Monday, March 30, 2009
Etsy selling has been a bit slow, so I'm focusing on swaps for a bit. The piece above is a postcard for a wings themed challenge. It got a bit crazy with the details (I got a couple of new punches at Michaels and couldn't resist using them), but I had fun doing it.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Weekends can be a little rough on us. We have a weekday morning and evening routine, but spending the whole day together can sometimes throw us for a loop. Yesterday was definitely one of those days. I was out of practice at weekends after being gone to SC last weekend. Harper was fussy (that could be from the little sniffly cold she has too), and I had things to get done. It got to the point where she was so exhausted (but wouldn't nap) that I finally had to just put her in her crib and let her fuss herself to sleep. I hate those kinds of days.
Today is a much better day so far. She woke up talking instead of crying (she's woken up early (for her - 5 AMish) and upset while she's had her little head cold), and she's been in a great mood so far today. She got a little fussy at nap time, but we compromised and took a little snooze together.
I'm hoping for a smooth rest of the day.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I'm beyond flattered that Suzan likes my work enough to not only blog about it, but to say such nice things about it! And she even gives Miss Harper a little big of blog time. Harper was very flattered too!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
You can click HERE to go to the shop or you can click on My Etsy in the "Places to Go" area of the sidebar. I'll be adding another gadget over on the sidebar shortly that will show pieces currently for sale with a link to go to the shop.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Reaching ten months old brought along some other "interesting" new growing up baby stuff besides crawling.
Harper won't eat baby food any more. If she can't eat it herself with her fingers or have me put it in her mouth with my fingers, she won't eat it. She purses her lips and turns her head. If that doesn't work for her, her arms start flailing until she has succeeded in flinging that spoon along with the scoop of offending baby food from my hand. She ended up eating cut up carrots, green beans, rice krispies, and a little bit of cooked, cut up macaroni for breakfast. I'm going to have to get up to speed on what in the world to feed her now. We already give her some of those baby "snacks" like yogurt bites, freeze dried apples, and those little puff thingies. Just have to figure out what's going to work for "real" food for her now.
Let's see. What else? She no longer a big fan of afternoon naps. She won't hold still for her diaper changes (every mom who has lived through this squirmy baby stage already knows how that works - or doesn't work as the case may be). She doesn't want to be put down for long.
On the funny new baby stuff front, she "sings" more, loves to row when I sing Row Your Boat, and calls the cat MaMa. :)
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Every time I get a package, instead of being nice and bringing it to my doorstep, Mail Guy crams it into my teeny mailbox. So far everything has survived the Mail Guy's indifference to the possible fragility of the contents of the package, but still. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me.
Well, one of the other people who delivers our mail - Mail Lady - comes in a close second in ridiculousness to Mail Guy. During one of the snows we had a month or so ago, our neighbor plowed some of the street clear with his tractor, but he didn't clear the entire cul de sac. The area near our mailbox had about three uncleared feet from the cleared area to the mailbox where there sat three teeny little inches of snow. The Mail Lady drove through the cleared area of the cul de sac and didn't stop at any of our mail boxes. And you just KNOW that she had mail in there for us. Doesn't she know how important the mail is in my reclusive little life? Geesh.
Ridiculous, I say. Ridiculous. :)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Yep, it's me. I finally got my hair cut at lunch today, so I thought I'd take a picture to share. Then I accidently took a picture of the picture I was looking at and decided I liked that better than the original. So there you go.