September 24, 2007

Away Again

For those of you who've been dieing to know what I look like, here's a picture of Nick & I in the spot where our wedding will take place. It's been a very dry year here in California, so it's really brown right now. When April rolls around, though, these hills will be covered in tall grass & flowers. It should be beautiful. (Side note: I'm on my tippy toes & Nick's standing in a hole! HaHa)We spent the weekend out there with our friends & had a great time. I reserved a cake and might have found a caterer too. I guess that means the date is set. Nick's mom has booked a cool pub/restaurant in Britain for reception #2 as well. The ball is rolling fast now. It's very exciting.
As for my crafty news, I finally got some crochet time this week. I have a customer who requested four key chains. I had sent her one as a gift for buying lots of monkeys. I haven't added these guys to the shop yet.
They're a lot smaller than a regular Gadget Monkey, but the detail makes them slightly difficult to work on. I finished all four at the Farmer's Market on Thursday. Good thing too, I had one sale that day. It was my worst market at the Civic Center so far. Must have been the rain, it was really slow for everyone. No worries though. I also made four new Gadget Monkeys this weekend and I have a new bag to list today.
I don't want to go on all day, but I also need to show you the cool stuff I got in the mail last week. I don't buy a lot online, it's a money thing, but sometimes I can't resist. These folks do great work, check out their shops on Etsy.... My cousin & his wife just had their first baby in August, and I've been gathering cool baby stuff for months. This is not the only onesie (thanks to Jennifer and Lemon Cadet) little Mark will be getting from his Auntie Ginny this weekend, but it might get the most laughs. The shop is WeROnesieful, and they are truly onesieful. I love it!

My second fantastic find is from DogboneArt. We all know I'm a monkey fan, but have you seen these monkey muffins? Oh my gosh! I've been coveting them for a long time, but when I saw the Dorky Candy Cane Brothers I just had to give in. Mine is called Buck Toothed Bob and he's for a friend of mine. (We have this "candy corn thing"). Anyway, I'm keeping the monkey muffin for myself. He's going to look cool on my new sewing room shelf.
If you're jealous, and I know you are, go check out these fine shops and have a great week.


Nutsy Coco said...

It's nice to put a face to your name! I love the new monkey keychains too!

mooi hoor... said...

I was just browsing flickr and saw your pics - and I was secretly thinking: theres a quite a bit of baby stuff there, does she have a SECRET??? ;)))

Just kidding. Enjoy your wedding preparations!

Lisa Clarke said...

I hate to admit this, but I *have* bee dying to know what you look like. Thank you for satisfying my curiosity, LOL!

That onesie cracks me up.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great place for a wedding! Love all these adorable cuteness.

Amy Herbst said...

The monkey keychains are ADORABLE! :)

Anonymous said...

What a cute photo of the two of you and the site looks lovely for your wedding.

I'm enjoying your crafty projects as well as your Etsy finds.

Anonymous said...

I love the new Key Chains! That's gonna be a hot item! It's great to finally see what you look like. You look very familiar to me... do you like Steely Dan?

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh stop it!! Those little keychain monkeys are ridiculously cute. Ridiculous!

You and Nick are ridiculously cute too--you standing on your little tippy toes!

I love to be able to put faces on you and Nick now--and neither of you look anything like I had figured, lol. I guess I pictured you more, oh...I don't know....monkey-like! ROFL Not really (I'm just in a weird mood tonight ;-D )

Smiles, Karen

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

Oh my gosh, your stuff is soooo great, loving the gadget monkeys!!!!!