Monday, September 8, 2008

It's been so loooooong!

Goodness gracious me, where did the summer go? Having to pull double shifts at work has meant leaving home when it was still dark out and getting in the door long after the sun had set. Then suddenly the kids are telling me it's back to school. WHAT?! But I haven't seen you all summer! How could that be? But it's true. My eldest, who apparently never left her pit of a room actually saw the outdoors and was not impressed. Kara, of the pierced nose this summer, is entering her first year of high school and has already been invited to become a cheerleader. "Yeah Team!" My other three little critters couldn't wait to tell me about the summer vacations of their friends (one went to Argentina, one toured Europe and one went to Mars, though I could be wrong about that. They were all talking at once).
My craft work has suffered as well. I've made some bags over the summer, but nowhere near the kind of output I wanted, and don't get me started on Vicky's Avatar Blanket, now a month and a half late! Her birthday was in July! How embarassing! And now I need to start planning everybodies Christmas gifts! I try to make everybody a little something to go along with their storebought gift (the husband likes to be involved in the giftgiving and he doesn't craft much).
Well, with the summer season coming to a close, I'm hoping that work will slow down for a few weeks. Maybe I can get some of my life back.....Yeah right!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Now I'm depressing myself...

Well, it looks like the hubby and I are heading for spitsville. It's an amicable thing, we know we aren't really meant for each other. Really, the only reason we still live together is financial. Neither one of us has a great job and the bills are just a little too much. So now I'm trolling the online market, looking for a new friend. someone to at least talk to, maybe go have a coffee with.

ARGH! To put it mildly, there's no one worth conversing with, let alone meeting and having a good time with. A bunch of shallow egomaniacs that only want what's between your legs! I think I'll just go hide under a rock somewhere and only come out when I hit 90. By then, the men won't remember what sex is, and I won't have to worry about it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Yeah Me!

It's been so long since I've written anyhting, but this I just had to share. I just made my very first sale on Etsy!

I'm sure I've showed this bag in a previous entry but I had to do it again. It's off to sweden to a new and happy life!

Friday, June 27, 2008

My baby's not a baby anymore

This is my darling daughter, Kara. As of Tuesday, June 24, she stopped being an impressionable grade schooler and became one of the high school horde. I'm happy for her, but I'm also sad, that my baby, my Bear as she is known, is growing up, and leaving me behind.

She's so beautiful, inside and out. As a baby, she suffered constantly from ear infections, to the point where she had no real center of balance and didn't really learn to crawl. In fact, she never really moved under her own power until she was about ten months old, then she learned that rolling will get you places. And man, could she roll!
This is her dad. I keep telling him not to slick his hair back, but he doesn't listen.
And me and my baby. Congrats darling! Let's hope we
survive high school without any major blowups, Okay?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ups and Downs

Wonders of wonders, I have a job! Well...sorta...I've signed up with a temporary agency and been placed in the shipping department of the Makita Tool factory. It's good work, labour intensive. Keeps me busy. But, unfortunately, it drastically cuts back on my crafting time.

Speaking of which, some new sewing projects! First is a tapestry messenger bag, with enough padding that you could safely carry a laptop, a zippered pocket for cords and another pocket for miscellaneous #$!. The other two are GIANT tote bags that I thought would be great for kids sleepover gear. You know, pillow, p.j.s, toothbrush, teddy bear. You could fit them all.

And my knitting, Starting with the first block in my daughter's Avatar blanket. She's going to be eleven at the end of next month and all she asked for (from me. Grandma got a MUCH more expensive gift list, lol) is something Avatar related. So I went on Ravelry and searched, and came up with the Avatar Blanket. But it's crocheted. I like crochet, don't get me wrong! I just prefer knitting. Call my funny. So, I re-charted it for knitting, and I'm off. Now I'm working on the water symbol...

Ignore my peeling floor! Look at my lovely socks! I know, you could go to the dollar store for socks and you've save a fortune, but they just wouldn't feel the same. Handmade socks just feel like love for your feet. And they look amazing! So bright and cheerful. Next I'm going to try intarsia in the round, put a little picture on my socks!

My eldest is modelling my mini-poncho/shoulder cover. Great for the not-quite-summer we're having right now, when the days are HOT but it's chilly in the evening. knit in Lion Brand organic cotton, it's light weight and confortable, and if you want to wear it like a cape, just undo all but one of the pretty wooden buttons!

Now, while I was working yesterday, my darling hubby was out in the big bad scary world that is Toronto and was getting me this...

This is a signed copy of the brand new book by one of my favourite authors, Laurel K. Hamilton. Her Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series (or blood porn, as I sometimes call them, tee hee) are one of the staples of my reading diet. I was so thrilled! This is her first time in Canada and my Jason went out of his way to get that for me. Makes me fall for him all over again!

There they are together. Boy! Does he ever need a haircut! And just so you know, hubby's only 5'8", so think how tiny Laurel must be!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

What a girl

Take a good long look at my baby's nose.... She got her nose pierced! Hard to see in this photo, but it actually looks really good on her. It was the one thing she really wanted for her graduation, so her Aunt Manda took her yesterday. Of course, she got herself all over excited and didn't eat before hand, so when this pic was taken, she was coming down from the adrenaline high and was just a little woozy. My poor bear!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It's been SOOO long!

I know, I know. Two weeks without writing. I've been busy, okay?! I finally got a job interview last weekend...didn't get it. I was bummed. I finally got my etsy shop up and running...not bites yet. I'm bummed.So to cheer myself up, I'm showing off my pets!

First is Symba, tough and mean on the outside, cuddle monster on the inside.
Second is Lady. The epitomy of cathood. We are here on her sufferance.
Last is Sheldon. He's actually in a temporary plastic bin in this shot and is attempting the great escape. You know, when we got him, he was the size of a Toonie and now he's as big as a dinner plate!

And then these are some of the bags I've been working on. I really need to get better pictures though. These didn't come out very well at all. The last two (Star Messenger and Butterfly Messenger) are for sale.