So this is my third attempt to write a blog post today!
I just had so much energy apparently that I kept getting distracted when doing too many things at once. Well, maybe that's not what they call "Too much energy" but rather would be referred to as "Absolutely no freakin' focus".
I actually got a bunch of work done today, so I'm pretty proud of myself, especially since it's a Saturday. I like to think that I have a weekend despite being a stay at home person. Which technically I should be entitled to, except some weeks my breaks completely outweigh actual work.
I had an unexpected change of plans on Thursday, so I did not get a chance to head to Toronto to The Purple Thumb and add more stock to my display. And what could possibly have been the unexpected change? Well, it's rather embarrassing. I forgot to get a babysitter for the dog.
Okay so you're all thinking "You need a babysitter for your dog? Who are you, Paris Hilton?" No see, it's not like that. I'm just a freak. For short trips out of the house, we leave Kermit out and he's fine. Longer trips alone, he goes in his cage. (While he's never shown destructive tendencies when alone for long periods, I don't want to risk it since this ain't my house and all the woodwork was hand done by my daddoo!)
So, while he'd be fine in his cage the entire time I'm in Toronto, I'm not fine with him being in his cage for that long. Why? Because I have these fears that there will be a fire and he'll be trapped. And I don't trust the cat to save him. Kermit's had far too many "Cat Bum Hair Beards" if you know what I mean.
Am I a freak? Yes. Go ahead and laugh if you will! But whenever I have plans to go out, Kermit has a "Play date" with his cousins Tyson and Zeek and I had forgotten to ask my Sis in Law if he could come over for the day. Hence the switch to going to Toronto on Sunday instead. Now to distract you from my freaky-ness, here's a pic of Kermy with his cousins! First is hyper spaz Kermy, Tyson in the middle, and Zeek on the other end!
Now on to business! Well, not really business, but could be one day. I taught myself needle felting! I actually finished a project and I only bled once! I had previously purchased a needle felting kit from The Funky Felter and when I heard she was closing her Etsy shop, I quickly went and purchased more wool. She'll be keeping her Artfire shop open, but I'm not an Artfire-er. Anyhoo, I thought, maybe I should actually try to make something now and see what it's like. So I did. And here it is:
Okay so it's not exactly the right colours for an apple. I didn't previously purchase any red. Or brown. Well, the actual apple is kinda brown lol. But I used black for the stem, which is a tad too thick, but hey, it was my first stem! The leaf is also a tad big, but I'm not too good at knowing how much wool I need to start with to end up with something the size I need :) I guess I took a tad too much!
I thought it was pretty good though. Hubs kept laughing at me while I felted since we were watching tv together at the time, and he couldn't figure out what I was doing. All he could see was my tongue going this way and that, because as most of us crafters know, the position of the tongue completely decides the outcome of the craft.
Did ya think it was bigger than this?! hee hee hee hee. I didn't want to waste too much wool if it didn't work out :)
In other news, I've been figuring out more things with the website! I made my banner bigger, changed the position of the page tabs and made that bigger, added a search, and named a bunch of my photographs in the galleries. I still have to add a whole whack of links and a lot more photos, but I'll just go ahead and add that to the 15, 985 lists I have on the go!
Before I ramble even more, I'll go. I hope to be bringing you a lot more fun things in the very near future, some great information on selling/web sites or whatever else I can think of, as well as some amazing networking sites that everyone should check out! :)
Oh but wait. Leslie aka The CrookedStamper taught me something amazing. Well, she unknowingly taught me something amazing. On my original blog SassmowthDesigns on Blogger, I mentioned in a post how I was so excited to switch my blog over here because here there's a spell check. Leslie just couldn't believe my version of blogger was so incredibly special that I didn't have a spell check. So to prove it to her, I finally figured out how to do something:
*gasp* I did a screen shot!! How amazing is that! Now you all know what this means. Every blog from now on is going to have one of these LOL. Thanks again Leslie!
Thanks for the feedback my lovelies! If anyone else has any suggestions on what to add to make this website simply awesome, please let me know! :) Oh, but one thing I really need advice on:
Should I stick with the RSS Feed, OR should I download Google Friend Connect? Or have both?
As my daddoo would say,
Keep yer' stick on the ice