair clips, headbands, stick puppets and stuffed owls and sells them on her Etsy shop. She’s also got a few more ideas for items up her sleeve that she’s working on.
Favourite thing for your kids
My daughter is just 8 months old now so we are somewhat limited in terms of play, but her and I are taking a baby sign language class at the moment and I love singing her songs while doing the signs.She seems to like it as well, despite my lack of singing ability.
Favourite thing for you
Arts and crafts. Also I cannot go without mentioning the beach. My husband and I practically live there in the summer and I cannot wait to bring my daughter. I find crafting a great stress relief and also love releasing any creative energy that may be brewing.
Favourite thing for work
Felt. I love how versatile it is and also the fact that it is stiff enough that I don’t need to use a sewing machine to sew it and can hand-stitch everything. I feel it gives being hand-stitched gives each item a more personal touch. I also love buttons and embroidery thread–can’t craft without them.
Favourite place in Vancouver
Granville island. In the summer, my husband and I would go there every weekend. We got married on a yacht docked there and stayed at The Granville Island Hotel so it’s also special to us for this reason as well. I love all the fresh food and the abundance of arts there. I highly recommend the falafel at the food court!
Favourite birthday gift idea
I like the idea of donating the money that would normally be spent on gifts to a charity special to the person. Now, this may not be well received by a little one unless they are old enough to understand the reason behind it but I plan to pass this by my daughter one year once she’s old enough.
Favourite kids’ book
Oh boy, so many to choose from but I really like Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. I will admit though, it tears me up every time.
Favourite Vancouver restaurant
I love Lombardo’s for their pasta. I love sitting on the patio at the Sandbar. I also love The Foundation as my husband and I are vegetarian!