Archive for October 2012
Before all this hurricane stuff happened, I went in to Boston to experience the Vegetarian Food Festival put on by the Boston Vegetarian Society. It was CROWDED! I managed to talk myself through staying. There were so many amazing foods to sample. I could have made a meal just out of samples alone, but because my fave pizza place was there I had a slice of pizza too. Yum yum yum! I was definitely full on my way home.
I have an aunt named Sandy, which makes the name of this storm incredibly funny to me. My Aunt Sandy is a petite woman who kills with kindness and there's no way she could be this impossibly large storm that is approaching. So far today we have wind and rain, but I have experienced worse storms here. We are supposed to get more of it tonight and tomorrow, so perhaps I should hold off judgment until then. For now, I can enjoy working from home with the comfort of my snuggily dog and a bowl of curry. I have my flashlights, water and food. My gas tank is full. Here's hoping we don't lose power, but we just might. This is the current radar:
I spent part of this weekend with Tater at a Doggy Halloween event at a nearby farm. She had a lot of fun smelling all of the dogs and eating treats. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the event:
What did all of you do for the weekend? Any fall activities? Spend time with your companions?
You too can enter your little one in the weekly photo challenge. See this week's entry here from Chelsey at the Paper Mama.
I wanted to share a few photos of my progress with Alycia at the Curious Pug's monthly crochet-along.
I hate to admit that I have been stuck at the halfway point since last week, but I am. I think I will finish though...whenever I finish a bowl, I feel a small sense of accomplishment.
Alycia also challenged us to complete a mid-month project. Check out her post to see the example that I am excited about. I may even incorporate it into my Halloween costume.
As I was scrolling, something caught my eye on the lower portion of the screen...MORE linen tape available...and MORE fabric tape! You know how these are my weaknesses!
The Plaid Barn has recently begun to sell additional items to their deal of the day and I find my eye wandering down to the corner of the screen to check out what they have.
Incase you needed a little inspiration of what to do with these fine supplies, last night I made pennants out of the linen tape by cutting the width in half and hand stamping letters (stamps were also ordered from the Plaid Barn!). It is one of my supervisor's birthdays this week and we are getting together to celebrate tomorrow. I volunteered to make the cupcakes and thought these little pennants would be perfect for the cakes. We have dubbed her our "fearless leader", hence the fearless leader stamped out on some of the pennants.
If you're interested in grabbing your own crafty deals on these supplies, check out the link in my Affiliates section to the right or click here on my personalized link to check out the deal of the day.
How was your weekend?
I wanted to give you an update on my shop. This weekend I was finally well enough to work on more items for the shop. (I pretty much spent the week in bed due to an allergic reaction to...something. We don't know what it is. Yet.) I had so much fun.
more mini frames to make chalkboards out of!! At 12 of each, they're perfect for a party or wedding reception. The red is bright red and glossy...it reminds me so much of Christmas.
gigantor frame turned chalkboard. The frame size is 12x15 and has lots of room for messages, menu items and chalk drawings. Every time I pick it up, I am surprised at the heft to it.
|One evening, I put on my uncle's shoes.|
|returned at o'dark o'clock on Monday|
|making my way home|
If you are interested to see more photos, you can find me on Instagram as TurtandElephant.
I have been visiting family since Thursday and it has been so nice to come back and relax. All I have to think about is seeing family and not worry about work or any other responsibilities.
the Curious Pug's Crochet-Along project. They are nesting bowls; I'm supposed to be crocheting them in rainbow colors, but as my yarn collection lacks most of the rainbow, I'm just going to crochet with what I have.
Another new thing that I have been excited about is getting a new phone. I finally have a smart phone, people! Now I can inundate you with Instagram photos too. Muahahahahaha.
Alycia at the Curious Pug has announced what October's crochet-along pattern will be. I am excited to begin work on this later this evening.