Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Where the heck have I been?!?!

I am sure most of you are wondering if I fell off the face of the earth.... I have heard that comment made a few times this past week. But no, I am still here! Things have been a little hectic this last week at home, and I guess I did fall off the face of the earth for a while there at camp.
A lot has happened since I last posted. For starters I made it out of camp - yay!

It's always nice when flying in sunny weather. Hopefully I will get a few pictures without any clouds so you can see the terrain. There is actually a point in the trip when you can see Suncor or Syncrude (not sure which one) from the air.

My beautiful flowers! I have been spending a lot of time cooking this week, although we've been BBQing as well so that takes care of some of the work.We've been having all sorts of yummy food made with fresh veggies. Baked potatos, mashed, zuchinni tomato tart, salads, BBQ Corn, carrots, Banana Bread (I've been baking again already!), Stir Fry, and of course we did go out for our favourite - Sushi.
That was on Saturday night. It was my friends Wedding Shower in Edmonton so we drove over early in the morning so we would have time to do some shopping (IKEA!), I went to the shower and then Aren and I went out to dinner and drove back home. It was a long day, but totally worth it to see the girls again.
In a hilarious mishap we drove to suprise my sister Eliza at work but found out she was at the other location. En Route we were stopped by a Policeman as the light turned green and told that we couldn't proceed because there was a parade. We ended up waiting 45 minutes (the parade had just begun) until  were able to drive through. The parade had a woman wearing duct tape over her nipples and a man in sequin short-shorts.

Moving along - this is a part of a project that Aren and I worked on this past week -you will never guess what this is for (or maybe you will) but I will be posting about it later on.

Some lovely Matryoshka finger puppets I am working on. I made the pattern today, cut out five and now I need to sew them together and be sure they fit. Obviously you all know that I am obsessed with Russian Dolls and I figure that there must be plenty of people out there who are just as obsessed as me. Therefore I am thinking about opening an Etsy shop to sell Matryoshka themed items as well as my other crafts/sewing/artwork. We'll see how it goes....

I planted these babies yesterday but it is a little chilly outside right now so they are "chillling" in the living room for now. Hopefully the weather will pickup a bit over the next few days.

And here we have another top secret project I am working on and will be posting about in upcoming days. So now you know that I have been busy/procrastinating with posting but am still alive and well.
Hope you all have been doing well and enjoying your summer, let me know what you think about the Etsy idea - I could use your input! Thanks guys :)


Jen said...

I think the Etsy idea is great! We have a softness for Russian dolls as well. The kids love them and a friend of mine recently gave me a really cool set of Russian doll measuring cups.

Tracy Krauss said...

The russian doll idea is inspired! go for it!

Lydia said...

I think I saw those measuring cups online somewhere - really cool!
The store is underway, I will keep everyone posted on how things are going...