OK - full disclosure. I'm not actually FINISHED, finished. I only need about 3 more yards.
So if I want to make another rug like this I'll have to remember that I need 203 yards of cording - that's awkward.
I might be hooked on XL crochet for a while, but not exclusively. I mean I don't see this being a very viable commuting project. I've gotten pretty good and knitting and crocheting while standing on BART but I think a rug might be doing a little bit too much - even for me.
If you've been following this blog for a while you know that, despite being a bit of a shutter bug, Mr. Man and I are rarely in front of the camera at the same time. It's entirely possible that the picture below is the first one we've taken with just the two of us since Valentines dinner - last year. Before I was even pregnant with my now 9 month old.
We both took some time off of work, to recharge, do some things around the house, have a few meals, finish a few sentences. We did it up, true stay-cation style.
First a question for anyone who's ever been a vendor anywhere - How do you feel about people taking pictures of your booth; of a specific item in our booth? There is a story behind this question but I'd love your input first.
I've finally taken my head from out of hole I'd stuck it in. Have you ever gotten so sucked in my social media, by the constant cataloging of your 'likes' and who you're 'following'....not to mention creating circles and pins...that you just need to step away from all of it?
that's what I did. just for a little bit. I checked out of the online world.
What was I doing over here in my other world? Sifting through sand, shoveling rocks, making funny faces, throwing sticks at the feral cats that poop by my front door, dreaming of getting a dog. All the normal stuff - but with less multi-tasking.
I also spent some time just thinking, writing, figuring and sketching. New designs, new ideas, streamlining, expanding, new names...so many ideas.
One of the reasons I usually have at least 2 in my purse at all times is because they're actually really useful for my Little Mr. also. We like Jamba juice - especially now that they have those fruit and veggie smoothies. Inevitably the cup will be too cold for his hands. I pop one of these puppies on his cup and I've instantly avoided several minutes of brain numbing whining about hands that may or may not be FREEZING, and a napkin that's "not working" or "keeps falling off."
It's the little things in life right?
So the new listing is for 3 coffee cup sleeves (although, clearly there's no need to relegate them solely to the coffee realm), and combinations of solid or multi-colored sleeves.
We've been busy bees around here hopping from one summer activity to the next. One of my favorites so far has been going out to a small local airport, seeing a few REAL Tuskegee Airmen and getting to see some awesome propeller planes up close and personal.
Little Mr's favorite part of the event was the bouncy house and running into his older cousin while we were there.
(these two little guys are going to take over the world - as soon as they figure out which shoe goes on which foot.)
One thing I want to have in my home one day is a reading corner, reading nook, even a reading window bench.
Much of this assumes that I will, at some point in my life, actually have time to read a book again. Until then I'm fine with reading Sing Along Song over, and over, and over (and OVER) again.
Also, I've ALWAYS wanted a bean bag chair. ALWAYS. It awakens some small part of me who is still 8 years old in my strawberry shortcake laden room (I'm talking sheets, blankets, pillow case, curtains, toy box, record player and PJs - complete with red bonnet - oh yea).
Anyhow - I still want a bean bag chair but I've long since gotten over the desire for the bright blue or green pleather-type balls of mush.
But this, this I could see in my house.
I might even let the kids sit on it too.
Anyhow, if anyone makes a trip out to The Neatherlands......