Saturday, March 6, 2010

Navy is Back

Apparently Navy is hot, H&M knows, Guess does too (I could continue with designers, but I'd have to surf through my favorites and I'm tired). It's all over the place for Spring, it's time for the snow to melt, and for everyone to jump onto a boat and dress in Nautical Marine styles. Ok, maybe I won't. I will take a few rides in my fathers boat this summer, and I'll wear navy, although I won't possibly take the trend to a totally noticeable level in my own budget conscious wardrobe. But, I thought that it would be wise to mention the Navy-Movement in introducing Alice.

Here's a new item in the shop. Well, I guess it depends on what you might consider to be 'new'. It's been there a week or so now. This purse, Alice, is one of a small number of Mini-Pixies that I've made so far. The inside fabric is a plaid that I've fallen head-over-hills for and only had a small amount left, so I managed to get two of these little handbags out my remaining stock.

Check out the listing for the specs on this purse.

As for my NL features, I'm sorry it's taking me so very long to get them all posted. Please stay tuned because there are still lots of lovely NL shops out there that you should know about!

Hope everyone's having a fantastic weekend! As for me, I'm retiring to my duvet for the evening, and sketch some new designs! Good Night!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mother-Housewife.. but not the cliche

Imagine this, back again.

I have a question, those of you who’re out there, mothers who’re balancing etsy shops, blogs, websites, consignment orders, household responsibilities and children, how are you doing it?

I know you exist, I run across your posts in the etsy forums, I drop by your blogs, I see your sales. I can’t imagine how you manage it all.

Do you have extremely helpful partners? My husband works, all day and most nights, away from the house. My free time, which is while the 7 month old sleeps, is spent with dishes and laundry, cleaning and cooking. I have volunteer responsibilities (which I LOVE) away from home, these take me out of the house at least one night a week.

Please lend me your secrets.

On another note, I did promise photos from my birthday. We had a lovely dinner at the Dockside Inn & Restaurant, and it was delicious, as always.

The 7 month old Monster, Myself and the Husband. It's complicated eating out with a baby, but thankfully we had a dinner without incident. Monster was sleepy, which is why there's no smiles in this photo, and he slept till we were almost finished eating.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

From a World Brought Together as One

My apologies, again? I did truly hope to find my way back here before now.


I’ve spent the past 2+ weeks completely sucked into the Olympic drama and excitement, and now I’m suffering from withdrawal. This in the midst of laundry and dishes, feedings and diaper changes, volunteering and visitors, has all kept me from politely updating my blog. Sadly, the business of life, the various events and excitement are the best things to post about, and who really wants to hear about those things way after it has happened. So don’t worry, if you’re a sports fan, I’m sure you’ve watched snippets of the Olympic games, or read sports pages online, or like some of the Canadians I know, lovingly and obsessively glued yourself to the television, watching one channel (sport) while your PVR (personal video recorder, similar to tvo, but not nearly as cool) captured the action on another. In light of this, I won’t document my emotions while experiencing the past 17+days.

.Though, I will make mention of LeBreton who unfortunately compared Canadians and their ‘inadequate’ patriotism to Nazi Germany and the Berlin Olympics. I’m too passionate about this subject to start ranting and allow down the walls that hold excessive emotion from exploding all over this page. Although, something tells me that LeBreton will not escape this ‘rant’ of his own without getting ‘burnt’ by the backlash. I also wonder if there was something besides what LeBreton mentioned in his article that spurred him forward in a ridiculous claim that our Maple Leaf can be easily compared to the swastika. So, LeBreton, if you’re out there, I’m sorry if a Canadian somewhere, somehow offended your possibly sensitive nature. Please be aware that we were not simply throwing ourselves an outrageous party (though we do tend to get overly excited, it’s a part of what most of the world likes about us, our friendly excitability), and I hope you do at some point, though this process and publicity you’ve either intentionally or unintentionally thrust upon yourself, realize that Canadians are not as easily likened to Nazi’s as you first concluded.


I think I’ll stop there for now, for fear of saying too much and speaking from anger and a desire to argue (its instinctive).


I’ll return soon, with something more shop related, I hope.