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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like... CHRISTMAS, BABY!!! :D

And not because I'm busy decorating a tree, making presents for my family or enjoying my happy holiday spirit...

It's because I am window shopping....... FOR MYSELF!!!! :D

Hell, I'm not even buying stuff (yet), but looking at all the pretty stuff out there really cheers me up ;)

And before you know it...

... your Asos-wishlist looks like this...


Voice A in my head:

"Don't buy anything. Save your money. Be WISE."

Voice B:


I'm so weak.... :(

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sometimes it's good...

... to spoil yourself! When one has had a bit of a crappy week, one might buy themselves some chocolate for example. Or a pretty dress. Or some cute shoes.

Me? I bought myself some kick-ass lino cutters!

All the way from Switzerland, baby!!! ;) They are super tiny, and extremely sharp. Which is good...

... 'cause now I can make more (and hopefully better ;) stamps for the Shop-To-Be! :)

To be continued!! :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Goodbye Miya!

Our little big lazy Miya...

... left us today after a little more than two years :( I named her after Hayao Miyazaki, one of my all time favorite filmmakers. Last night, before I knew we had to put our Miya down, I made something for the shop: a stamp of Chihiro from Spirited Away...

That one's for you, Miya! Back to your sisters you go!

Miya (09/09/09 - 22/11/11)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Happy Moment (and some dragons)

Sorry, Blogland!! I've been so busy slaying dragons this week, I forgot all about my blog ;) But in all fairness: playing Skyrim wasn't the only thing on my mind. I also made some very important steps towards something I've been dreaming of for years.... opening my very own Etsy-shop! :)

It still might take a while before I can actually get started: as always I need everything to be PERFECT ;) But now that I finally - finally!! - have picked out a name, and claimed it on Etsy, I can truly focus on the important stuff: the products :)

Yes. A Happy Moment indeed :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hand carved stamps!!! :)

Yesterday I spent the entire afternoon in a workshop learning how to make stamps. And it was so much more fun than I had expected!! I had expected to be complete rubbish at it, but I was actually able to produce something recognizable ;)

So as if I didn't have enough hobbies already...

... I'm now also addicted to making stamps ;)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Software Giveaway ~ And the winner is...

Congratulations to Annika!! :) You just won the My Memories Suite Software Giveaway!! :) I will contact you as soon as I receive the code you'll need to download the software from the website of My Memories!

Thanks to those who participated in the Giveaway!! :)

Monday, November 07, 2011

Monday Morning

My weekend was filled with Secret Projects, shopping, yarn, celebrating birthdays, drinking tea and eating cake :) Now it's Monday morning... and I wish was sleeping in the sun.

But alas...

... we can't all be cats ;)

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Crochet Mania!!

Hey Blogland! See those pencils? I bought them for 60 cents at a local store, but it wasn't the pencils I was particularly interested in...

... it were the grips I really wanted!! :)

Put those grips on a crochet hook...

... and you suddenly become a lean mean crocheting machine!!! ;)

I finished three plushies these past few days, and my new ripple blanket is coming along great! No wonder my desk looks like a yarn bomb went off there... ;)

And what to do with all that yarny goodness, you ask? Well, let's just say I have a plan... which I will keep to myself just a little bit longer :) To be continued!!