Wednesday, June 29, 2011

berry delicious

Phew... I have been trying to upload this darn photo forever.. and it has finally worked! Sometimes, Blogger just hates me. Anyways, I just wanted to remind everyone that strawberry season is here! We went strawberry picking on the weekend and picked about 10 lbs worth. Seriously, you have never seen someone pick as fast as yours truly wearing the baby in the harness... after what felt like 1000 squat lunges, I filled my bucket in 20 minutes. Anyways, it was well worth it... check out our bounty!

Friday, June 24, 2011

mini peek-a-boos

So as a continuation of my last post about my new etsy endeavour, I thought I would post up some more pictures of some of the new card designs... these ones are mini slide cards. Each card comes in a peek-a-boo slide envelope... so as you pull the card out, the full message and image are revealed (as shown in the second photo). These are the four designs I have so far... working on some more... so hopefully there will be more mini peek-a-boos to share with you soon. :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

new tiny venture

Not sure what possessed me to do it (temporary insanity?)... but I had been thinking of it for awhile. Ta-da! I am launching my new etsy shop called Tiny Cub! For awhile now I have been itching to do more illustration work and create a line of stationary that was separate from Cabin + Cub. No worries... my original store still exists and will keep on going... I just felt the need to have a separate storefront to focus on paper-y things. Here are a set of cards in the shop right now (yes, you will notice that tote bag design from the last post has been resurrected into card form). I will post more of my new mini cards later this week!

Monday, June 20, 2011

it's in the bag

Some exciting press/show-and-tell news today. My orange bird tote bag design has been featured in the new book The Tote Bag! UK author and designer Jitesh Patel showcases a selection of works from artists and designers from around the world. I have been proudly displaying it on our coffee table these last few weeks... (ummm, no matter that my biggest fan is baby Jasper). Anyhoo, the coolest thing about the book?... it comes wrapped in a tote bag! Take a look at some of the pages or order a copy of the book here!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

cliff hanger

Love the thrill of heights? Roger and I took the baby for a visit recently to the Capilano Suspension Bridge to check out their new attraction Cliffwalk, a series of suspended walkaways jutting out from the granite cliff face. It actually wasn't as scary as it sounds... there were several families with children doing it, I swear. The views were gorgeous too... although, I think the only view little Jasper got was of his daddy's back since he was in the carrier. You can see them both on the walkway in the top photo.

Friday, June 10, 2011

hooray for hairspray

My sister and I recently caught the Artsclub Theatre production of Hairspray. I loved the movie (the original Ricky Lake version... haven't seen the newer one), so it was really fun to see it live. I have my own weird rule(s) about musicals though:

1. I can only seem to enjoy them if they are set in a different time period (specifically the past): the idea of a current day musical, actually makes me cringe. Weird? Yes. I tried to explain to my sister how I didn't like Glee (yes, I must be the only one on earth) or High School Musical (again, cringe)... even Rent is too current for me. I think it is an inner fear that I will be walking down the street and people will spontaneously break out in song and dance, and I won't know the number.

2. Why is there no talking?: Ok, another weird rule... I like when there is dialogue interspersed with song and dance... does everything have to be sung... really? everything?

3. No singing animals: You know who you are feline friends.

Ok, so I will admit there are some exceptions to the rule... I did see Mama Mia years back and it was very cute, but come on, hard to not enjoy cheesy Abba songs (which I will argue harken back to the 70s, so different time period).

*images: Arts Club Theatre

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

cutie cake

Oh what is this chocolatey and yummy delight you see here? This was Jasper's birthday cake! (You can see him eating it here). We had Lyndsay of Coco Cake make a custom Cheburashka cake for Jasper, who subsequently is one of his favourite stuffy dolls (see bottom pic). His face is a round 7" cake and his ears are made up of mini cupcakes. He was quite a hit with both the kiddies and adults at the party... and devoured quite quickly too! Check out the Coco Cake blog to see all her yummy creations.

pin win!

OK, so my little helper is down for his nap... so I am proceeding to draw the June giveaway winner myself and end the suspense! Drawing it out of the cereal bowl this morning, since the ugly trophy cup I usually use is in the napping one’s room (forgetful me). Anyhoo... who, you might ask, is the lucky winner of the wooden flower brooch?

Heartfelt Yarn Wreaths! Congratulations! Hooray! And this is her response to where she would wear the new little pin: “I would wear this on my dove grey summer coat!.”

Didn’t win this time? No worries... there will always be another giveaway around the corner soon... Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

happy 1st birthday jasper!

Happy Birthday to our little Jasper who turned the big numero uno today! I can't believe it has already been a year since we brought him home from the hospital... oh, yes, I am getting all wishy-washy now... sorry, can't help it. Oh, he is growing up so fast - so fun to see him toddling around the house and flashing his big toothy smile. Will post a picture of his birthday cake soon.... have to go through all the photos still. :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

june giveaway - win a wooden flower brooch!

It's the first day of June today, which means time for a much needed giveaway! This was actually meant to be the May giveaway, but somehow time just flew on by (where does the time go?)... so better late than never. This month's winner will win this cute wooden brooch featuring a hand done pink and brown floral design!

Enter to win by posting a comment telling me where you would wear this little number... perhaps pinned on your summer dress as you picnic in the park with your beau?... pinned to your messenger bag as you road warrior it on your bicycle through the city streets whilst shaking fists at all the cars?... or maybe pinned to your summer hat as you walk along the sunset beach sipping a tall glass of tropical drink? (hmmm.. can you tell I am longing for summer to start) Anyways, post your comment and you could be the winner!

A random draw will be made next Wednesday (June 8th), so check back to see if you win. Please remember to include some sort of contact info (etsy shop, blog, website, or e.mail address) and please only one entry per person. Good luck!