Sunday, May 15, 2011

Like a Kid in a Candy Store...

Hello friends!  We've just returned from our trip to Vancouver Island where we spent a few days visiting my hubby's mom and stepdad in Parksville and then his dad and grandma who live in Victoria.  We began our trip by taking the ferry over to the island which takes about an hour and a half.  The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful as you leave the ferry docks in Horshoe Bay.

This shot doesn't really do it much justice as the weather has been so gloomy here, but you can see the marina and the tourist town of Horshoe Bay in the distance.

We couldn't resist popping into a sweet little vintage candy store in Parksville where we got some English fudge and chocolate buttons.  So yummy!

I fell in love with the store front!

Look at all that candy!!  Did I tell you I have a sweet tooth??

The photo above was taken on our drive to Victoria.  We love to take the scenic route which winds around the southern most tip of the island.  If you have never been to Victoria, it's a definite 'Must See'!  The whole area is steeped in history and has a very quaint British atmosphere, complete with double-decker busses and horse drawn carriages.   We had a lovely time visiting and I feel relaxed and refreshed and ready for the new week!

Before we left for our trip, I managed to finish up the raggedys I've been working on.

From left to right:  Dandle, Dixie Doodle, Aidan and Anais.  Each was a delight to make, from their little shoes to their buttoned suspenders and tiny aprons.

These little dolls are all sold and are fortunate enough to be going to their new home as a group!  I will be working to make this pattern available as soon as possible.  The dolls themselves are easy to make and are entirely hand sewn as are the little felt shoes.  The outfits were machine sewn.

Anyone interested in a pattern giveaway once it's ready??  Will keep you all posted!