As I am focused on getting a final project together for one of my photography classes (more about this another time) and we seem to have spent the best part of the past three weeks succumbing to, enduring and getting over a persistent sort of cold (not flu), there has not been much crafting or blogging over the past few weeks. Just about the only things (of very minor note) that have taken place recently are my birthday and Halloween (not on the same day).
My birthday was very quiet. I received some greeting cards, an Amazon voucher, some photography related presents from the Fella and two very fabulous bunches of flowers:
They have really made a lovely splash of colour at home and brightened my sprits while it has been pouring down with rain outside over the past two weeks. The flowers on the left are from some of my younger siblings and the flowers on the right are from my in-laws.
Just as an aside, I'd like to highlight the little tablecloth under the vase. Click if you would like to see bigger images. This was a wedding present from my Italian host family's Albanian foster daughter (which is a connection that is far too complicated for me to explain). It was handmade for us by her grandmother in Albania. I do not think that I have never been given anything handmade like this before, so it is really special - I love how well it goes with the cherry dining table that the Fella made last year.
Here are my photography presents from the Fella in action:
As a hint, these pictures of my September sewing club output (isn't it sweet?) were taken in my North facing studio with the lights switched off! Yup, photography lights - very useful for Vancouver's dark, damp, grey winters.
As the Kid was here for the Hallow'een weekend, we held our annual pumpkin carving contest:
It was a bit nerve racking. The children all looked to be very sweet in their Halloween outfits but who knows what tricks they might have had up their costumed sleeves!