A tiny tin craft

by Carol Browne on July 23, 2014 · 0 comments

in Crafts

A tin of mystifying what?

While I was looking for some papery things to put on yesterday’s craft supplies, I stumbled on THIS little mint tin. I’m not quite sure where I got this from, but it is perfect for the craft I have in mind. I’ll use that other tin for something else. I don’t have to make any changes or additions to this little container.

For the last little while, I’ve been trying to come up with something to do with those little polaroids that I take every now and then. They are so cute, but mostly end up in drawers, never seeing the light of day. I started looking around for stuff to make, found lots of corny scrapbooking stuff, and stumbled upon some altered Altoids tins on good, old Pinterest and then on flickr. These are mini dioramas. So cute! And I can add the photos in a tiny album.

This is as far as I’ve gotten on the inside.

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The Yeowler

by Carol Browne on July 22, 2014 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, General, Photos

Must be 10 pm, Donner is READY for dinner. He hops up on the dishwasher and MEOWs and MEOWs with all his might and in all his gummy glory. I’m not sure if less teeth means an increase in volume in cat yelling. It would seem so. Sheesh.


I have started a cool photo project, but it’s for worky work, so I can’t put those photos up here. Just know that I’m taking head shots of people in the alley around the corner. There’s a fresh coat of paint on the wall in good old Pee Alley (that’s what we affectionately call the spot at work). It was the same alley where that dumpster was on fire a few months back. HEY, maybe that’s why the wall has fresh paint! I thought it maybe it was graffiti. In any event, the timing could not be better.

I DO have plans for these items:

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Faux wet plate flowers

by Carol Browne on July 21, 2014 · 1 comment

in General, Photos

Wetplate flowers

Some summertime flowers in Holland Park from yesterday.

This is all I have for today. My brain is completely empty.


I’ll try again tomorrow.

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We visited the Isreal booth.

Mike and I went over to the Fusion Festival today in Holland Park in Surrey. It was a nice event! Not too crowded and the temperature was just right – a little cloudy and cool.

The photo above is my favourite portrait I’ve taken in a very long time. We found him at the Israel booth.

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Back to the drawing board

July 20, 2014

I am here to tell you that fashion IS danger. And hard. I spent my whole afternoon and evening making a dress for a “beginner”. I really thought by now I would be considered at least a beginner. On second thought, maybe not for clothes. I guess that one cape does not a beginner make. […]

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“A major malfunction”

July 18, 2014

Big excitement today in commuting news! Maybe I should just turn this blog into COMMUTING TODAY! All commuting, all the time! Are you on public transit? SO AM I! Seriously. Maybe I should! So, this is how THIS happened. Picture this – me all day long at the office: Hey! Tonight is quilting bee night! […]

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In the Grove

July 16, 2014

There’s a little park between the Newton Bus Exchange, the wave pool and the strip mall. The trees are very tall, but they’ve been thinned out and since the horrible murder nearby late last year, someone (I’m not sure who) has been doing all sorts of things to make it a more welcoming place. To […]

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I nearly forgot…

July 15, 2014

…but not quite. It seems like a long, long time ago. Back in June, on the first day of the World Cup, before my mom and sister visited, before the graduation ceremony AND the portfolio show, we had a Quilting Bee meeting. We had an assortment of beautiful quilts and a few quilted pouches, like […]

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The Friendly Horse & the Mighty Horsewoman

July 14, 2014

Clearly, our visit to the race track has affected me. I’ve been talking about it whenever I can squeeze it into a conversation and can’t wait to go  back. Part of the reason for my enjoyment was the laid back atmosphere. The people with the horses were happy to have kids pet some of the […]

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Winning 5 bucks

July 13, 2014

This is us just about to win five dollars:

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