Friday, March 28, 2008
I've actually managed to get a bit more work done in between showings. Two little Fritters are now clothed. Two down, five to go...I need one of those "works in progress" gauges that I've seen on other blogs. I can't seem to find where to download one though.
I have also joined the Made In Vemont Etsy Street Team. Our blog is up and running, though I have not posted yet, or participated in any other team related doings for that matter. It really is all I can do to deal with myself, and manage to post on my own blog every now and again. Maybe some day I'll have the time and energy to join in some of the team related activities. It would be nice to network with some other local crafters. Maybe have a crafting night/social thing with some of them like I've seen on Meet Me at Mike's.
Who am I kidding? I don't do "social things", that would imply that I have a social life, and that would be a lie!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Fortunately, it has gone away and I managed to get a bit further on the most recent batch of Fritters. The are looking cute, but naked. Unfortunately, the clothing takes the longest, but I'm looking forward to seeing them all take shape. I think they all look so cute with their professional tags!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I'm moving along on my Fritters. The body materials have been sewn (sewed?) together and the faces are on. I tried some new face shapes, and some old ones too. Moving along...
We went to a little cutie's 1st Birthday party today. It was nice to socialize a little. Unfortunately we had to leave before present time so I didn't get to see how my gift was received...boohoo. Walter did receive a call from the dad saying that they were all thrilled with it! I guess all of my work was appreciated...that makes me feel good. It's so hard to know how people are going to respond to home made gifts...I've had mixed responses. I think every crafter has had mixed reviews when giving homemade gifts. Everyone in my life better get used to it because I would really like to take the Buy Handmade Pledge next holiday season.
Other than that, I'm dealing with trying to rent out the house...let's just say, AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! It is so much more of a pain in the butt than I had anticipated...at least it should all be over soon! And, Walter's car broke down on the highway on Friday. It literally turned off while he was driving, and he had to be towed to the dealership, who can't look at it until Monday. So, again, let's just say, AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!
Oh well, I'm just going to stick with the idea that IT'S ALL GOING TO BE OKAY...right?
Thursday, March 20, 2008
And finally, a shot from Estella's new room. I love the orange and white contrast...so bright and cheery!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
A quick post today, the hubby needs the computer to look up a million school related things...
I had to grab a quick photo before all the daylight disappeared...some ears, arms and faces in the works. The sewing has taken a back burner the last few days so this is the furthest I've gotten...
I'll post again soon and will hopefully have more progress to share...aren't I doing a good job at being a better post-er? (self patting-on-the-back over here...)
Sunday, March 16, 2008
The organizer itself was one of those finds at the flea market that I was so psyched about. Of course it came filled with dusty screws and nails...obviously I cleaned it, and painted it pink!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
So, she's a year old. I can't believe that a year ago she was the little baby pictured above. Where did all that hair go? It has been a wild year, crazier than I ever thought it was going to be. Lots of fun and at the same time lots of difficult moments. It really does change your life! Okay...enough mushy, mama babble...
I'm planning a shop update for tomorrow night. These two sisters will be part of it, as well as a couple of other Fritters.
I may take a little bit of time off of making items for the shop to try a couple of ideas that I have swirling around the ol' brain. Then again, I may not...we'll see.
Keep checking for some glimpses of those ideas. (And for future shop updates) I'll try to post some of them as they take shape!