Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wow, so much has happened since I last wrote...

I've actually sold a few things I've made...a very satisfying feeling. It's funny though how the things that I think someone will surely love are only loved by me. While the things I make to try something out or that I don't like the results of as much seem to be particularly popular with others. Maybe because they are less finished, they still have flexibility to fit into a wider audiences apreciation? I'm not sure why... but its nice to realize that those things which I make and don't love as much are still being loved by someone. On another note it's almost christmas time and I'm not ready. It has been a very long time since I haven't had an organized chrismas and I rather like it. I am not spending as much money and I am spending more time with family. Sometimes simpler is better. My kids are have been going through some rough spots, the eldest has been making some poor choices and having to deal with some tough consequences and my youngest had his first heart break. My partner is currently unemployed as the restaurant where he was working went out of business. He has managed to be put on a couple of relief or casual lists since then but has actually worked very little. So if anyone knows of any wonderful jobs for a great red seal chef who has many years experience in the Victoria Canada area please let me know. Around here the weather has been pretty mild so far, we only had snow once and it quickly melted away. Happy holidays!

This is a picture of some of the earrings that I have sold recently.

Monday, September 28, 2009


I've been working lots, and crocheting a fuzzy pink scarf and trying to figure 0ut a good way to make armwarmers. I have been very cold lately. Now I'm going to bed I'm sooo sleepy.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tomato Rewards

It has been a busy week but now its back to normal for a few days. I worked 12 hour shifts at a building I'm not very familiar with this week. Everything went pretty good there despite the surprise extra duties from a barbecue for 35, lots of helpful hands made short work of the mess. We also hosted the usual Tuesday night dinner and gaming group (dungeons and dragons) with my dad, brothers, brothers girlfriend, and friend of family. It was nice to be able to see everyone this week, last week two people couldn't make it. I made my first Etsy treasury this week too, it is at if anyone would like to check it out, I'd love some feedback on how to make it better. I also took some more pictures and posted a bit more jewelry in my Etsy store at I went to a thrift store downtown on my work break and found some great deals on pretty peach, teal and white crochet cotton, as well as little bits of green, gold and lilac cord/wool that looks like it might have silk, or chenille in it. It is really soft and shimmery, I can't wait to use it to make something, I'm still trying to decide what though. Last night I made a crocheted choker with blue ribbon running through it, it turned out pretty good I think. Now I'm just trying to figure out what I want to add to it, those little flowers in the top right of the picture match the ribbon nicely but I think I want something a bit bigger. Maybe a little crocheted flower with a blue ribbon flower in its center, or I might make a beaded flower or dangle a pretty pendant from it. We'll just have to wait and see I guess. My oldest boy just got home from visiting my brother and his girlfriend and brought me a bunch of lovely little tomatoes from them. I ate all the little yellow ones right away they were the sweetest (healthy candy), before I even thought of blogging, darn it. So a picture of the rest will just have to do. We'll have to look for some of those to grow next spring...mmmm. I'd recommend them to everyone; too bad I don't know what they are called but they are yellow, round and about 1-2 inches in diameter. I wish I could figure out how to put the pictures between the text instead of at the top of the page, but one thing at a time right? It'll come.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Another open door...

This way of sharing new things, and ideas is so pleasing to discover, I've just been tickled pink thinking about how to begin. All the inspiring and inspired people online and blogging has inspired me to try too. Although writing hasn't played a big part in my life, I figure if I just push forward I'll get over any stumbling blocks I might run into. So lets give it a shot right?

Hmmm, lets start with an introduction and hopefully if anyone reads this they'll feel welcome to introduce themselves too. My name is Trianna, I am a mom to two teenage boys and a partner to a great man who is a cook. Lucky for me he often decides to cook and it's always impressive. I am a front-line worker for a non-profit society who strives towards ending homelessness. It is interesting work and I feel lucky to be doing it (most of the time... we all have our off days right?). I am in my 30's, have hazel eyes and reddish brown shoulder length hair, I'm short and not thin, people tell me I have a smile that lights up a room. I live in Victoria, Canada and I love this city, its on the southern tip of Vancouver island. The beaches and forests around here are astounding in their beauty. We like to explore them when we get the chance, although we are usually pretty busy just trying to make ends meet, as Victoria is also one of the most expensive cities in Canada to live in. When time allows I find wire work, bead work and photography cathartic, and this is a lovely area to take pics of. I spend most of my free time with my sons who are 15 and 16; we bead, cook, can, clean, watch movies, sing karaoke, play D'n'D, explore, argue, laugh, and philosophize together. Sometimes I miss having girlfriends around though as there is a lot of testosterone flying around here. I'm not sure how often most people put up fresh news on their blogs, I'm also not sure how often I'm going to try for yet... we'll just have to see how it goes for now. I tried to put up a picture of a bracelet I made but now I can't figure out how to move it. Oh well, maybe next time I'll figure that one out. So far trying to take pictures of the jewelry is a chore I'm not enjoying as they never turn out as nice as they do in person. If anyone has any pointers on how to get a nicer finished pic or how to enjoy the process more please let me know. There is bunches of great info available online about wire work and bead work that is shared freely and that has been very welcoming for me. Thank you to all you fabulous big-hearted people who share so much with strangers online and make their lives richer by doing so.