Friday, October 30, 2009

The Etsty shop is back!

It has been a while since I have added anything to my etsy shop.  Between moving and not having internet and having a baby, I just haven't had as much crafting time as I would like.  But now that Fynn is getting older, and I have more time to work in my studio....Well here we go again! So I now have two items in my shop and as soon as I can get some more pictures taken I have more things just waiting to be listed.  This is all part of the craft fair thing.  Ya know I figure I can list the stuff I have for the craft fair and then unlist them if they sell. 
In other news, I still have to finish Fynn's Halloween costume.  Yeah, I know, Halloween is only 12 minutes away.  I do have an excuse however.  Fynn spent about 24 hours feeling like crap.  And it all came to a head last night with Fynn puking in bed.  So between him not sleeping at all the night before, being cranky and off all day yesterday and that, well I was busy...ya know, being a Mom.  And today when he took a nap, I was just so tired, I just took a nap too.  So I will be finishing the great parrot costume either tonight before I go to bed or tomorrow while he takes a nap or plays with his Dad. 
So I'd better get busy on that costume or else...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mommy's Little Tennis Champ

Pork loves to chase the tennis ball. Loves it. It is his life. If there is a ball around, he wants it, thinks about it, needs you to throw it. All. The. Time. So anyway, we hide the ball for most of the day and then we take it outside for a little fetch and fresh air. And now that we have such a nice big back yard we can really throw the ball for him and he can really stretch his legs. So because I don't throw as far as Patrick by any means I like to use the tennis racket. I can really hit the tennis ball out of the park, so to speak. And after a while Bean decides to get into the action and pork and bean start to race around and forget all about giving the ball back to me. And Fynn picked up the racket the other day and decided he was going to help.

Fynn Checking out the racket.

Scoping out the competition.

Forget Tennis, what are you guys doing?
It was a really nice afternoon. And he had fun. Just loved that racket.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Crafting in the Rain

Yesterday was the craft fair that I have been getting ready for. It was my first ever. It went pretty well. The weather was crappy, I'm talking Typhoon out there or something. So there weren't a lot of people who came out. I met me goal though. Now, my goal was to make more then what my table cost me, so it wasn't a huge goal. But I was happy with it.
I have another craft fair on December 4th. It is at the hospital and I think it will be better. People won't really have to travel to get to it because it is mostly for employees and visitors of the hospital. And I think my crafts will really appeal to the nurses who work there. The hand balm and stuff.
This week's project, however, is Fynn's Halloween costume. He is going to be a parrot. I have a ton of feathers cut out of satin and I'm going to make him a poncho and then cover them with the feathers. I think it will be the easiest way to get a toddler into a costume. hehe. I was hoping to have it done tonight but I have been playing around on the computer for a while and I still have to get my test done for class tomorrow, so.... It will have to happen this week durring nap time, as I am sure it will. It shouldn't take too long, the hardest part will probably be getting Fynn to stay still long enough to figure out how big things need to be.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Possibly Piccata

We have decided this week, for financial reasons and well, because the freezers are getting ridiculous, that we are not buying any groceries other then milk. So because this is the second week of this things are getting a little creative in the kitchen. Tonight I had some ground turkey, white beans, and chickpeas in the freezer that I wanted to use. So I chopped an onion, added 3 garlic cloves, the turkey, some white wine that was sitting in the fridge, a spoonfull or 2 of capers and cooked that all up until the turkey was done. After a few stirs I added a bit of lemon juice, the beans and a can of tomatoes and let that all do it's thing while I started the water for pasta. We had a 1/2 a box of ditalini in the cupboard so that was tonight's pasta. After everything was cooked I crumbled the remains of a tub of Feta on top and off we went. A little cauliflower on the side and it was an almost, possibly, Piccata if you squinted just right. But definitely Yum!

I have been working on all the projects for the craft fair next weekend. I am trying to get everything I have started finished so I can evaluate where I am and what I still need to do. I have a feeling that this week is going to be a little manic. But when I am finished I will have some reusable gift bags, a few tote bags, soap, balm, a felted bag, Patrick's blankets, bibs, burp cloths....And I'm not really sure what else right now, but I really hope it will be enough. And that it all sells. hehe. That would be awesome. Ok actually at this point I'm just hoping that something sells.
Ok, It is time to make this blog work. I need to make this work. I need a record of what I'm doing all day because otherwise it tends to blur together. ya know. Especially since for the most part I stay at home with Fynn, and I really want to remember what we did. And lord knows, I'm horrible about baby books and things like that. So I need to make this blog work.