It looks like I’m going to be travelling to some other blogs in the next month or so. I’ve (tentatively) got a guest post at some point on one of my fave blogs, and a giveaway from my Etsy shop on another blog that I’ve recently fallen in love with. I’ll give you more details when I know for sure both are going to happen. Don’t think I’m abandoning the ol’ homestead, though – I’m planning a crafty-related giveaway for you guys here, too!
Our pumpkins turned out AWESOME this year! We are cheaters and use the stencils and pumpkin carving tools. The hubs did the cat, I did the Jolly Roger, and Bridget did the cool star-jeweled one. The kit she used was really cool – it had these little pegs (kinda like a Lite Brite) that she hammered in with a hammer. It was a little safer for a three year old than mini-saws and she loved it.
This week was my totally my lucky week. I won this huge witch and two of giant vampire Halloween wall clings from Martha’s Crafters on Twitter. B’s scared of them, but I think they’re way cool. Then, I won a swag bag from Prudent Baby on their blog giveaway in honor of Jaime’s new book! I should buy a lottery ticket, right?
Custom orders are coming in like crazy, which is part of the reason I’m so busy today. I REALLY need to learn it’s okay to tell people it will be longer than a few days for custom orders. I always feel like I need to do them RIGHT NOW which is just silly. I would be much less stressed about getting ready for the show tomorrow if I had just given myself an extra week to finish the custom orders.
I can’t leave this post without a few words about Project Runway! I’m not going to spoil it for you in case you’ve got it DVRed, but here’s how I felt about the collections:
- I’ve already forgotten the stuff in Gretchen’s collection, so I must not be all that impressed. In the interest of full disclosure, I really don’t like her so I probably blocked it out.
- I liked the colors Andy chose and I liked a lot of the looks, but really? Only two colors for the whole collection?
- I love Mondo and I loved most of his collection (those buffalo plaid high-waist pants were AWESOME), but some of it was crazy in a bad way. The bejeweled oversized sweater thing with leggings that was at the beginning of his collection was so not good.
Is anyone else swamped right now? Is this just a little taste of the holiday season?