Sunday, July 20, 2014

Boob Camp - Arrival

I have just spent the most inspiring week in Hamilton, Ontario, learning how to make bras - oh my goodness.  It was fabulous!  I found the course advertised online by Bra Makers Supply and it is run by Beverly Johnson.  I chose to take a five day course as I was traveling from Calgary - Hamilton is a four hour flight away, so I needed to make it worth it!

I arrived in Ontario at midday on the Sunday (the course started the next day) and took a quick trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake:





This lovely town (maybe, village) is only a short drive from the actual Falls, and is stunning.  It reminded me of the English countryside - a mixture of the Lake District, Devon and a smattering of Kent and Berkshire!

Then on to the main event, Niagara Falls. 






My photos really do not do it justice at all.  The roar, speed and force of the water is really quite breathtaking.  I didn't go behind the falls, or take a trip on the boat - it actually sails around the base of the fall, but nonetheless, I was glad that I took time out to visit.  I went to the falls a few years ago but that was in March and the view is quite different - and it is much quieter.  There are not so many tourists when there is snow on the ground!

Well, my next stop will be in my class.  Here is where I spent the rest of the week:


I look forward to sharing more with you tomorrow!

8 comments :

  1. How exciting! This is my dream - to attend a sewing workshop for a week: I don't even mind what I make - just time away.

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    1. It was absolutely fantastic - I cannot express what a great week I had. If you get the opportunity - jump all over it!!

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  2. You'll have an awesome time. I read each post from Beverly with awe and extreme jealousy. I want to go so bad for the week! Enjoy.

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    1. Beverly is hugely talented and very generous with her time and knowledge. It was a privilege being taught by her and Denise - even when I totally messed up the sewing of some cups and had to rip, rip, rip (OK, I carefully unpicked!!!) and re-sew. Just as well really as I wold not have ended up with anything wearable!

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  3. Oh...how beautiful.. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos..This is a perfect vacation. Can't wait to hear about your week long class.Know your having fun.

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    1. It was amazing - I am already working out when I can take some more time off work an attend another class. Such a shame that I don't live closer!

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  4. Your trip looks amazing. I have wanted to visit Niagara Falls since I was a child! Looking forward to your next instalment!

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  5. Sounds like a fab course. I look forward to hearing more. I just love Niagara on the Lake. I visited there several times when I lived in Montreal, it's so pretty. I love the Falls too - amazing. Lucky you!

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