Tuesday, December 28, 2010

We Had A Blast 2010!

This is how we spent the day after Christmas this year. Lots of creativity! Santa brought the kiddos some window crayons and both Edolie and Ciaran decorated our deck windows with the loveliest drawings. Ed also tasted the crayons just to make sure that they were safe to use. Her reaction was exactly what I thought it would be, she walked around the living room drooling and saying "blah, blah, blah" My girl the taste tester.

So now we are all snuggled together watching the rain and cartoons. I have visions of a big sushi dinner on New Year's Eve and a whole bunch of leathery projects to occupy my time after the big holiday let down.(It always feels a little off to me for the first few days of the new year, I love the holiday season so.) I plan to get two of my collars done this weekend and then start stocking up my shops again with leathery goodness. I can't believe the new year is just around the corner. I will miss you 2010, you were good to me, but I look forward to you 2011 for a whole new wild ride!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays to All!

I'm just sitting here waiting for some goodies from the oven to finish baking, drinking coffee, and watching a storm come in. Ciaran and Edolie are way too excited and bouncing off the walls but it's happy bouncing for the most part, so I don't mind. Although, naptime sure is looking good right now! I just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you. Big hugs from me to you!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I'm up and working early this fine morning thanks to Ed. She woke up soaked and took FOREVER to fall back asleep. I had planned on going back to sleep myself but now I can't. My brain won't let me. It is far to excited about the day........and so is the rest of me. I finished up my secret lab work for the most part, so today is all about collecting the last few bits of Christmas-y goodness to get ready for the big day.

The "Not Too Late" craft fair was AMAZING! I was so happy to be a part of the whole thing. I met a lot of really wonderful people, saw and bought some amazing work from other artists, and made a few sales myself! So many that in fact, I will be getting back to work in the lab right after Christmas to restock my shops. I actually have a few new pieces to list but I had to put off taking pictures in order to get my gifties done, and the lighting here sucks right now, it's been stormy every day for a week at least!

Nothing else is really happening at the moment. I'm just trying to take in every minute that I can and really enjoy the holidays. It's a whole new world sharing the holidays with two little ones and it makes everything that much more cheery and festive. No stress, just love and appreciation here, that's what it's supposed to be all about right?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's Not Too Late!

To do a craft's fair! Yay! I got into the "Not Too Late" craft fair! My leathery goodness and I will be vending amongst other super talented peoples at the Arcata United Methodist Church this Saturday, December 18th. I am SO happy to do be doing a fair! I didn't expect to do any at all and now I get to do one! I don't have a ton of stuff but I do have a few things ready and I am sewing madly today and tomorrow to make my way through a small stack of wallets and coin pouches for the occasion. I met my goal for this year and that's a good thing. Come by and say hi! if you are in the area. AUMC is located at 1761 11th street in Arcata.

Other exciting news is that I am seeing a lot of progress with the little eggs! One is developing veins and such, and the other is just chilling, developing it's little white spot. Little tiny tortoises are awesome. Keep your fingers crossed that the little ones will develop and hatch into healthy, happy little shelled wonders.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Clogged Toilets and Other Mini Disasters

Clogged toilets are uncomfortable, especially when their contents back up into your shower and your not completely sure that the "contents" that you see were made by your family. Thus is life today, waiting around for a plumber sans shower and shampoo. We'll just hope he comes sooner than later and can help us out with our little "clog" at least Ciaran will be excited since he can pee outside again.

We were also fortunate enough to have locked ourselves out of the house the other day, leaving all cash, diapers, etc. lying by the front door. It seems that our once not so secure door that if you wiggled the doorknob enough it would "click" and unlock itself has resumed it's protective nature and now locks and won't budge, even for me! The same with our back door, which used to just unlock as it pleased. No extra keys, one is with my parents( who never answer their phone, and the other is with my sister who can't answer her phone unless she is taking a break at work) Thank goodness we had rain gear and I had one way bus fare in my pocket! We ended up taking a nice long walk downtown, checking out the Christmas lights and such. We met Mark at work and rode the bus home with him. I still feel like a bonehead for leaving my bag behind, but we had a lovely evening because of it. Even got some homemade cheese pizza out of the deal!

All in all, it sucks but it doesn't suck because it's all nothing that can't be fixed. Just a lot to happen in just a couple of days. I hear that Mercury IS in retrograde again though. I think I'll be treading lightly about the next few weeks.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I found a surprise yesterday. Imogene laid another egg. Now the little makeshift incubator has two little eggs snugly tucked inside. The first egg is just going, going, going. Lookin' good! The second one, is not quite there yet, again, it will be few days before we can tell if it's fertile or not. I'm crossing my fingers though.

So, I was thinking I would offer some free shipping in my Etsy shop this month. I decided to just get into the groove of the holidays and just do it! So all my leathery goods ship free through the end of December! Happy Holidays everyone! Y'all ROCK!

I'll post pics of the eggs in a few days after we get the thumbs up or down about it. They sure are cute little eggs, can't believe they came out of such a little tortoise.