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Monday Laxin’s

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2009 at 6:09 pm

ormolu

Lazy Mondays. Well, not for everyone, but for the summer season I have Sunday and Mondays’ off of work. It’s nice, Mondays’ no matter how many days you had off before, Monday’s are always tough.

So this morning as my hubby is leaving for work (late, because he’s self employed and can do that…lucky duck), I’m sitting on the couch, blogging, and watching Burn Before Reading. I knew I would love this movie, it looked like a goofy satirical movie…which I tend to like (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang…same thing, same type of humor, same unique story line. Love it!).

And then I’m looking through Etsy. And somehow, by going through my favorites and their favorites, I found this store: Ormolu. I love the details that are on Ormolu’s pieces, like these ones, or these.

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Monday Again…

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2009 at 4:02 pm

This past weekend was a big one! We rushed towards Edmonton and camped in the car half way, driving the rest of the way on Friday. The plan was to spend the day (we had heard that it was a 3 hour wait) in the passport office and then drive home that afternoon. Lucky for us, we only waited 45 minutes in total. Once our paperwork went through, a HUGE burden was lifted off of my shoulders. SIGH OF RELIEF!

Now we can just enjoy the rest of the planning for our trip to England (and Paris!).

Sights to see:

I’m really looking forward to all these sites, but also, just spending time with the family and relaxing at my Granddads farm is going to be a treat. There’s french doors leading onto a small stone deck and I can’t wait to sit there with a cup of tea and look out into the fields. It’s sad that Granddad won’t be there, and I’m sure it will be an emotional adjustment for me, but it’ll be nice to be back.

And my bookstore. Sigh. MY BOOKSTORE! My heart literally starts to beat faster when I think about it!

Ok. Stop daydreaming. Back to real life.

This weekend was very productive! I had an Arbonne party on Saturday afternoon which went great! One girl booked a party in a town five hours away so I’ll be going there this weekend. Totally out of my comfort zone, but I’m still excited!

Then sunday I filled my afternoon with Gocco’ing, which I’ll be sharing later and updating the shop with asap.

Happy Monday!

Wedding Wednesday!

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2008 at 10:02 pm

                  

I think that my favorite part of weddings is the invitations…Well actually, I love the whole event, but the invitations are so awesome (: There’s so many ways to have your invitations personalized, it’s not even funny, but if you’re wanting something really different you can always look on Etsy.

I personally LOVE this shop, Inky Livie. It’s so completely different than anything else I’ve seen. You really can’t find these kind of invitations in the everyday shop. And, I figure, by using these invitations you’re going to have more guests too…who wouldn’t want to see what the wedding looks like if these are just the invitations?!

You’ve just got to visit their shop to see the other styles…they’re amazing. Really.

                    

Ps: I just noticed the above invitation is for Meredith and Derek…off of Grey’s Anatomy perhaps?…I’m such a nerd.

Projects

In crafts, etsy, seller, store on July 2, 2008 at 3:15 am

                    

 

                          

                          

I’ve been working on a few projects lately, a couple sewing things, a couple crafts. This journal is the final result of one of the paper experiments I’ve done. It was a simple one, I covered the journal with pages from a magazine, pasting it to the journal cover with Modge Podge. I’ve worked with Modge Podge before and I like it, the only issue I have is that it leaves wrinkles in lighter weight paper. It’s not always a bad thing, sometimes it gives a really cool antique look, but sometimes it’s just not the look you’re wanting.

When I was out of town for a work trip last week, I stopped by a scrapbooking store and picked up some really funky cardboard letters. I decided to use a couple of them as sentcils on the front of this journal.

I’m pretty impressed with the end result! The pictures I chose give a calming feeling and the letters are fun and bold.         

                     

                    

                     

This bag is my second project…still in the works. I finished this version, but like everything else I start from scratch, it needs improvement before I put in up for grabs. My intention with this pouch was to make it “expandable”. I decided to go a bit more on the simple side with this one in the end, but I think it will work out with some practice. There’s three Zippies in one, really, a Zippered pouch in the centre, surrounded by two pouches that close with the main big zipper.

It’s hard to know what you should do first on this project. The centre Zippie is attached to the big one surrounding it. I needed to figure out when in the process to sew it; before I’d finished the outer pouch, but before it was completely finished.

I made a small section for credit cards, the middle zippered part and then another section that is the measurements of the main pouch.

Obviously, I still have a bunch of things to figure out, but it’ll be a fun and challenging process!