28 March 2011

Such a blah kind of day

It's nearing 11AM and it's as dark in the house as it was at 6.45 this morning. 60% chance of rain today and 80% for tonight and tomorrow turned into an all out storm this morning. Glad that Hubby has a spare of his uniform in his truck in case he gets drenched!

I'm still nursing a pretty horrible case of sunburn that I got across my back and backs of my upper arms on Saturday. Add that to the head cold, nasty throat & tonsils and it's the makings for a "get nothing accomplished" sort of day. BUT .. on top of the lovely pile of *ouch* and *eww* there's a teething 10m old. 2 had already broken the surface and are on their way to full on out. 2 more have just broken the surface in the past 2 days. So that's 4 of the little suckers coming in at once. That makes for a VERY cranky munchkin! FINALLY got him to lay down for a nap, but between the pain (even after orajel and tylenol!) and the thunder, he's having a very restless kind of nap - poor little guy! Even Kipper isnt making him smile all that much.

Goober has a laundry list of make up assignments (we put his Spring Break 2 weeks ahead of his virtual school's break) so I figured today would be a great day to sit, listen to the rain, and get to work on the million and one new crafty ideas swirling thru my head. I've got an Etsy Showcase coming up on the 14th and want to get more things in there before hand. I dont think much will get done today though :(

The bright side of today is that tonight's dinner is soup and I made the base and froze it mid-last week. All I'll have to do, is pop it in a pot, add the rest of the ingredients "et voilá" dinner is served! Just wish I had some orange juice in the house to chug while I wait until it's time to start dinner. But we ran out and since it's a downpour I wont be popping out to pick any up (Damn you Murphy's Law!!) but there's plenty of tea in this house. And, should the storm interrupt the power - the stove is gas :)

17 March 2011

Fingers to the "grind stone"

Trying to craft with a teething 10 months old is not easily accomplished. But press on I do!

Last week our computer got a virus. When we got the "screen of doom" the memory card from my camera was in the hard drive. Somehow it zapped all the pictures I had taken. Lovely! I hate to admit it, but I was glad that it was only pictures of my wares. THOSE are easily replaced .. just take them again. Pictures of kids over the past 2 weeks .. those can't really be retaken.

So I've retaken the pictures (of the finished baby hats) and they are now up in the shop. I have the pictures set for the "Elora" hat, but I'm not going to post them yet until little Elora gets her hat in the mail. Dont want to ruin the surprise or anything. ;)

Just a little bit of time to blog between loads of laundry (lol). I still need to go get those crocheted flowers from the bedroom to see how they came out. Munchkin's been having a hard time with sleeping at night because of his teeth (FINALLY) coming in that I didnt want the light to bother him, so I crocheted the flowers by light of the TV. It wasn't a complicated pattern (easily memorized) but it was a newbie to me. But it was nice to have my feet up while I crocheted. And Stevie Ray Vaugh on PBS was great to listen to while crocheting. :)

.... And then the Munchkin woke up and said "Feed Me! I'm Hungry!" or rather "Errrrm *grunt*" Haha

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12 March 2011

Photographer's Delight

Event: Photographer's Delight
Runs: 12/March/2011 - 12/June/2011
Where: Here, there, and everywhere I can get a shipment delivered to.
Open to: Photographers

Details: If you buy an item to use as a prop and let me use one or two of the pictures to advertise my wares, you'll get 50% off your next prop.

Please note that since you will be receiving 50% off the second purchase, you wont be allowed to use the FB Fan discount code.

This promo is not limited to just baby items. The first and second props can be from different categories as well. If you request a custom order, the custom order can only be counted as a first item. You can use this promo as many times as you like during the event period.

If you have any questions please send a msg (subject Photographer's Delight) to the NRD FB Admin or via email (nellyrosedesigns@yahoo.com)

03 March 2011

And they are listed!

Ok! :) I got to get everything photographed, cropped, and listed! :) Soooo happy about that! I sstill had one more listing to go this mornng but I woke up feeling like I'd been hit by a truck .. and I had no voice.

But I've now gotten 3 hats and 5 baby cocoon/hat sets up for sale. :)

Got a call from a friend today that a group she's in is having a silent auction for a women's group she's a part of. I have so many idea swirling of things to make to send to her. That will have to wait until I feel better though. :/


02 March 2011

No more slump! - Woohoo!

Silence is golden, duct tape is silver, creativity is every color of the rainbow .. or at least every color of yarn I have!

I've gotten on such a crochet kick lately that I feel "off" when I don’t have a hook in my hand. I've even taken to popping them in my hair clip or ponytail like I did with pens back in the day at my father's restaurant. The creative slump is over!

I just can’t help myself! I've got a head full of ideas and wish I could create as fast as my brain is working! I dove into my stash of yarn with childlike abandonment. I went wild. I took out that skein of yarn that's "so nice and I only have so much so I don’t know what to make". I made 2 hats - one Preemie (2-lb) and one that's 9-18M. I was having so much fun, I didn’t care that the yarn was 70% wool (which I'm allergic too). Some time you have to "suffer" for your art. I had so much fun I didn't care. Still a bit itchy and I keep having to clear my throat .. but they came out really cute and I had so much fun! (And, yes, many people would say "You should have taken Benadryl before you started!" Would if I could but I'm allergic to that too! Haha). The only downside was I've hd the yarn for about 18 months and after finally using it and falling in love with it out of the skein I found out that it was discontinued. :( Wish I'd bought more

Hubby has the day off from work today. I'm putting him in charge of the home schooling so I can get a few things done around the house. Then it's back to the yarn. Though before I start creating, I do need to take care of the photographing/posting side of things. THEN it will be straight back to the yarn ;)

I have LOADS of sewing ideas swirling too. The one UFO (Un Finished Object)I have only has hand sewing left. I'm itching (not from wool - haha) to get back on my machine though. Haven't used my Singer since October when I had a custom order for a Halloween costume. But .. not always so easy to do with a 10 month old (I really can’t believe he's 10 months old already! Time sure does fly!)

Time for another cup of coffee I think before I end up in the Land of Nod. With Munchkin teething pretty badly I was woken up at 6.30 by screaming. I finally got him to go back to sleep 2 hours later. Goober and Hubby are still asleep, so with the house this quiet this early I would like to nap. But I know I need to use this time to get a jump start on the daily housework so that I can get back into the Land of Yarn :)