Saturday, August 29, 2009

From minou pitou

getting there.. it has issues but hey - It'll do.... Just have the top and bottom to finish off and maybe a few more bones.... Cups aren't perfect but gosh they are hard. I think I've done pretty well considering...
Next the skirt....
But first more canning....
we got a flat of local strawberries today - oh they are good!!!! ANd a box of tomatos to try and do sauce....
If it works we'll do more... The dictator is right into it with me - he is in charge of the jars.....

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My sister and her husband are doing the SPCA paws for cause walk this year in memory of Julien. If you have an extra $5 or $500 please sponsor them or your other local teams!!!!!!

The link to their team is: here


Thursday, August 20, 2009

trying to make a wool bustier/corset like top to wear to the show in NZ. BUT IT ISN"T WORKING.
A) I can't fit it on myself
B) cups are really hard to shape - think madonna pointy gauliter boobs and you will be close
C) it has been 30 again here making my sewing room on the 4th floor REALLY HOT. Especially with the iron on. After a long day at work sewing I don't want to stand in a hot room and sew something that isn't working.......


Angie is supposed to pop by - I am hoping she can help me fit it. But I am a little worried it is more then a fitting I need - more like a reconstruction of the entire pattern..........
I really want to start it this weekend so I hope I can figure it out.

I have the skirt pattern.

I need a shrug next - and NO I am not knitting it. No time. sew sew sew.....

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Birdie is featured on etsy this week in the Voter - WE NEED YOU TO VOTE!!!!

She is the cute little chihuahua in the dinosaur outfit!!!! We are in second place right now but falling behind!!!! 4 more days to vote. You can only vote once so tell all your friends!!!!!!


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

I bought my ticket - I'm going to New Zealand!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I leave Sept 20 and come back the 27th!!!!!
I still have to book some accommodations for my extra 2 nighte but I'll worry about that tomorrow night... I spent enough money tonight!
HEE HEE HEE!!!!!!!
Who's coming with me? And who is going to help me find a dress to wear to the show?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

From Julien

still trying to cope with the loss of Julien. My sister is very upset. We lost him in a very tragic accident. I'm hoping to go to Castlegar on the weekend just to be with her. Wish I could go sooner but work would never forgive me for taking more time off - not to mention my bank account.....
At least I can go for one day....

In the meantime I have been given the Dictator's blessing to go to NZ. I owe it to our kayaking guide on our holidays. There we were out in the ocean paddling away. Just the three of us. Heather - the guide - starts to tell us about how amazing our ocean is, and then just happens to compare it to New Zealand - completely out of the blue!!!!!! I mention I want to go and why. She proceeds to try and help me convince the the Dictator. Well apparently it worked. I owe that girl a bottle of wine.

So now I'm trying to find out if the flight is still available, where to stay for the extra night, if I can still get a ticket to the show, get the ok for the time off work... etc etc etc. The jet lag is going to kill me for such a short trip but I don't have a choice. It can't be much worse then working on set in film. Mondays you are starting at 7:00am, Fridays you are starting at 7:00pm...

I sent a bunch of emails tonight. We'll see what I find out tomorrow...

My etsy shop is thriving as well thanks to the gift guide thing - crazy! Only one sale out of it so far but lots of requests and people adding me as a favourite (it's doubled from 80 to 200 in 24 hours) I've decided to give half of my proceeds over the next month to the Nelson SPCA in Julien's name..... Hope I can raise some money......

ok time to go veg in front of the tv and check in on my sister..............
From Vacation 2009

kayaking fashion
From Vacation 2009

my little helper
From Vacation 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

here is the link to the storque article!
It isn't showing up here - but we made the halloween gift guide with the dinosaur t-shirts!!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Originally uploaded by Ang..

Bye bye little guy.........
We loved you......