Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What Have I Been Up To?...Crunch Time!!


      I know...it's a dirty trick for me to be tempting you with my peanut butter chocolate chip coconut almond cookies!! But hey!...it works!!! LOL I haven't been posting much lately, and I wanted to see if anybody would still come by to read what I was writing...and here you are!! ^_^
      I'm in a talking mood this morning, and I was in a baking mood yesterday. Let's roll with the 'good' while we got it, right?! :-) ... As to my cookies, I could've eaten that peanut buttery yummy dough just as it was after I mixed it up!...


      It looked SOOOOO GOOD!!!...but I reminded myself that it had raw eggs in it, and that my cookies taste much better when they're golden brown and crispy, with those fabulous old-fashioned fork marks dipped in sugar up on top! ^_^



      It was well worth the wait for them to be done!! ^_^ 


      And just in case you're wondering, it's my own recipe! :-) I'll give it to you...my blog followers...if you let me know you want it and send me an email address.

      Baking isn't the only thing I've been doing lately...as you no doubt know already!!...I modified this necklace a bit...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/51221399/crochet-necklace-choker-length-original?ref=shop_home_active_20

https://www.etsy.com/listing/51221399/crochet-necklace-choker-length-original?ref=shop_home_active_20

      In other words, I changed the crochet flower. :-) I had a much bigger and chunkier flower on it, and I changed to a small one, one and a half inch, black and white flower. It makes the necklace look much chic-er. {Is 'chic-er' even a word?! LOL} 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/51221399/crochet-necklace-choker-length-original?ref=shop_home_active_20

https://www.etsy.com/listing/51221399/crochet-necklace-choker-length-original?ref=shop_home_active_20

      With all of the chic detail...black and clear sparkly crystals, and decorative spacers and everything...I think it'll be much prettier to wear now. :-)
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/51221399/crochet-necklace-choker-length-original?ref=shop_home_active_20

https://www.etsy.com/listing/51221399/crochet-necklace-choker-length-original?ref=shop_home_active_20

https://www.etsy.com/listing/51221399/crochet-necklace-choker-length-original?ref=shop_home_active_20

      I've also been making hats! :-) The one below is one of my crochet tube hats...
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/215096683/crochet-hat-burgundy-and-black-tube?ref=shop_home_feat_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215096683/crochet-hat-burgundy-and-black-tube?ref=shop_home_feat_2

      It's burgundy, with a black thread crocheted along with it...just because I like the look of it with the black thread. :-)
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/215096683/crochet-hat-burgundy-and-black-tube?ref=shop_home_feat_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215096683/crochet-hat-burgundy-and-black-tube?ref=shop_home_feat_2

      This is also one of my crochet tube hats...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215271546/crochet-hat-dark-sage-and-sunshine-gold?ref=shop_home_feat_4

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215271546/crochet-hat-dark-sage-and-sunshine-gold?ref=shop_home_feat_4

      Thanks to a great customer's idea...."Hey, Kelly!!" :-) ...I made it with stripes on the edge, and with a sports team colors inspiration...the Green Bay Packers football team for this one. :-) 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215271546/crochet-hat-dark-sage-and-sunshine-gold?ref=shop_home_feat_4

      I already have plans to make ones with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys colors!...as soon as I finish all of my custom orders I'm working on right now....By the way, you can wear this tube hat in different ways too if you want. :-)
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/215271546/crochet-hat-dark-sage-and-sunshine-gold?ref=shop_home_feat_4

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215271546/crochet-hat-dark-sage-and-sunshine-gold?ref=shop_home_feat_4

      It works for skiers too...just saying. It's very warm! ^_^

      The necklace below is another custom order I recently finished...
 


      Oh! I could tell you some stories about how I think I'm going blind from looking at seed beads and jump rings...but I'll spare you!! LOL
 

      Besides, the look on my customer's face when they saw the work I put into it was priceless! :-) 

      I'll actually be making more seed bead flower necklaces too soon! ^_^ I love the mixed medium of glass beads and crochet flowers. :-)
 

      Last, but not least...for today anyway! ^_^...I wanted to show you a couple of the hooded scarves I made...
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/215089346/crochet-hooded-scarf-infinity-black?ref=shop_home_feat_3

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215089346/crochet-hooded-scarf-infinity-black?ref=shop_home_feat_3

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215089346/crochet-hooded-scarf-infinity-black?ref=shop_home_feat_3

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215089346/crochet-hooded-scarf-infinity-black?ref=shop_home_feat_3

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215089346/crochet-hooded-scarf-infinity-black?ref=shop_home_feat_3

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215089025/crochet-hooded-scarf-infinity-mint-green?ref=shop_home_feat_1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215089025/crochet-hooded-scarf-infinity-mint-green?ref=shop_home_feat_1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215089025/crochet-hooded-scarf-infinity-mint-green?ref=shop_home_feat_1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215089025/crochet-hooded-scarf-infinity-mint-green?ref=shop_home_feat_1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215089025/crochet-hooded-scarf-infinity-mint-green?ref=shop_home_feat_1

      They were suppose to be for a customer, but the customer no longer had the money for them, so she decided that she didn't want them anymore! Grrrrr!...So they're available for sale in my Wuglyees shop now!

      So, that's what I've been up to! ^_^ I've also been making some decisions...like, for instance, I miss blogging daily, and I'm gonna be going back to it very very soon!! It may not be very long posts most of the time, but I just miss having the routine of 'spilling my brain' every day! ^_^ I've got all kinds of poems, music, ideas, and just general STUFF, floating too loosely in this cranium!! LOL
      One of the ideas I'm working on is selling some 'loose-leaf' type booklets of my poetry. I'm already sorta, kinda, working on it. You'll see the 'come-together' of it when it...comes together!! LOL
       In the meantime, I'm getting ready for the 'Superbowl'! {football, People!! ^_^} I'm crocheting 4-sets of custom-ordered hats and scarfs. And I'm sipping on green tea while eating waaaaaay too many peanut butter chocolate coconut almond cookies!!! LOL It's a good thing all of my friends are picking up their cookies today!...That's why I made them, by the way, as gifts of love to those who have been giving me so much love lately. ♥ 6 dozen cookies!!!!...and I'll be down to ZERO around noon today!! ^_^
      Okay...It's time to fly!! :-) Have a good rest of your day, Everybody!! ♥ And please leave me a "Hey Girl!" below, so I know I'm not talking to myself!! LOL

Be The Best You Can Be

I live my life every day,
trying to be the very best I can,
so that I am not affected
by the degrading words of man.

If "I" know who I am,
then I don't care what others think;
I don't end up in some bar,
trying to hide my pain with drink.

Oh Yes! THEY have opinions
on what THEY think you should do,
on how you wear your hair,
where you should go, also with who!

I nod and give a grin,
respecting what they want to say;
but it's 'my' thoughts that count
at the end of the day.

It makes it so much easier
when I'm being the best I can;
Then I feel good about my choices;
I don't fear words from any man!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I've Missed You!! :-)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/173956428/handmade-and-painted-wooden-teddy-bear?ref=favs_view_18

      Hello Bloggers!! ^_^ It feels like forever since I posted! I've been very busy, crocheting my fingers to the bones...I wish!! :-)) No, my fingers aren't boney yet! LOL But I have been doing an inordinate amount of crocheting!
      Hubby's salesmanship is much better than I thought! :-) I asked him to 'hawk' my wares for me...at least my $10, 'gotta-get-them-outta-HERE' scarves!! And not only is he selling my $10 scarves, but he's been getting me custom orders like crazy!!
      I've made...Oh, I-don't-know-how-many...hooded wrap scarves now!...and also some crochet tube hats!...Speaking of hats, arent these Etsy finds (below) cute?!!!...
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/212041663/pop-hat-crochet-pattern?ref=favs_view_17

      As I was saying :-) ... crochet tube hats!...And yesterday hubby came home with an order for another extra large hooded wrap scarf. A colorful one. And 2 regular size ones, in black!! O_O He also mentioned something about a lap blanket for someone!...So, as you can see, my busy stretch apparently isn't over!! :-)
       I wish I had three or four hands, or a couple million dollars in the bank...so that I could either crochet faster, or tell some of my customers...in my most loving 'Grey Poupon' voice..."I'll get to it when I get to it"!!! :-)) But I have neither extra hands, or extra dough (money)!!!...Therefore.....I crochet night and day, like a crazy 'we-gotta-pay-the-bills' fool!! LOL...Speaking of dough, though! ^_^ ...
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/211876249/folk-floral-pattern-embossing-wooden?ref=favs_view_9

https://www.etsy.com/listing/211876249/folk-floral-pattern-embossing-wooden?ref=favs_view_9

      How fabulous are these rolling pins!! :-) Imagine the lovely crusts on my pot pies, or apple and cherry pies, with these beautiful 'babies'!!!
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/211876249/folk-floral-pattern-embossing-wooden?ref=favs_view_9

      And just visualize your home-made cookies with a message across the top!! :-)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/210956979/personalised-name-embossing-rolling-pin?ref=favs_view_8

      Speaking of which, as soon as my hands un-curl from all of this crocheting, I'm gonna make a batch of my peanut butter chocolate chip coconut cookies for a dear, dear friend of mine. ♥ She's been cooking like a crazy woman herself, and sharing it all with me and hubby!! :-) And WOW!...we've been eating so good!! ^_^

      In other news:...

         --- my mother-in-law hasn't come to live with us yet. But we still have the room ready...just in case!...Apparently, she's gonna be moving straight into her 'new diggs' soon!! ^_^ I almost wish she was already there, considering the fact that we have a nor'easter on the way!...In fact, the roads are full of ice already this morning! O_O
       --- We are still without a car! UGH!!!! It appears to be either the fuel filter, or the fuel pump, that's gone. Hubby has had a time trying to get the fuel filter off, to test it first!! O_O Oh, if only we had those couple million in the bank!!! I would've called an auto repairman by now...to come and haul this piece of junk away!!! Ha! Ha!...Okay, 'nice car, pretty car', it's not a COMPLETE piece of junk!! LOL
     --- I'm without my personal assistant at the moment. She's on vacation in a hot climate, away from my 'get-me-this, get-me-that' cries! :-)) 
    --- My printer is out of ink...completely!!!...due to my amazing discovery that it will download photos from my computer!!...Uhhhh...somebody could've told me that it uses up all of your printer ink to do it though!!!! ^_^

     Okay, that's almost too much talking for one post!! ^_^ I guess I missed talking to you all this time! ♥ So, let me share a few more Etsy finds with you, and get myself outta here!...back to the crochet grind! :-)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/63205400/stamped-penny-from-heaven-necklace-the?ref=favs_view_7
https://www.etsy.com/listing/63205400/stamped-penny-from-heaven-necklace-the?ref=favs_view_7

https://www.etsy.com/listing/214059344/ceramic-black-sheeps-bowl?ref=favs_view_5

https://www.etsy.com/listing/214062659/ceramic-cow-mug?ref=favs_view_6

https://www.etsy.com/listing/116649567/your-childs-drawing-on-a-pendant?ref=favs_view_16

https://www.etsy.com/listing/207251527/warm-wool-cowl-in-olive-green-with?ref=favs_view_15
 
      Of course I had to end with some flowers on something!!! ^_^ Have a good Tuesday, Everybody!! And hopefully I'll see you tomorrow!....Don't hold your breath though...just in case another crochet order comes up! ^_^ ♥

Busy As A Beaver

I've been waiting for this moment,
where my crochet shop's involved,
to be busy as a beaver.
Now that problem has been solved.

I've been doing custom orders,
(Every customer had a tip)
Writing notes and tying ribbons,
readying packages to ship.

Yes, I know that things could change,
I could hear crickets any day.
But for now I'll just enjoy it.
Beavers pat their tail this way!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

SNOW...Alias 'The White Stuff'!...And Crochet Acessories!!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/97247361/leopard-bedding-in-grey-black-white-6?ref=favs_view_17

      It's a lazy, hazy, COLD morning! Brrrrr! So I'm not doing much except sipping on hot tea, watching a little tv, and waiting for some hot soup...via my homemade 'self-named' Great-Hubby-Chef! ^_^ I'll keep you posted as to whether it tastes as good as he thinks it will! LOL
      In the meantime, I wanted to stop by to show you the other couple of items I saw on Etsy last week that I never got a chance to share with you!...B-U-S-Y!!...One is the bedding in the header photo, and the other is the music chest below...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183332160/music-theme-wooden-mini-chest?ref=favs_view_11

       I love looking at pretty things!...even when my money is 'ugly'! LOL The ugly money situation is something I'm working hard on though! ^_^ I've been crocheting like crazy!!!! The good thing is that it appears that the recipients of my crochet items are very happy with them! ^_^ I got this photo from one of my customers...

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

      I made 2 crochet hats for her little boy, and he loves them. Especially the mint blue one!! :-) 
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

      It made my heart smile to see his little smiling face underneath my hat! ^_^ In fact, I've been seeing a lot of little smiling faces lately. The neighbor kids are LOVING the snow!! They made a snow-fort in the backyard, and two...uhhhh...'INTERESTING-LOOKING' snowmen! ^_^ ...
 



      That 'realistic' Jimmy Durante nose on the snowman on the right made me crack up laughing!! LOL
 

      So much attention went on that nose!! ^_^ But the other one doesn't even have eyes I don't think!! LOL...
 

      ANYWAY!! ^_^ ...  I gotta go and get myself ready for my meeting today. But first, let me show you my latest custom order. 2 scarf and hat sets, with striping on the edges! :-) ...
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=5871790&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wuglyees?section_id=6006578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9

      I also made a couple of hooded scarf wraps, and some other stuff too. It's all starting to melt together in my head like a big ole crocheting collage! :-)) It's a very good thing right now too!! We can sure use the cash!! ^_^ Although...who can't?! LOL
      Okay....bye till next time! :-) Have a good rest of the weekend!! ♥

Catching Up

I see life from my perspective.
And it's always a full cup.
I rarely see the glass half empty.
I don't let much interrupt.

But now I find this needs a change.
I have some catching up to do.
I have some things that need updating.
And some family bonds to glue.

Some things have lagged unmercifully.
They need some tweaking, not too much.
Just need to get back some perspective..
Get some family lines in touch.

This catching up will be wide ranging.
Out with the old, in with the new.
But when you're catching up with people,
there's still some old when you're all through.

Catching up sometimes is tiring.
Maybe that's why I've been waiting.
And, besides, when I'm all done,
there seems there's more that needs updating!