Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy weekend!

Hope you enjoy the weekend! Happy Pride and Happy Canada Day!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Strawberry season

Last week, at high noon, smack in the middle of a 40 degree heat wave, SK and I went for our annual strawberry picking outing.  This time around we had the assistance of sweet little E.  At only 22 months old, the little cutie is such a character and so conversational that it's funny to think that last year she was just a little bundle strapped to her Mom in a carrier.  I think the wee one loved it in the strawberry fields!  Ahhh... the smell of berries baking in the afternoon sun and and a nice breeze.
Lookit our haul!
Then the K family treated us to delicious all you can eat ribs and a lovely relaxing afternoon.
Thanks to my hosts for a fabulous day!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

No sweat

The last week went by in a blur... Been working away and eating massive meals lately!  I have been feeling as if I've been in a bit of sweat shop at times and have been grateful for the friends that have volunteered to lend a helping hand and to keep me company.  I fear I have taken on a task that is a bit over my head.  I have been hired to make many, many necklaces for a company. I have come to realize that this work is slightly outside of my realm and is going to be an enormous undertaking in very little time. I wasn't really going to talk about it here on the blog, as it is not for my own line, but for someone else. However, as it is all-consuming right now, I can't seem to help myself from discussing it! I've posted pictures here or there of materials gathered and I'll probably share some tidbits of work in progress, but I will likely not share the final product.  Let's just say there will be a lot of tubing and spray paint involved...  Wish me luck!  I like a good challenge!

At the same time, I have been keeping busy with MoonRox related work and getting ready for the Fall/Winter Collection.
Anyhow, here are some random photos taken lately.
Keeping office work fun with glitter pens and washi tape.
Spotted this rug that looks like it is made of lots of lots of men's ties chopped up.
My new iPhone cases arrived in the mail.
I always love a huge pile of pasta.
Had some treats.
Visited Kid Icarus to pick up Father's Day cards last week.
Feasted on lobster.
Caught some live music and somehow came home with a bag of candy like a kid on Hallowe'en.
Indulged in some quality dive bar chicken wings.
Gorged on delectable Polish delights.
Was treated to see Roger Waters' The Wall.  Serious show.
Enjoyed the gorgeous weather and made sure to work outside as much as possible.
And tried to keep cool in the heat wave we had.  

This is always one of my favourite times of the year... Love Summer!  Super long days and warm evenings make me happy!

My computer is misbehaving and this post has taken me far longer than intended with lots of waiting time for pics to load, so I'm off now!  A large pot of tea and a late night of work await me!  Goodnight and hope you had a nice weekend!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Monday!

Morning!  Hope your weekend was lovely.  Toronto was bustling with activity this past weekend.  I love this time of year in this town.  So many events and festivals to see, many of them free... not enough time. Looking forward to a good week filled with lots of jewellery-making, supply sourcing, dinner outings with friends, a day trip and the official arrival of Summer!

Pictured here are the Tiny Horseshoe Charm Bangle, the Stalactite Earrings and the Floral Bubble Bauble Necklace.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunny jewellery-filled Saturday

I had a wonderful Saturday enjoying being outdoors on a gorgeous day.  Didn't feel like work at all!  Cynthia from Togo Jewellery and I had such a nice time selling our wares, chit-chatting and running into lots of familiar people.  I have adored the beautiful resin jewellery from Togo for a good decade and have acquired quite the collection over the years.  I love mixing some Togo with some Bakelite pieces with some MoonRox, of course... and now I'm so excited to have added a few more awesome bracelets to my stash!  Took lots of pics of the riot of colours that we surrounded ourselves with yesterday.  Insta-cheery-mood!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Come! Trinity Bellwood Yard Sale!

Come score some super severe amazing and stupendous deals on jewels that have been unearthed from the MoonRox vault!  We'll be doing the Trinity Bellwoods Yard Sale with fellow jewellery designer of Togo equipped with their resin pieces!  We're hosting a plein air studio sale amidst the giant yard sale!  We'll also have some vintage finds, and other treasures for sale.  Come see us in the Park between 10am and 5pm!

Monday, June 11, 2012

In recent days

Some happenings documented lately...
on and off rain storms 
stopping to literally smell flowers
stormy skies
floral nails -- not my greatest effort, but fun experiment nonetheless
working away
interesting tasks
double rainbow
farm outing with the ladies of the O. family
peeking through a tube slide at the Niagara escarpment
cute little girlies surveying the view from high up
wagon ride
blue hued pond
tasty cool treat
successful inaugural craft night... J.'s mouse in progress and...
lots of bright friendship bracelets made
 yummy fish tacos
garage sale roaming with S. and K. was not so fruitful
did more admiring blooms than acquiring yard sale loot (probably a good thing)
bug in a laneway
late night excursion dancing in the open air under the night sky 
and tasty eats.

Happy Monday!  Should be a busy week around these parts!  Looking forward to working on jewellery orders, busy meetings, some DIY home decor projects, checking out some Luminato events... and whatever else we can cram in!  Hope you have a great week!


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