Sunday, 21 September 2008

Frantic Stressing!




I've had a bit of a crazy crazy week. The company that I work for got taken over on Wednesday, which I thought would mean all doom and gloom. However, on Thursday I got a call from my boss asking me to go to New York for 2 weeks next Wednesday. Or rather, this Wednesday, which gave me less than a week to get everything I needed to get sorted right. So I've been freaking just a little. I'm naturally crazy excited, and it's going to be amazing and really hard work, but in between I wanted to get lots of Moose and Bear things finished off. And also planning what I'm going to do whilst I'm away. When I used to travel all the time for work, making stuff in hotel rooms was a real time for getting heaps of things made. But this time, I'm in New York - hello!!! But then again, I also want to see if I can pick up some cool crafty stuff, alongside the heaps of clothes, shoes, books, and other things that have crept onto my shopping list - I will be a veritable "two bag Brit"!!

Also, I was planning on taking some embroidery and crochet on the plane, but I don't know if a needle and a crochet hook will make it through security. Anyone any experience of Heathrow Terminal 5 on this?

In the meantime, I listed little Nico and this cute teacup online, and have taken pictures of the cross stitch ACEO that I made a couple of weeks ago. I haven't listed it yet though. Cross stitch was the very first thing I learnt to do, from my grandmother, and I to this day find it incredibly rewarding to do. I am naturally a big fan of the subversive stitching genre, but apart from that, can't find much use for it in my life. Having said that, I do think that this ACEO is pretty cool, so I'm really hoping that someone snaps it up!



I also found out today that my amigurumi pills have been featured on the sweetfigments blog - yeh!! I love that place, so that made me really happy!

14 comments:

MySweetThree said...

ooh...now I don't know if the needle and crochet hook would make it on board...a phone call to the terminal might be necessary. Have a fun and safe trip!!

Holly said...

Congrats on the travel; I'm excited for you going to New York! I personally have taken a mini scissors (the folding kind, and also an embroidery clipper) as well as crochet hooks on the plane. When I was going through security they stopped me and I panicked because I thought they were going to take away my needles and scissors, but they took away my lotion instead, haha!

Swirlyarts said...

Love the cute teacup - so much so it has been featured on Cuteable today. http://cuteable.com/

Amber said...

Crochet hooks should be fine. Needles might be taken away (depending on who's doing security that day) so your best bet would be to use wooden or plastic needles. I think metal just makes them suspicious.

Have fun on your trip (if I'm not already too late in posting!)

KAT said...

I just love all the cuteness here! You always have such amazing items. I hope you have a fun trip, New York is great! Lots of great craft shops!
By the way, I've tagged you on my blog.... http://candlesandcrafts.blogspot.com/
to let everyone else know about your site. You don't have to play along if you don't want to! But, I'd love it if you did~! :)

Shelly Rodriguez said...

Oooh, fun! :) I love NY.

That little cuppa is TOO CUTE.

Holly said...

Everything looks soo pretty!

Meg said...

your cup of tea is adorable!!!

star said...

awww, that teacup is so adorable!

Madeleine said...

Those are so adorable!!! I wish I knew how to make them!

Tina said...

Cool article! More people need to read that! You should put it on Wacanai.com(http://www.wacanai.com/intro). People post all sorts of articles and instructions on how to make cool stuff. You can link your website to it too. When people search for similar stuff on Wacanai your article will pop up. This should drive a lot more traffic to your article. You can even track how much more traffic you are getting because they have a bunch of graphs and stuff that show how many people are reading your article and how many people are using your info.

Karin said...

I love the little teacup!! I hope the hooks make the flight!

Magdalena Buraczewska-Świątek said...

very nice and original

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IndieCEO / GalleriaLinda said...

I love the cute teacup! Happy little thing!