Thursday, April 26, 2012

White Squirrel

I've been talking with the super nice owners of the local consignment shop in town for a few months about trying to get some stuff in their store but I've been so crunched for time that I've put it off until now. Every year this little town has a White Squirrel Festival and when I ran into the consignment shop owner a few weeks ago he told me his wife has been desperately seeking white squirrels. They forwarded me a link to the pattern that they'd found online at Pixie Kitten. It was so crazy cute that I bought the pattern and made my own little white squirrel. I finally finished it up the other day and dropped it off at the shop this morning where it stands as a one of a kind toy (until I get around to making some more). White squirrels are so hugely popular here that I think these would sell crazy well. So one down, dozens more to go!

30 by 30

Recently, I embraced the idea of making a 30 by 30 list. The prospect of turning thirty has been freaking me out more than a little so I'm looking at this as way to make the approach to thirty something exciting instead of just something to cry over a pint of ice cream about. I just wanted to share the list and I'll get an update on here soon since I've actually managed to knock a couple of these off the list so far!
  1. Lose 10 pounds
  2. Set up an etsy shop and make at least one sale
  3. Sew a skirt
  4. Learn to better use my dslr camera and flash
  5. Take more pictures
  6. Get the inside and outside of the house to acceptable (doesn't have to be perfect but to where rooms look like rooms and all our crap is unpacked somewhere without looking like a tornado came through)
  7. Plan and plant a garden
  8. Have toys for sale in the consignment shop in town
  9. Join the Transylvania Handcrafter's guild
  10. Plan a trip to Europe (I'm thinking France or Germany)
  11. Go to the roller derby
  12. Run a 5k
  13. Go on a road trip
  14. Re-learn German
  15. Learn how to cook a really good steak
  16. Have the balls to get up and sing at karaoke
  17. Watch a meteor shower
  18. Learn to roller skate
  19. Get dressed up and go out to a fancy dinner
  20. Visit the Biltmore house
  21. Start a journal and keep it up
  22. Go to a stitch and bitch
  23. Host a party at my house
  24. Read A Dance With Dragons (Chris bought this for me for my last birthday but I decided to re-read the entire crazy long series again before picking it up so that I would be refreshed but it's taking me forever to get to it)
  25. Paint the outside of the house
  26. Get a haircut
  27. Do 10 things from the amazing little book Random Acts of Kindness by Danny Wallace
  28. Make a new friend in my new town
  29. Cook one totally new recipe each month
  30. Learn to lighten up