Wednesday, December 29, 2010

baby's first christmas

We hope everyone is having a great holiday break! I thought I would sneak this post in between the two holiday weekends, amidst the buzz of visiting, family gatherings, and constant feasting (perhaps, too much feasting). Here is a pic of our tree (yes, it is real... uh, and, yes... it is sort of a mishmash of old and new ornaments... I like to think of it as my anti-designer tree... heehee). This was Jasper's first Christmas... and we found out very quickly that he loves playing with wrapping paper. We probably could have wrapped up piles of wrapping paper as a gift and he would have loved it, but alas, Santa did get him real gifts. Here he is with one of his favourites... the dancing Snoopy doll (the head and feet move so it looks like it's dancing to the Peanuts song!).

Friday, December 24, 2010

peppermint forest

I am just finishing up some last minute holiday baking... ok, well not really baking in the case of these... technically melting and prepping... ta-da... some cool white peppermint bark. These will be packaged up with a batch of cake balls that are currently baking in the oven. (Notice how I chose super easy recipes?... as you can guess, I am not much of a baker... heehee). My goal is to finish making all these treats and eat as little of them as possible. These are for giving, and I have to keep reminding myself that it would be very disappointing for the receivers to get a sad half empty box of treats. Must resist!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

snowy mountain tops

Roger took to the slopes a few days ago and snapped some amazing photos (these shots are from the chairlift at Cypress Mountain). I can't wait to go up this year... it has been quite awhile, since I was preggo last year and this year we have the wee one... oh, I am so itching to go! Anyways, thought these pics would help put everyone in a winter holiday mode!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

hubert the gnome

It has been a while since I have posted a picture of little Jasper (now 6 months old!), so today I am posting a picture of him with his new friend. We picked the little stuffed gnome up at the Got Craft event a couple of weeks ago from Hudsonny, and he just looooooves it! (Uh, yes, I admit I was shopping whilst working the craft fair... it is very hard to resist). Anyhoo, after running through a list of names, "Hubert" got the biggest laugh and smile, so "Hubert the Gnome" was born. Check out the Hudsonny etsy shop here for some very cute things!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

craft show hangover

It has finally come and gone... the big One of a Kind show was last week, and I can finally let out a big sigh of relief! To be honest, I am pretty exhausted... I feel like I have craft show hangover. The four day show (plus the two days of set-up and take-down) were starting to make me feel a bit batty. My feet are sore and my smile hurts... I guess I am not destined to work in retail, huh? Here are some pictures of our craft collective's booth – the other two crafty companies forming the Hob Snobs Craft Collective being Track and Field Designs and The Beautiful Project (so, yah that is why you can see some other very cute crafty items in the pics too). Thanks to everyone who came out to the show and visited our booth! And now some time to relax... oh wait, the holidays are coming!!! Eeeeeek! Where does the time go????!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

one of a kind

After hours of set-up and many days and nights in panic mode (apologies to everyone around me having to deal with my panicky state, btw)... the Vancouver One of a Kind Show is here! This is the big mondo show I have been sweating about all year long... a four day affair, it is the mother of all craft shows for me. Eeeeeeeeeeeeep! I will be working the booth with two of my lovely crafty friends under our collective name Hob Snobs. Hope you can come visit us... we are booth #E5 and right by the entrance... woohoo, so you can't miss us. I will update with photos of our booth soon!

One of a Kind Vancouver Show Info:
This holiday find everything you need under one roof at the One of a Kind Show and Sale. 250 of North America's most talented artists & designers will showcase unique gift ideas for everyone on your list.

December 9-12th
Booth #E5 (Hob Snobs Craft Collective)
Vancouver Convention Centre

Friday, December 3, 2010

got craft?

I can't believe it is finally here... my first holiday show for the season... oh, where has the time gone! Apologies for not blogging more lately... I have been in crazy production mode this past few weeks (and I have the craft explosion in my house to prove it). This weekend I will be at Got Craft in Vancouver, featuring 50 local handmade artists, a DIY table and free swag bags for the first 45 people through the door. Yes, you read that right FREE SWAG! But do come early if you are trying to claim one of the 45 swag bags... there is quite a line-up every year... and no one wants to see two craftistas wrestle over the last bag whilst wielding knitting needles... that would be very un-holiday like. Hope to see you there!!

Here are the details:

Vancouver's largest indie craft fair featuring 50 local handmade artists.
Sunday December 5th
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Royal Canadian Legion
2205 Commercial Drive (@ East 6th)