Friday, January 11, 2008

Warm and Cozy

I am not sure if I have ever welcomed the month of January so warmly. 2008 is off to a nice, slow start so far. I've been crocheting, knitting, sewing and planning some new projects. I've even got some Valentine's day projects in mind. It's nice to feel prepared for a holiday rather than panicking at the mere thought (ahem, Christmas 2007 for example).

The craft room project is now underway after being abandoned for coaster making and order processing way back in September. We're back to choosing paint colors. I'm still liking grey it's just a matter of finding the right grey. Who knew there were so many shades of grey?

I've been making these coffee cup sleeves from sweaters. Super fun to make and totally addictive.

There's all sorts of new stuff in the Little Acorn Vintage Shop. Stop by and take a look. I've listed some vintage and Japanese fabrics, trims and housewares. I'm trying to add new stuff daily.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


I don't like to set New Year's goals, because I generally like to avoid
the feeling of failure. I do find myself thinking about things I'd like to do
or do differently in the new year.
A few of those things are:
Use my cookbooks more and eat out less (this is a hard one for me, it's so great to have someone else cook)
Clean out the garage and basement for the love of god
Get my shit together in time to design and print a calendar
Make a quilt

On another note, I LOVE online shopping, don't you? Is there anything greater than buying something online and having it delivered? I've spent so much less time and gas driving around trying to find things that I can literally find in 2 clicks on the wonderful internet. Where would we be without it? I often find myself wondering how the hell we got on without it. I did so much online shopping this year for gifts that it got to the point where I was expecting something to be delivered every day. And that's great.

On that note, there are a couple of penguins in the shop right now. This might be it for the penguins until next year but we'll see. They are the perfect movie watching hand sewing project.