Monsters

oh there be monsters,
there may be monsters,
oh it can be said
they’re under the bed, 
they’re inside my head

oh there be monsters,
there may be monsters,
oh hear them roar
they’re beneath the floor
they’re lurking next door

oh there be monsters,
there may be monsters,
oh can’t you see
they’re impossible to flee
they’re coming for you n me

oh there be monsters,
there be may monsters,
oh can’t you sense
there is no defence
they’re climbing the fence

oh there be monsters,
there be may monsters,
oh don’t you care
they’re lighter than air
they’re really everywhere

oh there be monsters,
there be may monsters,
oh it is really clear
they’re worthy to draw near
they’re symbols of our fear

M Cameron, April 2021

True Blue

Oh I knew a girl
Yeah I knew a girl
It’s truly elemental
Don’t get sentimental
Her halo was just a rental
Not that it really mattered
Her wings were torn n tattered
My dreams have all been shattered

Oh I knew a girl
Yeah I knew a girl
As far as I can tell
She put me under a spell
Then it all went to hell
She starred in my song
I thought we got along
Now she’s gone, gone, gone

I need somebody new
I need someone who’s true blue
Someone who will really care
To build a life we can share
Should it be you and me
I don’t know, 
But I hope so
Could it be you?


Oh I knew a boy
Yeah I knew a boy
He brought out the sunshine
He made life seem so fine
I thought he was all mine
What more can I say
Love lasted a night and a day
Then he sent me far away

Oh I knew a boy
Yeah I knew a boy
Thought he’d be my bae
Said he’d always stay
From me he did stray
Heard rumors and lies
Then me he did despise
Left nothing but good byes

I need somebody new
I need someone who’s true blue
Someone who will really care
To build a life we can share
Should it be you and me
I don’t know, 
But I hope so
Could it be you?

M Cameron. April 2021

Love Yourself

why you say she aint got no class 
when she flips cat callers she has to pass 
you judge her hair, her attitude 
then wonder why she got no gratitude

Don’t put the blame on me
Oh baby can’t you see
How can anyone love you
If you don’t love yourself?


what’s up with all your fussing
‘cause she’s cursing n cussing
this gal’s ok, she’s totally legit
she’s just too tired to give a shit

Don’t put the blame on me
Oh baby can’t you see
How can anyone love you
If you don’t love yourself?


in her shoes go walk a mile
then tell us what happened to your smile
women’s lives are way too hard
don’t measure her with your standard

Don’t put the blame on me
Oh baby can’t you see
How can anyone love you
If you don’t love yourself?


put away your disses n complaining
she’s fed up with your mansplaining
always support your boo
daily show your love is true

Don’t put the blame on me
Oh baby can’t you see
How can anyone love you
If you don’t love yourself?


don’t be stupid and think it’s smart
to go messing with somebody’s heart
be strong and be a GOAT
learn how to float your own boat

Don’t put the blame on me
Oh baby can’t you see
How can anyone love you
If you don’t love yourself?

M Cameron. April 2021

2020 Blessings?

2020 has been a very difficult, troubling, trying year,

It has been beyond the comprehension of most of us.

We have seen the best and the worst in people.

We have struggled, we have cried.

We have laughed – when it was too painful to cry anymore.

The year is coming to a close.

We have no clue what next year will bring.

We have not seen or touched, let alone kissed or hugged those dearest to us in a very, very long time.

In spite of it all, may we somehow cling to some semblance of sanity

Breathe in and out slowly and deeply. Repeat, and repeat again.

Let us find a glimmer of hope

Let us find even the smallest thing in our day to bring us joy

Let us be a beacon to help each other through the storm

Be kind to yourself and one another

Love to one and all

Online Shop: Aprons

During this time of COVID19, many people have returned to the kitchen with renewed interest and vigour. Whether it’s been mastering sourdough bread, revisiting family recipes, just passing the time or watching the pennies, cooking has become an important part of our daily life.

Aprons are not only a key part of your cooking success, they ALSO incredibly useful in the arts and crafts room/studio, at the bbq, even in the garden.

MarCam Designs Online Shop : Aprons offers:

  • a wide variety of creative prints (a few examples are shown below)
  • material: easy care, washable polyester
  • durable neck band and extra-long black ties that wrap around to tie in front
  • dimensions: 25.6 “/ 65 cm wide, 31.5” / 80 cm long
  • perfect gifts for the cooks/ makers/ bakers/ creative souls in your life – including you

Face Masks For Kids!

You want to keep your kids safe during these trying times. Things are starting to open up, but you may need to convince them to wear a mask when you go out.

What if they could design their own masks, have some input into what it looks like? Maybe then they’d be more willing to wear their masks as they really are “their masks”.

MarCam Designs offers a selection of Pleated Face Masks for tots, children, preteens and teenagers. You select the fabrics, we make the masks.

Pre-made masks for this age group are also available and can be found at: https://marcamdesigns.com/2020/06/30/face-masks/

Shipping:

  • Within Canada:
    • No extra cost for regular postal service
    • Expect 1 to 3 weeks for delivery on non-tracked parcels
    • Tracking: $12 per shipment, free on orders of $80 & up
  • To USA:
    • no service at present

Payment: Currently accept payment via E-transfer or Paypal

Ordering: For the latest designs available please see below

Contact: Margaret Cameron directly at mcameron2004@gmail.com indicating : your location and the mask #s you are interested in purchasing. You will be advised on availability and payment procedures.

Here are the fabrics currently available for you to chose from. Pick 2 ( 1 for front and 1 for back) and indicate the size required. Fabrics displayed under Children & Tots cannot be used for Large & Medium sized masks.

Large & Medium Pleated Masks

  • outer layers washable cotton
  • inner layer – woven interfacing
  • reversible
  • adjustable elastic strap : 36″ / .9 m
  • Large (teen to adult) : $20.00 ea
  • Medium (preteen to adult) : $16.00 ea
  • NOTE: pick your choice of fabrics from samples shown BELOW (2 per mask – front & back), all prints are available in limited supply only

Children & Tots Pleated Masks

  • outer layers washable cotton
  • reversible
  • inner layer – light weight woven interfacing
  • adjustable elastic strap : 30″ / 76 cm
  • Small/Children ( 5 to 9 years) : $14.00 ea
  • Tots (3 to 5 years): $10.00 ea
  • NOTE: pick your choice of fabrics from samples shown BELOW (2 per mask – front & back), all prints are available in limited supply only

Face Masks!

Pleated Masks available in 4 sizes

As of July 2020, masks are NOW MANDATORY in Toronto Ontario, for not only for travelling on the transit system, but also to visit any indoor public facility or when outdoors where you cannot stay 6 feet (2 metres) apart. As well, masks are now being required in shared spaces such as lobbies and elevators in condos and apartment buildings.

MarCam Designs has an assortment of non-medical hand made face masks, in both pleated and contour styles, and in a variety of sizes.

The full line is show below.

Sizing:

  • Large (FM/CM) – Teens to adults
  • Medium (KM) – Preteens to adult
  • Small (FM) – 5 to 9 years
  • Tots(FM) – 3 to 5 years
  • NOTE: all masks come with adjustable elastic strap to help provide a customized fit
    • Large & Medium – 36″ / .9 m
    • Small & Tots – 30″ / .76 m

Price:

  • Large (FM/CM): $20.00 ea
  • Medium (KM): $16.00 ea
  • Small: $14.00 ea
  • Tots: $10.00 ea

Shipping:

  • Within Canada:
    • No extra cost for regular postal service
    • Expect 1 to 2 weeks for delivery on non-tracked parcels
    • Tracking: $12 per shipment, free on orders of $80 & up
    • Express with Tracking : $14 per shipment, free on orders of $100 & up

Ordering: For the latest designs available please see below

Payment: Currently accept payment via E-transfer or Paypal

Contact: Margaret Cameron directly at mcameron2004@gmail.com indicating : your location and the mask #s you are interested in purchasing. You will be advised on availability and payment procedures.

Here are some of the masks currently available. More will be added to the collection in the days to come.

FM : Pleated Masks (Large)

  • 3 layers: 2 outer layers washable cottons, inner layer – woven interfacing
  • reversible
  • adjustable elastic strap, 36″/ .9 m

Ready Made:

KM: Pleated Masks (Medium)

  • 3 layers: 2 outer layers washable cottons, inner layer – woven interfacing
  • reversible
  • adjustable elastic strap, 36″/ .9 m

Ready Made:

Sample Line:

You can pick 2 fabrics from below (front and back) for your Large or Medium Size Pleated Masks.

Small/ Children and Tots Pleated Masks

  • 3 layers: 2 outer layers washable cottons, inner layer – light weight woven interfacing
  • reversible
  • adjustable elastic strap, 30″/ 76 cm
  • pick your choice of fabrics from samples shown BELOW (2 per mask – front & back), all prints are available in limited supply only
  • indicate size required:
    • Small – 5 to 9 years
    • Tots – 3 to 5 years
Opening in back for your choice of filter

Contour Masks (Large)

  • 2 layers washable cottons
  • back includes opening for inserting filter of your choice
  • adjustable elastic strap, 3 mm wide, 36″/ .9 m long
  • Large size, suitable for teens to adults
  • Any Large size option can be made in Medium size (see below)
  • $20.00 ea (includes postage in Canada)

NEW: Contour Masks (Medium)

  • 2 layers washable cottons
  • back includes opening for inserting filter of your choice
  • adjustable elastic strap, 3 mm wide, 36″ / .9 m long
  • Medium size, suitable for pre-teens to adults
  • You can select from Large size options (CM 001 to CM 029) and get made in Medium size
  • $16.00 ea (includes postage in Canada)

New: Available for Limited Time Only!

  • Show your Toronto team loyalty
  • Limited stock available
  • Contour masks in Large and Medium Sizes
    • Large – $20 ea, suitable for teens to adults
    • Medium – $16 ea, suitable for pre-teens to adults

I Am Woman Hear Me Roar

Nearly 50 years ago, Helen Reddy sang out about the frustrations felt by women around the world on a daily basis. It was something for a teenager in high school, who didn’t feel like she fit in anywhere, to hold onto.

It’s a timeless classic that still rings true today. A salute to women everywhere on International Women’s Day!

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an’ pretend
Cause I’ve heard it all before
And I’ve been down there on the floor
No one’s ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman

You can bend but never break me
Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul

Oh yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman

(Helen Reddy, Ray Burton, 1971: https://youtu.be/rptW7zOPX2E)

Online Shop: Bedding

There’s nothing better to ward off the chill than a cuddly blanket. Whether it’s an afternoon alone with some music and a good book or an evening shared with someone special, you’ll really love the comfort these items will bring to your day.

MarCam Designs has comforters, duvet covers and throw blankets printed with original artwork and in a variety of sizes. Perfect for any bedroom, guest room, kids play area, cottage, family den… This bedding would make great gifts for anyone on your list (including yourself).

Comforters

  • Quilted Comforter with vivid, full color print on front, white on back
  • 100 Original artwork designs to choose from
  • 100% polyester fabric, 3/4 inch (2cm) polyester filling, and double square quilted pattern
  • Available in multiple sizes from twin to king. Check sizing guide provided for detailed measurements
  • Note: pillows and shams not included
  • Machine washable

Duvet Covers

  • Duvet Cover with vivid, full color print on front, white on back
  • 100 Original artwork designs to choose from
  • 100% polyester top, 50% cotton / 50% polyester back
  • Concealed zipper opening and internal insert ties for easy assembly
  • Available in multiple sizes from twin to king. Check sizing guide provided for detailed measurements
  • Note: duvet insert not included
  • Machine washable

Throw Blankets

  • Throw Blanket with vivid, full color print on front with ivory colored back
  • 100% polyester fleece with soft, fluffy touch
  • 75+ Original artwork designs to choose from
  • Available in small, medium and large. Check sizing guide provided for detailed measurements
  • Edge-to-edge sublimation print
  • Machine washable

Online Shop: Clocks

Clocks not only tell you what time it is, but can also be an artistic touch to brighten up a wall, or a meditation prompt when you need it the most.

MarCam Designs offers Wall Clocks in 70+ designs (a few of the options currently available are displayed below)

You can customize any design with the option of:

  • 3 different frame finishes (natural bamboo, black, white)
  • And 4 different hand colours (aqua, black, red, white)
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