Friday, December 24, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS


Adele and I would just like to take this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and I hope that Santa brings good cheer and love to all.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Craz ycrazy

See I can't even spell in the title...
I have been moving AGAIN.. I try to keep going, but it's been such a long journey.. I can't wait until it's all done.. ONly a few more big things to move then it's all boxes and cleaning.. .. I will post pics of the new place soon!
Diva (the cat) is loving the house, and so is my daughter.. so much more room for everyone!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Doll for Adele



I decided to make a doll for Adele. I let her pick out the hair color.. can't you tell!
It was a lot of fun to do, but the hair took me an entire evening!

Monday, October 4, 2010

My little girl is three


Well it's hard to believe but my little one is 3 years old..
Where has the time flown.. it's sad yet exciting all at the same time.
She is full of love, and even thou (like this weekend) she can be a real handful, she is the love of my life!
She also had her first hair cut! It was hard on me to see it get done, but the cut was perfect for her! and yes I did keep her hair!

Poppy



I had a fantastic photo session with a Great Dane named Poppy.. She was such a sweetheart!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pumkin Patch


As you all know I have been crocheting for almost a year, and have been coming up with ideas.. well I have been donating all my hats to the hospital for the premies and neo-natal unit. A few days ago I recieved a phone call and was asked if I could make pumpkin hats for October... well i made three sizes as prototypes.. and I'm really happy with the outcome..

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Picture taking and Holidays


I had the privilege of having a few days off last weekend..It was awesome and much needed. I went to Canmore to our annual Gathering. It was amazing to meet so many new people, and enjoy the mountains, and be an Albertan again for only a few days.
I have lived in Victoria for over 8 years now.. 8 years I have called it my home, but honestly there is no place, but seeing the red letter licenses and just knowing I was in the province I was raised, well it made me a little home sick ( I SAID A LITTLE )

The Gathering was a good time had by all, and I of course brought the camera along... and there are good things and bad things about bringing your camera...

1. It's fun to capture people in rare moments, or crazy moments
2. Your ALWAYS behind the camera
3. Your the one taking all the pictures
4. Unfortunately your ALWAYS behind the camera, and as your trying to capture moments for everyone else, sometimes you miss out on creating your own. NOT that I am complain, this is what I love to do, it's just your always behind the camera.
5. Your a voyeur that everyone knows about, but learns to ignore you, which allows you to capture the special moments.
6. Have to go threw all the photos that you took, and try to figure out which ones are the good ones.
7. People start to know you as the "girl with the camera attached to her face" or hey didn't recognize you without your camera"

SO all in all .. it's all good.. and I love what I do, and I enjoy seeing the people laugh and smile when they see my pictures, and remember that moment that I captured just for them...

If you would like to see just some of the 3000 pictures I took from my trip you can find them HERE

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wedding Pictures


There are wedding pictures posted on my website of John and Marie-Claude's wedding.
It was truly an amazing day..

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Clean, watered and fed

When your down to you last undies.. which usually means your hitting the good ole reliable granny undies.. you know it's time to do laundry. Adele and I went to my cousin's to do laundry and get a good visit in. Always love going up there. Adele has a lot of fun with K, and it burns both of them out!
Once again Gerry out did himself with a cured smoked ham.. OMG drool...

We played in their pool, but holy crap was it cold!!!!!! If I was a guy I would have had turtle syndrome!!!!

As per usual, Adele had her little fit at supper time.. it was nastier then the rest of the times.. she really needs to get a nap in before supper.. she can be just plain mean.. there was a bit of a screaming match.. and mommy won, but man is this kid stubborn!!!!!

Overall it was a fantastic day... love spending time with family!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I PASSED


I passed my course.. and soon after that I was out on the highway on the bike!!! Thank you to Miley and Glenn, went on an awesome ride.. I can't tell you the thrill it was to be out on the open road.. feeling the wind, and reving up the throttle as we went into a turn! The sound was incredible..
Tonight i get to ride with the group for the first time as a rider, and not on a backseat. I'm nervous.. I won't lie about that.. but I just have to remember what I learnt this weekend.. and to remain calm and always look UP and look where you want to go

On the long weekend I took my course via the Vancouver Island Safety Council, a none profit organization that teaches safety on how to ride properly. It is the best out there.. and do I recommend them.. OH HELL YEAH!! Would I recommend this course for already experience riders.. once again HELL YEAH... Worth every penny!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July

Wow it's already July, where did the time go...
So many things on the go, and when do I stop I HAVE NO CLUE!!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pets at I Heart Faces




Side car motorcycle partner!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

IHF - BABIES


Picture of my daughter - it ended up being my christmas card

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Vancouver for Knowledge

I have a new post about my trip to Vancouver for a photoshop seminar, which was truly an amazing learning experience..

http://inspiredbyadele.weebly.com/inspired-by-adele-blog.html

I'm starting to write more of life experiences in the other blog, but will still post the link on this blog to let people know..

This will probably end up being more my creative side, aka crochet creations and projects, as well as photoshoots and photo miss happs..

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Crochet Jungle

I have been very busy with life, and trying to keep up with it..
I have been working on a few projects. One in particular is a jungle theme mobile.





Here we have the tree frog.



and the snake



as you can see there are numerous leaves, and so so so much more to create.. I'm kinda pulling my hair out on this one.. I will have to scan in my sketch that i made for it..
To make matters worse.. I'M NOT DONE yet. there are so much more to do, like blossoms and ants.. and more vines and leaves...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Website

Hi everyone..
so I have a website now.. it's still a work in progress..
so be patient with me.. I will still be blogging on this page as well, but the new site will have a blog page!

http://inspiredbyadele.weebly.com/

Shoes

I have a child - she is cute and adorable, and there are times I can't believe that she is mine.


She likes to clean my bike after she has colored it in chalk.




She is all mine.. all mine.. and there are days when buttons are pushed



Then she decides that we need shoes, not just her but me as well and they have to match..and so this is our pair of shoes... I think we did good...



Yup all mine....

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ride for Dad



Saturday was the Ride For Dad, I had an amazing time and experience. I have the group of guys that I have become my second family. I feel very privilege to be apart of of the 3rd CAV.

I can't wait to have my own bike someday, but for now.. I will glad take the back seat!

I also took over 700 pictures of my CAV members and motorcycles.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

projects on the go

I am in the midst of producing a really neat jungle theme mobile for a baby's room.. The room is green and was given the matching yarn and was told have fun! Once thing I have come to realise is like food my eyes are bigger then my stomach.. or in this case project.... I'm creating leaves, leaves and more leaves, because in my sketch many vines to fill.... but it will be gorgeous (well in my head it will be).

I've also been hired to do some freelance work for a bed and breakfast... will show more later

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Yarn shop Closing

Upon my terrible discovery my favorite yarn shop is closing... NOOOOOO

Positives : the yarn that has been to expensive to buy is now 50% off.. which I ended up buying a wack load of bamboo yarn, and 100% cotton yarn as well.. the problem is what to make of it?????

I at least have a few more weeks to take advantage of the sale... I have my eye on a few other colors and yarn...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

100th post


Wow I have made it to 100...
It's funny to go back and see what I did talk about, and the changes that have occurred in my life.. wow what a change.. some really good changes, good change, sad events, happy events..

Main events...
- the birth of my daughter and the whole reason this blog began.
- loss of my father, who was tragically taken away from us way to soon, but we all know he is watching over us, and protecting Adele.
-change from being married, to becoming a single mom, something i wasn't expecting but I have learned to be extremely grateful for the drastic change that occur in my life, and opened my eyes to the world around me. Giving me the opportunity to explore and re-discover who I really am and what I truly want in my life..
- the discovery of crochet, and the joy it brings to me and the people around me.
- meeting new people
- more tattoos... 14 so far!
- Watching my daughter grow and see the world threw her eyes.
- moving to a new location

those are just the few things that have occurred... and what will the next 100 post be... so to all those who read thank you, I greatly appreciate that you let me come into your home and share my journey with you.

Cheers Gen

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend Project and a 10k run

This weekend was what I needed. I enjoyed my couch and my crochet needles, and played a wack load of God Of War 3.
This weekend I created 2 hats. I'm in the process of making a flower for the yellow one..( was made out of 75% acrylic and 25% wool) the gradient blue was made with 100% cotton ( think I will weave a ribbon threw this one). As you can see I didn't have my super model for the weekend, and honestly using a orange pot and wool just doesn't cut it for the pic, but I will have her tonight, and will take some pics.







and I also made a Mouse:



OHHHH looky looky.. there is my label sew on the creature. I still have to figure out how the hell I'm going to properly sew this sucker on.. any advice would be beneficial. This mouse has a home to go to and be loved!


Now add a 10km run/walk, and you have a hurting body, that the couch was the MOST comfortable place to be, as well as my bathtub, and my diet of motrin. It was an amazing race, and loved the experience. It was a great way to kick me in the butt and get moving on my training!!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Something Orange




I had an aha moment.. which in turn made me feeling a little silly.. I realised that my daughter need a new hat for the summer. Looking at stores trying to find the right hat for her.. then I broke out in laughter.. DUH I can crochet one!!!! WOW what a concept. I have been so busy making things for other people.. didn't realise that I could just whip one up!
And then I realised that I had was working on a Spring CAL project... This is PURFECT

I have to say Adele looks ADORABLE in it. Is there any color this kid does not look good in????

SO this picture is a sneak peak at what I did. The hat it's self is done, but now I'm going to make daffodils and work with the them of the Spring CAL to add to it.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Evil Tapestry Crochet

 

So this is my first attempt with creating an image with wool.. I needed pot holders, and well I really wanted to try this pattern from the book "The Happy Hooker - Stitch and Bitch Crochet". It took me all day to do this.. whyyyy well who would guess a child needs to be entertained!!!

I'm pretty happy with the outcome!
UPDATE: ok so I have been asked "Gen WHY a skull" and my response has been.. "LOOK at ME do I look like a person who is into butterflies!!" and then the response to that response is "yeeeaaahhh your right!"

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Labels are HERE



It's official now.. I have my own line for crochet.. Little Pixie Creations.. named after my little one... see she really does inspire me for everything. The title wasn't just another pretty name.

I'm excited to start added it to my designs, and creations. Whoa starting to get more professional about all of this... scary, really scary but loving it!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Time of Year

It's hard to believe that my dad has been gone for two years... no sound, no voice, no hugs, or support, or words of wisdom ..
There are no words to describe how much I miss my father.
Going threw grief can sometimes be so overwhelming and crippling... to the point where you drop to your knees, or how a picture can stop time around you.

I decided to check out my home town on google earth.. and would you believe that the google car actually went threw the main street of my town.. as I was having a giggle... my laughter turned into tears, and then shock and almost a scream came out of my throat. There sitting in the parking lot was my dad's truck.. IT took my breath away, and of all days to see this picture.. I couldn't contain myself, and just burst into tears.. like I said it can be so crippling...Thank god for Alexandra, who works with me.. came around and hugged me.. and calmed me down. Crippling is all I can say.

When I look at the pictures of my daughter.. I see my dad.. his presence is so strong in her..kinda eerie... She tries to console me and tells me that I will see my daddy one day. It's ok mommy. She has the heart of an angel.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the passing of my father...
HOW I MISS HIM SO MUCH........

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mouse it is!

 

As you can see someone has claimed the little creature for herself!!!

 

I'm really happy the way this little creature came to life!
 
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To mouse or not to mouse

I recently received "Super Super Cute Crochet" By Brigitte Read. So going threw the book I was in love with the Guinea Pig creation and thought I would give it a try.
Going threw my stash of wool I totally forgot about the wool my grandmother sent me at Christmas time.. in there I discovered the perfect color..
I was able to find eyes and nose for the little guy or gal... as I started to create.. i came to realise.. DO guinea pigs come in the color grey??? When it was time to put the creatures face together... it was pretty clear to me what my little pet was going to become...





So my little piggy is now going to become a mousy... I think everyone will agree..

Monday, April 5, 2010

Changes

Well I finally had a chance to play with my blog, and realized that with my photography, the background and color actually hindered what I was trying to show.. and now it has a bit more of clean and crisp quality.

Easter



I truly love taking pictures of Adele... she has so many expressions and isn't afraid to let you know. Her hair makes me laugh.. half her head is straight hair and the other half is curly... how the hell did that happen..



She's always curious, and wants to know what is happening around the world around her.
She is always laughing and makes me laugh.



She is growing up fast and furious. I lay at night listening to her breath and think tomorrow she will be different, and to treasure each second with her.. because I won't get that time back.

Monday, March 29, 2010

I heart weekly photo challenge



Here is my first entry for the photo challenge #13 - dramatic b/w

Trying to capture a loving moment between a father and son

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

playing




Oh to be young again... this weekend Adele and I played with bubbles.. She had so much fun.. and mom did too. I love taking pictures of her....she is my little super model, can you tell?!?!?!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Projects on the go

So what am I up to.. besides being mischievous.....
Well I am currently working on crocheting an amigurumi dragon for my sister.. prototype.
Another scoodie, this time for Adele ( cro-hooking this one)
Two more apple hats to go.
Uhmmmmm what else, oh yeah little shoes, sandals, and trying to come up with a design of Apple shoes to match my hats... the design is sketched out.
Really excited to work on this

Sunday, March 14, 2010

To my daughter

There are no words to describe the love of a mother to her child. I have been blessed with the most amazing little girl. She is my whole world, and I decided that I wanted her name for all to see. I had a tattoo done in her honor a couple months after she was born.. and well I thought this was even better.. you can never have enough tattoos for your child.
My dearsest Adele, you are my heart and my soul.. and without you I am nothing... I love you my little pixie with every ounce of my being... You are my sunshine, you are my star, you are my light that guides me..everything I do in my life is for you... love mom
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