Sunday, July 1, 2012


Cindy the Octopus : 8 x 10 art print by BeatUpCreations on etsy
I could move my house and all of our friends out of this rainy, dreary, wintry place. 
I had 8 arms like an octopus: two to hold the baby, two to play with her sister, two to take care of our home, two to draw with.
I had enough energy to do all I should be doing.
I could give my boobs to someone else for a day.
I could forget about all that I need to do.
I was more able to accept chaos. 
We had a food replicator.
My guts could handle drinking coffee.
I could exercise while sitting.
That time would stand still.
That time would speed up.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Where is my mind?

Back in the saddle, folks. Suffering from severe pregnancy brain. I totally forgot to do each and every item on my to do list yesterday even though I looked at said list no less than 100 times. Can't get enough of this jam. Remembering when I ate it for the first time in Paris, at 19 when I'd forgotten all of my money back in Amsterdam and lived on baguette and jam for nearly a week. Feeling excited about finishing this top, and hoping I have time to do more sewing. Marveling at the summer - like weather in Seattle (58 degrees! Sun!). Wondering if Cherry Garcia counts as a lunch food. Can't get this horrid song out of my head - or the fact that I have merely 3 weeks to go until baby arrives. Seriously thinking about taking my friends up on their offer to karaoke Backstreet Boys and Digital Underground to me if I go past 40 weeks. Seriously. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday - what can I say.

Dutch designer Christiian Postma's Calendar Wallpaper
I'm afraid to look at my calendar. After last week's snow shut down, this week promises to kick my butt. I'm hoping to squeeze in a few hours of sewing on this top. Woke up grumpy. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of another new bag (yes, I have a problem). And this dress (that I got on sale of 1/3 the price). Happily watching the snow melt. Wishing one of these would land in my lap.  Looking forward to leaving our house for the first time in 8 days, hoping I remember how to drive.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Favorite Things Friday: Snowbound

We've been trapped in our house for about 5 days, with flickering power and unreliable phone and internet. This week was packed to the gills with appointments and plans - all of which got cancelled for me. And, I loved it. There's nothing like a good ole Pacific Northwest Snowpocalypse to force you to just slow the heck down. We baked batches of chocolate chip cookies and delicious French Breakfast Puffs (or sugar muffins as my kiddo now calls them). I attempted a sewing project only to find that I need more supplies - but it was exciting while it lasted. There were naps. Our generator kept us warm. Just moments ago I saw the first drips of snow melting off our iced-up, snow laden trees. It's supposed to be 20 degrees warmer today than yesterday. Being trapped inside with two of my favorite people on earth felt like a mini vacation. As I watch the snow start to melt, and glance over at my packed calendar for next week, I know this will be over way too soon.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

10 books about selling on Etsy and beyond: A list

Snopocalypse 2012 continues in my neck of the woods. We've lost a few trees, the power and internet has been on and off. Growing up in a town where this amount of snow was nothing to bat an eye at - I'm still always shocked at how things shut down when we even have the tiniest amount of snow. But - day 4 and it is still snowing at our house.
Anyhoo, I digress. this is not a post about snow! I've been daydreaming a lot about adding some new books to my collection. Here are 10 promising titles about selling your crafts on Etsy and beyond (and they are all on my wish list now). 
6. Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies  by Strine and Kate Shoup
8 Craft, Inc. Revised Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Creative Hobby into a Successful Business  And also check out the Craft Inc. Business Planner, by Meg Mateo Ilasco