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..and the summer continues

July 24, 2012

today we went to the busker festival at the Inner Harbour in Victoria


Victoria is a tourist town, what’s more Canadian than a moose in a Mountie’s uniform?


or two men from the crowd laying down in a parking lot and having a flaming, remote control car leap over them 


 an Australian on a pogo stick with a fork in his helmet breaking  the balloon


and last but not least, another Australian – it’s winter down under – on a unicycle with a glass of water on his head juggling baseball bats

 that was enough even for Carrie, we came home and designed an outfit for Betsy, the department store dummie (sorry Betsy!)


the tubular cotton knit from Japan, kumihimo for a belt and a triple weave, silk scarf we dyed at the Japanese Textile Workshop with madder and gardenia pods and top dyed with indigo




11 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandi permalink
    July 24, 2012 6:33 pm

    You truly are the ‘best grandma EVER’. Carrie is one very lucky and very loved little girl.y


  2. July 24, 2012 11:56 pm

    Betsy looks amazing, I wish I was thin enough to wear my cut of the knit like that! Your day out looks way too much fun 🙂


  3. July 25, 2012 1:15 am

    by any chance is the gown for sale? can it fit a 60kg lady? a dream of a scarf!!


    • July 25, 2012 7:42 am

      Neki – Lis – I’ve left Betsy in her gown, can’t remember the day when it would have fit me!!
      Velma – the middle layer is weft floating between the outer two, gorgeous.


  4. July 25, 2012 2:11 am

    triple weave silk??? is it a gorgeous as it looks?
    what a grand day you two had!


  5. July 25, 2012 9:56 am

    What a fantastic day, fun all around.


    • July 25, 2012 12:39 pm

      Renee – g-kids are so busy that I don’t see them often enough – I treasure the days we share


  6. July 31, 2012 2:03 pm

    a really elegant ensemble! i bet betsy forgave you quickly for describing her as a ‘dummy’, when you were done dressing her up.


    • July 31, 2012 4:14 pm

      Anastasia- I try to show Betsy some respect but she is so darn skinny I’m jealous. the scarf went to daughter-in-law for her birthday (today). I have one, too.


  7. Kathy permalink
    August 11, 2012 9:50 pm

    Carrie is a very lucky Granddaughter to have a Nanna like you. 🙂 Carrie says thank you for a great day!


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