Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Collection of White Corals

A collection of white corals was unearthed during
a recent housekeeping mission. As I unwrapped the
tissue paper that surrounded the shells, I recalled
the strolls on the beach of Mexico some moons ago.

The early morning wander at 5:30 am was filled
with the scent of salty air, and the gentle caress
of warm sun as I combed up and down the
seashore for treasures. The sand, soft and fine,
shifted through my fingers as my eyes searched
for different patterns, making sure no two 
specimens were alike. Back at the hotel room the
corals were rinsed and laid out to dry... until
the very last night when they were put away with
our belongings, packed away ever so carefully by
David so they all made it back safely to Canada.

Friday, August 14, 2015

I'm on Instagram!

It has been quiet on the blog for some time...
no excuses, I've been playing on Instagram.
Check out the pictures I took on Hats Off Day!

Over the years I took quite a few photos with
my Nikon, but taking pictures with my phone
 sure is convenient in more ways than one. So...
... if I'm quiet on my blog, come see me here!



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Pouf

The making of a pouf has been on my mind for
the last couple of years. A visit to the foam shop
determined that old clothes, newspapers and
whatever else you could find to stuff the pouf with
were better and sturdier options than foam itself.
So the recent overhaul of mine and David's
closet resulted in quite a few bags of clothes that
were divided into two separate piles: those that could
be donated, and those that were better off as rags.
The rags were what formed the filling of this pouf.

The structure, on the other hand, were made with
fabrics I had on hand. There was no shopping for new
ones, I was pleased to be able to find three coordinating
pieces of batik. The dark brown linen was a free find
at a weaving studio, somebody's failed pants project.
The lining, a sturdy canvas, held everything together.

The stuffing, a final but important stage, took quite
a bit of attention on my part. Care was taken to fill
the gaps with smaller pieces of garments like socks,
and a lot of patting down with my palms as I stuff
along. Some sewing on the side finished the pouf, I
am proud to say I only poked myself three times.

Now the pouf resides in the hallway!!
Size is 18" in diameter and 15" in height.




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Those Dark Looming Clouds

It's been great to see blue skies and be in the
sun when I'm out and about, but that isn't always
the case... Last week, on one of the nights, the
skies began to flicker with lightning, then thunder
followed. We seldom get stormy weather like that
here in Vancouver. Sure we get the rain, but when
the wind picked up that night... it was a bit scary.

And on some days... Mother Nature would surprise
me a little with those dark and looming clouds
that seem to pop up every now and then when I
don't have an umbrella with me. Walk faster Novi!




Monday, April 20, 2015

Look Up to the Sky!

The weather has been quite nice lately
I've been making every little excuse to head
out and stay out. Everywhere I go there are
flowers popping their heads out of the ground,
decorating the grass and dirt with little bits
of colors here and there. Truth is, every now
and then, I have to remind myself to look up to
the sky... Shared below sunny blues captured
on two different days, flowering branches
and sprouting ones too. Have a great week!