For the 4th of July hubby and I were invited to go out on Lake Union in our friend's boat to watch the fireworks! I have always seen all of the boats on the lake and wanted to be one of the boat people watching the fireworks from right below. I got very seasick as we made our way to the Ballard Locks, but was fine by the time we were at the lake. We rafted up with 4 other friend's boats to make a big floating party. I made some very patriotic cupcakes in the shape of a flag, but my country only has 4 states to fit into my cupcake carrying case!
I wore the dress that I had ordered from Victoria's Secret for the wedding we are going to next weekend (see early entry). I love the dress, but it's a bit too Laura Ashley curtains to wear to a wedding. It was pretty crazy to be almost 6 months pregnant, in a floor length sundress, climbing from boat to boat, an amazing day though!
He & I got to the party early to help set up the decorations while Kris & Joel worked on the food. It turned out to be the hotest day of our summer so far, so here I am very pregnant in 90 degree heat hanging up flowers and fish! I had made chocolate covered Jamaican flag cakes on sticks (with big fake engagement ring toppers!) using the same recipe from Bakerella that I had used on a previous baby shower cake ball project. They were a bit more tricky to cover with chocolate, but hubby came up with the brilliant idea of cooling them top down on wax paper to create the flat tops, so easy to make the Jamaican flags with icing.
It ended up being a super hot & fun day!
I have started buying more cute Christmas tree ornaments than usual! Last year I went to lots of estate sales and bought some wonderful vintage glass ornaments. This year I'm in love with vintage looking animals, glitter penguins and flocked deer. I'm going to post some more photos of the cute ornaments that I purchase last weekend in Vancouver. Here are the two that I found at Urban Outfitters (www.urbanoutfitters.com ) online:
They are designed by the artist Jennifer Murphy whom I've always admired. So, was please to find these for $10 (a bit more than what I normally spend at estate sales, but worth it! :) Now it's going to be a challenge to keep the puppy away from the tree and all of the dangling toys!
Speaking of puppy, he is all grown up now! Jason has taken some beautiful photos of little Buster in our studio:
If you scroll down to older entries you can see the baby pictures of Buster when he was just a couple months old. Now after his snip and his grooming he is all growed up. Still acts like a puppy though!
I am pretty behind on my blog entries, its hard to keep up sometimes! I am posting a picture of the Frock Shop holiday window here as well. The sale is on until into January, with more going on sale each week.
8 week old Miniature Schnauzer puppy! We brought him home a couple of days ago, adopting him from a lovely woman who rescues dogs. His name is Buster and he is wonderful, so lovely and fun. He is having a great time tormenting Lucy, our big dog, and Molly the cat.
There are more pictures of him on Flickr . We are going to the beach tonight, so hopefully more cute pictures to follow.
Here is the rescue website: http://www.gingerspetrescue.org/
In Ucluelet, BC. On the west coast of Vancouver Island. It was so amazingly beautiful! It's about a five hour drive and a ferry ride to get there. Jason meets up with family friends every year to fish for huge halibut and salmon. We stayed at the Terrace Beach Resort, which was like a tree house on stilts. They also have cabins, but we couldn't afford them this year. Funnily enough the resort is owned by Jason Priestley of 90210 fame, I didn't realize this until after we made the reservations, didn't run into him though!
The days that Jason was fishing I walked to the little town and found some neat things and people. I met this lovely lady who dyes and spins her own yarn. Its a sheeps hair that is very curly, it took me for ages to pick out the color I wanted and she kindly let me take a picture of her in her very interesting shop. It looked as though everything had washed up from the sea.
This is my view from while I knit and wait for the guys to come back to the dock.
The lady in the shop was kind enough to give me some odd knitting needles. I have since ripped the knitting apart and have started crocheting the yarn in long strips of color. I was loosing the texture of the yarn in the super tight knit. I want to also try and do some weaving and stitching experiments with it. I also found a kelly green leather trenchcoat in a second hand shop in town. It was a surprise since it's mostly a hiking, fishing, camping crowd. I was planning on getting a lot more projects done while on holiday, but I just ended up relaxing which I guess is what you're supposed to do :)