Monthly Archives: May 2008

Whoa, sorry for not posting for such a long time. It’s been a really crazy week around here. We spent last weekend over in Vancouver which was so much fun. John came this time and we were able to squeeze in some ‘dates’. Our ‘dates’ now include the wool shop, fabric store, Ikea and sushi. […]

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I dream of Salt Spring..

One of the best parts of visitors staying with you is that you get to do a lot of ‘touristy’ stuff. We’ve only lived here for a year so we too are basically tourists too. Anyhow, last Saturday we all went to Salt Spring Island to check things out and visit the weekly Farmer’s Market […]

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emilykristin - May 22, 2008 - 11:10 am

I went to Salt Spring for their saturday market for the first time two weeks ago – amazing! I went with a class I was taking on Galiano Island through my school. We rowed to Salt Spring on a handmade boat, a replica of a mid 19th century Spanish boat. I wouldn’t mind living there myself. You should check out Salt Spring Seeds – it’s an heirloom seed farm and a yoga centre. You would love it.

admin - May 22, 2008 - 6:52 pm

Oh I have some Salt Spring Seeds sprouting and waiting to go into the earth. I’m going to visit them next time I’m there. I’m going again on the 7th for a friend’s aunt’s studio opening and the market of course!
Handmade boat, that is amazing! I hope that you have fun at your course. I read your blog – it sounds incredible.

Christine - May 24, 2008 - 12:58 am

Oh my, that house is just wonderful!
Good luck at your Farmer’s Market, I can imagine it’s a lot of fun selling your creations at a market like that. We don’t really have that here in Holland, I think. Or perhaps we do and I’m just a dud not knowing about it. :-)
Christine from the NL

nathalie - May 24, 2008 - 11:08 pm

yes i love to have out of towners come visit me. i usually take them to places i have never been before. i hope you have a huge success at the farmer’s market!!! way to go. i know you will sell out. i should not have gone look at the shop. ramona is what i want…so badly! she is me.

Lindsay - May 28, 2008 - 8:56 am

I checked ot Natural Pod and there are almost NO bamboletta dolls! I immagine you will do amazing at the farmers market, good luck and keep us posted on your new dolls!

Has everyone heard the new ‘Goldfrapp’ album? I know it’s been released for quite some time now, but, wow.. so impressed. If you just download one song, ‘Happiness’ is such a great summer-y kind of song. I’m listening to it right now. I feel as though I’m emerging from the newborn abyss and getting bits […]

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Amy Atkinson - May 16, 2008 - 8:24 am

I will be checking etsy today for another pouchy baby! Perfect gift for a new big sister in our lives.

admin - May 20, 2008 - 11:50 pm

Thanks Amy, let me know if there is one you’d like to see.. I can make one up for you :)

Love and Laughter,Amy - June 4, 2008 - 10:37 pm

OMG! I love Goldfrapp! you MUST hop over nad see the video for happiness on you tube it makes me happy just thinking about it!

in laws

We’ve got John’s parents staying with us for the next few weeks. Benjamin is in heaven, Grannie Annie has surpassed mama and is his number one lady. I don’t think I saw him all day. It’s amazing, he has met her once when he was 8 months old- but he took to her immediately, he […]

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Meike - May 14, 2008 - 1:28 am

Goosebumps from your cherry blossom story.Isn’t it magic, the way dolls just find their own way??

nathalie - May 15, 2008 - 7:05 am

i hope you had a wonderful mother’s day!!! isn’t it so great to see this bond developing?! grandmas are always so caring and gentle.

devon - May 15, 2008 - 2:27 pm

I love that story! Please save a mermaid for me, it is the perfect present for my friend’s daughter. She is mermaid CRAZY!

Berrie - May 15, 2008 - 8:17 pm

Oh Christina..how sweet. Here’s a little secret. I’m sending 10 outfits to you tomorrow or Saturday. I’m going to put pics on my Flickr page because they are too darn cute.

admin - May 15, 2008 - 8:39 pm

Yeahh Berrie! I’m so excited about this, your clothing is AMAZING! I’m going to have them for sale at the Farmer’s Markets. I’ll model them on the gals and take some pics of the ‘collaboration’ :)
Mermaid is yours Devon!
Thanks Meike and Nathalie for the sweet comments. I’m really enjoying my mother in law’s presence right now, we get on so well. It’s like having a friend come and visit..but she cooks dinner and holds the kids all the time.

Mer-dolls

 I *love* Amy Karol. I know lots of us do. I’m an avid reader of her blog ‘Angry Chicken’ and a fan of her book and craftiness.  A few weeks ago Amy wrote a post about these fantastic Mermaid tails that she had made for her girls dolls. They are like a skirt with a […]

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Naomi - May 13, 2008 - 7:13 am

holy cow, that is great! Roo loves mermaids. I need to learn to sew. Someday.

Mélanie - May 15, 2008 - 8:23 am

Gosh, I must be quite a cheeseball as well, because I couldn’t agree more with what you wrote. I too beleive kids need to be around lovely playthings that were made for them with love. We have one of your baby dolls and my daughter just loves her. She is very proud to tell people that her doll was made for her by another mom, with sheep’s wool and lots of love :) How wonderful for an almost three year-old little girl to know this!

admin - May 20, 2008 - 11:52 pm

Thanks gals!! :)

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