Monday, March 15, 2010

About those New Year goals...

Well, I did learn to crochet. Aaaaand now I'm addicted. I'm on my 1½th (one and a halfth) amigurumi turtle (didn't finish the first one yet) and I have about eight other projects I'm going to do "next." I have a sneaky feeling, however, that since I hate hand-sewing, either I'm going to suck it up and get used to it, or I'm going to have a million projects in little pieces all around the house. My fabric stash may just have to move over and make room for some yarn...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Baby booties are supposed to be gratifying, right?

They are a cute, useful project that can be completed in an hour or so. Right? Hm. I've been working on mine for weeks. I'm not even sure I'm happy with them! And Coen can't wear them because the bottoms are slippery and he's learning to walk. Although it might be fun to watch, I doubt it would be very kind or helpful to him. Whenever I let Kalten pick out his clothes, he chooses his helicopter pants that I made for him. They were cute a year ago, but they're extremely short now. I don't dare take them out of circulation until a new pair can be made (I have quite a bit of that fabric left; thanks, Fabric Fairy!). Those ought to take an hour, too. *snort* Maybe I'll make both of them a pair so they can match and drive Paul crazy.

Monday, January 18, 2010

So what's new?

I haven't been blogging because I haven't been creating! But Coen has discovered how fun it is to not necessarily be held all the time, and maybe I can finish up some things!

I've closed my Etsy store because it has been taking me way too long to do custom orders and I'd rather just not take them than have someone be unhappy with me. So it's on my to-do list to weed out the "custom" slots and just sell the readymade items for a while. One of my New Year goals is to blog more and to add one new item to my shop every week. I have yet to even open it, so you can see how that is working out for me.

Another goal is to learn crochet. I am fascinated by the little amigurumi animals and objects and I'd love to be able to do that. I've also bought supplies for stamp carving because that looks like a lot of fun to me. And I don't already have too many craft supplies or anything. Not at all.