We are in the midst of a warmer than usual winter! Why not go out there and enjoy it! Skating is a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the great outdoors and have some fun!
The Natrel Ice Rink at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto is a great place to skate for free! You can skate the day away to music (satellite radio all week) and live DJ sets (on the weekend).
Skating at the Outdoor Skating Rink at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
To make my skates look a little stylish and fun, I created pom poms out of black yarn and tied them onto the last loop of lace. A little throw back. For directions on how to make a pom pom, check this video out: make a pom pom
My ice skates with pom poms
For a list of all outdoor skating rinks in Toronto, visit: http://bit.ly/7jhRHS
For tips on posture and ice skating technique, visit: Body Break
Make sure you tie your skates tight for extra support!
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This is my old friend Miguel, I call him my “home slice”
Me and my homeslice Miguel
Miguel and his gorge. wifey Sara
Miguel, together with his gorgeous wife Sara announced they were expecting a baby …
A few months later I took some holiday time in Cuba. I brought with my one ball of tangerine-coloured yarn and a crochet needle. And got to work on a baby blanket.
Crocheting in Cuba
I completed the blanket and received many compliments from
beach goers to passengers on the plane. What I loved most about this blanket was that I brought it back and it smelled like the ocean and the sun and beach.
A few months later i’m happy to report my blanket found a home, nestled around Miguel and Sara’s newborn.
Baby L in my tangerine blanket
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So I found these mini snowflakes my mom had crocheted years ago and added them to a new pattern I found to make these one-of-a-kind felt Christmas ornaments. I used different coloured felt, glue, ribbon and embroidery thread to create each one.
Green bird felt Christmas ornament
This is the back of the green bird felt ornament
Yellow bird felt Christmas ornament
This is the back of the yellow felt Christmas ornament
Red bird felt Christmas ornament
This is the back of the red bird Christmas ornament
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