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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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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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Hello all you lovely people out there!

Do you remember when I mentioned here that my friend Meli and I will be taking part in a craft sale at the end of November – yes it is true and here is the funky flyer!

and remember about the crochet flowers that I was making…

They are really a joy to make and pretty quick – I have made them into brooches and if I get the time to make more then I will be selling them at the sale and at a very reasonable price too! I love the colours – these were made with a yarn that has silver sparkle in it – very beautiful.

And of course, getting ready for the sale (don’t ask me where I get the time to do all this because I don’t have the time to do it but as it gives me so much joy I make time to do it – does this make sense at all?)… so going back to the beginning of this sentence… In the midst of getting ready for my sale, I want to share the following picture with you…

Yes, I agree, beauties aren’t they? I love them so much!

Anyhow, must get on and deal with all the things that need to be dealt with.

be well

xx

 

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and my partner in crime and photography assistant!

the above items soon to be on sale on Etsy!

thanks for stopping by!

xx

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I really want to write a lot – I get ideas of what I would like to share with you but some never materialise as my life is choc-a-bloc with kids, work, practicalities of home life, hubby… well, you get my drift!

First of all I would really love to share why I chose Colour of Pomegranates to be the title of my blog… to be honest, I chose it on a whim at first but then I realised that subconsciously it was for a reason… I will share this story with you soon!

In the meantime, I keep coming across such talented people that I have to share with you my friend Melina’s talent. Where do I start? Melina is the owner of Papel Vivo and designer of wonderful wedding invitations – as if that weren’t enough she also makes beautiful jewellery from recycled paper – you would never think it when looking at these lovely pieces!

Check out her Etsy shop, Palomaria, and her blog here. I assure you will not be disappointed!

And on the note of jewellery, I am so excited to be sharing some pieces with you shortly.

Watch this space! Until then be well!

xx

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This past week has been one filled with excitement, both negative and positive. Now, let’s see, where shall I begin?

1. hubbie needs to go to emergency and is diagnosed with pneumonia!

2. the little man finished a two week Armenian dance camp and took part in the finale  performance, which was out of this world!

3. little lady and little man’s cousin came over from Ottawa for two weeks.

4. received a big stash of jewellery supplies, yay! can’t wait to create some new pieces but…

5. alas, work has been VERY busy and I haven’t had much time for creating… nor cooking…

However, yesterday I made one of my favourite summer salads, Tabbouleh, and if I may say so myself it turned out really great, as always ;o)

and to top it all, our good friends, Paolo and Natasha came over too feed us some fantastic pesto pasta, yum!

So, here’s the making of the Tabbouleh in stages…

Take a couple of bunches of parsley and chop, chop, chop…

I always add the bulgur wheat after I chop the parsley to allow it to moisten – you will need fine bulgur wheat… and then a couple of ripe tomatoes (you can increase the amount according to your liking), chop, chop, chop…

Then for some green onions, about three, chop, chop, chop… and then squeeze the juice of three lemons… and about 6 tablespoons of olive oil (I think I actually put more…)

and some salt to taste and mix and there you have it, a fabulous and scrumptious Tabbouleh salad… which I had yesterday with the Fasoulia (green bean dish) and rice that I made…

It was good to eat well after several days of not wanting to cook.

On another note, on an everyday basis, I am discovering wonderful creations and art through other blogs and I will share some of that with you in the next few days… as well as some of my own creations!

Leave me a note whenever and however you like, I would love to hear from you!

ciao

xxx

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