The week before a show is always a little more hectic than usual. There is work strewn about everywhere, I tend to curse a little more, and I find myself doing things that have nothing to do with crochet work. We always manage to find a major life chore to throw in during the week too. This week has been no different that what happens every week before a show.
I applied for Etsy Wholesale when they were in beta. I don’t even remember how long ago that was. Knot By Gran’ma was turned down, and I chalked it up to things that weren’t meant to be. It happens. Life got busy after that, and I forgot all about wholesaling anything. There was scheduling to figure out, a direction to find, happiness to nab (along with my health), and more drama than this Momma ever wants to deal with ever again. Thank you for turning me down, Etsy. For real.
I made waffles in my waffle iron, using this recipe. It’s my go to for pancakes and waffles, and it’s delicious. I use King Arthur gluten free flour and coconut/almond milk instead of the regular flour and milk. I also use 3 tbs. of olive oil, instead of the butter. We don’t use cooking spray. If needed, I put some olive oil on a paper towel and wipe the waffle iron or pan. It’s a good recipe if you don’t substitute those ingredients too. We used to make it as is before we had to switch our diets around. I get about 8 waffles out of this and at least 8 pancakes… sometimes more or less, depending on how big or small I make them.
Hiking is one of my loves. It makes me happy to be outside in nature, and I’m happy to hug the trees. It’s very therapeutic. A friend of mine turned me onto the true greatness of grounding yourself outside. The tree hugging really helps. It also cracks Hubs up, because he’s called me a tree hugger with bark burn since we’ve known each other. Anyway. Hiking is wonderful, and this trip allowed Kiddo and I to bond for a morning.
I am catching up on all of the work that fell behind. Important items have been prioritized, and non-essential or stressful things have been cancelled or deleted. It feels good. Here’s what last week’s creativity looked like in photos.
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This latest batch of monster keychain chapstick holders all have rainbow colored irises. There is something about rainbow eyes that make me very happy. My new motto is, “if it makes you happy then you should keep that in your day, and kick the stuff that doesn’t cut it, out forever.” Something like that.
Ever wonder how much you can feasible create in a set amount of time? I was curious to see what I could manage in a 2 week period. Apparently quite a bit of crocheting can be completed. My new dolls are available for you (I added in my original Monster Puppet and Knotty Knucklehead… which were NOT crocheted during this time), and I’ll be seeing if I can recreate the productivity over the next 2 weeks. We’ll see.
It has been a long week. It has NOT been one of my better weeks. I do believe that this was hands down one of the worst weeks I’ve had in longer than I can remember. I have crocheted more this week than I think I have last month. I’m incredibly proud of my yarn accomplishments. I’ve also been using what’s been completed as motivation that I’m doing awesome… even when I’m not feeling awesome.