Thursday, December 31, 2009

sadly another RIP in the family

man and boy and bird, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Sadly Nanna and Grandpa Hairy Pig's (no, i'm not joking about the name - he chose it!) obnoxiously bad tempered cockatiel snuffed it sometime last night thus halting his reign of expletives without launching into another decade.
Beautiful to look at, a peril to hold, this bird has never forgiven me for clipping its nails once a long time ago. All efforts for friendship were snubbed by him spitting, sneezing and hissing at me.

Dad will miss him.
I won't.
... and Nanna didn't even spot he was an ex-parrot when she took the cover off his cage this morning.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

snow, or lack of

Snowboarder at Whistler, originally uploaded by bexybeads.

At least we saw snow at Whistler! Glorious sunshine all round in Lower Mainland (or at least the high bits) for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

wordless wednesday

destined to be, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

Monday, December 14, 2009

morning after the night before

Phew! It's the end of craft fair season for me and I'm taking a break from prepping inventory for a while. I can close down the merchant account to reduce my overheads and, once christmas is done, steel myself to approaching some bricks and mortars to see if anyone else would like to carry ebb and flo goodies.

Since I'm not really one to trumpet my own assets (but I can mix my metaphors) this will be a real test of courage for me. I got some great tips while on the craft fair circuit so I shall follow up these leads in the New Year.

Good news though! Several of my brooches are now in new hands. Somehow these little items are like babies to me. I don't make them very often, and only when really inspired. I can feel the brooch mojo still working so I shall "reward" myself with making a few more. Marshmallow Hearts, as shown above though is still looking for a new home. Please apply within ........

Sunday, December 13, 2009

fuzzy annelli - amber

fuzzy annelli - amber, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

one of the very best things about a two-day craft market is that there is no take down on day one and no set up on day two.

this translates into a leisurely evening meal on the first day followed by homebaked cinnamon buns for breakfast on the second day.

almost enough compensation for saturday being an incredibly quiet selling day!

come down and sample the handmade delights of Portobello West at the Rocky Mountaineer station on Cottrell Street, 12 noon to 6pm today.

remember - it's time to buy your handmade christmas gifts (hint, hint)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

We Feel Fine published today!

"After nearly 3 years of hard work we are so very happy to announce that We Feel Fine: An Almanac of Human Emotion is in stores starting today. "

My blogpost and pic were pulled by the We Feel Fine webcrawler looking for people blogging about their emotions. I gave my permission to include the image in the book in preparation, and now it's finally available! Click here to view "my" page!

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