Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Great Halloween Costumes

We're back to "normal" here in Vancouver. It's been just over a week since our vacation to Hawaii and it's taken a while to get back into the swing of things.

Halloween is a big topic in our house these days....if my kids were (much) smaller, I'd totally do this:
(photo from "ladylucente" on flickr)

I also LOVE these sugar skull costumes:
(photo from Brianna Perezcassar Makeup and Hair Blogg)
(photo's from Lauren Gherardi on flickr)
Since I've been back, I've been working hard on making stock for the upcoming Winter shows! These necklaces need just a little bit more work.
Lots of late nights around here!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Aloha! I've been away from blogging for a while! I finished the summer markets in Vancouver, and our family is on a 2 week holiday away in sunny Hawaii (Kona)!

We've been visiting a ton of beaches. This beach was so, so beautiful.....soft white sand, clear, warm water...but deceivingly dangerous. We didn't notice the warning of death and drowning signs until we left the beach, but we figured that out pretty quickly once we got there! The waves were very, very strong - too strong for my 5 and 7 year old non-swimmers! (although they didn't think that at all!)
In extreme contrast, we visited a black sand beach yesterday. It was neat....but kind of creepy. The black sand made the water dark, dark, dark. Up until now we've been used to seeing crystal clear water. I almost couldn't dip my toes in this water.....I just couldn't shake the idea of creepy things living in that black water just waiting to grab my feet! Of course I didn't project this fear to my kids!
This is my 7 year old sitting at "Snorkel Beach". This was by far my favourite beach so far. I brought my snorkel gear and spent a good long time watching the colourful fish and large turtles. It was seriously like swimming in an aquarium. I'm going to buy a disposable underwater camera and spend one more day at this beach before we leave!
Black sand beach again:
Snorkel Beach again:
Jumping the waves at "Surfer Beach":
"Surfing" with Oma (hahahahah - we were seriously the whitest people on the Island - especially my 7 year old! We don't stand out as much now though...)
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