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I follow some blogs and wish I had more time to follow all the other great ones found out there! I love discovering lovely things and imagine my excitement at seeing these calendars in one of Erin’s – Collage Collage – posts.

I have been wanting to go into Erin’s store to browse and have a look at all the lovely things she has and maybe make a purchase or two. For me seeing, touching and experiencing lovely things make me happy instantly. There is beauty in this life and lots of it so why not enjoy it when we can?

So, through this post from Erin, I also discovered Poppytalk who also created the online market Poppytalk Handmade – fabulous! I wanted to apply for their boxing week and valentine market but alas, me not ready yet! But soon, soon….

I have been so busy with work, home and family lately (especially as the little lady has been ill for the best part of this week). Sniffles and coughs all around the house! I am excited though about creating more jewellery and have also signed up for a basic silversmithing course starting in January (my birthday present to me – you know, the 30 mark. ahem…)

Here’s some things that cheered me up this week:

Dolores modelling one of my designs.

My little man’s creation which I discovered one morning. He loves to draw and paint. In fact each morning he spends at least 45 mins doing just that before school. And, I am so happy to see that my favourite colours are influencing his palette!

And the cloth shopping bags I got at the craft sale I took part in. I don’t remember who made them, forgot to pick up a card of hers… but they are so well made and bags which I would rather keep to use in the summertime.

Now must go and start thinking of making some chicken soup for the little ones and the hubbie.

x

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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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I don’t know what has happened lately – it is BUSY, very BUSY… Little man started school, as per my last post, and instead of life easing up a little it has created the opposite effect. However, we are happy and healthy and that is what is important isn’t it?

We just celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada and it was a long weekend spent with loved ones; family and friends. I was really touched by a phone call from a friend who was at another friend’s house on Vancouver Island and she had to call me to ask me to post some more pictures of my crochet as they were talking about crochet and other forms of creativity and they wanted to see my work. It instills a little more confidence in me when someone else appreciates my work, don’t we all want to have people admire our work and say nice things about them – I love doing that about other’s work.

So, Alix and Chantey, here are some pictures of my crochet which I don’t think I posted on this blog yet and if I already have then please forgive me. (btw, Chantey is a great artist – more on this lady later – and Alix runs Green Room Yoga in Vancouver)

Crochet bag – from Attic24

I think I have shown you this scarf before – again from Attic24

Some of my own creations – neck warmers

and finally, a cushion cover!

I will be back soon with lots of new jewellery – I am having great fun making them, well at least when I find the time which is not very often these days and her is a sneak preview!

Stay well until we next meet!

xx

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… That is my sister!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”, Albert Einstein

Birds and Couple – Look at all the lovely colours!

El Sol

Finding her voice…

Flowery Top

Party Animals

and this one is a very sentimental one – a painting of my grandmother and sister or me – we have the same type of hair so it could be her or me!

So, there you have it, it is official folks – my sister is very talented and wonderful. She is also a storyteller and has participated in a few festivals in London and Brighton! You can read about her adventures here.

Thanks for stopping by! Always lovely to have you here!

xx

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