Thursday, April 21, 2011

The life of a fisherman part1

Thought I'd share some of my fiancee's fishing journey from last summer. His family owns a small commercial fishing boat, and last summer he went out with his father and sister. 

 Haha they found this old toilet and boat exploring this bay during one of their stops !

{all photos Tarino Bambino}

Monday, April 18, 2011

Big Bean Photography

Came across these beautiful images browsing Etsy again.  Some very stunning images from Big Bean Photos , and there are lot's on $5 clearance right now. 

{all photos from BigBeanPhotos}

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

dolly in the window

I walked by Firefly yesterday and saw one of my doll's in the front window, so I had to take a picture of it! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

DIY Dress

I've had this piece of fabric sitting around the house for a year now, which I was going to make a shirt with. Today I took it out to start sewing ( I have never sewed clothing in my life) and just draped it on. Well the fabric is so nice that it would have been a shame to ruin, so I made my own dress without any sewing required!  How great is that :) 

 I will try to attempt to explain how I did this.
1. I have about 2.5 meters of fabric.

2. Tie 2 top ends together

3. Step into the fabric and hold the knot out in front of your bussom's. 

4. With your left hand pull the fabric from the left tight under your bussom's  and around your ribcage to the right.

5.  Pull the fabric in your right hand over top of the fabric you just draped around yourself.

6. Carefully slip your left arm and head through the tied loop.

7. Place the fabric under your bussom's 

8. Pull the fabric on your right shoulder over your bussom's and adjust how ever you like.

9. I gathered the material by my collarbone and tied piece of string around it for the gathered affect. ( I showed in in the pictures) but I did this after I put the dress on. 
It takes a while to master how to put it on but I found there are many ways to wear it.
I hope these instructions help you!!!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Bronze Horseman

This is my alltime favourite love storey.  It's based in Leningrad, Russia in 1941 when Hitler's armies attack.  It's a heart throbbing tale, and trust me you wont be able to put the book down. I just finished reading it again for the second time in a year, and it only took me about 4 days
(and that's because I have a one year old!)

Here's the write up on the back of the book:
The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad. Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana--and she to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander's impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects--a secret as devastating as the war itself--as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever.  

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bathing suits

It's that time of year again, time to start bikini shopping!!!!! Victorias secret is my favourite site to buy bathing suits. I think I own about 6 of them!
Here are a few bathing suits that I love, but they have tons so take a look
Hope you all have a great weekend!

{all photos Victorias Secret}

Thursday, April 7, 2011

road trip

A few pics of our trip down island.  Went to the Coombs market but there were no goats on the roof. Maybe next time.... 

{all photos tarino bambino}

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Helliwell Park

Went for a nice walk the other day while visiting on Hornby Island

{all photos tarino bambino}

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Golf Cake!

Sorry about the lack of blogging, it's been a busy last week. It was my fiancees birthday and we went on a couple trips around the islands to visit family. 
I saw this really cute cake on Haylee Atkinson blog and made it for Ryan on his birthday since he's obsessed with golf!  It turned out nicely and he loved it. 

{all photos tarino bambino}