I’m 30 today, I’m feeling way more excited than anything else to face a new decade!
I’ve began a new blog- Owlishly, so all this content will be making the move over the course of the next month.
I hope everyone makes the move with me, and this’ll be my last post here at my beloved, but outgrown Owly!
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I appreciate all the submissions that I got, I’m amazed that that many people were interested in the contest, it’ll be hard to narrow it down, and with the way things have been lately I may not debut it this Thursday, but it will be soon!
I’ve been working on a couple new dolls, some custom orders, and a sunflower baby blanket for my niece. My sister’s been on me for weeks to get it done, who knew the baby would be so early?
I’m off to continue working on the dolls, I’m thinking that I may finish up the turkey and have it available anyway, I don’t think I’m patient enough to sit on it all year long, besides, I think it’s kinda cute! In the works are a little angel, a lamb girl, a cat kid which are all on hooks in various stages of completion right now. I have so many ideas, I’m frustrated by my lack of time, and my fantastic customers are also making suggestions left and right that are interesting and keep me thinking of new and different things to make!
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I’ve been really busy this month, and kept meaning to post images and haven’t.
Some tough news, my aunt, who also was my midwife for the births of both of my little ones passed away in early November. Then later during that same day, my step-grandma’s sister passed away. Not the best way to start the month off, and then my sister who’d been in the hospital on bedrest for the past 40+ days had her little baby on November 20th at 30 weeks, instead of the hoped for, at the very least, 34 weeks! My poor little niece will be in the NICU for the next month or so, so needless to say, I haven’t had much time to post.
I’ve changed the snowflake girl’s hair, then made a little bee girl named after my other sister, and was working on a turkey before all the stress and drama of last week so that pattern may be put on hold until next year. I’ve also had quite a bit of submissions for the logo design, so I’m going to have to decide about that one rather soon-ish.
My youngest sister and I ended up actually going to the Felt Club XL on Sunday in LA, it was pretty interesting, I’d never gone before and just sort of wanted to see what it was all about. We got there too late for the gift bags *snaps fingers*- nuts! I did get to meet Robert Mahar of the neat-o torpedo Mahar Drygoods fame! I also saw first hand the completely amazing crochet trees made by the fantastically talented Nancy Palmer of Mumblepeg. I also was able to go to Kinokuniya and buy some Japanese crochet books on the way back home. Then Wednesday DH wanted to celebrate my birthday early since he had Wednesday off and he has to work on my actual birthday. So we went to Costa Mesa and I got to go to Kinokuniya again to get a couple more books that they didn’t have at the one in LA, and we hit IKEA to get the little guy’s birthday gift.
Anyway, gotta get going before the babe wakes up from her nap, so here are the latest-
with her darker hair, and then-
the little bee, named Alexa after my youngest sister.
Hopefully I can get back a lot sooner than it has been!
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I don’t mind so much, I really would have liked to have gotten the japanese craft books, the Nov/Dec. Sampler and really, really, really would have loved the gift certificate to Mahar Drygoods– I love Robert Mahar’s store! It’s funny because I have almost all of the other prizes offered🙂 And had my doll not been in that category, I would have definitely voted for the doll that did win hands down.
Oh well, now it’s time to wait for spring to try again!
By the way, I’m almost done with the snowflake pattern, and I just have to take pictures of my little bee girl for her pattern to be done too, so look for some new images soon.
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I’ve been distracted as many of you may know with my aunt’s passing and funeral and I didn’t even realize until today that this little girl is a FINALIST for a Holiday Softie Award in the Doll Dress Up category!
How neat is that!
Please go VOTE for FAITH! When I went to vote I thought I’d made a mistake, until I read the start the survey part. I’d love all the support you can give me. Go Faith the flower girl!
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Here are the twins, I’ve absolutely no time to write, but I’ll share images and be back soon!
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Before all of my long windedness, (if that’s even the right word) what I wanted to put forth is a bit of a contest for an owl logo for me. I’d like it to be cute and cuddly looking, perhaps something like illustrations of owls from the 30’s and 40’s, definitely steer clear of the stern looking owls- I want a happy one!
The winner of the contest will receive 10 free patterns-your choice! (Edited to add) OR one of the kids in costume dolls, if you’re not interested in the crochet patterns.🙂
I’m a fan of the light blue and brown that I used over at Owlishly, and would like to keep the font used for my banner, but I need tons of help with all this graphic design stuff that I know absolutely nothing about, I’m more along the lines of “I’ll know it when I see it” type of thinking, which doesn’t seem like it’s much help. If you have serious interest I’m going to need it by November 25th for judging, and debuting on my new blog. Feel free to email me with questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A bit more to help you out- If you take a look at my favorites over at Owlishly, probably my absolute 3 favorite owls are the Little Owl, by badbird, Ceramic Owl Garden by fruitflypie, and the Owl Miss You cards by fedorafox. Hopefully that can give you more of a feel for what I like. I pretty much just want a logo, but I need it to go with the banner, you know?
Okay, now back to the regular stuff-
November already. I turn 30 this month, I don’t mind getting older, especially since I’ve grown up hearing that I come off as at least 10-20 years older than I really am. I think I’m just going to miss 29; in terms of life events this hasn’t been better or worse than any other given year, but I really like the number! I know- what a dingbat! I think it has to do with my birthday actually being on the 29th that contributes to how much I like the number, and growing up I always thought it would be the best year of my life, and what a disappointment doing that to a poor year was. I really wish I wouldn’t create such high expectations for things (people/events/etc.), because then I’m bitterly disappointed when things fall short, and it’s a ridiculous character flaw that I’m in no way proud of, it’s that darned perfectionism rearing it’s ugly head!
Anyway, I’d planned this post to be something positive and full of happiness and sharing but that’s not always realistic for me. I’ll try to get back on course though.
What I came to post was that in honor of my 30th birthday, but really just my birthDAY, I’m switching things up on you! Just when everyone was getting used to me being Owly- bam! I’m changing my blog and etsy store to Owlishly. I’ve been contemplating a switch to typepad for a while, (I’m a big fan of the typelists) and they give options that I’d like to pursue that aren’t available on wordpress, so anyway, when I was signing up for a new blog my blog name here was already taken over there. I was a bit surprised, but also somewhat relieved, I think owly behavior is something that can be used to describe me, but it doesn’t seem very positive (and I’m all about positive thinking!- at least that what I’d like to think.)
The thing is, since getting married and having 2 babies, (and it’s what I had wanted to do when I grew up, but) I still don’t feel like I’ve grown up, and dealing with large life changes has made me a lot more tired and grumpier than I ever was before, and when I see the word owly it reminds me more of my grumpiness than the positive attributes you can imagine when you think of an owl. So it’s part of my positive thinking endeavor to change my name to something that makes me happier when I see it, and it’s something I’d never even thought of before I chose Owly. I did want to maintain some similarity to make it easier to find me again, and I sort of like the way Owlishly sounds, it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue so easily, but I like it, and I think it describes me in a more positive light too.
So look for changes in the month of November!
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