Thursday, May 29, 2008

i need help!!

How do I photograph objects with a very high shine on their surface without getting reflections?

I am at my wit's end.

(nice cufflinks though eh? made these for my husband. they are domed sterling silver discs with a littel freehand heart cut out of each one. the chain link and toggle bar are soldered to the reverse, suitable for single or double cuffs. i want to make more of these but i HATE photographing them!)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

summer has arrived at the PoMo water park

... and about bl**dy time too (tho' rain is forecast for later today! tsk)

If Aunty B is reading this blog, the water park was warmer today than it was for your visit at the end of last June.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

hear, hear!

swimming with daddy, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

OK - it's near the end of May and I thought it was time to bore you with a hearing update.

I'm still deaf in my right ear but am happy (?) to report that the tinnitus is so varied that I am never bored. My everyday life is accompanied by all manner of whistles, pings, metallic clicks and 'whoosh' noises in addition to the almost constant "post concert ringing in the ears" which at times is as soothing as a roaring torrent.

I fell out of bed a few mornings ago so my balance is still a bit off too.

Otherwise I am slowly getting used to it. I'm learning to turn my good ear to the conversation. I'm learning that I will miss conversation on my right. And I made my first, "Excuse me but I'm deaf!" statement to explain why I was not such a gibbering idiot for not following someone's chat. This last incident took place in the ladies communal shower at the swim pool and there is quite frankly a limit to which I will lean in to a conversation with a fellow naked bather!

I have however shaken off the post viral fatigue mostly and have rediscovered swimming. I swim 800m once a week, while the wee guy is in the excellent childcare, and am slowly getting fitter. One delightful discovery is that with my head under water both ears seem equally deaf. So once a week now I just dive into my zone and meditate and all is right in my world!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

fine silver daisy earrings

i loathe and detest photographing shiney things

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

just chillin'

200405, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

normal service will be resumed shortly

Life at ebb and flo mansions has been quiet and relaxed since the last craft fair. There's been a brief flurry of activity to felt a pair of wristwarmers and mail them out for pa, and then to finish off some goods to take in to Devil May Wear for the summer season (and they're going today). Other than that life is quiet ...

...... but not unproductive .......

..... pomo mama design will be selling at the
mommies on main craft fair in mid July so I'll be crafting up some more wire crochet and fine silver goodies for the locals.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

happy mother's day

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I got my very bestest Mother's Day present ever. My wee guy was allowed out of hospital for the first time since his birth. Life had been such a shambles for the previous 2 weeks that no special card had been bought and no pretty presetn had been wrapped but still the little baby I 'unwrapped' when we got home was the most amazing present I have ever seen in my whole life. Instead of driving home from the hospital with an unfilled babyseat strapped in the back (and we were starting to think about removing it because it was too harsh a reminder) we set off that morning with a sleepy little boy in the back, checking every 5s that we had fastened all the clips etc.

... and so started the real business of parentship, with no nurses or doctors around to rely on. Just the two of us plus our new wee guy .... and mercifully it's been that way ever since (with a few of the usual paediatric hiccups along the way of course!)

Happy Mother's Day!

oh, and PS: we made it thru all of the birthday parties yesterday, and lasted for the whole of the evening house party (with bouncy castle) too! Thanks to everyone involved in our extremely busy day!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

whew! weekend

This weekend is a weekend of birthday parties - 3 in total! plus a bout of tot tumbling to start it all off. We have one noisy playcentre party then a quieter clay making session and end up with a house party (I'm hoping we make it to the house party this evening as then I won't have to think about dinner!)

I will be incredibly grateful to make it to Mother's Day tomorrow.

details: pierced sterling silver disc with freeform heart on a sterling dangle with a glass flower and carnelian centre (one of the birthstones for May)
the recipient's name is stamped on the other side of the pendant and the whole thing is reversible
please contact me if you would like one custom made

Sunday, May 04, 2008

, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

End results - 4 sales and 1 caramel apple martini,
covered my table fee and made some good new contacts.

End results - 4 sales and 1 caramel apple martini, covered my table fee and made some good new contacts.

End results - 4 sales and 1 caramel apple martini,
covered my table fee and made some good new contacts.

, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Whoopee! Made a sale!

Whoopee! Made a sale!

Whoopee! Made a sale!, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Whoopee! Made a sale!

, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Aaaargh! Still no sales

Aaaargh! Still no sales

Aaaargh! Still no sales

, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Ready 2 go! Craft fair about 2 start.

Ready 2 go! Craft fair about 2 start.

Ready 2 go! Craft fair about 2 start.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Marine building Vancouver

Marine building Vancouver

Marine building Vancouver

Thursday, May 01, 2008

design-a-day d30 and SPT 1st May

I thought I would end my design-a-day challenge with a bang! and submit a photo to SPT (self portrait Thursday) too.

beachcomber in copperThis is MY beachcomber necklace, in copper (cos I loves copper) and incorporating vintage beads from old necklaces which belonged to both of my grandmothers.

The main part of the necklace was finished yesterday and the copper links hammered and tumbled last night. This morning I attached the ultrasuede cords to complete.

I'm so pleased I managed to make it thru this challenge, of designing and making and documenting something each day. Since I usually craft everyday and had a craft fair to produce stock for it wasn't too hard, but I found the documenting ie. photography bit more challenging. SOmetimes there's just not enough free time to photo and upload.


The complete set of April's designs is available for viewing in its own photo set and I think when I get some time I'll do something fancy with it on flickr!

ebb and flo by pomo mama design click to shop pomo mama design online!