17 9 / 2014
Been awhile, yes. Things got sort of hectic and I’ve been bouncing from one thing to another so fast I barely have time to stop and think xD
Here are a few updates.
Been doing a LOT of experimenting with paper crafting. Crochet is amazing, but it just isn’t going to make me enough, profit wise, to be sustainable. So what I’ll be doing is selling my amigurumi, and putting those profits toward my donations project (all of which has been on hold, because I’ve been sleepy and it makes it difficult to keep stitch counts,) and the paper craft profits, if any, will go towards paying bills (uck.)
Writing… that’s sort of coming along. Haven’t gotten around to publishing anything, because I just can’t bring myself to call things finished yet.
My little one just started third grade, so that has made things a little interesting :) I’ve been teaching him cross stitch and quilling, and have been trying to do what I can to support his interests, since school just feels so… stuffy and confining, what with all the standardized tests and benchmarks and everything… he always comes out so far ahead, I don’t feel like he’s being challenged, and there’s certainly not enough time for the teachers to give each student the attention they need. So that’s honestly where a lot of my time has gone… trying to be as hands-on a mom as I can be.
I’ll try to dig out some photos of things I’ve made recently, and I’ll try to do better about posting - I know I had a bunch of messages, but they all seem to be gone somehow, as of quite awhile ago… I’m hoping to find a way to get them back.
I see that a lot of you are still following me, and thank you for that - I’ll be getting this back on track eventually, and I’m really looking forward to going back and seeing what you all have had to say these last… months… gosh it has been awhile, hasn’t it?
I hope you’re all doing well! See you again soon! <3
31 10 / 2013
Halloween costume is finished! Note: fitting something on a squirming child is not easy, and I had to hand sew it (not having a sewing machine has its perks, though; I’m actually fairly proficient at sewing,) and I think I’ve made a reasonable approximation of Robin Hood’s hat. My little one lost interest for awhile, so I showed him the disney movie and he has been enchanted since then. He wouldn’t stand still to be fitted for any length of time until yesterday, so until then I only had the hat finished. I was a bit worried it wouldn’t be done, but I was a faster stitcher than I anticipated, lucky for him. Now we just need a feather for the hat!
Happy Halloween, everyone!!! I hope you all manage to pig out without getting a stomach ache ~ stay safe! Working on the candy corn pattern still so I’ll try to post that once it’s fully tested.
21 10 / 2013
-semi sort of better, just going through the totally exhausted phase of recovery, sleeping & fighting migraines = not so good with light/computer screens. I’ll be back soon, I’m just not quite there yet.
-have in fact finished a thing or two, but haven’t had sunshine to take photos of them
-writing…writing…writer’s cramp @.@
-still working on divorce papers. hearing tomorrow. seriously no idea how this is going to go or what’s going to happen or if my brain will work
-candy corn pattern is actually done (I think), last test I had to change a few things, so I’m going to make it again and see if I was just wrong about the stitch count or whether I actually made a mistake.
-my son is the absolute most amazing person in the universe, and I would like to take a moment to bask in gratitude for the fact that he is here to brighten every day, no matter how stressful.
15 10 / 2013
I’ve found many of the patterns requested previously, I need to post them ^_^ sorry it’s so late, I haven’t forgotten!
Also going to make a compilation of my favorite free amigurumi patterns and my favorite fall/winter designs. Stay tuned, but not too closely because it’ll probably be a little while.
Nearly done with donation 14!!!
Almost done with the mini candy corn pattern, decided to use joined rounds since it’s so small, and had to modify it for that. Looking good though and should be posted soon.
Working on my character interview to take my first novel in the series another step closer to being… closer to finished….
Trying not to tip over. Still not feeling the best but am doing a little better. Have made it through some of my dash. For now I think it’s time for a nap. @.@ zzzzz
Thank you for all the lovely encouraging messages you’ve sent me over the last few days. I feel so loved :3 you guys are wonderful <3 thanks for being so patient and so kind.