Monday, October 6, 2008

Back in the Etsy Saddle Again

I had fully intended, along with my vow to make nothing for commercial purposes until I'd hooked my own family and home up with some much-needed handmades, to not update my etsy shop, either, until life was feeling more in order.

Nice for those who can afford it, I suppose, but if I really do want to pull through with my dream of being an at-home, self-employed, unschooling mama with a thriving etsy shop and a book deal for one of those crafting/lifestyle/parenting books that are so popular these days (I've got at least two buyers out there, right?), then I probably should at least keep my etsy shop stocked with the stuff that I've already made.

And so, a small supply update for an awesome, awesome book that I found at the Red Cross book sale on Saturday. A how-to manual for crocheting 14" Strawberry Shortcake dolls? Are you kidding me? I haven't yet really found my way with the knitting arts, yet, but man, do I totally need some little Strawberry Shortcake buddies: I also found Walt Disney characters needlepoint book: Embroideries and needlework instruction, good for begging my mother to cross-stitch me, I mean the girls, that scene of Bambi with his mother. Has anybody ever read the real Bambi: A Life in the Woods? It kills me. And the other day at the public library the girls picked out , basically an illustrated reprint of Bambi's birth scene from the novel. I swear, I get a little teary every time I read it out loud.

In other news, my big Syd is queen of the monkey bars:

She also uses the toilet when at home, the little rock star.


Abby said...

OMG - Avery wants to be able to do the monkey bars by himself so bad. Are you sure your kids aren't part monkey.

Love the Strawberry Shortcake dolls. I was obsessed when I was little - in fact, my mom saved all of mine, so Lily will get to play with the cool retro ones. The new ones are lame.

julie said...

Oooh--I have old-school Strawberry Shortcake, and Blueberry Muffin, and the house shaped like a big strawberry that is also a carrying case, and the snail that they ride and you pull the cord out and it moves, only that part's broken.

I was at a garage sale this Saturday and saw a whole bunch of NASCAR stuff, and thought of you.

Abby said...

That's a little sad that when you saw a whole bunch of NASCAR stuff you thought of me...but totally understandable.

But do you have the Purple Pieman? And Sour Grapes?

I do. :)