Wednesday, January 26, 2011

He's Four!

Yes, this little dude in the cool pink vinyl hat! I love this picture and I love this kid! Happy Birthday darling son! I hope four is good to you! Now, let's go have some ice cream!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Feeling Out of The Loop

I did manage to get a little bit of work done while I was down, like this fabulous new journal cover that I made for a very special person. I think I'm gonna offer them as a custom item in both of my shops. Adjustable sizes and a zipper pocket, how could I not!?! Other than that, I haven't really done anything. I feel sluggish and snotty and my head is not cooperating with me but each day is getting better! Luckily the kiddos are feeling back to normal! I hope to be soon too. I had so many plans for January, guess I will just have to bust ass getting caught up:)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Slowly Crawling Back

Back to being healthy......I think? My head still feels like someone is sitting on it, and I can't hear anything out of my left ear. Both kiddos have super nasty coughs, and runny noses to match! Honestly, they haven't seemed sick at all, still bouncing off the walls during fevers and coughing fits. I wish I had even a speck of that energy! Oh, and Ed is also teething, making her super feisty as well as cranky, mmmmm good times!

Even though we've been down and out the last few days, I have still managed to cross a few things off of my to-do list. I finally found an old bookcase to turn in to a new tortoise cage, (thanks old neighbor!) I just have to saw some pieces here and there and attach the bottom to it. I rearranged Ciaran's room and started cleaning out his closet to make room for Ed. It's gonna be soooo much fun to make a kid room for those two! I also took down Christmas I whole week early! I usually don't have the heart to take the tree down until mid January, but this year, I am just itching to get back to work and I WANT MY SPACE BACK!............. I just have to organize everything and find a box big enough to fit it all in! I feel so accomplished! In between all my organizing madness, I managed to cut out some new wallets and wristlets, and work on my sales taxes. It feels good to finally be on top of everything again. Cross your fingers for me that it just keeps going!

Other than that, we have been housebound and enjoying our froggy friends that serenade us at night. We even had one in the house this morning! Poor little guy was just seconds away from becoming Syd and Yui's breakfast! I managed to get him out on the front porch before he was eaten. Well, off to organize more paperwork for my taxes and such. Then, hopefully a nap! I know, it's all pretty boring, but sometimes boring is better.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Yes, and not terribly excited about it. Some sort of bug is keeping us indoors this week. Ciaran and I are pretty snotty and stuffy, Ed seems to be doing just fine or hiding it pretty well. Either way, I am getting pretty stir crazy. I don't feel well enough to do much of anything but not sick enough to just lie around. So, I decided to do some of my organizing done here and there like I always promise myself this time of year. So far, Christmas is ready to put away, big baby stuff has found a new home, Ciaran's room has been rearranged, and my sewing area is almost clean enough to mess up again. I decided that I would spend this afternoon baking and cutting out new wallets for a little bit of change. Ciaran and I made whoopee pies this afternoon and he and Ed got to do some taste testing. I think they may be a hit. So that is this week in a nutshell. Ciaran and I are hoping for a healthier and well rested week ahead.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Things to Share!

Two new coin pouch/wallet thingys to share! Both available in my Etsy shop. I am slowly getting my messy sewing table back to organized and ready to go after the holiday rush around. Man it will be nice when I can find all my stuff again and have a little extra room to sew!

Other than that, the week after New Year's is always a little blah around here. I am trying to counteract that with giving myself plenty of new projects to keep me busy, and a little time to relax in between. I have a new/old collar on my sewing table ready to have the finishing touches put on, and a journal cover that will be offered as a custom piece in my shops. As soon as the Christmas decorations come down, then I get to start playing with metal again, since I will have my work table back! I look forward to what will happen there, and I can't wait to share it with you.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

New Year's Evil = sushi, many yummy fried doughy thingys with lots of sauces, chocolate cake martini's, and trying to stay up past midnight after being up for most of the previous night with my two little troublemakers. It was evil but damn good! All in all, 2010 has gone out with a blast and 2011 has come in with fireworks, good food, good drink, and lots of hugs and kisses. On this first day of 2011, I'm feeling a little tattered but happy. Glad your here 2011, can't wait to see what you bring us. Happiest of New Year's to you all! Smooches from my family to you and yours!