Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Hallowe'en!


A. had a few of us over on Tuesday for an evening of two things from childhood -- pumpkin carving and cupcakes. She made the most delicious lemon icing. Mmmm..... 'Twas a lovely evening indeed! Check out our pum'kin creations. Not bad!
Hope everyone enjoys a Happy Hallowe'en! The crazy thing is the Holiday Season is around the corner. I have already seen some decorations and heard someone say "season's greetings." It seems to have crept up too quickly! Enjoy the Fall weekend!

Random pics of the sky

I snapped these pictures of the sky earlier this week. We've had a lot of active weather here in Toronto lately. It looked like cotton that you could climb on.

One of a Kind Show Contest

The One of a Kind Show is running an online contest for a $250 shopping spree. Head over to their website to enter! Wish I could win a shopping spree too!

Just to remind you of the show dates -- This year's show runs from November 26th to December 6th.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

MoonRox on FoundHandmade Blog!


Click HERE to check out FoundHandmade! Thanks for featuring the MoonRox Star Key Chain! To buy one, go the MoonRox Etsy Shop HERE.

Monday, October 26, 2009

October birthstone... sort of!

The traditional birthstones for October are opal and pink tourmaline. So in honour of this fair month, I am highlighting this Orbit Ring in shades of pink similar to tourmaline. Check it out in the MoonRox Etsy Shop HERE.

Couple weekend pics

It was a grey Saturday, like much of last week. I went to Brantford with C. via lots of random back roads. Love the colour of the dried corn stalks against the dreary sky. We went to see a charity fight between the owner of Caged Dragon and a reporter. They were raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Then on Sunday, my cousins G. and S. were kind enough to bring me along to take our Grandmother out for dim sum. Thanks G. and S.!

And there went another week! I'm looking forward to this week. I am going to do a massive inventory to see exactly how much work I have produced so far and then going out to buy more supplies to make more, more, MORE!

Happy Monday! It's nice and sunny today!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fun totes

These are awfully cute tote bags by Maptote. I especially like the wine totes and the Toronto Tote bag, of course!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New album on MoonRox website

A new album of jewellery photos has been added to the MoonRox website. Take some time to peruse HERE!

Thanks!

New stock at Steeling Home!


A new crop of Token Necklaces has arrived at Steeling Home in Calgary! These make the perfect gift for your sister, mother, BFF, cousin, daughter, neighbour, teacher... anyone! They come is so many different sentiments or slogans. For the full list and more photos, review this post. Visit Steeling Home and check them out in person!

Steeling Home
1010 17th Avenue SW
Calgary AB
T2T 0A5
403.245.0777

Monday, October 19, 2009

Preview: Stunning Earrings

Here's a sneak peak at one of the new earrings that will debut at the upcoming One of a Kind Show. They are called the Stunning Earrings are are made with super-sparkling and light catching Swarovski crystals hung from vintage rippled brass loops. I think they'd make great earrings for a wedding or special occasion or just for any day!

To buy a pair or for more photos, visit the MoonRox Etsy Shop to view the earrings HERE, or send an email to info [at] moonrox [dot] ca.

Hey look!

I always enjoy my monthly read of Toronto Life Magazine. This month, as I read the mag from front to back, I came across the One of a Kind Show ad featuring some MoonRox jewels!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

X-ray

I finally figured out how to view the x-rays that I was sent home with on October 6th. Check out the fracture on the fourth metatarsal! Sorry for the gross picture! I thought The x-ray from October 15th that the doc showed me looked better, but now I am not sure. At least it feels better! Walked a good distance today, so I am pleased.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Some miscellaneous finds...

I am beginning to get extremely stir crazy with this silly busted foot of mine. I'm suffering from cabin fever and I think I could scream. This is all a good excuse to window shop online. Here's a selection of random lovely things that I found tonight...


Obviously, I won't be on a bike anytime soon, but it comes with a strap to wear it as a shoulder bag!

Acappella Hat in Grey Wool by terrygraziano. It has begun to get so cold outside. It's officially hat and glove season! I love the shape of this hat.


Here are more mustache options! These are just funny! Who would not want one?




These will not be fitting over my boot cast, but may be handy later in the season.


That's all for now... Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

All images taken from respective sellers' Etsy shops.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's Global Handwashing Day!

Every day is frequent handwashing day for me. I am admittedly a bit of a germophobe, but not nearly as bad as my sister!

Everyone was squirting antibacterial cleanser at the hospital this morning. All I learned today from a very busy but rushed doctor that doesn't listen much and talks over patients is that I have to wear my boot cast for likely 4 or 5 more weeks. Frequent hand and boot washing required!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fractured metatarsals

I just found a blog that documents the healing process of metatarsal fractures. Most of the stuff that I have found online addresses ankles, so I was so happy to come across this. Sounds like I got off easy with only fracturing one metatarsal (the 4th) and not having to have any surgery. At least that is the status as of now. The poor author fractured his 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th metatarsals. I go to the Fracture Clinic at Mount Sinai tomorrow, so I hope things have progressed in the healing department! I didn't get much instruction as far as care when I was at emerg, so I'll have to ask lots of questions and hope I have been doing things correctly so far. I must say, it is hard to sleep with the Aircast on so some nights I have strapped a hard sandal to my foot with a Tensor as well as gone without... gave the toes some freedom! My biggest hope is that I will be able to be on my feet for the One of a Kind Show. I have six weeks to produce a lot of work and to heal up! Now I must stop reading that blog and go to bed so I can get up at the crack to get to the hospital!

Long Locket Necklace


This is a new version of the Long Locket Necklace. This version features a really pretty round vintage brass locket accented with a cluster of shiny beads. The pendant is suspended from a 36 inch chain. It comes in 7 different colour variations. The Golden Yellow one is listed in the MoonRox Etsy Shop right now! View it here.

I can't decide which colour to keep for myself!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thanksgiving weekend

I had a really nice Thanksgiving weekend and I hope you did too!

On Saturday I enjoyed a nice evening in Oakville with the family at my Aunt I. and Uncle E.'s house. They always put out a huge and delicious feast. Aunt I. makes the best chicken wings ever! I am still savouring them! It was great to see my Dad's three sisters together. And it was probably my last chance to see Aunts G. and E. before they head off again.
(These fruits were merely the toppings for the scrumptious post-feast Belgian waffles. So good...)

Then on Sunday I hitched a ride with A. up to G. and A.'s Mom and Stepdad's house in Collingwood for a true Thanksgiving turkey bonanza complete with all the trimmings including two types of stuffing.
My Friend was still in my bag from weeks ago when the Sis returned him to me, so he had a gander at the Village at Blue Mountain. Really could not resist.
Then today we headed home again. It was a quick visit! We picked up some honey crisp apples along the way. I am addicted to them... but one cannot OD on apples, right?
We also managed to track down the best tomatoes ever from this man that also sells the wood pictured above.
We drove through the scenic rolling hills of Airport Road as we headed back to the city to enjoy some good ol' Swiss Chalet dirty bird with G. and A.'s Dad and Stepmom. G. was also just back from Dublin, so it was a nice ending to a charming weekend full of good cheer, good company and thanks!

Oh yeah! I am convinced that my foot is half healed. I have been feeling better day by day and the road-rash on my knee seems to finally be improving. I have never needed so much sleep as I have of late, but perhaps this is because I am expending so much energy on the healing process.

I'm looking forward to a busy work week ahead and an appointment at the fracture clinic so I can find out what the heck is up with this foot!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New stock at Motion!

New stock has been delivered to Motion Clothing on Cumberland St. in Yorkville here in Toronto. They offer a carefully edited collection of dresses, separates, outerwear and accessories from Europe, the United States and Canada. And the owner and staff are as nice as can be!

Pop in and check out some MoonRox goodies including the Spiro Necklace!
Motion Clothing
106 Cumberland St.
Toronto, ON
416.968.0090
Toll free 1.877.809.9936

Friday, October 9, 2009

A day with family

Aunt G. and Aunt E. came by this morning to scoop me up so I could join them for lunch with Mah Mah (my grandmother). We went to a place called Wok on Yonge. They serve a hybrid East/West version of high tea. We had our choice of several Japanese, Chinese, Fruity or English teas served with an assortment of dim sum and traditional high tea options. Little bit random, but was a rather enjoyable and very civilized way to have dim sum.
We pumped my Grandmother for stories from back in the day and even my aunts learned things that they had not known before.

In the evening, Aunt L. from the other side of the family took me to the opera! I had never been before. We saw Madama Butterfly. The Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts was an fantastic theatre and the show was excellent. Aunt L. picked up last minute tickets this morning. I had no idea you could see such amazing things for 20 bucks. It was definitely worth the hobble up to the 5th ring! Now I have to try to catch a ballet there one day soon.




Then we went for a snack in Chinatown. I felt just like my Gung Gung (Grandpa) walking around there with the cane that Aunt G. loaned me to assist in the hop-a-long. Know when something you do or say just feels like the motions or words of someone else? He used to fling his cane around to point at things and to stop traffic when jay-walking and not actually use it for it's supportive purpose.

Now I am beat. I've become a napper in the past few days. I have never been one to nap. My fractured foot is still really swollen but not nearly as sore. I think I have figured out the best way to stand on it. What's worrying me now is the wound on my knee that is not healing and just seems to get worse. Gonna google that problem right now!

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