Tuesday, June 30, 2009

days off and contest winning!

I've had five days off and aside from the heat rash, it's been bliss. For the first time in 10 months, i'll be looking forward to returning to my job! Two sweet little boys that create fun and imagination at all times. I'm having a great start to what looks like will be a great summer, and it all started with an amazing trip to Youbou. Unfortunately I left my camera there, as well as a few other things (dog leash, brain...) but it was totally worth it!

In other news, I actually received something nice in the mail yesterday. A month back i posted a comment on a contest that a friend was hosting on her blog, and won!

They are the cutest pins from Monica's shop MalonB, and I can't wait to display them! If you're an avid video game fan (especially Nintendo) or love Amigurumi, you should check her out!

Friday, June 26, 2009

the last year...

Since last summer, the year has flown by. When the weather got warmer I started thinking about the wedding and how much fun it was to plan. I never in a million years thought that I would be planning a wedding, let alone ever gave it a thought before it was actually happening. So when it came time to planning, I had no idea where to start. One day when thinking about a colour palette (i know!?) I started google searching anything i could to start the ball rolling. That's when I stumbled upon this blog:


and I found exactly what I was looking for. I don't think I even gave it another thought. From this colour palette:

I was instantly inspired, and everything just fell into place.

I would never have had a single clue if I hadn't found all this inspiration and the day couldn't have turned out more perfect. I still check this blog every now and again and wish that more things would be as fun as planning our wedding. I also hope that more fantastic couples that we know would start planning...I want to attend more fun weddings!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Here is the almost complete print for the baby carrier. My first hand print! and it was such an easy process.

Starting with the stencil that my husband made for me:

Using some Gold Silk Screening Ink and a Speedball roller:

All in all, i think it turned out quite well! Next step is to sew it onto the baby bjorn. I should say that I got the idea from another carrier, loved the print - but the price...$$$ woah....so i gently copied the image and it's for personal use only!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

All of my days

I got the pattern for the most adorable sweater I ever wished to knit from Ravelry a few months back. Then pregnancy happened and everything seemed too much to take on, then yesterday a friend sent me a link to a great blog: needled.wordpress.com

and she found this:

I am so excited to start this project - i'm hoping I can scale it down for infant size! And those buttons!! i'll be hunting for a while for those buttons! But i'm just really excited to start on this (*thanks Chelsea!)

In other news I received a "Baby Bjorn" from a friend and although I love the carrier, I'm loving more creating a new look to it. From the owl stencil that I made a while back and finally have take upon myself to do something with, I picked up some gold ink for silk screening and am hand printing the stencil. Pictures to come!

Also - I last weekend I saw "Away We Go" and absolutely loved it! I thought it would be really moving and somewhat sad, but it was really funny and moving! It may be because of current situations that I could really relate, but I also found my husband laughing hysterically at moments that both of us could relate to. Both of the main actors (John Krasinski & Maya Rudolph) were amazing, but there are a few scenes with Maggie Gyllenhaal that had my laughing so hard i was crying, and a great little soundtrack to boot.

Friday, June 12, 2009

don't tell me what to reap and what to sew...

18 weeks

It's been another huge bout since i last posted! I'm vowing to start updating more frequently and get back into crafting again, but I'm still working on the "not loosing my meals" part of the pregnancy that keeps me from focusing on anything other than getting through the day! I'm beginning to feel this great sense of balance coming into my life and it feels pretty rad. I've got the best people in my life, and lots of positivity. I feel like I've moved forward so much in the last year and it's exciting to settle into it all.

This is our newest addition to the household and right now he sits on top of our television to keep an eye on us. What an eye he has!
He's made out of an old paddle and he's from two very great friends, that i need more of in my life if only to live closer, but thing have been changing so rapidly that it could happen sooner than later? who knows. It's interesting to see what life brings as you hit certain stages. I feel like everything is moving forward in our lives and for those close to us living on the island. But aside from a select few friends here on the mainland, it seems as though things are at a slow pace of repetition. I think i'm feeling it more now, realizing there isn't a lot of people to talk to about current life stuff other than the moms i meet at the park! I guess we have to start somewhere. I'd rather have some friends my own age, to share in the journey with other than via internet...but i know that will come!

So this weekend marks a journey back into crafting and hopefully with connecting with the outside world some more!