Sunday, January 22, 2012

Busy Sunday

It has finally happened!

I'm about 10 days behind schedule, but today I listed the first of many things in my Etsy store.
I'm not very happy with the photos, but I can't manage any better with my current set-up. 

I may resort to laying on the living room floor and using our wall as a backdrop. 
We still need to take down our Christmas tree, if that's the plan!

Now I need to figure out the best way to ship these safely, as they're so dang fragile.

Hectic, wonderful day. 
I woke up and managed to exercise on the bike trainer before breakfast, which is a first.
I made 2 loaves of bread, then cookies, and there is more baking in my near future.
The house is a mess, and we're all busy with our own projects. 
Sean has started work on a HUGE project: refinishing The Table.

I wish him lots of luck. He'll need it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No Surprise Here...

Welcome to January 10, 2012 - my Etsy Store Launch Day!

Please ignore the fact that I am running late and have not actually launched, yet.

To distract you, here are some fabulous Etsy sellers and items that I admire greatly.

Now that you've seen some of my inspiration,
check out my own (currently empty) Etsy store.
Things will start happening here, quite soon.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Space Filler

Today has been a flop, so far.

I haven't accomplished most of the goals I had set for myself on this lovely day off. Instead, I have spent the last long while in front of this very computer screen watching videos on YouTube while crocheting a seat cover for the "new" stool at the book shop.

What I had truly meant to do today was write a meaningful, thought-provoking blog post about how I've become a border-line shut-in. I'm simply not taking advantage of all of the neat places in my neighborhood. Not only am I neglecting the great friends I already am lucky enough to count as my own, but I'm also missing out on meeting some of the movers and shakers on the block. I'm not seizing my days! Ack!

Now, it's just past three and I have to get my socks and boots on for some work in the community garden. Our hoop house is up, and we're having a plastic pull today to tighten it up and harvest some of our winter greens. I'll attempt to take photos.

Today wasn't a complete waste, though. I made two loaves of bread to get us through the weekend. It's a tasty mix of of white and whole wheat, which depleted our flour stock dramatically! Sean and I are headed to the farmers market tomorrow morning at Meridian Mall, so maybe we'll stop at the Co-op and buy more flour while we're on that side of town.

The seat cover I'm making is a hideous pairing of neon-ish blue and bright, bright green. I'm a novice crochet-er and my yarn stock is made up of cheap, clashing colors that do little to inspire. The green and blue temper one another much better than expected. It's going to be just right... if I can make it fit right.

Time to flop the laundry and hit the road. It's warm enough to ride our bikes!