Thursday, May 31, 2012

sun print, rain print

Thank you to everyone who made suggestions of turning two of my greeting card designs into prints! Ta-Da... here they are. Just added to the Tiny Cub shop... my "Hello Sunshine" print and "Rain, Rain, Go Away" print. Oh yes, also wanted to mention that there will be a giveaway next week (not going to tell you what it is yet... will keep it a surprise)... stay tuned!

Monday, May 28, 2012

two is better than one

With the warm sunny weather finally arriving, it was time to do one of my favourite things... shoe shop! Hmmm... so which ones to get became a bit of a dilemma... would I get the Toms or the Saltwater Sandals? After agonizing on which would result in the most number of cute summer outfit combinations, I came up with the perfect solution. Get them both! Two is always better than one, especially in the shoe department. :)

Monday, May 21, 2012

play it by ear

Why is it that there is a solid week of sunshine and warm sun, and as soon as the long weekend comes, the rain decides to pour and pour... sigh. Well, with rain on my brain... I figure that is a good segue to my show and tell... some new rain cloud bamboo earrings (as well as some more flowery blossom ones too). These are some more designs from my new experimentation with laser cutting. Check them out here. Maybe if I take off the cloud ones I have on and put on the blossom ones, the sun will appear... a bit superstitious... but worth a try. ;)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

digging around

After many months with a very sad looking and neglected balcony, we decided to bring in some green again. Last year's plants all died from a combo of aphids/lack of watering/and one darn pesky mouse that kept eating our tomato plant (ugh!!)... so this year is a fresh start. My attempt includes: mint, chives, chocolate mint and another tomato plant. I am crossing my fingers my green thumb doesn't turn brown again!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

happy mother's day weekend!

Happy Mother's Day weekend! Hope all you mamas out there have a good one. :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

new bamboo brooches for summer!

Bonjour! Ok, I have finally finished working on those mysterious laser cut pieces I had kept mentioning in previous posts. You are totally thinking to yourself, “Finally!, she sure is dragging her heels...” I always forget how long it takes to photo document everything and then list them one by one on Etsy.... (yes, I know you know what I mean). Anyways, to the news now... new for this summer are bamboo wood brooches! Pictured here my Bonjour model, Cherry Blossom model, Rain Go Away model, and Rain Cloud Cameo model. More to come. Check them out in the esty shop here.

ps. Thanks to everyone who came out last Sunday at Got Craft! It was a great event. Until the next batch of shows in fall and winter.

Friday, May 4, 2012

got craft this sunday!!!

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! (I am yelling this in my monster-truck announcer voice, btw). Got Craft is this Sunday! Come one and come all to the coolest craftiest event of the spring. I will be there with over 50 other vendors... in addition to some DJs playing music, a sewing lounge DIY workshop, and yummy food carts. Oh, and did I mention first 50 people through the door get a free swag bag full of crafty goodness? So yes, it pays to be early! Hope to see you all there!

When: Sunday, May 6th, 10am, - 5pm
Admission: $3 (kids under 10 FREE)
Where: Royal Canadian Legion
2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Last week we took a family trip up to Tofino, BC's surf town. No surfing for us (alas, we will have to wait until Jasper is a little older)... but we still had some good times with nice long beach walks, puddle splashing, wave watching, and lots of eating. (*note to go to the local taco truck, Tacofino, if you visit there... so good!). Here are some pics from our trip. :)