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digory goes travelling.

  • Posted on June 29, 2011 at 11:29 pm

so having a boy in the house is really shaking things up.  boys are loud and have so much energy.  the girls were being driven to distraction, so i decided to take him on a road trip to explore the mountains, welcome him here, and give the girls a little respite.

first we drove off to kananskis to try to get to elbow lake.  the first road we tried was closed so we headed off on backroads tying to go the long way round to see if we could get there another way.  after a couple of hours in the car digory was getting really wiggly, so we stopped at the start of a small trail and went exploring.

digory insisted on dragging along his new skateboard.  (it was supposed to be for his brother who is still away at school but i’m not sure digory will give it up 🙂 )

digory skateboard

he is quite the little ham, and loves to climb on everything

funky boy

we found a whole field of dandelions and digory was quite fascinated with these strange yellow things. i don’t think he’ll like them quite as much after he has to weed the garden a few times 🙂

digory in dandelion meadow


introducing digory

  • Posted on June 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

digory with enhanced faceup and body blushing our house has grown with the addition of a boy!  this is digory a white skinned littlefee boy.  when he arrived i found the skin color too stark and wondered how he’d ever blend in with the rest of us. the other surprise was that the 6/7 wig he was supposed to wear turned out to be way too big.  so there he sat waiting for a long time.  after a lot of thought and research i decided to enhance his default faceup (which i also wasn’t all that thrilled with.)   i added extra blushing and freckles, then cut all the curls off of an auburn  5/6 girls wig to  make him into a pale redhead. i love how he turned out.

digory with enhanced faceup and body blushing

digory is a real boy. he was not impressed that i didn’t have a shirt for him yet. “look lady” he said “don’t you know redheads burn easily?”  i think he is going to shake things up as the girls have been quiet and ladylike so far.


  • Posted on June 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm

reflections 1

there’s a pond not far from our house, down in a valley and sheltered from the wind.  after a rainfall it has the most amazing reflections. today the wind was from the wrong direction so there are some ripples, but i managed to get this shot anyway.

banff/lake louise trip day 7 afternoon

  • Posted on June 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

after lunch we headed back home.  reluctant to get right back into our normal routine we made one last stop at big hill springs provincial park

over the river and through the woods…

there were some lovely rock cliffs to climb

and i even found a cave.

i wanted to go in and do some exploring, but was afraid i might wake a hibernating bear,  so instead i just peeked in the entrance.  not having a flashlight with me i couldn’t see very far.

i ended by sitting on the bridge and dreaming of spring, when we can come out and swim in the creek

banff/lake louise trip day 7 morning

  • Posted on June 16, 2011 at 8:41 am

we slept in late today, the last day of our vacation,  then headed off on our last hike in banff.

lichen covered rocks are so much fun to climb, and make wonderful backdrops.

majestic mountains

the view from here was incredible! i really hated to leave. we’ve had so much fun on this holiday and it’s always hard to go back to the “real” world.  :sigh  but life intrudes and it’s time to go.

eiderdown/quilt swap

  • Posted on June 11, 2011 at 12:50 pm

eiderdown swap

i joined a swap for bedding for realpukis/ pukipukis.  my partner liked purple and teddies.  it was fun to do ’cause i love purple and teddies too, so i had lots of fabric that worked.  she sent me the dimensions she wanted and here is what i made.  i think it came out rather well.


here is a picture she took of her cute zoey with her new quilt


i think she looks rather sweet don’t you?


rainy day in black and white

  • Posted on June 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm

it’s still raining so i took more pictures and i’ve been playing  in photoshop.  i liked the feel of them in black and white,  somehow it captures the mood better…

waiting for summer

rainy day

  • Posted on June 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm

i was sitting at the table having lunch, looking out the window through the rain.  i just had to try and capture what i saw and these are the result…

patiently waiting

patiently waiting

rainy weekend

bbq anyone?

hazy colors

swap dress

  • Posted on June 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm

frock swap

now that my swap partner has received her dress and i won’t be spoiling the surprise i can post a picture of a tiny crocheted dress ensemble that i made.  it is crocheted with fine soysilk thread on a 1mm hook.  then dyed with blue and green koolaid.  the darker blue on the flowers was painted on with a fabric dye pen. the ribbon was undyed silk that i dyed blue at the same time.   i forgot to put anything in for size comparison, but she says it fits her 11.2cm/4.4″ pukipuki.  it was supposed to be for a 9.7cm realpuki, but i was working off measurements instead of an actual model and i miscalculated.  lucky for me she had both sizes and was gracious about my mistake.

banff/lake louise trip day 6 afternoon

  • Posted on June 4, 2011 at 2:34 pm

after lunch we hiked out to the cave and basin.  it is actually closed for renovations right now but the walk was pretty.

blowing hair

another blowing hair shot.  have i mentioned that i love these?

the road less travelled

a long road through the snow.  good thing i wore my boots.

taking photo's

taking pictures of ducks on the river.

they made me take one more “fashion” pic.