Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Monday, 18 February 2013

Roncy rocks!

Here's some pics to go with my yesterday post about my day on Roncevalles.

Sunday, 17 February 2013


I finally sent off my bead soup mix to Toltec Jewels and now am patiently waiting for my delivery from her. It's going to be so much fun working from somebody else's stash. I hope she has fun with  my selection of beads etc. I tried to make a teaser photo but so far nothing.
I'm still working on my website hopefully will have it up in the next week or so.
It's day 3 of a 4 day weekend for me and I'm really enjoying it. Had a root canal on Friday (oh Joy!) but since then it's been all fun! Monday is Family Day in Ontario so most of us have the day off. Such a civilized holiday  to break up the long, cold and snowy winter. It's -16 degrees Centigrade today but a beautiful clear, sunny day! The best of a Canadian Winter.....Very pretty with snow everywhere and the snow glinting off it.
Had a great day yesterday roaming the funky shops in Roncesvalles Village, one of the coolest shopping areas in Toronto. Lots of independent shops and restos who work hard to provide Local goods or at least made in Canada items.
 First stop after a disappointing lunch was the fabulous shoe store named Imelda which has the greatest selection of cool, comfortable and reasonably priced shoes and boots. My friend, Elaine, bought a  very cute pair of white Minnetonka moccasins . We met an artist who works there and also does great wood and embroidery artwork. Her art can be seen @ www.CaseyVonEsteban.com. Please check out her work.......young and talented woman!
The next stop was Sweetpeas' florist and gift shop......very tasty flowers,
greeting cards and decorations  just to name a few of their items. Great atmosphere and so much eye candy! I particularly enjoy their store cat, Jack, a lovely, friendly ginger boyo who's favourite spot is next to the till where he can keep an eye on the whole store.
Last stop was The Mercantile which sells gourmet food items......again mainly locally made products. I bought my favourite treat: Nudge Nudge Fudge which is made in small batches in Stratford, Ontario and has made me give up trying to replicate my Mother's fudge!!!!
If you're ever in Toronto you have to check out this "Hood".....It's in the west end and just happens to be 1 block from where I work so I'm always checking out the shops. Great polish delis and organic green grocers where I do a lot of my shopping.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Bead soup mix ready to mail!

I have finally decided on what I'm sending to my BSBP 7 partner! I hope she likes it and has fun "cooking" the bead soup!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Bead soup ready to go!

I'm heading out to brunch now(yum) but when I get back I'll pack up my bead soup to send off to Toltec Jewels. I'm thrilled to meet my partner and can't wait to see what she sends me!

Friday, 8 February 2013


I'm excited since I got my partner tonight for the Bead Soup Blog Party! Looking forward to getting to know another jewelry designer. Can't wait to see what she sends me!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party

It's a cold and snowy day in TO. I'm getting pumped about The Bead Soup event! Going to spend today going through my stash and planning what to send to my partner.I can't wait to get my project started.
The ladies from work came over last night for a baby/bridal shower and trolled through my studio. I love that the ones they liked the most are my most experimental creations! It really gets the creative juices flowing! Who knows what I'll create this weekend but I'm sure I won't see much of the outer world. I'll be playing in my inner landscape.