Wow, I haven't blogged since my birthday?! What is wrong with me??! Well, I can tell you that life has certainly not been boring. Between work, sales in the shop, and going on vaca, it's been interesting!!
More exciting news is bound for the new year but for now I just wanted to wish everyone a happy holidays from Krafted by Kobuu!!
...but I'm not!! 36, or 6 squared. Now I have to wait another 15 years before the next one at 49...and that's about the end of my math, LOL. Thanks goes to my uncle for pointing that out as I totally wouldn't have thought of it. I'm more thinking about the fact that I'm closer to 40 than 30 but then, I feel about the same as 35.
Celebrating started on Friday night with some knitting at my local group. I finished up my most recent make and it came out great!! I still need to find some big buttons for accents and a buckle for the side strap (where my hand is holding it on my hip), but it's pretty much done! Sadly, I don't think I'll be making another one of these. I like the outcome but the pattern was a real bear. I'd have to be strongly campaigned to make another one. You can check out the Ravelry project page if you want more details from a crafter's perspective here.
Then when I got home my absolutely amazing husband surprised me with a Nintendo Switch!!! I've been playing it off and on in between chores, crafting, and FFXIV. #toomanyhobbies
Saturday was a little bit of a breakfast adventure to our favorite place, Mad Hatter Cafe in Weymouth. We got there and they said it was a 90 minute wait! Apparently one of the chef's didn't show nor did half the new waitstaff. Personally I think they shouldn't have opened at that point but it's their first weekend in their new location. We'll wait a bit before heading back down there but hopefully they get themselves sorted quickly!
Saturday night was a night out in Cambridge! First dinner and drinks at The Druid and then on to dessert at Asgard. Of course, what birthday would be complete without a surprise from mom & dad crashing the table and treating hubs and I to the meal?!
EVERYTHING was delicious and they had live Irish fiddler's playing while we were there. It's a little crowded but everyone was friendly and the staff were lovely.
We ended the night at my apartment, watching YouTube silliness and having a few final drinks before my dad presented me with a bike! It's his old Peugeot from when he served overseas so I will have to take extra care with it but hopefully I can start biking to work and keep myself a little more fit!
All in all, a wonderful birthday. A nice way to ring another year gone by.
::singing:: "This is Halloween, this is Halloween..."
Yes it is! I'm not really that big into Halloween but my office allowed us all to wear jeans so long as you were wearing some kind of costume. So I had to think kind of fast and yesterday I cranked out a crown. Easy.
Once that was done, I just needed to make it contextual. I mean, who just wears a crown? What am I supposed to be?! I brainstormed, went home, and thought it through. Then I remembered I had made Stephen West's "Lost & Found" ! It's kind of like a cape, kind of like a jacket, but could totally be "regal" in a way. Ok, ok, cape and crown. I'm on my way to something kinda kingly. Oh wait! I have a GIANT crochet hook, too! And so, 'King Crafter' was born!
TA DA! I know, nothing super wonderful, but it got me jeans on a Wednesday. So there. Also, that hook has a special name. It's Zed, as in the last letter of the alphabet. There's no such thing as a size 'Z' hook in crochet, at least not that I've ever seen, and this one was custom made. And the look went over well with the other office peeps who all loved the crown. That's all that matters!
Tonight, the door stays shut, there is no candy, just a pork roast and playing with my new router. Gonna be fun!! Have fun, be safe, and Happy Halloween!!
Not much is happening in the great Northeast. At least not yet. I heard a rumor of a "nor'easter" this weekend but no one could confirm if that was rain or snow. It's not quite November though so I'm totally hoping it's just rain. I guess we'll see!
Shop-wise, there will be some new listings coming up! I have a fall set that I'm tweaking although I might hold off until next year. I'm also working on a Christmas-y set. I think it will be cute on a desk or shelf.
Below is a little photoshoot I had yesterday with Little Luffy at my desk! SO CUTE!! That hat is completely removable and Luffy's hair is nicely laid out on his head. You can order yours here if you want and bring a little ONEPIECE to your life!
Listing here: Little Luffy
Here in New England, we're finally into FALL!!! Today is a perfect fall day so long as the sun hangs around. Right now it's tea and crochet time. Need to finish this hat before the Mr. and I go into town tonight to see CHVRCHES!! I am SO excited!
Honestly not much else going on. Probably going to play some video games today too just to fill in the time. Now I just need to find a place for dinner!
As luck would have it, Google+ is shutting down. Granted, that's 10 months away but a lot can happen in those months. I've decided that I'm going to center my online presence around this, my site and blog. Feel free to follow along!
And there's news! After a drought from changes, I've actually spent time updating this site! There's a new blog for my tea adventures "Leaving the Grounds" and a host of other updates. I even wrote down the hex colors this time so hopefully things are a little more consistent across the board.
As time goes on, I'm hoping to post much more regularly here rather than elsewhere. There's no social network like the one you build yourself and if I'm going to get anywhere it's going to be here!
My hands have been hard at work! Mostly new stuff that I'm still needing new pics for but it'll be making its way to the shop soon.
Running a store is HARD! LOL. You know, life. Well, it's coming along. Now that I have more time I can finally get back to making actual stock. That and my hubby is going to help with photos!!!
Not much has changed, I know, but there is stock to make! Business cards are purchased and I'm looking forward to listing more stuff on Etsy.
Stay tuned. I promise there'll be bigger updates coming!
Honestly, it's been too long since I've been able to sit down and work on this thing! This is the beginning of my new store and site. Yes, right now it's a work in progress. Lots and lots of updates are forthcoming. Still learning the Weebly system and how everything plays together. So far I think it looks pretty good.
As more and more pages are added, I'm going to be working on increasing my visibility and my product line. Stay tuned for some awesome updates!