Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Little Things That Make Me Happy

Just thought I might make a list of the little things today. Usually it's the little things that tick me off so I wanted to focus on the little things that make me happy:

1. Foggy Autumn days

2. New Grocery stores with nice people

3. Yam fries with spicy molasses and chipotle sauce ( I know! I actually LIKE one of my most hated food items now! What the heck!)

4. Watching Ciaran play at the park

5. cutting and gluing leather, it's sooo relaxing and I'm soooo glad to be doing it more regularly now!

6. Watching the field outside my house at 4 am and all the critters that live there.

7. My broken TV. I know it sounds weird but the weird rainbow-y aura it has now makes everything look so colorful and exciting.

8. Hanging up Halloween decorations early and watching Ciaran and Edolie ponder them.

9. Watching the kiddos terrorize their dad when he's getting ready for work in the morning. Those two are sure to be trouble when they are older!

10. Long walks downtown, they help to set the mind free.

there are a lot more things I could write down, but I won't bore you. Have a good day all!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I've Been Thinking......

This is one of my trouble making children. She likes noise, she's loud and she enjoys being loud. I have to love her for that because she comes from two really quiet people. She is also 11 months old! I never really think of her or her brother being so loud that they are annoying other people but according to some old dude at our local coffee shop.... they are quite annoying. So he says. I happen to think that when my daughter is squealing and laughing, it's pretty cute and a lot less annoying than screaming and crying. Apparently, I'm wrong. I am trying to understand his point of view, I used to be somewhat of his opinion, but usually because I spent most of my time immersed every aspect of care for a group of thirty something children. After twelve hours of child care mayhem, ears and nerves are pretty shot.

Being with Ciaran and Ed all the time, I know I am accustomed to the squeals, screams, and tantrums that a baby and a toddler throw around on a daily basis. I guess I just already know how kids can be and all the screaming and crying in the world is just part of what they are growing into. It's a hard process growing up, especially before you have words to express your needs. Don't get me wrong, I am not one for sitting through a tantrum without doing my part to try to put a stop to it. I have (and still do!) spent a fair amount of time discerning between "I'm really upset and don't know how to express it otherwise" and the "Seriously, just let me get my way because that is what I'm used to, and I'm not gonna stop till you give in" tantrums. I was pretty skilled at getting through to the good stuff, and helping whichever child it was, come to a conclusion whatever that conclusion may have been. I just wish more people like the sad old dude we met the other day would try and reach back a little, back to when they were small and trying to feel the world out. Remember being misunderstood, remember feeling like a bad kid for something you did that wasn't necessarily bad. Remember frustration, sadness, joy, anger, and the like, before we all went and got sticks stuck up our nether regions about this, that and the other, and lost the ability to just let go and get it out. A little understanding would be nice and imagine what it would do for the kids and parents that need it.

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Preview of Things to Come

Wallets and coin pouches OH MY! This is what I've been doing with my week. I am once again enjoying my sparkly paints and all sorts of fantabulous colors. I have been trying to get some extra stuff done here and there so I won't feel so overwhelmed this holiday season. I am sad that I don't have any specific goals for this year other than just keeping on, but with so much going on this year I think it's best just to lay low and get back to creating. I think I'm doing pretty well so far, what do you think?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Another Day of Nothing New

For sure! I have been doing a LOT of gluing and cutting though. I am cutting out bookmarks and wristlets and gluing up some coin pouches and billfolds. I just wish I could have a couple of days just to do nothing but sew. Then Maybe I would catch up and even get ahead!

In other news, the thing that lives in our walls and under our bathtub has made it's presence known once again. I heard it moving around and making it's weird noises in our bedroom wall the other night. I can't wait for the rains to hit, then we'll not only hear it but smell it too! I'm convinced it is some alien creature using our walls as refuge from the damp and cold. Odds are it is a opossum or a cat. It seems much too big for a rat me thinks, although, I could be wrong there. I figure, from my previous experience with a rat infested home, that the little booger would be doing a lot more chewing and squeaking, that's a whole other experience in itself.

Well, I must get back to the secret lab and be a busy and creative little bee. I wish you all a lovely week!

Friday, September 17, 2010

A New One To Share

This poor wristlet has been sitting on my table waiting to be sewn together forever, so finally, I took the time out from organizing yesterday to finish it up and list it in my Etsy shop. So here she is done at last! Thanks for looking and have a great weekend my dears!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Just Hangin'

I don't have a lot to report these days. I am trying to get some sewing done for the holidays and that seems to be my obsession at the moment. I think I'm doing o.k. for little projects right now, I just need to cut out some more large size wallets and wristlets so I can get my shops stocked up and ready to go. As I reported last time, Ms. Edolie and her little fuzzy buddies have taken to ransacking my work space any time they get a chance to, so I am having a hard time finding my patterns so I can get busy cutting. So, once I collect all the little bits and pieces of patterns, then it is off to find a file box or something with a lid that closes to put them all in. We'll see if it keeps the little stinker and her accomplices out of my business! ( I highly doubt it) Babies are cute but they sure do like to cause trouble!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's Time To Clean Again!

The messy pixies are at it again, misplacing and unorganizing my crafty world, thanks to their ring leaders Ms. Edolie, Syd, and Yui! Ed has taken it upon herself to re-organize my pattern box by dumping out all the pattern pieces on the floor, and Syd and Yui seem to think that anything on top to my sewing table looks better if it's on the floor underneath my sewing table. I can't believe how much I have to clean and organize my space! It's insane but well worth the trouble when I sit down and don't have to stress about where everything is. So I will be spending my time the next few days doing some heavy duty organizing and cleaning, just so I can turn around and do it all over again next week. Thanks to the baby stinker and her two fuzzy accomplices!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Newest of The New

Two new wallets to share with you all! I finally got some time alone to glue and sew, and look what happened! Just thought I would share. I am off to work on some custom order awesomeness and hopefully a coin pouch or two:)