Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New designs for my stitch markers are in the works!

Here's a preview:


Sometimes you have to make hard decisions in life, now granted some are more important than others. I wouldn't say that making the decision to change a design for something that I love to create is at the very top of the important scale of things, but the design was affecting my family.

My old designs using stained glass was extremely time consuming. It was taking me about 2 hours of work from beginning to end to create just one set of 6 markers. I was starting to feel like this time was being stolen away from my kids. Because it involved a very hot soldering iron, solder and some fumes (very minimal fumes but still not that good for small lungs) I couldn't do that work in my kitchen.

To be honest I was also getting tired of doing the markers. I was isolated in my damp, humid and dark basement and I couldn't sleep in on Saturdays mornings ( hubby gets Sundays ). Sleeping is something that I love to do a lot and since my 4 year old still dose not sleep through the night it is fun to sleep until 9am on Saturdays.

Am I scare that the new designs will not be received well, what if they do not sell at all?
What happens happens. The most important parts of this change is that I love the new designs, that the markers work well, don't snag the knitters or crocheters yarns and are durable.

I have most of all of the little details down. I need new wire, tread and more do know that you can never have to little beads right?
But I am pretty much ready and these will be available for wholesale. 

The nicest part about this process was finding a way to create something that I love to do and at the same time spend time with my kids in my kitchen or living room and sleep on Saturday mornings.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's soccer night !

That's my little guy in action ( the one in yellow, I don't know that other kid) !
It also means that I have to do a fast and filling diner, just in case they have to play in the rain. I has to take 30 minutes or less to make...OK so maybe 45 minutes will be fine too.

Thinking steak, potatoes and carrots (exciting I know right ), maybe I'll dress all of this up a bit. I was looking at Jamie Oliver website and fund this recipe for carrots :  roasted carrots with orange, garlic and thyme
I will also do some mini potatoes the same way as the carrots before they start walking away in a exodus from my kitchen.

Monday, June 28, 2010

WOW ! Last Post Was Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My Mommy minute or half hour.

Ok I didn't write much...sorry really !
You know things have a tendency to happen in my existence that I call : I am a stay at home mom ...some days I like it and others well, the stormy photo above describe some feelings pretty well.

This evening is all about a 6 year old son that didn't want is 4 year old sister to bug him in their room. The key word here is : Their
I guess it's the classic problem with siblings sharing a room, one minutes they do not want to have each others company the next they can't go to bed without the other.

This storm will past like all of the others and we might see cookies in tomorrow's forecast.