Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Heading Downtown on the Stinky Bus.

Sounds disgusting, I know. But it is all true. Our bus stinks. It is not the bus itself, but always someone getting on to the bus that makes it stinky. I hate that I am so sensitive to it. Each person's smell is their own, I guess, but when that smell over takes an entire bus and makes all the eyes on board water, noses twitch, stomachs turn, then it's more than just a personal issue. I always think back to a movie I watched many moons ago about a young man/woman who killed his/her enemies by gently spritzing them with cologne. I wish I could do the same thing without anyone noticing, or setting my own allergies off. Not anything too overbearing, but something that would just take the stink away. Today, I have a very stuffy nose and I have to do some mailing, so I have to take the bus. The days that we take the bus downtown and my nose is stuffy are the days I am thankful for.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

collars, belts, and all that fun stuff

So, in the midst of making purse straps, I started working on a new collar(very dark, and goth like) and a new belt(more like "It came from Outer Space) and now I've done it again! I have way too many ideas for one person to realistically get done. Oh well, at least they are started projects and not just swimming around in my head, where they will soon be pushed aside by other thoughts and ideas. I think it will be a productive day today! At least I'm hoping so.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Big Order Finish Up!

I am sitting and resting as the glue on the last couple of purse straps dry before I quickly sew them up and get ready for my next adventure. I am so happy with the outcome of everything. Especially the little skull appliques, which turned out really well with all the delicate stitching I had to do to add extra detail. It was such a nice relief to really dive into designing and working on some new pieces and the challenge of making things that resemble real life objects, and not just things that happen only in my mind was pretty cool too. So now I get to finish up the last few bits and spend the day out tomorrow replenishing my supply of leather needles and interfacing. Then home again to clean out my shop and get ready for a new batch of fun! ( I am sending some of my items out to for consignment, not closing my shop, I swear!)

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Little Things Are Important These Days

Things like getting out of bed in the morning. Getting out of the house at all during the day. Little giggles turning into laughter. Cracking a joke. Accomplishing any little task that comes about. These are all the things that we are celebrating these days. It is amazing what depression and anxiety can do to a person, so now we patiently stand by and cheer on until these things become everyday occurrences again. I have never seen myself as a cheerleader, but these days, I am playing the part quite well............I hope!

Friday, June 19, 2009


I am indeed neglecting my blog duties, in fact, ALL of my duties have been neglected for a while and I apologize. I am getting back to business, I swear I am, it's just a strange time in a strange land for us here and we are just kind of floating along. It's been one thing after another this year but I am now getting back all my energy and motivation to keep going......... wish us luck, we need it right now:)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Itchy, Splotchy Fun!

Here I go back to work covered with hives and my head on fire. Itchy eyes, nose, ears, and throat combined with one heck of a splotchy body and ZZZZZZOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!!!! Full speed ahead. I think working through this allergy bummerness is the only way to cope. Plus I am excited about working on a fun color combination in bright pink, lime green, purple, and turquoise. I think it will be yummy! We will see how long I last before I get to uncomfortable to do anything other than lay on the couch and feel sorry for myself:)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

21 Week Belly Shot

Since I can't get Mark to take a pic of me, I took one of myself, reclining in the papa chair, covered with lint and glue from my various fruit projects and such. This is at twenty-one weeks, and now, I actually have a belly that looks like a baby belly, not a belly that looks like I have been eating and drinking way too many frosty beverages.

I am off once again to finish up my fruit pouches( my sewing machine hates me by the way) and then it's on to some little handbags. After that, who knows! Hopefully I will get to start putting together all the stuff I have cut out and ready to sew soon. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Strawberries and Watermelons

My newest project is lots of teeny tiny coin pouches in the shapes and colors of little strawberries and watermelon slices. I have been having a great time with my designing and putting together of theses little purses but it is making me crave fruit like crazy! I had dreams upon dreams about stuffing my face with strawberries and watermelons! I really want a strawberry/watermelon smoothie!

Friday, June 5, 2009

80% Chance of Girl.

We had our ultrasound on Wednesday. All looks well, and it looks like the little squirmy being in my belly is quite possibly a girl. In fact, it is now an 80% chance that this one is a girl. She had her little feet all tucked up in her lady bits so we didn't get the clearest of views but the technician showed me what she said looked very much like little girl parts. By the look of things, I have to agree. So now, I will finish growing this little being, and we shall see sometime in October.

Other than that, I am finally back to work, Mark is finally back to feeling a bit better and is back to work as well. We now have a whole lot of catching up to do, but I look forward to the challenge.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Possibly Back on Track?

Not sure if I am or not, but the last couple of days have definitely been better than the last month. I have seen the inside of more Doctor's offices and hospitals than I ever care to again. I thought I would be the reason for all the extra Dr. visits these days. Silly me! Not that it hasn't been good to get in to see all these Doctors and try to figure everything out. It just gets so hard. Each time brings a new problem or a possible answer. It seems that finally, we are closer to getting a diagnosis and I am so glad for that. All I can say is be as thankful as you can be if you are of good mental, physical, and emotional health because you have the world! It's when you don't have your health you realize how pointless it is to worry about anything else.

So I am off to take up work once more with a custom order and a gathering of goodies for a consignment order. It makes me feel good to work. I missed it. Every waking moment the last few weeks has been dedicated to the comfort of Mark and Ciaran and every other moment has been dedicated to resting and growing this baby as healthy and strong as possible. Now that I am half way through to seeing our new little guy or girl into this crazy world, I have to bust some ass! See you soon!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Half Way There.

Twenty weeks as of yesterday. Yippee! Feeling better finally. Hurray! "Beer belly" finally looks like a bump. Awesome! We will be finding out if the little one is a boy or girl on Wednesday. Hopefully, once Mark is feeling a bit better, I can actually be on the computer for more than five seconds at a time. I miss being able to write my nonsense and all the other things I used to do. Wish us luck!