Friday, February 26, 2010

I have a confession:

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THIS is what our bathroom looks like right now.

This week I discovered the joy of buying inexpensive wool sweaters at the thrift store, taking them apart, washing the skeins and re-claiming nice expensive yarn at bargain basement prices.


It's actually a pretty time-intensive process, but at the moment, it's a process I enjoy. So, we'll see how long it lasts.

We only have one full bathroom, so the fact that Eric is completely fine with having skeins of sopping wet yarn dripping into our only bathtub is something worthy of report.

(What it really means is that the next time I see a man-sock, or a computer book, or a glass of diet Pepsi sitting around in a place where it doesn't belong, I'm going to bite my tongue. In fact, I'd probably better bite my tongue for at least a month.)

( I might have to stock up on soothing lozenges.)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Button, Button, who's got the Button?

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Have you noticed this new addition to my sidebar?

Yeah, my graphic designing husband made it for me.

I'd asked him to make me a button so that I could use it for advertising (should I ever decide to branch out into that). He said he would, and then, less than a week later, he did.

It used to say "Charlotte's Etsy Shop", but I wanted it to have the name of the store in the title, rather than my name.

I also originally wanted to have the star be a ball of yarn with a crochet hook sticking out of it, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought that would probably look stupid, and the more I liked the star there.

Eric thought up the idea for the retro-ish feel as he was lying in bed, trying to go to sleep.

He got thinking about crocheting, and how it reminded him of the 70s.

I hate hate hate 70s decor. Avacado Green and Sunset Orange? No thank you.

So, I'm not exactly thrilled that Eric thinks of my hobby and the primary provider of our daughter's college fund in that light.

All the same, I do like the button.

In fact, I think it's pretty groovy.

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(If you want a button for your blog or whatever, just paste this mysterious code into your HTML/java script. Just don't ask me what it means. Enrique tried to explain it to me, but it was a little too complicated, and I was a little too sleepy.)