Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Ok, I guess I am back! Officially! Off the death bed and back in the office at least, trying to ignore a hacking cough and continued disinterest in doing anything vaguely "worky". It's piling up, so I do need to get cracking, but there is a ton of people to catch up with too, plus DID YOU SEE? It's going to be about 25 degrees on the weekend and I am actually having a hankering to get out in the garden and do stuff. DrMr and I are in the mind to sell our house later this year and buy a bigger one and there is a TON of work to be done. Rubes is at an age where she would enjoy sitting outside with me while I weed and plant, putting leaves, bugs, dirt and sticks in her mouth.
So, anyway. I haven't really done much to report about - I have mostly been lying on the couch when Rubes was in day care or with DrMr and weakly playing Animal Crossing. Do you have Animal Crossing? Want to come visit? A friend of mine, let's call her ERIN for the sake of this story, couldn't email me for a few days because she was so pissed off that an animal (let's call her a piggy named GALA) moved away from her town and into mine. Also I spent hours on the laptop buying presents for Rubes for her FIRST birthday and SECOND Christmas, which is mostly a handmade toy bonanza, which I am very excited about it all arriving - Rubes as per usual will be more interested in the crinkly paper (crinklecrinklecrinkle), ripping it up and trying to put tiny pieces in her mouth as mama wrestles them away from her. Insert tantrum here.
I was telling DrMr that I wanted to buy Rubes these little felted egg people, to his underwhelment (it's a new take on an old word, roll with it).
But then I showed them the pics and he loved them too. I have wanted them for her for ages, but I think she'll finally appreciate them now. Or start to anyway. I can just imagine how good they will feel in little hands.
Pea Pod people! Too cute! I also got these little mice from the same maker.
She's too little now, but I got some great pieces (a whole house worth) for the vintage quirky doll house we found her, but I can put them away, and I have started buying art supplies, not completely fancy-pants stuff, but good quality stuff that will last and won't be toxic if she eats it. I am putting it all together in a crafty box, so that we have a good collection when she is ready to put tool to paper.
So lots of plans, but not much action. Also planning a first birthday party. DrMr and I don't entertain much, so it's a Big. Deal. and when I entertain, I like to go OVERBOARD. I need to start thinking and planning and it's 2 months away.
Also finally, the Craft Vic talk went well - so well that they are planning on presenting forums on selling your work twice yearly and have asked if I will be involved in them. I haven't said yes yet, but I think I will. I have it all prepared, so there is not a lot of work to do. DrMr is encouraging me, but I was saying to him last night I was already starting to feel a pit of anxiety in my belly at the thought. Ack. I THINK my presentation was well received, despite the onset of illness and my rush-ramble manner of speech. If you were there (HI LOVELY CLAIRE IN PARTICULAR!) and have any feedback, I would love to hear it. And this is not stroke my ego feedback - did you get something out of it? Was it useful? Do you think I could have added something more or did I omit something important? Anyway, if you missed out (it sold out completely with a waiting list of 30+ people!), there will be another opportunity.
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