Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Stuff and Motivation!

I thought I would share all my newest creations with you:) Yes, the sewing basket really helps! I can actually sit down on the floor with the kiddos while they play and cut and paste my leathery goodness at the same time! I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner!

The wonderful thing about creating is that now I am motivated to keep going. I have been going through the stack of leather pieces that I had cut out waaaaayyyyyyy before Ed was born and have been getting those prepped to glue up and sew together. Now if I could just keep my sewing table all nice and tidy so I can work
without feeling squished, then life will be okey dokey!

I also got another custom order from one of my most fabulous customers. It will be very colorful and a lot of fun to put together so as soon as I can pry myself away from this computer, I will be swimmin' in hot pink suede! Have a great day all!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I Can't Wait !

My lovely sister (and newest resident of Humboldt County) and I took our kidlets on down to the Arcata plaza for the Crafty Maverick's Summer Craft Extravaganza. We saw all sorts of lovely things, I was very sad that I didn't have any cash to spend. I sure hope they keep it going, it's really wonderful to see some new and different artisans and crafters out there. I also hope next time around I will be able to purchase some handmade goodness, I'm crossin' my fingers now! It made me instantly miss doing fairs. I so badly want to get back in the game again. It inspired me to come home and work which is really good I have three complete wallets and four more on the way. I look forward to all the chaos and fun that goes into preparing and selling my wallets and such. I'm not gonna put down any lists of what I plan to do since every time I do that I jinx myself. I'm just gonna say that I'm looking forward to a time in the near future when I can get my butt back out there and sell my wares!

In other news, my early birthday presents are beginning to arrive. I purchased a mini trampoline for myself so I can work out while the kidlets are napping. I wanted a full size one but there really is no place to put it in this tiny little hole in the wall. I also went ahead and purchased a new pair of boots for my big bad self and some funky socks to go with them. So my gifts are about a month early but that's o.k. because my real birthday gift will be to get back in shape so I can keep up with the kidlets and maybe tone up a little here and there. Not gonna jinx myself here either. Here's to hopin'!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday is Here!

Friday makes me happy. Not that it is a significant day to me anymore. I used to cherish every Friday when I was working out of the home. I would happily dance to work with a huge cup of coffee in my hand and dance through the day because I knew I would be free for a couple of days. Now it's just another day but it always has a special feeling about it. I wake up with a little bit more energy and get a little bit more done than any other day of the week. It's weird, but I love it! This is a special Friday because I get to see a few people that I dearly love and I'm soooo happy about that. It will be good to have a weekend full of visiting, a local craft fair, and some family time. Maybe I'll get a little bit of sewing done this weekend! One can hope:) I hope you all have a splendid Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Get Me Out of This Damn Chair!

Seriously, my butt is falling asleep and I need more coffee. See, I've been up since 2am with Ed. She's got a cold and couldn't quite calm herself enough to stay asleep. This partnered with a grouchy significant other offering parenting advice when it's so not appreciated, just pretty much completed my day. Yes, I am grouchy, yes, I am tired, but I need to get out of this chair and work. Especially when Ms. Ed (who takes the most wonderful naps by the way) is snoozing away with her little bottom up in the air, and Ciaran is filling up his yellow monster truck with leather scraps and driving it around the universe. So I must pry myself from the grasp of this comfy chair, refuel with lots of caffeine and go for it. I'm crossing my fingers that I'm successful.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sewing Boxes, Envelope Wallets, and Fun, Fun, FUN!

So Edolie started crawling over the weekend which is absolutely fabulous for her and for me (and Ciaran too, but he won't say it out loud) Now with the little miss crawling around, she has so much more to do with herself and gets in to EVERYTHING! Which luckily, I am very used too. So now I have a bit more free time to work and Ciaran has a bit more lap time than he has for a while. Poor little guy has been so patient with everything. I owe him many monster trucks for being such a great big brother.

So anyways, now that I have the time and a bit more energy, I am starting to work on stocking my shops once again. I listed a couple of new envelope wallets over the weekend and I am finishing up another one and making one heck of a far out wristlet! After spending the last couple of days trying to come up with a plan to work while being available to the little ones, I decided to spend a couple of bucks on a sewing box with a lid so I can move around with my stuff and not have to worry about little curious fingers getting into things they shouldn't. Ciaran calls it the treasure box and tries to open it every chance he gets. It should be an adventure, hopefully a good one:)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Little Things Can Get You Down.

Yes, yes, they can, but I try to not let them. I guess they really aren't little things after all, they are big things that come to my attention through little things, like phone calls, emails, hints here and there. Nothing personal, just some issues with those close to me. I feel rotten about the circumstances but all I can do is be a support. I would jump in and fix it all if I could but I know I can't. I can just be there and do what I can to help them through it. I wish I would have been able to come to this conclusion earlier in life, perhaps I wouldn't have all the super icky useless person feelings I sometimes get because I feel that I haven't done enough to help. Yuck! I am all wrapped up in those guilty bad person feelings again! Just gonna send some good luck wishes and blessings their way.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Left Me All Alone.

So I worked on things. I worked on some wallets and FINALLY listed one. I decided to try out some white with purple and black and OH YUMMY!->

Then I dyed some shirts a lovely deep lilac color. After that I juggled some heavy duty diaper washing and a seek and destroy mold mission. I can smell it! Just gotta find it and kill it! I have a strong suspicion that the moldiness is what is killing mine and the kiddos noses and eyes. This means a whole lot of wall furniture, and toy washing. Not to mention clothes, shoes, and anything else that exists in the back of the house.

Now, while I wait for my next creation to finish drying, and my homemade lasagna to heat up, I am having a homemade tea latte and watching something kind of paranormal on the television. Feels like heaven! I love my family but I sure do treasure my alone time, it makes me feel all happy and fluttery inside. The relaxing part doesn't hurt either:)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just Swimmin' Along

in snot! Sorry but I am, and it's really becoming a bother. Darn allergies! If I look up, I sneeze. If I look down, I drip. It's so charming and fun! Oh well, I am taking my hiding inside time to do a little bit of designing and sewing so maybe good things will come out of being so runny. I am soooo excited to use my new paints! Maybe I'll make something super colorful today to cheer myself up:)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Happy Independence Day everyone. Even though my head is full of snot, I can't breath, and I look like I have been run over I am still taking the kidlets downtown for Ed's first Fourth of July Jubilee and Ciaran's third. We will probably take a stroll around the plaza to check out some crafty-ness, have a cookie and a coffee with Clover the kitty (he resides at our favorite coffee house) and then head home for dinner, and our own little fireworks display. I hope everyone has a lovely and safe day and evening!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Dearest intoxicated fool trying to make your way through my front door at four in the morning,

Next time I won't just kick the door to keep you from coming in, I will kick you directly in the head. Then, I will kick you in other parts of your body which will lessen your chances of procreating. Finally, I will just randomly kick you everywhere until you wish you were never put upon this earth to be a drunk idiot in the first place. Also, whats with the knocking on the window and insisting that I let you in? What was that supposed to do? Was it supposed to scare me into opening the door and offering to make you a grilled cheese? You high? Oh yeah, I guess that was the problem in the first place. Next time you decide to "tie one on" with your little crowd of stupid people, maybe you should do it at your own home, so you don't lose your way. Dumbass.

(my adventure from this morning, the first night Ed decided to sleep through the night, and this is what I get to celebrate, yay me!)