June came and went. Part two: Montreal!

I had the privilege to take a little visit to Montreal this month for a little solo vacation time and to go to my wonderful cousins wedding… So much fun! I love Montreal and this time around I think I finally figured out where I was going and where things are (I’m more than a little bit directionally challenged)… I stayed in a great little place I found on Airbnb, I’ve never used it (Airbnb) before but it’s great, I would totally suggest trying it out. I walked incessantly for 3 days straight till my legs were like jello and I had a good 2 hour nap every day, which was awesome. I saw some beautiful art at the Museum of Fine Arts (which was free for folks 30 and under… I’m still “young” for another 6 months, thanks heavens….), ate delicious smoked meat sandwiches at this really super deli/ restaurant on St. Laurent St, also waaayyy too many bagels and cream cheese, and went to Cirque du Soleil which was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I may or may not have cried during the entire first half…

Here’s some pics from the trip!

Finally, I met up with my brother and his wife and eventually my partner, Naryn and we headed to a wonderful wedding… Here’s a pic or two…

Nayrn, me and our tiny bump getting classy and one quick image from the ceremony..

 

 

 

June isn’t over yet! Part three tomorrow: Full Circle Festival and the Avondale Art Fair

Crazy Christmas Craft-ness Comedown…

The past few weeks have been a bit of a shit show… As much as you try to prepare yourself for any kind of deadline, there seems to always be insanity right up to the end (maybe this is just me?) As soon as Naryn and I got back form Toronto in September, we hit the ground running; him with his thesis in Architecture and myself with preparing for Xmas crafty business. So, in my supreme naivete, I actually thought I’d be sitting pretty, relaxed and ready to rock for the Crafters Holiday Market…. This was not (and will probably never be) the case… And then, my beloved grandfather passed away, with his funeral landing on the first day of the Halifax Crafters Holiday market, in Montreal…

Super boyfriend and in-laws to the rescue..!

With the unbelievable support of my partner and his folks, I was able to cut out to Montreal for 2 days, visit with my family, say goodbye to my grandpa and have my table set up and looking amazing with a total babe working for me (that’d be Naryn)…

Here’s what the set up looked like!

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and here’s a shot of Naryn I took when I finally arrived on Sunday …

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The show was amazing! There are so many unbelievably talented people in Halifax it’s incredible… Unfortunately, I couldn’t get around to some of the tables at the market because I wanted hang out at my table for the little bit of time left the market was open. There are so many folks there and it takes time to get around and see it all.

Every year I learn so many new things I should or shouldn’t be doing, what things are working and what aren’t and where I should be putting my energy and this year was no exception. It’s hard not to feel like I should be doing something every second I am able to with all these new ideas brewing…But for now I will relax and drink some rum (and eggnog), read a book and write some music.

Here’s some new ideas I’m thinking about for the new year…

-Teaming up with a photographer and making photo albums and guest books for whatever event they’re shooting

-New fabric boxes.

-Spring workshops

-Themed DIY book kits

…and probably so much more, but I’m on break so it’ll have to wait 🙂