Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Post Holidays!

I hope everyone had a good holiday season. Guess New Year's is still left. Today was pretty warm (close to 40) so I played outside with my nephews. I'm going to really feel it tomorrow! I'm already starting to get black and blue and somewhat sore. Oh well. I don't do that often. Maybe I should!

The picture above is Dinky laying by my heater. He spent some quality time there last weekend when it was so cold. It's kind of his play area. My mom and I also made some homemade treats for Dinky this weekend. Mom found the recipe, so I can't take credit for that. Hopefully they won't irritate his stomach. I'm sure he'll still make himself sick with routine changes though. With any luck, he will grow out of that!

I know I said before I should have a couple new Duckies to list on Etsy after Christmas, but it's looking like only one might be listed within the next week. I think it'll depend on how early my sister and her family leave. I'm also making a black chihuahua amigurumi for myself because I can't find any black chihuahua figurines or stuffed animals. Then I need to do 4 baby shower gifts. I'll try to add new items to the shop while I'm doing those projects.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dakotas Treasury

I snagged a treasury this morning. So I thought I would promote my fellow Dakotans on Etsy. Check out the treasury! http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=28021 I've included both North and South Dakotans. There is some amazing talent!

Also, be sure to check my shop after Christmas. I have two new Duckies I will be listing. Plus I have some ideas for a couple more keychains. I'm excited about them!

Have a good Christmas week!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bad, bad me

I've been terrible about updating my blog (and my website for that matter). I have no excuse and no energy, haha. I work the later shift at work this week, so hopefully I'll be able to get rested up this week. I'll need to! My nephews will be at my parent's house during Christmas. I'm excited to go home, even though it's really close to where I live, and I do go there quite often. It just seems more like Christmas at my parent's house. I'm weird, what can I say?

Speaking of Christmas, I bought myself this awesome shirt from applenoggin. She has the cutest stuff!!

In case I'm really bad and don't update this before the end of next week.....Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Going to be an Interesting Weekend!

Tomorrow I'm going to my nephew's birthday party out of town. That should be fun, he's turning 5 years old. His birthday party is going to be in a McDonald's at a play place or whatever it's called. I'm hoping to finish up my Christmas shopping tomorrow too.

However, later Saturday it's supposed to start snowing and blowing and we're in a blizzard watch starting Saturday night into Sunday. Fun fun fun! Gotta love winter in South Dakota. Then the beginning of next week, we'll be lucky to get above zero for a high! I'm not sure what to do with Dinky when it's so cold. He doesn't like to go potty on papers in here. Should be interesting!

Maybe I can get a new duckie done or two. I should restock the gnome keychain as well. We shall see! I also want to make a girly duckie, but I'm not sure what kind of girly duckie to make. Hmm...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Visiting Professor

Meet the newest addition to the Duckie family, Professor Duckie! Though, I'm torn if he's a mad scientist or just a geek or a professor. Either way, his glasses were handmade by me and there's a "pen" in his pocket.

I today off, so I tried to be productive. I donated some clothes to the Salvation Army, and finished up Christmas shopping, for the most part. I also finished this guy. Oh, and I started my Christmas cards. I guess I did pretty good today!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sneak Peak

This is a sneak peak of a new Duckie I almost have done. He/She just needs a finishing touch. Maybe you'll even be able to see the Duckie this week, provided I can find what I am looking for tomorrow. I really like this particular Duckie. I hope you will too!

I also have another Duckie body finished (my "blank canvas"). I'm hoping to start outfitting him tomorrow. I have a really good idea for him. I just hope I can figure out everything I want to do!

This is quite the ambigous post. But like all good TV shows (or movies), all of this will make sense in time. (I obviously watch too much TV and too many movies.)

I should head to bed. My dog doesn't think it's fair that I stay up later than he does.

Stay tuned everyone!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Art Appreciation

Do you appreciate art? Pierre the Painter does! He is determined to be the next great abstract painter. Pierre is just one of the new duckies that are making their temporary homes in my Etsy Shop. Will they find a permanent home with you?

It's been cold here lately. I suppose it is December. Speaking of December, can you believe how fast it's going? It seems like Christmas will be here in no time!

In other unrelated, sporatic thoughts, I love The Big Bang Theory. I got the first season on DVD last week. It is so funny! If you want a good laugh, I would definitely recommend watching the show.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Useless Information

Here's some useless information about me:

1. I grew up in a town of around 300 in the middle of nowhere South Dakota.
2. I've been crocheting ever since I was little. I always say since I was 7 years old, but I don't know for sure how old I was.
3. I played flute for 9 years in school.
4. One of my favorite movies is Dick. It's a fictional story about who Deep Throat was in the Watergate Scandal. (The fictional story is much better than the real story.)
5. I have a gnome and pink penguin fetish.
6. I have an addiction to new music.
7. My favorite band of all time is Garbage. My current favorite band is Within Temptation.
8. I have a strange facination with watching Twinkiechan ebay auctions. (I hope that's not creepy.)
9. I love to watch cooking shows on Food Network even though I hardly ever cook.

Now if there's ever a Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit question about me, you'll be prepared. (Hahaha.)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ho! Ho! Quack?

He knows when you've been bad or good, well, if you're a duckie anyway! Santa Duckie has flown down from the North Pole to check on all the little duckies. Good thing he got here before the snow hit!

In other news, I've been trying to teach Dinky to lay down. He couldn't figure it out today. He just kind of gave up and went over to where he saw me get the treats from. He definitely can sit good though!

I also got my apartment decorated for Christmas. I would take a picture of my tree, but it's blue tinsel. I'm not sure the pictures would turn out the best. We'll see though.

Suppose I should head to bed soon. Today was my first day back at work after Thanksgiving. After a 5 day weekend, it's hard to get your endurance up for an 8 hour day! Just kidding!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Supersize Me!

Meet the newest addition to the Duckie Family, Larger than Life Duckie. He is 7 inches tall, 4 inches wide, and 6 inches beak to tail. He's quite cuddly. I was a little worried while I was making it. It's harder than I thought to enlarge a pattern so the proportions would be the same. I want to make a mini duckie sometime too. Though it might not be mini, it might be just smaller, time will tell. I've decided to just make duckies to stock up my shop and not worry if I'll end up with a small duckie army.

Also, I've been horribly neglecting my blog. My goal is to post once a day again, like I did last year. We shall see if that happens.