Thursday, August 18, 2011

Listen Carefully

Yesterday was an interesting day in our household. Here are some outtakes:

I asked Matthew if he was listening to me. He looks at me all innocent and says:
"I'm not really in a listening mood right now."

Typical conversation in my house:
Dad: I have the munchies.
Matthew (8): The monkeys?
Dad: The munchies.
Andrew (12): Monk cheese? I wonder if that tastes good.
Dad: Sure it does. In fact, monks make the best cheese ever.
Andrew: I don't think that even exists.
Matthew: It exists in your world, Dad.

We have another addition to Matthew's Unabridged Dictionary:
Clicky Tocks (n): Clock with hands, not digital.

And last, but not least, we file this one under Things you don't want other people to overhear:
We took hubby's truck to the store. I'm maneuvering grocery bags in the back seat and keep hitting Matthew's legs much to his exasperation and some pain. Matthew says:
"She's hitting me again! This time with the groceries!"

Monday, August 8, 2011

Custom Orders? Love them!

Oh, how I love custom orders! I usually wind up getting to know these customers as it's easier to get a feel for what they want and their personalities by talking to them on the phone v. exchanging emails. Now, mind you, I've done custom orders via emails, but there's nothing like actually connecting with someone by voice. Not to mention, that sometimes my questions will make them really think about what they want. For example, a handbag or tote that's custom-made for a tall person will have a different hang measurement from the shoulder than one made for someone of shorter stature. Some folks like the bag to be more under their armpit than others. Some like the bottom of the bag to be larger to fit their needs, and so on.

Here are a few of my favorite custom pieces all made of upcycled plastic bags:

"The Nikki Bag"

The "Big Hips Diaper Bag"

Plarn Basket to display soap items

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Emmy Swag Gifts on Their Way!

Ok, YAY! I got the Emmy swag gifts off to CA! Now I'm completely obsessed with tracking the box across the country. It should arrive next Tuesday, and I know it's left PA.

So this is how the wristlets wound up being packaged. I used VHS tape as ribbon and kept it simple (cause I like simple).

And just in case you didn't see it before, here is my display piece. A great little plarn purse.

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am!

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