Saturday, February 27, 2010

It's all secretly perfect.....

I am taking great strength from words these days.

I have a chalkboard on my bathroom wall where I have written, "The cracks in your heart let the sun shine through". I feel slightly sheepish telling you that I read the quote in Oprah's magazine in an interview that she did with Ellen DeGeneres, and Ellen actually was quoting something that Diane Sawyer said to her. All three very strong successful women, so i'm not sure why the sheepishness is there.

On my bulletin board beside my computer I have written the words, "GO. Where will you leave your footprints?, What marks are important?, Make the targets clear." These words came to me from Lori Koop's upword of the week email, which i gleefully open every Sunday morning.

In my bedroom I have some new Papaya Art with the words "You can fly if you want to" and "fly". If I could own one of everything from Papaya Art I think I would know what bliss felt like. I am also madly in love with a sketchbook they do with the words "It's All Secretly Perfect" written on it.

I believe that It's all secretly perfect....It has to be doesn't it?

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Front page of Etsy-well almost.

A little success on a day I really needed the boost. My She Said Yes Necklace was short listed for the front page of Etsy.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


This year,
I want love to be bold.
I want love to be strong.
I want love to be honest.
I want love to be passionate.
I want love to be gentle.
I want love to be safe.

I want to be my most loving self.

On this Valentine's Day I have given myself a little love.
I went to an amazing yoga class, with a long meditation where I was visualizing myself under a cherry tree in the mountains.

I visited my favourite art supply store and bought a giant new sketchbook, which later today I will fill with ideas about love...

RIP Lee Alexander McQueen 1969-2010
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Little Things That Make Me Happy

I have been more aware then usual of the little things that make me happy. Things that when life is great and grand I may not notice so much. But when life starts to get bumpy thoughts of these things help to get me out of bed in the morning.

My lovely new bowl that a good friend gave me for my birthday. I smile every time I reach for it. The bowl is by Stephanie Kao.

What is it about cute shoes that makes us so happy? These ones are a favourite new addition to my shoe wardrobe. I just got them at a sample sale at Fluvog. I look forward to wearing them on a sunny spring day soon.

Short wedding dresses with pockets. There is just something sweet and romantic about the idea of wearing a short wedding dress.
Wedding dress by Jenny Yoo.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Grassroots Wedding Fair

Thought I would quickly share some amazing photographs
from the Grassroots Wedding Fair, taken by Shona of

The gorgeous wedding dress the model is wearing is by
Caroline Calvert Couture and is hand crafted in Vancouver using sustainable fabrics.