Sunday, November 30, 2014

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

      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...

       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...

      I made 2 crochet hats for her little boy, and he loves them. Especially the mint blue one!! :-)

      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! :-) ...

      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!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I'm Still Showing Off...Stuff! :-)

      I 'was' gonna start this post by saying something amazingly clever, like: 'No, I didn't 'leaf' for good! I'm back...pack!' :-)) But, as you can see, I thought it might be too 'cheesy' I decided against it. LOL Instead I just figured I'd show off this cute back-pack instead! ^_^

      It reminded me about how much I love the Fall (Autumn)! :-) Although Fall is fast disappearing!! O_O In fact, in our neck of the woods, it's starting to feel like Fall is being wrestled to the ground, and is about to get the 1-2-3 from winter!! O_O Our local forecast says that we're due to get 6 to 10 inches of 'the white stuff' starting tomorrow afternoon into Thursday! O_O *gulp!!*
      It's a good thing I have lots of reading material, yarn, and food!! ^_^ ... Speaking of yarn, look at these colorful crochet hooks I saw on Etsy!! :-) ...

      You'd just have to make something big and happy-looking with those 'cuties', wouldn't you?! ^_^ 

      And...yes, I'm gonna say it!...speaking of big and's a castle (below)! ^_^ ...

      Well...not an 'actual' castle! But the kind of castle I know my husband would love! A castle with compartments for......STUFF!! ^_^ I'd be happy if it just held his keys!...Oh! The time we've spent looking for his keys!!!!! LOL 

      Okay...I'll stop talking so much now. :-) ... So, here are the other cute things I came across!...a beautifully colorful owl mug... 

      An interestingly different wall clock!...

      And FLOWERS! :-) ... Flowers on teacups!! :-) ...

      And just so you know that I haven't changed who I am, here are a couple of things I've been working on lately! :-) ...

      This tube button hat is my Wuglyees shop HERE, if you're interested. :-] 

      Mostly though, over the last week or so, I've just been crocheting custom orders and delivering them! :-) A bunch of scarves and hats, and some hooded wrap this one I'm working on below...

      It's nice to be busy...CROCHETING!! :-) With all of the loud cricket sounds in my shop over the last year, I was starting to think that maybe people weren't interested in crochet items anymore!...But seeing the orders coming in...OFF-line!...I'm beginning to think that maybe I've just been focusing my energies in the wrong place!
      It's kinda sad for me that my shop isn't getting the traffic it used to. I LOVE my Etsy shop! But I can't keep spinning my wheels where nothing happens. I can't afford to!...So, more and more, I'll be focusing my marketing off-line. It seems to be more productive. At least it is for now! Who knows what will happen later! I 'do' know that I won't have the time I used to. I hae a list of items to make right now!! A scarf...another scarf...a hat...another scarf.....and some more hats!! :-) Now you know where I've been!! ^_^
      I do miss running my mouth as much though! :-)) Along those lines, I think I'll be selling more of my poems too! Maybe in handmade book form. But that's still up in the air. I'll keep you posted....For now, I'm off to 'crochet-ville' again! ^_^ Have a good rest of the day, Everybody!! ♥

I'm feeling butterfly-ish.
Wanna flutter...move real slow.
Wanna wander...mind and body.
Not be fast, and 'on the go'.

I'm feeling like I need
a quiet day to hang around.
Have everything wrapped up,
and just block out surrounding sound.

I'm feeling butterfly-ish.
Wanna lay in bed till noon.
Wanna have some time to morph.
Need a tree and a cocoon.

Tomorrow they'll be time
to change and modify.
To spread my wings, add color,
like a brand new butterfly.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Etsy 'Cuties'........As Promised!

      As the weather men promised, the rain came in overnight....and it kept coming.....and coming! It rained all morning today, right into the afternoon. It's still coming down full-force right now, and is suppose to continue until after 8p.m.!!! O_O...Ugh! It's been dark skies and chilliness all day! Thanks, Mr. Rain!!! Grrrrr!
      That's why the beautiful beam of sun coming up over the lavender field in the header photo I'm sharing today caught my eye!...Thank you, Etsy shop owner! :-)

      Also, as promised, here are the Etsy 'cuties' I mentioned yesterday that I wanted to show you today!...

      When I saw this owl case (above), my mind went into "You-Think-You're-So-Funny!' mode. Why?...Because the first thing I thought was: "How cute!! Now, with it in this case, if your phone rings, you can think: 'Who...?' and look at your phone and see: 'Hoo' it is!!" :-)) ... Okay! it wasn't that funny!! ^_^ But it 'is' cute!!

       And speaking of cute, below are the other 'cuties' I mentioned! :-) I'm not gonna do a lot of talking about each one...but you know I 'could'!! ^_^ Just enjoy!!...

      I finished a black scarf early this morning, and I'm working on a black hooded cowl wrap right now. Then it'll be baby hats galore! :-] ... 'Big Head' baby hats! LOL I found out yesterday that a two-year-old toddler's head is 90 % the size of what it will be as an adult!!! O_O AMAZING!!!!...And my facebook friends agreed with this!!! ^_^ ...Well... it explains a lot!.....For instance, the reason they're called 'toddlers'!! LOL The size of that head could be the reason they're toddling!!!!......well......I'll leave the rest of the conversation about that right there! ^_^ can continue among yourselves if you want to!!! LOL
      Me and hubby joke all the time about our 'wobbly-headed' children...children that we don't have now, but that we just know would be 'wobbly-headed' if we had any!! LOL...And don't you dare laugh at our would-be children's inheritance of our big heads either!!!! LOL...I'm just gonna put an extra inch or two on those crocheted baby hats from now on!! LOL

      Okay....carry on! ^_^ And have a good rest of the day, Everybody! ♥


is what the clouds give to the sky;
It's what a tear gives to an eye;
and why 'Spring' growth knows 'Fall' must die.

is when abundance can be good;
and when you give more than you should;
because the world's your neighborhood.

is what the flower gives to the bee;
It's what the waves give to the sea;
and it's what you all give to me!