Wednesday, October 26, 2005

tired and stressed and tired

last night i could not fall asleep. not earth-shattering news, happens to everyone, right? but i can fall asleep anywhere, anytime, with any amount of noise around me. as tired as i felt, i just couldn't shut off my brain. even though i've been spending every spare minute chained to my studio desk, i still feel like i'm not going to be ready in time for the one of a kind show. and so i lay in bed last night with my mind racing over which designs i still need to do, how i should display everything, how much to make of each design, not to mention panicking over report cards which are due 3 days before the show! ACK! i think it was 1:00 when i finally drifted off. needless to say, i was grumpy when the alarm went off at 6am this morning. :(

paul talked me through my anxiety this morning and i'm feeling a bit better (and more focused) now.

on a lighter note, i took a break last night to make spicy banana bread (lots of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg & a touch of cloves). i haven't made this since last november when i baked and brought some to paul and karina while they were at the one of a kind show. weird coincidence...

Monday, October 24, 2005

dog park

i took the camera when noah and i went to the dog park today. i got some great pictures but also took a little (silent) movie of him frolicking. check out his cutiepie ears flapping as he runs!

looking cute!
noah in the leaves

and in action:
click here to see noah the superdog!!

and another little video

Monday, October 17, 2005

on my way to carpal tunnel

been busy getting ready for the "one of a kind" show! here's a peek at what i've been doing...

each one is drawn & coloured by hand (hence, the title of this here post)

and ready to be assembled into jewellery.

...and back to the sweatshop,, i go!!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

vintage beads

when i was up at my mom's last weekend, she gave me a small old chocolate box filled with vintage beads. apparently she got them free at a yard sale awhile back. even the old box is cool...smiles & chuckles chocolates from god-knows-when!

the red/pink/purple beads are plastic, the turquoise ones in the centre are also plastic and the white ones are beautiful faceted glass.

i've also started knitting a neckwarmer that i saw on craftster awhile back. i haven't gotten much done and don't expect to finish anytime soon because i don't have a lot of time to knit these days. still, it's good to have a project on the go to work away on slowly. the original on craftster is over here.
the start of the neckwarmer

also: here's my most recent addition to wardrobe-remix over at flickr in case anyone is interested.

have a good weekend!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


i can barely believe another terrible tragedy has struck this planet yet again. my thoughts are with the people in south asia and those who have lost loved ones in the horrible earthquake over the weekend. it seems we are moving from one disaster to another these days. : (

some of the things i'm thankful for:


...just wish i could have visited my dad this weekend too. xo

Thursday, October 06, 2005

good things

things that are making me happy this week...

1. finding out that my beloved cbc has finally settled and will be back on the air on tuesday! andy barrie, i missed you so!

2. doing little bits of shopping in anticipation of the cooler temps that are bound to push out the heat & humidity at some point. on tuesday i stopped at winners and stocked up on some cute (and CHEAP!) tights and kneehighs. today on queen west, just a couple of t-shirts (one emerald, one orange) that were on sale & i can't wait to layer.

3. spending hours hanging out & sipping lemony san pelagrino with tania on tuesday. it was so so so much fun to just chat and knit away the warm afternoon in a local coffeeshop. thanks so much, tania! : )

4. taking noah for longer than average walks in the dogpark and seeing some extra cute dogs, like a 13-week old golden retriever puppy frolicking with a teeny tiny terrier.

5. going to see my boy jump back into the indierawk world tonight. he and his friend andrew will be debuting their band (kilometre) at the art college downtown. it's been years since paul's played live!

6. counting down the sleeps until we head to orillia for thanksgiving, my favourite holiday of the year. all the good eating with no presents to buy. can't beat that!

7. receiving this adorable gift from one of my sweetest students this morning. he even put it in a little envelope and addressed it to me. (it's a dinosaur holding a flower!)

hope you're all having a good week, too!

ps. i started worrying some might think it was a bit self-indulgent to post my outfits every day. but i'm still trying to add them to the wardrobe-remix group on flickr. by all means, go check it out if you're at all curious! : )

Saturday, October 01, 2005

linky link

i made good with my promise and added a bunch of new links to my sidebar yesterday. go check 'em out!