Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Happy and Handmade News

Hoo boy. It's about time we got some around here, eh? Well as of today my mother's house is NOT on the city's official list of destroyed properties. She can't go home yet, but at least we know that so far her house is safe.

Another little thing that brought me happiness this week was receiving my first two packages from the Sweat Shoppe Swap. First, a Frog Prince Bean Bag from Brill. Isn't he cute? I named him Pinkus.
He didn't turn into a prince but that's okay.
Later the same day I came home to a package on my doorstep with this beautiful Kool-Aid dyed yarn from Colleen. The photo really doesn't do the color justice. It's much pinker in real life. I haven't decided what to do with it yet. I don't even knit or crochet, but I requested this yarn anyway because the colors were just too yummy to resist. Maybe I'll enslave--I mean ask--my lovely crocheting friend to make something with it (hi Faye!).

Other than getting goodies in the mail and filling several new Etsy orders, there's not much going on here in the world of Sugar and Snails. I still have a Halloween costume to make (5 1/2 days is enough time, right?) and housework to do (the kitchen hasn't been mopped in HOW long?) but before I go I wanted to mention a great website I found called BuyHandmade.org. I took the pledge to give handmade gifts this holiday season, and I want to urge my wonderful readers to do the same. Consumerism has gotten so out of hand, especially during the winter holiday season, and buying or making handmade gifts is a way to break away from the commerical and give something special and unique that's truly from the heart. Follow the link below to make your pledge.

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

2 comments:

Faye said...

crocheting slave reporting for duty. The frog thing is so cute! I bet 3 hours before Autumn appropriates him!

sugarandsnails said...

Too late! She tried to steal him right after I opened the package.