the holidays kicked off for me at our company Christmas party on December 1, i had fun collecting pieces for my outfit – i opted for plaid, black, spikes and cream to tie all the pieces together! Ryan is home for the month and we had fun buying everyone presents, some of which we sampled at the Granville Island market (a little Isle of Mull cheddar and Honey & Hay pecorino from Benton Brothers = to die for, and pâté from Oyama Sausage). Christmas was up in Roberts Creek with my parents and brother this year, so we ferried up with a stash of Holiday beer to enjoy! Our annual card from Makito was waiting for us up at my parents – it gets better every year Makito! We were able to visit and open presents with Grandad on Christmas morning and he shared some of his chocolate stash with us! Boxing day we had breakfast with my in-laws and met Michelle and Chris’ new puppy! I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Holiday! Best wishes for the New Year! xoxo
Ryan’s BFF Josh just returned from 4 months working in Australia to be reunited with his family! I should have posted these cute pictures of Josh and his daughter Claire a long time ago, but here they are now for their reunion!
A childhood friend agreed to be my guinea pig and commissioned a holiday fascinator, my first ever! Janet gave me complete freedom in the colours, design, etc so I chose to use rich warm colours and textures that hopefully say Holiday without being too literal!
I used lavender and heather dried from my mom’s garden, dried red mini roses I snipped from my apartment rose, and dried white and pink dried roses from my mom’s garden in Robert’s Creek. I accented with a bit of navy veiling and gold and mossy green velvet millinery leaves, all attached to a navy sinamay base! It’s nearly complete and I think it turned out pretty well for my first try!
I don’t think I can accurately describe how special it was to be able to see these costumes and props from the movies that have brought me such wonderment and comfort over the years… While I was staying with my brother, we watched Episodes 4-6 again, and it reminded me of our childhood and how these movies fostered our imagination and creativity over the years…
We stared deep into the eyes of the exalted one, Jabba the Hut, oggled Princess Leia’s gold bikini, felt the plight of Han Solo frozen in carbonite, felt the comfort of Master Yoda, marvelled at the Imperial fleet, and trembled at the feet of Darth Vader!
Thanks again to the Telus World of Science Edmonton for hosting this amazing exhibit, and to my brother for sharing it with me!
I haven’t posted my iPhone photos in a while, September was busy but quiet, as Ryan left for school the first week of the month. Rohebo is keeping me company! I experimented with drying pink roses and craspedia (billy balls) and made a pretty new style of boutonniere with dried lavender my mom dried for me from her garden. I made my first movie with clips I shot at Lost Lagoon at night!
A few weeks ago, we celebrated my father-in-law Rob’s 60th birthday with a surprise party! We started the day with a picnic with Ryan and Michelle’s cousin Christle and her husband Floyd, who came over from the Island (Floyd wearing the most amazing Marvel Hero shorts of course)! The Sidhus hosted the party in their beautiful new home and Rob’s friends and family all joined in on the surprise (nice work Jeri)!! With nearly a bottle of scotch given as a gift by every guest, Rob’s now got quite the library! Happy 60th to my wonderful father-in-law – you deserve it!
A friend of mine from school who’s been busy photographing in Toronto asked if I would be interested in contributing to Houzz. I’m always interested in new learning opportunities so I jumped on this! This is my first post on Houzz and I know I have a lot to learn, but I’m very excited!
Anyways, please stop by and have a look! I’m always interested in some constructive criticism too, please don’t hesitate.