Lakefield's Michelle Moore Just Created This Awesome Spacefighter Blanket

Lakefield, Ont., entrepreneur Michelle Moore—whose crochet patterns (shark, dolphin, dragon, to name a few) sell in countries around the world—has added an epic new pattern to her repertoire at MJ's Off The Hook Designs.

Yes, she is keeping the force with you by adding a Bulky Spacefighter Blanket...

The designs were just released this month, and people are going nuts for them already based on the reaction on MJ's Facebook page.

Basically, you can begin your Jedi training from inside your Spacefighter blanket...

And if your hands get cold or you just want to fly, well they go inside the engines...

Order this pattern now, so you can cuddle up in it while watching Star Wars.

Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore

And congrats to Michelle Moore (pictured above), a mother of 4 and wife of a dairy farmer, for another fantastic creation! The force is with her.

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PTBOCanada Pics & Coverage: Peterborough's Repair Cafe At The Silver Bean Cafe

If you had something that needed repair or were in need of a little TLC, the Repair Cafe PTBO was the place to be last evening (July 28th). Held at the Silver Bean Cafe, the place was abuzz throughout the evening. Hammering and the hum of sewing machines could be heard throughout as many skilled folks took on the challenge of those that brought something in search of a little mending or advice on how to tackle the challenge.

The Repair Cafe was started here in Peterborough after word had travelled from friends about similar cafes that had taken place in Toronto. From there, a small committee was formed and as word got out they were able to create a volunteer team of organizers and "fixers". The event last night was the fourth Repair Cafe PTBO, and with each event more and more people are hearing about them. Organizers hope to continue to host them at various locations throughout the city—they've been held at The Spill and Silver Bean so far—to make it accessible to everyone in the community. They are currently seeking out locations for the Fall.

A lengthy list as people check in their item along with the "fixer" for the job!

A lengthy list as people check in their item along with the "fixer" for the job!

If you would like to become involved with the Repair Cafe PTBO, you can contact them through Facebook or by following them on Twitter.

[Photos and story by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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Awesome Idea: The "Repair Cafe" Takes Place July 28th At Silver Bean

Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

Repair Cafe Peterborough is holding a  an event Monday, July 28th at the Silver Bean Cafe.

Repair Cafe is a cool, simple concept: Bring your broken items out (July 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to the Silver Bean at Millennium Park), and work with Repair Cafe Fixers to mend, darn, reattach, rewire, or diagnose what needs fixing!

Items can include clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, toys, jewelry—anything really. You could find repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and mechanics there. You could even become a volunteer fixer yourself.

Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

This free event is a chance to share knowledge, build skills and get help fixing those things that just don't work anymore, the idea being that lots of useful items get tossed in landfill that could actually be fixed and re-used.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists, they start making their repairs in the Repair Cafe. Everyone learns and fixes—together!

If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with another repair job.

Or just discuss and fix local and global issues!

Learn more on their Facebook page.

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