|Hazelnut topped vegan chocolate mousse|
After the Cal Academy we could not resist time outside at the playground at Golden Gate Park and the kids and I went for a ride on the carousel!
|The gang walking across the park with some ice cream|
|Ash finds his fave animal to ride on!|
|Missy spotted the orange cat with a bow and that was her animal!|
|The strawberry beer that was just too good!|
Here is a project I have been working on – big dramatic bows made from silk samples & they are stunning and super easy to make (well once you have done all the sewing!) I am sure they will be perfect for any holiday party and add a touch of whimsy to your holiday outfit.
|Big silk bows with alligator clips on the back|
So with the lack of thrills in my day I have been clearing out the pics in my phone to make room to update to the new OS & I found some super cool pics from a Marin weekend away last year.
|Wild mustard with a blue sky – the day before was freezing!|
|A huge gum tree on the trail to the beach from the YMCA Hostel|
|Missy moo and the huge tree!|
|Where are the hobbits? At the Sausalito Childrens Museum|
|Point Bonita Lighthouse|
|The Golden Gate Bridge – with some filter from my phone|
|A cairn by the waves on the beach in Marin|
|Let us hike to the beach!|
Here is a still from her presentation.
|How to draw a cat – the presentation called ‘Hollys cat’|
Anyway I managed to get my last couple of pieces complete and ironed and photographed for inventory pics. I love to put on Pandora and listen to music while I work away – today it was the Lamb station with lots of Bjork thrown in for good measure. I love listening to Bjork there are many memories of good times from my home back in Melbourne!
The picture of my box of trinkets are little pins I have made either for a lapel or for your hair. There are silk ones and also ribbon ones sewn together to make a flower. They are fun to make and easy when you have a glue gun and felt handy. I have another show at my kiddos elementary school next week so it is go, go, go at the moment in between doing my usual volunteering at school. The Thanksgiving break will be something I am looking forward to – as every week just seems to fly by with the amount of work I am fitting in each day. To keep busy is great but then I think what happened to my garden and my house when there is so much to do… I suppose that is on the ‘To Do’ list for another day!
|I found a wooden cigar box at FabMo last week and that is going to be the trinket box|
So here goes… I wanted to talk about the booth I had at the FabMo Textile Art Boutique – exactly a week ago! It was such a fun day with meeting lots of new people and volunteers that I have met before. The beginning of the day was quite slow due to the weather being very foggy and cold. Soon the crowd picked up and we had a busload of ladies that had come from Sacramento just to go shopping at this event and that was when the energy picked up! I met a lot of people commenting on my work saying it was very colourful and chatting about what I was knitting while I was sitting at my booth. I sold about a third of my stock so all in all it was a successful day – I had made about 30 items and 13 of those were brooches. The larger bags were the bags I was wanting to sell and they all went – I think a large tote is a good thing to have. Here are a couple of pictures from the show.
|My booth all good to go after I set it up!|
|The view from my booth – checking out the art on the walls|
This weekend I was at a Qi Gong class – 2 x days 9:30 to 5pm working on the Moving Program of Life. We learn about working on a chart using our time of birth, year, date and month that will balance our life and we can move along our path in life smoothly. I must say it is wonderful being with such a lovely group of ladies and our teacher my acupuncturist Catherine Burns. Something I discovered today is that I should wear more green – here is one of my favourite shades of green.
|Lovely green moss with teeny fungi|