Life, Left Over


Posted on: October 4, 2011

I’ve been simultaneously lazy and busy lately. I made several new items for my Etsy shop over the last few weeks, and had yet to post them. UNTIL NOW. (dun dun dun!)

Click here to go to my NEW ITEMS section!
I’ve got a set of four reusable bags (like Ziploc, but you don’t have to buy them every other week), a quilted book protector (for the book you’re carrying in your purse), a quilted pouch (originally for my daughter’s grapes when we go out, but useful for just about anything), and two pair of maille earrings.
There’s a maille choker in the works that coordinates with the earrings. I really need to finish it, since it is vampire-themed.
I had a lot of items expire over the last couple weeks. I feel slightly sad, but not too much. I’ve learned a lot about what I enjoy about crafting. I’ve learned some new techniques, and I feel like I grew a lot. I renewed some of the items that expired, but not all of them. The best part about my process is that I like all the things I’ve made – so if it doesn’t sell I can always keep it and be happy. πŸ™‚

I’ve also been making scarves. Specifically, I’ve made two Doctor Who scarves for my husband and myself. I love them. πŸ™‚ I might begin making and selling scarves on Etsy. Can never have too many scarves.
I need to get my rear in gear and get on our Halloween costumes. He is going as the Eleventh Doctor and I will be going as the lovely Professor River Song. We bought nearly everything we needed at thrift stores in town (including a nearly-perfect tweed jacket!). We’ve just got to get a shirt for each of us, lol. (Our daughter is going as one of the Backyardigans.) I’ve got a tunic to make for myself, though, as well as some overalls to paint for my daughter, and a flashlight to remodel into a Sonic Screwdriver. It’s gonna be awesome.

In other news, I made Challah and Honey-Apple Cupcakes last week. We’re not Jewish, but I was inspired by all the Rosh Hashanah posts around the blogosphere. I’m trying very hard to straighten my head out and get back into blogging like I always intended. I am hoping to start a sort of schedule like so many others follow. Maybe a Tutorial Tuesday (that one is nearly ubiquitous, isn’t it?) and a Cooking Thursday.
If I’m really successful, I’ll even finally go back to Textbook Leftovers and start with my review of The Odyssey. I don’t particularly want to read it, but I obviously should, since it’s been SO influential. And I don’t want to skip entries in the Anthology. So… be looking for that.

On the writing front, I should warn everyone within shouting distance that I’m planning to participate in NaNoWriMo again this year. Last year was the first year I fully participated, and I finished with nearly a week to spare. I’m hoping to go back and read that novel again before November rolls around. I thought I had decided what I wanted to write about this year, but now I’m not so sure.


Wow, I forgot how good it feels to blog. Now I remember how I was so prolific back in college.


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