20 January 2011

can i offer you some random?

I've got a couple of blog posts started and I'll eventually hit the "publish" button but right now they are like half baked pizza - sort of nice to look at but you wouldn't want to eat it.

So in an effort to keep the blog from looking like an unattended hostess stand at a restaurant, I've got random for you.

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Safety pins are only safe if you use them for what they are intended for. Trying to poke more holes in the water spray bottle I just bought so it actually sprays rather then shooting out a single stream of H2O is not recommended. Trust me.

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Its been doing a lot of this lately:

Its like living in marshmallow land. Only not as fluffy. And decidedly less fun. I consider myself fortunate because I do not have to do this when nature calls:

I'm lucky that little man is good natured and actually enjoys the cold snowy weather. In fact, he dawdles so long when he is outside and tromps through the snow like its the best thing he's ever seen that I sometimes wonder about his common sense. Still, at least I don't have to argue with him about going out in bad weather. (Isn't he short??)

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Leann made me some more stationary. She gifted me some and I used it up quick and placed an order for more. Here's one she just made for my set:

(I swiped the photo from her blog.) Go see the rest of them if you're interested. Isn't she just the grooviest paper artist on the planet?

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I have to admit that I'm still working on taking down the Christmas decorations. Its a bit slow going this year. But I thought you might get a kick out of this one:

That's one of the few photos of me and my brother as kids visiting Santa in which I am not shrieking in horror and total hysterics.

No wonder my mom framed it.

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Have I ever mentioned that I loooooovvvveee thermofax screen printing?

*sigh* I do. I can't help it...its become like my coffee, if I don't do it everyday I feel a little woozy and not right.

Don't forget, you can still get 11% off in the shop until Jan 31. Just enter coupon code SCREENPRINT2011 at check out and you save some bucks. And get cool screen printing stuff. Sent right to your house.

Its magic.

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This is what little man really enjoys doing best out of everything else on his little westie agenda:

He's one smart cookie.

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I'm going clothes shopping tomorrow. I can't express the dread this fills me with. I'm a simple dresser and I just know I'm going to be confronted with rhinestones and springy colors (spring is good, pastel clothing makes me twitch). If you hear sobbing coming from the general direction of Michigan tomorrow, don't be alarmed. It just means I had to go to more then one store.

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I've decided that its time to get a helper with the etsy store. Its not that I'm so big and important and special that I can't do it all myself. Its more along the lines of I've got big huge projects that are sucking up my time so having someone to fill orders for me is a gigantic relief.

No worries, you'll still get me for sorting out orders. All emails will go to me and we'll chat things out and make sure you are happy with sizes and order details. I'm just going to have someone helping me run the screens through the machines and packing them up.

Wasn't easy to make that decision, let me tell you. The Virgo in me is a picky little wench and doesn't like to give up much control but I have absolute confidence in this lovely lady so all will be well. I'm sure of it.

With that, the westie has just rolled over onto his side and draped himself across my legs. That is his sign that it is time for sleeping and you know what? He's right. I'm going to join him.


Approachable Art said...

I totally love The Westie... If we ever get a dog, it will be a westie and it'll be all your fault lol.

The photo of you and your brother is adorable.

And the screening: yummmm.

FunkyC said...

It could be worse....it could be swimsuit shopping. Hope it goes well.

Love the fabric. That's one of my favorite screens. It has such nice impact when printed.

Lauren said...

Good for you to get some help with the more routine parts of your business. Increasing staff? That must mean things are going well. Gotta save time for the art, girlfriend!

Leann said...

I LOVE the Santa photo!

Eileen Cox said...

Best post title, ever. :)

kathy n said...

That Santa is TERRIFYING...