I'm kind of having crafter's-block right now, so instead I decided to take a few pictures of some things around my "house" that make me smile when I look at them....
I was pretty excited about these little babushkas because they reminded me of the set my sister has had since we were really young, and I always admired them. I got these nesting dolls in Winnipeg a couple years ago, on a glorious Fall day when I took the bus to The Forks and wandered around by myself looking at all the little goodies, and then I met up with my dad for coffee, after which he took me for a drive through some of the old/best parts of downtown Winnipeg.
The little buddha bank my sister found for me at a funky Granville Island store in Vancouver, when we went on a mini-roadtrip last spring and visited my mom for her birthday/Mother's Day. We took the sea-bus on a really sunny morning to Granville Island and shopped for a while, then went out for a drink where I had a yummy lychee martini. On our way home, walking from the sea-bus to my mom's place, we got SOAKED from the pouring rain despite the fact that we had umbrellas - they don't work so well when the rain comes in sideways.
This awesome wooden box for - you guessed it - potatoes and onions. It was Brian's grandmother's. I remember it in her house on the two "American" Thanksgivings I was able to spend with her, and the rest of Brian's family - where I was lucky enough to discover Brian's favourite dish: cheesy broccoli rice casserole, and of course my favourite: sweet-potato pie. When Brian's parents came up to visit us this summer, they shipped this box to us before they left Texas, and it arrived while they were here. Brian was really excited when he got it because it was the one thing he hoped to get from his grandmother's place after she passed away, and it was a total surprise when it came in the mail.