Thursday, March 11, 2010

Not a Whole Lot of Crafting This Week.

There's not much crafting or dyi going on at my place this week thanks to the Children's Consignment Sale that I'm involved with.  This thing is pretty big and takes up a ton of time.  Please be patient, I'll be back up and running next week!

Just to let you guys know, I'm seriously considering a blog re-design.  So, if things go a little wonky around here, you'll know why.  :)  I want to clean up things a bit and match it a little more with my Etsy page.  I love the new banner that we (my Mom & I) have over there and may do something similar here.  I'm also considering going to a three column format, but that's definitely not set in stone.

I'm also still looking for more people to become referrals over on Swagbucks.  I know a few of you have and I thank you!  Are you having fun over there yet?  I am.  I just earned my 8th Amazon card.  That's $40 free bucks for searching, hunting swag codes and doing special offers and tasks (by the way, if you do the special offers, beware anything asking you to download software or asking for your credit card numbers.  Please be safe with your swagging.  We don't need any more viruses out in the world and we definitely do not need credit card theft either.)  If anybody has any questions about it, please let me know and I'll answer you asap.  This has been a blast and I'm well on my way to getting my kids a Wii for Christmas!  Yippee!  What a cool site for those of us who are seriously pinching pennies right now. 

For those not interested in Swagbucks, just bear with me.  I'm kinda excited about it.  :)

Gotta go, still have more work to do with the children's consignment sale. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Alpaca - Killers? Really?

Short post today.  Thought I share this cartoon titled Alpaca: The Ultimate Killing Machine, from Doghouse Diaries:

Click to Enlarge, of course

Monday, March 08, 2010

The Aftermath

I survived the Great Toy Purge of 2010 (part one), but just barely.  My dining room/office/craftroom, alas, did not fare so well.  Just look:

Um, ignore the pile of sheep wool on the far left on the table.  That had nothing to do with the toy purge and everything to do with having a giant flat surface that likes to catch things.  Yes, I love to embarrass myself with hideous photos of my house, why do you ask?  I now have the great task of attempting to find my room again and put everything away.  The hangers strewn on the floor will go back in a box in the attic until the next children's consignment sale.  Toys and clothes on the floor will be donated.  

I really hope everything that went into this sale gets sold.  I just do not want it back in my house.  I'm trying to reduce the clutter, not bring it back in.  But, if some does come back, I'll put it into the attic and sell it again at another sale.  

These children's consignment sales are so wonderful for cleaning out the house and paying for clothes for the kids.  They also help supplement birthdays and Christmases.  I find the most wonderful toys in awesome condition at these sales. 

I crashed hard this afternoon and passed out for two hours.  I spent morning helping set up for the sale, but that wasn't what caused the crash.  It was the evil Oscars on tv that did it. I spent the time in front of the tv working on the second sidewinders sock:

But most of the knitting was a waste of time.  I frogged back as much as I knit.  Reading directions and then paying attention to them is a most important part of knitting.    Now if I could only do that I'd be golden like Oscar too.