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We had a fantastic craft sale – it was cosy, friendly, filled with great items and lots of people came.


Our table at the sale – Melina of Palomaria and I shared a table. It was great as our creations complemented each other and the table looked great!

Lots of people were interested in our jewellery – it was really sweet to have young girls ooing and aahing over them! It is quite satisfying to have your work appreciated because sometimes I am too close to it…

and here we are, Meli and I. We had a lot of fun together! Glad to have her as a friend.

Here is Meli’s work. Beautiful. You will have so much fun visiting Palomaria’s Etsy shop.

I want to thank all my friends who came to see me there and everyone who supported us in this sale.

I want to continue creating and slowly but surely I will. Time is the issue as with all mothers who juggle work, kids and home… however, there aren’t any deadlines to creating and so I will continue!

xx

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I think I am ready for the craft sale which starts later on today – yay!

I want to share a few things that put a smile on my face this week…

We made vegan one bit brownies – so yummy – recipe taken from Cara Roth’s blog

I had to keep my neck warm this week with all this cold weather…



A book that lifts my spirits…


It is called “I will make miracles” by Susie Morgenstern, illustrated by

Jiang Hong Chen – It is truly magical looking towards a better world, an ideal world!

And, I finally decided on how to package my creations…

I had some tags made at MOO, they did a fabulous job! What do you think?

and a necklace I picked up during my flea market trip…


And here is a taster of what will be on sale at the craft sale…

and here is a reminder of time and place…

see you then!

xx

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Vancouver is COLD, very COLD! Everyone is talking about it as we are not used to this weather here. It has a bite and if not dressed appropriately, I can honestly say that you will suffer!

I am sitting cosily in our old, drafty beautiful home with the fire roaring up the chimney and me looking forward to a day of running errands and some jewellery making tomorrow.

This past weekend was busy and we saw some good friends three days in a row which was a real treat. Little man got to play with some of his favourite friends and got a bit over excited I must say. It was a little challenging trying to calm him down… and little lady is really enjoying the company of all the little people around her.

Little man has been constantly talking about his school friend and having a play date with him. This school friend, MC, has already been over once and little man has been wanting to go over to MC’s house for a play date. He could not stop talking about him on Sunday, so much so that we ended up seeing them in Costco of all places… another school mate was there, S, and the three boys took a ride on the cart with some hearty laughs…

and yes I do go to Costco from time to time… but I am disliking it more and more these days especially if I find myself there on a weekend. It is CRAZY and not fun at all!

Look at the snow in our front yard – well trodden over by the little people. Oh, what fun!

The lovely fire that is heating up my freezing feet…

The beautiful late afternoon light while I am pushing the little people in the swing (not today’s early evening sky though, mind!)

and lastly, I just want to share these beautiful mini cameo earrings (the cameos need to face each other though! :o) – I just love them!

The craft sale is this Friday. It is exciting and daunting at the same time. I hope it will be successful for all!

Hope to see you there!  If you are on Facebook, this is their page.

xx

ps Melina will be taking part in the sale with me!

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After a stroll with the little lady with her singing her ABCs, I am back home, she is asleep and what better time to quickly post a couple of pictures of my new creations. I spent most of the day yesterday making new earrings, bracelets and necklaces. I would love to share all of them with you here but I must work on posting some up on Etsy first. The picture taking and listing on Etsy is a long process; how do you all do it? Any tips?

I visited the Flea Market here in Vancouver on Sunday and found some jewellery pieces which I will be sure to incorporate in my designs.

The Flamenco Rose Necklace.

My Charm Necklace (made with flea market findings). yay!

And the ever loyal Cameo Necklace.

What do you think?

xx

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It felt like a long weekend with Thursday being Remembrance Day…

My little lady is two now

My little man made these great glasses (a bit like John Lennon) at Arts Umbrella

I bought these beautiful ceramic buttons at the Emily Carr Student Sale – they are pieces of art, it would be a shame to put them on clothes… They are by local Vancouver designer Gabriellephant.

And I am so glad to see Mary has began writing on her blog, Egg of the Day! Mary is the owner of Little Nest, a lovely spot just around the corner from our house.

I’ll be back in the week to share some new jewellery designs with you.

take care

xx

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Around this time of the year I miss my family a lot. It gets colder out, the days get shorter and warmth, love and support are needed more. I am lucky though to have some family and good friends I can rely on and vice versa.

So, this week so far has been good. My little girl is turning 2 tomorrow and let me tell you she is right on cue for the terrible twos. My son wasn’t so much, he started a little later at three! However much it is challenging and sometimes my voice is cracking because of you know what, a moment of joy creeps in at the most unexpected times and I am thankful, oh so thankful for everything beautiful around me.

Look at this beauty Jivan created in his class – I took a picture because I love the colours but also for the title as “lighting and thunder” are words that I would use to describe my son, along with loving, smart and witty!

I donated a few earrings today to our friend Astra who is organising a silent auction at the St Vartan Armenian Church. Apparently there are LOTS of great items for grabs, so if you are into jewellery and accessories (as am I) please make your way to the church on November 27. It is free, includes hors d’eouvres and dessert. What else could a girl ask for? oh, they also have a few men’s items and all the proceeds goes to charity!

These are the earrings I donated

They are really pretty. I am very happy with how they turned out. Any feedback is welcome though!

All my senses were tickled today – apart from the eye candy above my taste buds took me back to my childhood. A little Armenian birdie told me that Jack at the Mediterranean Store on the Drive makes really good Bastirma. So off I went to Jack who suggested I get 100 grams to try. Try it I did and I tell you it was YUMMY! You have to be careful though not to eat it right before a first date as you will stink of garlic and the sort ;o)

Here is a picture for you – it doesn’t do its taste justice

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and a holiday here in Canada…

I hope the end of your week will be filled with good tastes and laughter.

xx

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My hubbie was at a conference in Seattle this weekend and despite this our weekend was fun and may I say a little challenging…

So what did we do?

We picked lots of beautiful coloured leaves and used the stroller to carry them as of course the little lady wants nothing to do with the stroller… didn’t you know she is a big girl now, nearly 2… 2 this Thursday, Remembrance Day… well, how can we forget her birthday ever?

and we used them to make crafts…

We went out for a walk again in the afternoon and it was cold… just the weather for the little people to use their scarves… the little man’s was one made by my sister and the little lady’s scarf is one I crocheted last year – actually it was the first thing I made since taking up crocheting (I actually remember I used to crochet with my grandmother when I was little but I didn’t make this scarf then!).

Look at the colour – my absolute favourite colours, PURPLE and pinks!

I actually think I pick out clothes for her that I would wear myself, if only they had them in my size!

So this was all of Saturday and it was a good day albeit a little trying because my little people were being rowdy and well, acting like children! Our babysitter came in the evening, I knew the hubbie would be away so no date night but I thought I could use a couple of hours out of the house. A couple of our dear friends took me to East is East and it was just what I needed, good food and fantastic music accompanied by flamenco dancing. An infusion of fresh air and sound…

And now I will take you back to the start of our weekend when the little man brought home a new piece of art from his class with Jade at Arts Umbrella – I love it, all of it!

Hope your week will be filled with lovely colours and smiles!

xx

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