Monday, May 30, 2011

still blossoming

A few pretty petals spotted at the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden recently. This spring has been really cold and wet, so a lot of things are just starting to bloom now. Normally around this time of year, I would be starting our balcony garden... but sad to say, this year it is still really barren. I am too embarrassed to post pics of all the dead plants and empty pots on our balcony right now... so give me a few more weeks to work on it!

ps. better late than never, but my May giveaway will start on Wednesday, so check back to see the details!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

a whale of a time

Recently, we ventured to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia to check out the blue whale exhibit - one of only 20 exhibits in the world. At 26 metres (over 85 ft) long, the adult female blue whale was very grand and impressive indeed... she's massive! And since the skeleton is suspended, viewers can walk underneath it as well.... very cool. As you can see, it was a bit tricky for us to capture her hefty-ness in just one photo.

Friday, May 20, 2011

so stoked

A show announcement today! If you happen to be in the LA area and are in the mood for some art, check out Stoked Sessions 2011! My hubby Roger has donated a piece that will be up for auction to benefit Stoked Mentoring (a group that provides action sports programs to under-served communities). There are several other great artists that have donated their works that are up for auction as well. Check it out if you can.. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

pin me

I have started listing a few of the hand drawn wood brooches that I posted about earlier this month. You may notice from the picture, that in addition to raincloud pins, I also started making a series of floral designs, as well as feather designs. And after much deliberation, I decided to package them all onto different coloured card stock. Check them out in my etsy shop here... they'll be popping up in the shop all week.

Monday, May 16, 2011

right to the point

I snapped this photo with little Jasper's help... his new thing now is pointing, so whenever we go out he is pointing to everything up, down, left, right and centre. He spotted this little guy and went nuts. If he wasn't in the stroller, I am sure he would have happily crawled after it, pointing merrily away.

Friday, May 13, 2011

trading fun

Just thought I would share a little cuteness that I got from the Got Craft craft fair this past weekend. Isn't she cute? One of the funnest things about doing shows, I find, is being able to trade items with fellow vendors... it always makes me a little less guilty, since I feel like I'm not really spending any money made that day. I got this cute little wooden doll and brooch from Kellie of The Ricebabies. Check out her cute etsy shop here. Hmmm... too bad I couldn't barter more often in day to day situations... I don't think the grocery clerk or gas station attendant will see eye to eye though.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

craft recovery

Apologies for the late post, but had to take a few days there to recover from the Got Craft event on the weekend... it was a great event, but I must admit, I was really tired afterwards! Throw into the mix, Jasper's sudden night waking now that his two top teeth have decided to make their appearance, and it will be a miracle if this post is not riddled with typos and bad grammar. Anyways, just wanted to thank everyone who came by for a visit! This is my last show until the fall, so it will give me some time to focus on the online shop and work on some new products! Yay!

Friday, May 6, 2011

crafts on mother's day

This Sunday will be my first mother's day!... and I'll be working the Got Craft show! Honestly, I thought Mother's Day was next weekend and didn't realize it fell on the same day until I was informed by the hubby... oops! (How is it I got the date wrong... argh!) Thank goodness that this is one of the best shows of the year and is always lots of fun to do. So if you happen to be in Vancouver, swing on by for a visit... there are over 55 vendors and the first 45 people through the door get a much coveted swag bag full of goodies. Perhaps even pick up that last minute gift for the mom? Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 8th
10am - 5pm
Royal Canadian Legion
2205 Commercial Drive
Admission $3 (kids under 10 free)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

little rain clouds

Living in Vancouver, I am used to all the spring rain... lots and lots of rain. Using that as an inspiration, I am experimenting with some new crafty items... little cloud brooches. The little plaid clouds and rain drops are hand drawn onto 1.5 inch pieces of wood... these are some that I have finished so far. Next step is to coat them with a protective seal and then glue on some pin backs. Nothing like a happy plaid cloud to brighten an otherwise grey day.

Monday, May 2, 2011

niddle noddle

What a royal weekend it was... hard to not watch any of the royal wedding footage that kept replaying on every single channel these past couple of days. So with the UK on my mind, what better time to share the news that a new cute shop from North London has picked up some Cabin + Cub things... hooray! Check out Niddle Noddle (I know.. could the name be any cuter?)... there are lots of sweet and vintage-inspired items for big kids and small. Hmmm... to top off this UK-inspired day, I am going to make myself a nice cup of tea now. Happy Monday!