In typical "me" fashion I celebrated the New Year by trying hard to bite off as much as I can chew.. and maybe a little bit more.
I get so excited about New Year's and Birthdays and anytime I think I can have a starting line to try to do new things.. or set the bar a bit higher.. Silly stuff.. like trying to have more dinner parties.. (next Month.. Chinese new Year Party.. Invites and favors in progress.)
or take better care of my skin. ( No photo.. thank your lucky stars)
Serious stuff like trying to grow my business,
and getting a puppy
(We got the tiny mutt Saturday from a rescue group. She is a miniature dingo as far a we can tell..
and my son named her Opal.)
and making sure the easy going fun of childhood isn't over for my 11 year old (who in an over dramatic adolescent way seems to be practicing for jaded teenage-dom with reckless abandon.)
And getting to know my cute 9 year old half sister better..
I also just want to see some change around my abode. Some malingering projects need to get off the 'to do' list.
Three years ago when we bought this little house in the woods, I was thrilled to finally get to paint and decorate my rooms with the freedom a rental lifestyle generally won't allow. Some things I did were great. For instance, I love the golden yellow we put in our living room.
Some things were terrible. My bedroom is on it's 3rd color.. on both the walls and the floor. I am stuck. It is like that room is cursed.That will have to stay on the "to do" list a while longer.
Some things just weren't meant to last. I put up black toille curtains, in the kitchen. It looked sophisticated and unusual to me at the time. Maybe a little Edgar Allen Poe.. but in a good way.
The hub hated it. Too girly for him. He's not inclined toward fluff of any type. He is a real mid century modern type. I told him ..
"Tough Beans. It's toille baby and you're gonna love it. I am a stylist.. I Know What I am Doing!"
Umm, I suffer from trendy short sightedness, now I need a change.
Yes partially it has to do with my husband being right.. I think it has to do with blogging too. It makes me rethink my "style stance" all the time. The stuff that makes me envious is often modern. It looks so sophisticated. Not "black toille" sophisticated like "Really Stylish and Sophisticated". Great color, line, form, photography.. If you get around 'blogland' you know what I am talking about.
So anyway.. It's Tuesday but it is getting dark and all I have is this weeks WIP photo.
I have to get sewing tonight because the pup training is no cake walk, and I have to call in as a back up jury duty person at 5:30. ("Errr.. I am sorry, your honor.. I have a new pup and a ton of crafts to do. Can't do the old civic duty.. sorry. Besides 'evidence' makes me squeamish.") Also I am hoping for a couple of necklace orders from some shops I just started working with/ talking to...( finger crossed.. toes crossed.)
I will be putting up a few new necklaces on Etsy as I have finally made a sale and am down to 3 on there.
Here they are for a preview. They will be in the shop by Wednesday night, unless Etsy is broken..
Please feel free to get 'em while they're hot.