Monday, October 25, 2010

I've been a crafty, crafty girl!

After browsing camera strap covers on lately and cringing at paying over $30 for one, I skipped downstairs and made myself this:

Purposely left scrappy looking, I simply adore it. Even though its not quite what I wanted, I may have to make myself another one day. And now a friend wants me to make her one too, and another friend may want to buy one. OH!

I finished knitting the dude toque I've been working on, and I think someone is interested in buying it. Just a couple missed stitches circled in this photo.

Apparently in Japan, the crochet earrings style is very popular. Maybe I need to get my stuff at a couple more different places in town. HRM.

I'm wearing a skirt today. Can you believe it? ME. IN A SKIRT. Maybe I'll post a picture..

I've started a 'snow day' hat, pattern taken from A Beautiful Mess for Sophie, and a crochet circle fall garland. I love the look of both, and think they would be super cute to have.

I've been doing a lot of blog browsing lately, finding some great, crafty, inspirational people, and have nicely added them to my google reader. I guess I should be leaving them comments with links to my blog, right? How else am I supposed to get myself out there and make friends?

xo, Fran.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I cut Sophie's bangs the other day. This isnt too bad right? I wonder if this could be a form of child abuse..

LOVE the look on her face here, PRICELESS.

Not my fault she wont sit still, right?

What have I been up to? Not blogging!

I've been trying to do more crafts, to stave off the looming insanity, be creative at least once a day. Sometimes if I'm lucky, I'll do a half dozen different things a day, creativity at its finest! That and taking care of the house work and The Little Miss. Well. You know where I'm going with this right?
I cant be one of those funny blogger moms! Yet.. But I did have this blog post idea all day yesterday, in which I'd write about getting felt up by the kiddo while she nurses. I'm glad we're doing the mama and baby bonding, and all that good stuff. But really? She's got to play around with the other breast too? Is it boredom? She needs some nursing entertainment? My boobs are boring!? Anyway..

Alright. I fail. But look!

Schleppy - from Crafty Mama:
Makes 49 Fast, Fabulous, Foolproof (Baby & Toddler) Projects. Which your child is supposed to instantly love, yadda yadda; Sophie just throws it away from her and couldnt care less. I did stay away from the crazy colors it called for, and used up what I had. Sigh.

Happy - from The Cuter Book by Aranzi Aronzo. Sofar Sophie likes it.

Yeah, I'm knitting a dude toque.

Painting! *lovelovelove*

I altered this boring old denim tote into this!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Its a sad day.

Today we put my cat, Turtle, down.

And as long as I don't think about it, or her, or anything else, I am ok. Whats done is done now, I cant keep arguing with myself whether or not I should have waited a couple more days, maybe she would have perked up more, maybe I would have made a difference. (See? I'm tearing up already.) And while it cant be helped, damn our lack of funds for aggressive recovery purposes. I didn't want her to suffer any more than she already was. (oh god, here it comes) Whats done is done. I love you Turtle, and goodbye.

(WAAAHHHH.. oh right, don't think.)

So, I'm not thinking. I even had a glass of wine already, and I may just have another. I may go soak in my hot tub. I may go sit outside and soak up some starlight. I may eat this black cherry frozen yogurt and continue perusing Design Sponge to distract myself with pretty things.

I hate losing a pet. I've never been good at it, and I still cry over lost pets if I think about them. They're not just pets, they're my family, my furry little children. My heart breaks for each one.

Just keep on keepin' on.

Don't think.