Friday, 3 February 2012

* 11 / 2012 *

 It seems like forever since I last did a post, I kept meaning to but time just ran away with me and the longer you leave it the harder it seems to get back into the swing of things or so it seems anyway. So I'm going to try and do a quick catch up of what's been happening over the last couple of weeks. I feel like it's been non stop work either at Lush or at home, not that I'm complaining but by the time the boys have gone to bed I'm just totally pooped out and trying to get into a decent routine is a nightmare but it will get there eventually... I hope.

I finished Ben Bunny as a custom order for a lady who still hasn't claimed him so he might be available in my Etsy shop very soon if she doesn't get her act into gear! Speaking of my Etsy shop on February 1st it was three years since I sold my first finished toy and since then I've sold a total of 86 knitted items so I've set myself a little goal of selling 40 items this year and I've already sold two so that makes just 38 to go. Whether it happens or not remains to be seen but hey I can but try.

 Gabe had an eye test at school and he got referred to the opticians... I thought that he might have to wear glasses at some point as both me and Hub wear them but was hoping it would be later rather than sooner, but then again maybe because he's got them at such a young age his eyesight will be corrected and he might not need them when he's older. He has a short sighted stigmatism in his left eye which is exactly the same as Hub and now they look totally alike too don't you think? I had Milo's tested too whilst we there but he's got 20/20 vision.

 I've also managed to squeeze in a brilliant little test knit for the lovely Sandy who designs and sells patterns under the name of Phoenix Knits. This is her Love Bunny Ball but I've also used her patterns when I made Dobbie and the Mandrake if you can remember that far back. You should go check her out.

 We've been on a few walks some under bright blue clear skies and some under rather grey and dismal skies  but all have been extremely cold. The weather forecasters have been predicting snow for the past few days but so far there have only been a few odd flakes where if you blinked you would miss them. Apparently the snow will definitely be here starting tomorrow and carrying on into next week. I do hope so.

The pooches are settling in well together having completely mental times where they go totally mad and chase each other from one end of the house to the other and back again. Can you believe Kali was one year old on January 28th, she's getting a big girl now and is always putting Freyja in her place whenever she's naughty... which is quite often I might add.


Amanda said...

Your poor sorry. It makes you stop and take stock of whats important.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely catch up post. It takes time to get into a routine with work and children but you'll get there.

driftwood said...

watching out for that snow!

Julie said...

What a lot of good stuff. The glasses look cool, dogs are gorgeous and boys too. I have my fingers crossed for snow as well. Hope you get all settled down into a pattern properly soon but sounds as if you are enjoying the job which is great. juliex

Pomona said...

Hope you keep warm this weekend!

Pomona x

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE G's GLASSES! He looks gorgeous! It's hard when life takes over and gets way too busy. Hope you can find some routine so crafting fits in there somewhere!!

Simone said...

I think Gabe looks so cute in his glasses and he does look like his Daddy! x

Thimbleanna said...

Well, that answers my questions about life with two puppies. They're SO cute!

And the boys are looking adorable too. You're right -- Gabe is a cute little mini-Hubs LOL!

Sorry you didn't get any real snow! ;-(