Thursday, February 28, 2008


On Monday morning I had to throw away the entire box of stuffed animals that I'd made. Aside from two new elephants that I had made the day before and were on my work table, there were about 8 various stuffed animals that I had sitting in a box on the floor of my studio. As I was getting ready to walk out the door for work, I heard a rustling around in there and walked in to find my cat, Oliver, peeing in the box on the animals. Yup, he pissed on them. Oh - I was so angry and sad as I threw out the box and all it's contents. Hours of work to waste and nothing to salvage. Nothing will get that smell out.

Since then Oliver has been clamoring for extra attention. Since his litter was clean when he did it, I think that he was doing it out of spite and jealousy of the dog. Anyhow, if you check my etsy account and there's nothing on it - that's the explanation.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Brushing away the cobwebs

Just finished up a good week for sales from my Etsy account. Sold a purple pony to a buyer who is coming back for her third animal from me! It never ceases to amaze me that a total stranger happened upon my work and bought something, but that they keep coming back for more is just too much to take in. Not only that, but I finally sent out the door a custom order for a mobile that came in several weeks ago off Etsy. Due to a number of factors (attempting to develop a new pattern, getting the dog, getting the flu, having a friend visit, work, etc.) it took me much longer than I anticipated. However, I'm really quite pleased with how it all turned out in the end and am eagerly awaiting the reaction of the buyer when she receives it in a couple of days.

I'll be spending my weekend working on several animals which I'll be offering for sale through a local Savannah store in March. Maybe it's the spring weather and flowers starting to blossom or the fact that my schedule is opening up a bit, but I'm finally feeling motivated and creative again.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Fort Pulaski visit

On Sunday we took advantage of the great warm weather and took Captain Ahab over to Fort Pulaski for a good walk. Ron had never been to the fort before and so we clambered all over that for about an hour before even hitting a trail. One great thing about the place - super dog friendly. I was shocked that they welcomed dogs into the fort itself. After the fort, we followed the lighthouse trail out to the end where we walked through the marsh to the edge of the ocean. Ahab mostly enjoyed rolling in marsh mud and then wading in the water. Ron enjoyed his pipe and the view.

Friday, February 1, 2008


As a librarian, I can't resist these Shhh cards meant to hand to people who are having loud cell phone conversations. It's definitely one of my pet peeves and I would love to see the reaction of a student as I handed them one in the library...or in the supermarket...or in the movies.