Category: Trivia, Facts and Stuff
karma for kiva
karma for kiva

One day as we were motoring along in our dinghy in a busy harbour we heard that dreaded sputtering sound. The little engine coughed, coughed again and then died. Argh. As we drifted along into the mangroves another dinghy came…

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yay! fabulous weekend!
yay! fabulous weekend!

Really? 3 sunny days in a row? It appears that my fairy godmother is off her lunch break and back to making sure everything goes well. An excellent weekend in Cobourg, but seriously what else would you expect when this…

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delicious "research"
delicious "research"

When it comes to bead making and jewelry design, major source of inspiration for me is food. I love food. I love grocery shopping, I love cooking, I love eating. It’s all good. Wandering a veggie store is pure eye…

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so sailorgirl
so sailorgirl

On the right hand side, my current postcard. On the left hand side a box of Scotties tissues. Huh. I think they must have designed this just for me. Love it. Only trouble is that in the studio they blend…

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trades!!!
trades!!!

Oh boy! new stuff! One of the most fun parts of any show are the trades we make. As a vendor I stroll down the aisle, waving my wrists to show off my bracelets. It’s like fishing, you put out…

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i’m famous!!!
i’m famous!!!

OK, so maybe famous is a bit strong. Sailorgirl Jewelry was spotted international! One thing I love about sailing and cruising are the people you meet. Friendships are formed quickly and deeply. 6 years have passed since I hung out…

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new toy
new toy

i LOVE my new iphone. yes i should be making beads, or coding my website or polishing silver, not to mention the tax returns (uh ick). however i just downloaded hipstamatic and instagram and they are too fun!!!!! argh! any…

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eye candy
eye candy

The world is blue blue blue with some green added in. Until it’s not blue and becomes a series of violent grey streaks. The world can go from the picture above to the picture below in about 15 minutes. Clouds…

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macaws, pirates, and bill
macaws, pirates, and bill

I have a thing for parrots. they come in pretty colours and I like pretty colours. I spent my childhood in Australia where flocks of bright coloured birds were a common sight. Budgies weren’t something you kept in a cage,…

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places to ponder
places to ponder

Staring into space and pondering the universe is a big part of both my winter sailing and jewelry design work. There’s a lot to see when you stop and look around. On the west shore of Bimini I found a…

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inspiration… and lunch
inspiration… and lunch

It was a gorgeous day, brilliant blue sky, sunshine and perfect temperatures. On a Saturday!!! Definitely a day for a trip to St Lawrence farmers market. I do like cooking and eating and I absolutely love grocery shopping. So much…

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house plans
house plans

I want to do this to the roof of my house. This is one of the restaurants at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in Nassau. And then I’m going to turn the front of my house into something like…

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contest for may/june
contest for may/june

You’re a star! Yes, you.This month I am giving away one of my sterling silver starfish pendants. A starfish for a star like you. To enter the giveaway: email me at catherine@sailorgirl.com and tell me who is your favourite movie…

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we have a winner!
we have a winner!

People, you rock!!! I asked you to tell me what you were celebrating for last months contest. Well. You have conquered cancer, quit miserable jobs, successfully docked your boat in front of a crowd, watched the sunset, dug in your…

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look where i was
look where i was

Ah, life in the blue bubble. No where in the world are there as many different shades of blue than the waters of the Bahamas. It is glorious. It also explains why my booth is blue, my jewelry is blue,…

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May Contest – Monet earrings!
May Contest – Monet earrings!

Life is short and we should celebrate every single day. That’s one of the reasons I like having my monthly giveaway, I like the idea of someone celebrating a free piece of jewelry, it brightens someones day. When there’s a…

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April Winner!
April Winner!

Donna Kay, it’s your lucky day! (hey, how fitting to create a rhyme, did you know that April is National Poetry month?) Donna has won my April draw for the Snow Queen ring necklace. Thank you to everyone for answering…

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pretty pretty
pretty pretty

it’s all so pretty!!!!! flowers are just the best thing on the planet, they make me happy. one day i shall live somewhere really warm where i can have massive bushes of bright flowers all year round. and i will…

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swinging at anchor
swinging at anchor

was it the best thing to leave the dock at 2 pm knowing we had a 6 hour sail ahead of us? well, know. you’re not supposed to arrive at your anchorage after dark, navigating channels in the dark isn’t…

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floating again
floating again

we’ve scrubbed the bilge (this is the after shot. diesel, oil, all i can say is ICK!) we’ve painted the bottom. (after scuffing off the old paint and looking like 2 smurfs) and now the big day!!!! WE FLOAT!!!!! tomorrow…

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on the hunt
on the hunt

I’m on the prowl this trip, I’m looking for interesting, cool, unusual stuff to cast into silver trinkets. West coast Florida is a known shelling destination, the beaches are covered in fabulous shells and broken bits. There’s a large coral…

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march contest – you could win!!!
march contest – you could win!!!

By now I’m sure that almost everyone is completely sick of winter. So I’m going to give you one nice thing about winter, my Snow Queen Ring necklace. I need your help people. This month I have a poll for…

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we have a winner – february 2011!
we have a winner – february 2011!

Elegant, that’s the word several of you used to describe your favourite flower – the tulip (natures prozac according to Stephanie). Second choice is the gerbera, thanks to your emails I now know that the gerbera is from South Africa;…

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aaahhhhh…..
aaahhhhh…..

Now that feels GOOD!!! We’ve only just landed and there’s a ton of boat work to be done but I just had to zip to the beach and stick my toes in the water.

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cool street art
cool street art

this is the most fun street mural I’ve seen in a long time. Love it!!! Dogs, poker, chickens on bikes!!! Makes me want to pick up a paint brush. Augusta St in Kensington market, Toronto.

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more crafty projects
more crafty projects

Recently I was asked “don’t you miss making beads and jewelry when you’re on vacation?” Yes, yes I do. However I’m pretty good about finding other stuff to do and to be honest, a small break is good for the…

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all lined up
all lined up

I love home jewelry parties! what could be better than a friday night with 20 girlfriends, excellent food, a whole lot of wine and pretty coloured baubles to play with? I love this view of Meg’s hallway after the jewelry…

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time to be Sailorgirl
time to be Sailorgirl

I went for a walk yesterday and saw this: and i dreamt of this We should finish our half done bathroom reno. I should build more jewelry inventory. I should build up my online store, finish my book, write those…

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February giveaway
February giveaway

Today is a beautiful sunny day and everyday the sun stays longer and longer. I know it’s premature but I can feel spring in the air. Or maybe that’s just because I’ve been making more of my new Posy Necklaces….

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we have a winner!
we have a winner!

Life is mighty good here at Sailorgirl headquarters so I’ve decided to share the love. Every month I host a giveaway. I ask you a question, you email me an answer and ta-da! you’re entered. The winner is chosen at…

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