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Dear diary.

Dear Diary,

So, the promotional spot on etsy was such a waste of money.  Oh well.  I think being crafty becomes a chore when all you think about is selling it.  so, I’m just gonna do my thang and maybe attempt craft shows?  But only if the craft shows have some purpose, like a fundraiser.  Which is convenient, because my friend Laura asked me if I wanted to sell stuff at her fundraiser craft show and I said, “heck ya!!!.”

I ordered some really cute fabric tags for my stuff.  I totally designed them myself.  what do you think?

Ingrained in the membrane yet? 🙂

Here’s what I am working on right now.  I think my favorite stitch is the seed stitch.

Someone gave me bracelets from India today.  The picture doesn’t do these justice – they’re so colorful and fancy.  I love em!

Funny Girl part duex

Don’t mind her hair.  It was a rough night last night.  She was sick all night, and crying.  Wouldn’t let me take her temp and refused tylenol.  It was fun. Not.  So, early this morning, I called and made an urgent care appointment.  Wouldn’t ya know it, she popped right up and was so chipper she decided to have a picnic in the middle of the living room.  I canceled the appointment.  I hope tonight goes better.

I’ve been in a ruffly apron making mood.

Here’s my silly model:

If it weren’t for the hair, you’d never know she was up all night crying of ear pain, would you?

p.s. this is my new favorite song and video:

A naughty dog, a shopping addiction, and a clean & painted house.

Darnit Charlie, why do you have to be so naughty?  Yesterday, at obedience training, I was trying to get Charlie’s attention, but he was trying to escape and check out the other dogs and so I was making silly noises to get him to think I’m more interesting than the other dogs (as if!!) and all of a sudden I hear someone say my name.  I’m kneeling on the floor, at Charlie’s level so he’d see me – it didn’t work! – and so there I was looking up at my husband’s friends staring down at me, on the floor like a dog, making squealing noises, and obviously completely clueless of how to get my dog to listen to me.  Oh. My. God. My face went red.  And I just said, “oh Charlie, he’s so naughty.” And then they walked away.  Charlie was put on three time outs, which is better than last week.  He is succeeding at the command “sit,” but only when other dogs are not around.  Phsaw, I hope this dog makes a complete turn around before the end of the training (in six weeks).

Anyhoo, I have been in such a thrifting mood, or rather a shopping mood.  I went to Kohls.  Ack.  I had a full cart, tried everything on, and put everything back!  I deserve a pat on the back, because I did the same thing at Target.  True, it’s complete torture and I may one of these days just completely fall off my recycled/reused-only wagon, but still.

Here are some of my finds (at the thrift store, thank you very much.):

And I suddenly got in a painting mood and painted this mirror I bought red!

Which consequently got me to paint the previously blue table GREEN!! And the bottom half of the wall a darker brown. (my dearest hubs finally put in the shoe molding, but I have yet to paint that)

I’ve been busy, eh?

Well, and then I designed a new banner, avatar, fabric tags, and business cards for A Handmade Princess.  I’ve attached some vintage button & lace pins:

What do you think?

And, of course, I cleaned.  With a helper.  (Doesn’t it seem like I am always cleaning?)

for the princess in you…

check out my store.  www.ahandmadeprincess.etsy.com I put just a few things in today.

Thrifty finds.

I’m addicted to thrifting.

Today, I found a few fabrics I don’t know what to do with.  Here they are:

Any ideas?

Birthday party preparations…

My dd is turning 4 in 19 days.  She’s been talking about this girl-only princess party for only, like, the last year.  Every day, I swear.  So, we have lots to do.  (oh. and also because remember – I am on a homemade only resolution for the year.)

So far, I have knit some flags that I plan to embroider happy birthday.  Also, I made fabric flags with her name on them.

Dude, they’re so cute.  Check em out:

Wanna see my stuff?

looky here: mommarock’s stuff