An afternoon of pysanky at the workroom.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

My very own pysanky made at the workroom's class this past Saturday.
The first layer of wax on my egg. The first layer covers the only parts of the egg that will remain white.
A classmate's egg in the first dye.
Ready for the second color of dye.
A classmate hard at work.
The orange dye at stage two.



Ready for the black dye.

A classmate melting the wax off of her finished egg.

My very own pysanky.

The end.


Monday, 22 March 2010

80/365, originally uploaded by fieldguided.

Isn't this photo amazing?! Anabela took it at Robber where Erin had just picked this gorgeous pysanka up at a Ukrainian bazaar. I'm particularly fascinated because I signed up for a Pysanky class at the workroom next Saturday afternoon. I've always had a soft spot for these gorgeous Easter eggs, do any Canadians remember those Heritage Canada commercials that featured these beauties? At least I think it was a Heritage Canada commercial...
Speaking of Canada and pysanka, apparently Vegreville, Alberta is home to a giant one!

Other things to look forward to this week include clouds and finishing up three more assignments.

Oh, and I almost forgot: I'm addicted to this song.

EDIT// I did forget to mention that @JillSutherland recommended this band to me in the first place! She's the best.

Manicures and Mail

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Monday's manicure was Done Out in Deco by OPI. I've been going to this little nailbar just down the street to me for the last three months about every second Monday. The reason Monday is manicure day is because they offer them for $13 every Monday. I love how a little thing like a manicure can brighten my week.

EDIT: A couple of you asked where I go to get my manicures. I go to Venus Nails & Esthetics. The review on the site is pretty bang on, except that I've never had to wait more than 15 minutes.

Another thing to brighten my week was a package from Jen of Grainline. Jen just opened a really cute shop, and was so kind to send me one of her Camp Tote Bags as a thank you for a package i sent her way. Isn't it great?! Her picture is better! She even sent along some of her homemade bookplates. :)

It's going to be a good week.

Fishtail Braids.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

A week or so ago I was out with Anabela and she told me about Loepsie's YouTube videos on hairstyles for long hair that she thought were really interesting. She said Loepsie is an adorable Dutch girl who vows never to style her hair with heat or use unnatural products (a thing or two I could learn!). Thanks to Loepsie's super cute tutorials I taught myself how to make a fishtail braid. I wanted to have just one braid but my hair is way too thick. Oh well, the piggy tails are cute, too.

Maybe if I practice I will be able to do one like this:
(Photo by Hanneli)

Jane's Style Inspiration

Monday, 8 March 2010

Jane of Ill Seen, Ill Said asked her readers the if they needed any help with style inspiration for a particular piece of clothing that she could post over at ReadyMade's Off the Rack Style blog. Of course I jumped at the chance. Not only has Jane created fabulous outfits, but I just picked up a fabulous pair of chocolate brown vintage lace-up ankle boots that I wondered if I could wear into spring. (Don't worry, a picture of the boots is coming soon!).

What Jane created is completely spot on perfect for spring and exactly what I'd wear. She even included a ring similar to my fox ring. Click on the outfit to check out Jane's amazing post and bookmark her blog and Off the Rack.
Not to mention it was pretty close to my own outfit today!

Creating spring.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Hello March!
The sun is shining in my apartment and the windows are open.
Could spring really be here?
Hmm, I probably shouldn't jinx it.

For now, I'm creating a spring oasis in my apartment.
I stopped by Coriander Girl on the weekend with Anabela to pick up some spring flowers.
Alison, the Coriander Girl herself, has a such a unique collection of flowers.
When I spotted the cherry blossom branches, I knew they were just what I needed.
The best part, Anabela and I got to watch her whip up the bouquets right in front of our eyes!
It was like magic.

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