Sunday, December 30, 2007

Family Hamper

Every year for the past 8 years, we've done a hamper for a needy family through North Shore Family Services. This is our hamper this year, and I was really happy with how it turned out! Henry liked it too.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

One of a Kind Show & Sale

As usual, we'll be doing the full 11 days at the show this year. we're BOOTH R32, so come by and see us if you're going to be there! The show runs from Nov. 22-Dec. 2.
It's a fantastic show, and I'm excited because we just found out the show will be coming to Vancouver next Christmas!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

The Studio

I was experimenting at work a few weeks ago with my new camera... I took these with the macro feature, I think they turned out pretty well!
I'm afraid we have a mouse in the house, er, studio... I've found some "evidence" to suggest it, but still haven't seen the little rodent. I'd love to see what Henry would do if it ventured out during the day. Probably nothing, based on his actions on a recent walk with my mother in law. She said a garter snake crossed right over their path. Did this Australian Silky (bred to kill snakes) do anything? Nope! Didn't even notice it!

Friday, August 17, 2007

My studio...

I'm a jewellery designer. These (minus the monster pencil topper!) are some of my "tools of the trade". I got a new camera for my birthday, and have been having so much fun fooling around with it. These photos were taken with the macro feature. I just love the black and white... everything just looks, well, better in B+W, don't you think?

Sunday, August 12, 2007

WOW! I haven't posted in a while.

It's been a busy summer, and I use the term summer loosely. The weather has been mostly crap, a couple of heat waves during the week, then clouds and drizzle on the weekend...
Here we were at the dog park a couple of weeks ago, on a nice sunny evening. This dog is MAD for this frisbee. He is almost embarassing when we first bring it out. The yipping and sqeaking noises that come out of him are quite bizarre, but once we throw it a few times, he gets tired and can't make the noise through the panting...

Monday, July 02, 2007

The Kootney's

This is a slideshow of our recent road trip through the Kootney's. Such a beautiful province we live in!

Sunday, July 01, 2007


out of my head! And i LOVE it!
It's by a Swedish group called Peter Bjorn and John. Love it, love the video. Love love love! I've been whistling it all day!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

But can you make me look like Gisele?

Last night I had a few of my friends and family over for a night of make up! One of my employee's is a make up artist, and this is something she does as a side... make up lessons. She also does weddings, graduations and special occasion make up.
I don't wear very much make up in general, but I've always wanted to have my make up done professionally. I told her to go crazy, do whatever she wanted... so she gave me an evening smoky eye look.
Check out her website...

Sunday, June 03, 2007

SAINTS Animal Rescue

This is an organization that gives me a renewed faith in human beings. SAINTS is an end-of-life sanctuary for senior and special needs animals that have nowhere else to go. How anyone could abandon a member of their family when they need them most is beyond me, but that's what a place like this is so needed!
Since they've opened in December of 2004, SAINTS has had over a hundred and fifty animals come in through it's doors. Forty-nine of them have been adopted into wonderful loving homes. Forty-two have passed away in loving care at SAINTS and the remaining 65 still call SAINTS their home.
I'm so glad there are pople like this in the world.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Hare there...

and everywhere!
Warren photographed this wild hare up at Whistler. You can see that it's changing colour from its winter white to brown.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Arcade Fire

Went and saw Arcade Fire at Deer Lake in Burnaby tonight. What an amazing show. These people are true musicians... they put everything they've got into putting on a great show.
It's an outdoor venue, and thankfully the weather was beautiful today... it was a good nght!
Check out their website... it's one of the coolest I've seen...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I love graffiti

I discovered a new piece of graffiti on my way home from work the other day, and it just delighted me!
I have no idea what it says in the sign, hopefully it's not anything too offensive, but the gnome just gave me a good chuckle... if anyone has any idea's of what he's trying to say, will you let me know?

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Etsy Treasury

I was featured in an Etsy treasury recently, click on the link to see the rest! If you don't know what Etsy is, check out, and you will see some of the coolest art and craft in the world. There are sellers there from all over the world, and it's just a great artist community.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Is summer here yet??????

This was a couple of summer's ago on a trip up to Naramata, B.C. wine country. It is so beautiful up there, and everywhere you go they give you free wine to try! It is PURE heaven! This was at one of my very favourites, Elephant Island. They make the most delicious fruit wine, and they use the fruit from their own orchard. Henry wasn't very happy that he wasn't allowed in, but he survived. See the link below to check out the winery for yourself.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I heart my hometown!

This is the fountain in front of the art gallery. It has some beautiful mosaic work that just sparkles in the sun. Not that we've SEEN much of the sun this year, but summer is upon us, and the May long weekend! And yes, the forecast says..............................Rain.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

2010 Clock

It's the 2010 Vancouver Olympic countdown clock. And it has 24 hour security, or else protectors will hurt it, deface it, basically just try and destroy it. I'm going to have to go somewhere far, far away when the time arrives, that's for SURE!

Thursday, May 10, 2007


er... Ben Kingsley that is! Yesterday Warren and I had a lovely day at the Art Gallery, then saw a movie being filmed out front (it's a favourite "fake" NYC spot) and happened to see Ben Kingsley being filmed walking across the street. It was a pretty good fake version of a NYC street, complete with Pretzel stand, knock-off handbag peddlers and Yellow Cabs. Oh yeah, and the Hasidic Jewish men strolling around.That's me standing under the signpost that normally has Vancouver landmarks on it... who knew we had our very OWN Empire State building???

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

George Carlin

is my hero. We went and saw him perform on Saturday night at the River Rock Casino (whoohoo!)
He's so irreverent, but frankly, he tells the truth. He was doing mostly new material, but in the same vein as his usual style, ranting about religion, the way kids are being brought up today, a tax on fat people, and very dirty, very politically incorrect jokes.
You either love him, or you hate him... Love love love!

Friday, May 04, 2007

The boy and his ball

Usually when I get home, I sit down on the couch for a little R&R, and within seconds, I have this face in my face, with a bright pink ball in his mouth. I made the mistake of throwing him the ball one day when we got home from work, he's never forgotten it, and it's now become his routine.
The other day I threw it for a good hour of American Idol (YES, I watch it!) and finally I just looked at him and said, "I am so done with that ball" and he shot me a look, picked it up and took it to his basket. I swear, he's almost human....

Monday, April 30, 2007

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Before and After

We just re-tiled the kitchen backsplash, and I can't believe what an incredibly, massively, HUGE difference it made! Granted, in the first photo we don't have our stuff out, but even still, it looks so much better happy with it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


These pictures were taken a couple of years ago out in Steveston, about 1/2 hour outside of Vancouver. You can ride your bike for ages along the dike, all through Delta into Richmond. The path takes you beside people's back yards, and at one point you come across an old (still existing) farm, with cows grazing in the field beside the delta.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Our Hibiscus is finally starting to bud again. Almost all of its leaves fell off over the winter, and we had to bring it inside. We didn't know we'd have to bring it inside, but I guess it IS a tropical plant after all! It will redeem itself if it flowers like this again. If not, it may go to a new home...