Friday, September 24, 2010

born to skate

I got inspiration for this photo of Jasper from this cute little blog called Mila's Daydreams (if you haven't seen this site before, it is a must-see... sooooo cute). Anyhoo, seeing as how Jasper's dad loves to skate, I thought introducing the wee one to his first ride would be a good idea. And if you are wondering why the skateboard looks like a giant puffy hotdog, well it is just a Tony Hawk skateboard pillow I found at the local department store... soft and puffy, so no helmet required.. teehee. ;)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

first day of fall

Today is the first day of fall! While I am sad to see the summer come and go, I must admit that fall is my favourite season... colourful leaves, fresh crisp air, autumn harvest and Halloween and Thanksgiving... can't wait! Time to shelve the sandals and tank tops and break out the socks, suede boots and cozy sweaters!

Monday, September 20, 2010

mmmm.... butter

We celebrated my sister's birthday over the weekend (she just moved back into town from Ontario, so better celebrated in person rather than over a long distance, even if a bit belated). Nothing like a good family dinner followed by a selection of colourful pretty cupcakes (we got these ones at Butter on Dunbar in Vancouver). Hard to choose which one to eat, hmmm... or more like, hard to choose which one to eat first. ;)

Friday, September 17, 2010

collage bits

I am making some slow progress (which is better than no progress, right?) on my collages. Have clipped out lots of cool images and will start working on layouts and illustration soon. Also, I figured out a way of storing and putting away these itty bits of paper a lot less tedious ... (which might be a useful tip for some of you). After seeing a puzzle mat in a Lee Valley catalogue, I decided to make my own out of thick felt and a mailing tube. Now, all I have to do is roll it up, when I'm not working on them. Hooray!... craft mess contained!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

puffy purples

Summer is pretty much coming to an end, so I thought I would post a summer-y photo of some of the last flowers that are still kicking around. Not sure what these are called... anyone? anyone?... I call them puffy purples (I know, not too original)... or how about purple styrofoam balls on a stick? Hmm... that is worse and a bit wordy... I will stick to puffy purples until I learn their true name.

Monday, September 13, 2010

barbapapa threads

Total score recently at the H&M in downtown Vancouver... I found a Barbapapa t-shirt for little Jasper (he will have to grow into it though, since they only had toddler sizes)! If you don't already know, I am a bit of a Barbapapa nut, and love collecting many things Barbapapa as seen here, here, here... oh yes and here. And as a bonus, I found a set of socks in the girls department too. And no, I am not going to torture my baby boy with girly socks... these are actually for me... teen sizes, equivalent to size 5 (yes, I have small feet). Woohoo!

Friday, September 10, 2010

punk baby!

Yes, my baby has the craziest hair. There is no styling product in Jasper's hair, nor is this image photoshopped... this is all natural 100% punk hair. Pure baby anarchy. Happy Weekend! ;)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

farm friends

Some more pics from our adventure at the PNE... these are of all the farm friends we encountered that day. Kissing horses (or maybe they are gossiping?) and snotty giant cows (someone get this guy a giant tissue!)... they are all pretty cute, nasal secretions and all.

Monday, September 6, 2010

last days of summer

Nothing like celebrating the last days of summer by going to the the PNE (the big annual fair they have here in Vancouver). We didn't go on any of the rides this year, since we were carrying the little one with us (who slept through the whole thing, btw), but we did take in the sights and sounds. Oh yes, and the flavours – a bag of the famous mini donuts and half a BBQ chicken and fries.... (and yes, that was just what I ate by myself). I was too full to try the deep fried Mars bars they were selling at one of the booths... will have to wait until next year.

Friday, September 3, 2010

collages in waiting

I just got some new vintage books this month... which will soon be turned into a new batch of collages! Will try to work on some here and there between baby time, in order to have some new pieces for the upcoming holiday season. Yes, you read correctly... holiday season. I figure I should jumpstart all the arts and crafts now for the winter shows, since my work pace has slowed a bit. Hopefully, baby likes watching mommy craft! ;)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

almost 3 months

A new pic of little Jasper to share with you today... he is almost 3 months old! Some new milestones include:

· sleeping 8 - 9 hours at night (hooray for Jasper and double hooray and sigh of relief for me and Roger!)
· projectile vomiting so none is ever on him, and all is on me
· projectile vomiting and then laughing (again, probably because it is all on me)
· grabbing, even though he sometimes takes chunks of my hair
· belching like a sailor... perhaps even louder
· smiling, giggling, gurgling and cooing