A few thoughts...

There are times, where it is really quiet around here.  In this new house, next to no one we know, especially while James is at work.  I usually fill the house up with song during these times.  And moments like now, when I dont, remind me of how isolated my life really feels sometimes.  I have some of the best friends in the world a girl could ask for, so dont get me wrong when I say this, but sometimes I wish I had a few more real life friendships that I could participate in more regularly.  Some that enjoyed coming over to my house and making stuff with me or watching girly movies with me.  I wish some of my online friendships could be real life ones.  Even some of my real life friendships, I feel so out of touch with at times.  Some I havent seen in ages.  I know its most likely my own fault, for being so busy all of the time.  Does anyone else who crafts for a living ever feel this way? 

One of my favorite new pairings of garments is my hubby's tee pee tank top with my crochet doily vest... perfect!

Miss Violet Mae lounging in her chair looking out the window.  I have so many photos to share of her that I have taken this week, I got some really precious ones.  Im afraid this little blog of mine just might turn into a dog blog soon, ha ha!

A while back we were at the craft store getting a few supplies and I was on the stamp isle and James spotted this little owl and got so excited about it!  So we got it just for him to use on his Skyline Fever packages.  He was very pleased to use it the other day for the first time.  How cute is that?

Ive been collecting these beautiful little tri-colored feathers from my little birdie Nico for a long time.  I have a few stored up for a new necklace for my Roots and Feathers shop, its going to be quite adorable!!!  Cant wait.

I found my macrame owl my Nanna gave me, her mother made it!  I love it so much.  It now hangs in my kitchen holding one of my favorite vintage aprons (which I collect)... So cute!  Thank you again Nanna for giving it to me!

For the next 9 days, I have to really watch my internet usage or we are going to go over again!  Which is going to be hard b/c I have so much I want to share, along with some features and giveaways to do this week.  I just have to choose wisely what I can look at.  Its hard not even being able to read some of my favorite blogs on a consistent basis for fear of going over our usage.  

One last thing, I have a favor to ask of you.  Please go to this site and vote for my work to be featured, you must chose 'yes, definitely' for it to count.  Our amount of bills this month due to Violet's vet bill and our internet crazyness is a bit outrageous, so this is like my last resort thing to do.  It will give anyone who buys a voucher from them just over 50% off things in my shop.  It will be alot of work for alot less $$$, but should generate enough sales to cover these bills.  I kind of knew something would happen since we just bought a house and now have a bigger monthly payment, but this was a bit more than expected for our second month here.  So it would help alot if you just voted for me!  Thank you.  Even if you dont want to buy anything from my shop, you may want to sign up with this site, its a great place to find deals from many etsy sellers!



  1. you know, i've been thinking the same things lately. I have some fantastic friends, but not all of them are close enough to actually hang out with. I'm so busy with crafting, blogging, home-schooling my girls, that I don't make enough time to see my real life friends.

    Maybe that's something I need to sort out!

    Voted for you on heartsy too

    lvoe you!

  2. I've always felt a little lonely, ever since I started my own little business... mostly during the holidays and weekends.

    I wish I got to know you in real life, you seem like someone I'd really get to have a lot of love for (not that I dont already, haha).

    I hope everything gets better for you financially! <3

  3. =( I have been feeling that way for a very long time. I used to fill the space with mommy play dates but that was more for the kids. I gained a few friends through the group but not anyone that would come over to watch girly movies with me. We had a few girls night outs but that usually involved getting so drunk that i regretted the whole night. So I do know how you are feeling. But I think you are just missing shelley ;) lol. If I still lived in Bandera I am sure I would visit you often... but I just cant bring myself to even venture that way. I have so many bad memories and ghosts up there that I dislike being around them. One day though I hope to see you again!

  4. I've very much been feeling isolated lately as well. I wonder who are my real friends sometimes and online friendships as much as I love them just aren't the same. It's hard with Joey offshore a lot. I wish I could give you advice but I can't. I find it hard to reach out to people at times and expect too much at times. Hope you start feeling better soon.

  5. polly, you really do have alot on your plate, so i can totally understand.

    kaye, that would be so lovely, xo.

    zule, i know where you are coming from, and im so sorry you have to feel that way, but i completely understand. i do wish i got to see you sometimes though! bandera is such a small town though...

    katelyn, i cant imagine being in your shoes and moving away from everyone i know and having to completely rebuild all of my friendships. that has got to be the hardest. and i know with all of your personal growth, the old friends you had are not so much anymore. that tends to happen to everyone. i wish so bad you could find a handful of friends close by you that you could hang with on a regular basis. girls who truly understood you and has some of your same lifestyle ideas. maybe when you move to texas one day, wink wink.

  6. Aww pets are like our kids. I'm always wanting to put a million pics of my kitties but I stop myself cause its not a cat blog...lol.

  7. I have the same thing with friends. Not only do I see the friends I have too little (which is my own fault for being so busy), but what's more is that I don't really have any friends that share a creative passion. Therefor no-one who really understands what it's like and I miss having inspirational conversations. Can feel quite lonely.

    I hope everything works out for you money-wise. I know what's that like too. I'm off signing up on Heartsy so I can vote for you.

  8. Oh i feel so the same sometimes... i hjave a few precious friends i wouldn't swap for the world... but sometimes I think back to high school when you had friends who would just come over for dinners and movies in the evening, and I miss that casual group of people. Something to think about hey :)


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