Hi All,

I thought I would share a little bit of what I did this weekend! I had a fun weekend with my sister and friends in Toronto.

First thing on Friday was the Creativ Festival! Where my sister and I met up with my friend Claire. We all had fun looking at mostly the beading and the scrap booking sections. But there were some other interesting things there like this crochet contest they had going on with an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme- my sister modeled this one for me- they were all amazing.

I have to say that I was a little disappointed with the bead selection this time. My sister and I went to the   Creativ Festival last fall that is hosted at the MTCC in downtown Toronto and it was a little bigger and more bead focused, but alas, I was able to save a little more of my pocket money! 🙂

The next day our friend Kaitlyn came over and we went to the open house at my sisters school to see her and her classmates art work.

(this is my sister beside one of her interpretive self portraits- it is the very bright and colourful one on the bottom row)

As you can expect from an art school show, there’s a lot of good art, a lot of talent and a whole lot of downright weird.

(me and Kaitlyn admiring some portraits)

(some arts students working on a mural)

(some weird stuff)

We rounded that night off with a trip into downtown Toronto to see an indie band play at a bar. It was a cool little place called the Horseshoe Tavern, and it was nice because they had these little benches were you could sit and order pitcher of beer! The headliner was ‘Pains of Being Pure at Heart’ with the starting bands ‘Fear of Men’ and ‘The Able Body’.

My sister, thoroughly enjoying herself (in the silk top I made)

And here is a little sneak peak of my latest jewelry make inspired by the beads I got this weekend- I’m going to put up a tutorial for this soon!

(sorry for the crappy photobooth pic, this was a bit of an afterthought)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!!

xo erin