Happy Monday kitten's! I had a pretty swell weekend here in good ol' Austin. Friday was a very productive day for me. I met with a very kind and sweet Editor of a Publishing Company that may be interested in my crochet book. I don't want to say too much yet... not until I've actually been offered a deal and have officially signed paperwork and all. This whole book deal has been a HUGE learning experience for me. I've been living outside of my "comfort zone" these past few months and it's really tested me. I've accomplished so much already and have grown leaps and bounds this year and it's only February! 2014 and the beginning or 2015 has been a whirlwind for me with officially starting my little crochet business full time. I have taken on so many responsibilities which frightens me some days but I know in my heart it's good for me.
This tee shirt I made a long time ago! It was a little DIY project that I thought would be fun for me and my bestie. I went out to Hobby Lobby and bought the tee shirts and supplies and then it sat on my shelf for months and months. Ha! You know how that goes... I finally got around to ironing them on and gifted the other one which read: "On Wednesday we wear Pink" to my BFF Christopher for Christmas. I was hoping to wear them together and take a few pictures but that never really happened... maybe someday. I just love the movie "Mean Girls". I can watch it over and over again.... the funny thing is is that my High school (back in the day) was actually like that! There was one group of girls that made my life complete hell.... I couldn't wait to get out of there. I was always the quiet girl that was more of a loner. I never really got along with girls and preferred to hang out with boys instead. Was anyone else like that? I was really into photography and music (though nobody probably knew that).
I still have horrible flash backs from my High School days. I can't believe some of the things these girls would do to each other and to other people. I'm glad those days are over. It's strange... I didn't really blossom or come into my own until I was in College and even then I struggled to understand myself. It literally wasn't till I was in my 30's that I actually started to feel like I got to know "the real me". I started to care less what other people thought and that is really what set me free. This last year has been a real "eye opener" for me. I finally feel like a real adult. I turn 34 at the end of this month and am quite thrilled with my life and where I am thus far. I couldn't say that two years ago!
It's true what they say... that if you want something bad enough, you have to make it happen. I seriously believe I'm a true testament to that statement. There literally was a turning point in my life that I knew I had to make severe changes for the better... and I did. I've never been happier with myself... which is really strange and new for me.
In other news, I've been crocheting my little heart out while I watch "America's Next Top Model" on Hulu. I'm addicted to it. I love watching the challenges and love watching them get extreme makeovers.
It never gets old to me.... I started watching them from season 1 and am now on season 4. Ha! I've got a long way to go... aren't there 12 seasons now?
I'm also super excited about some new shows that I've applied to this year! Let's hope I get accepted! I applied for "The Renegade Craft Fair", which I've done before but it's now in a new location on the east side of Austin (where I live) and looks to be more promising. I hope so because it's a pretty penny for the booth fee. I also applied to "The Little Craft Show" in Arkansas! I'm nervous and excited about this one. If I get accepted I'm traveling with some close crafty girlfriends of mine so it should be fun. Last but not least, I applied to a smaller show in March called "Austin Flea" which I've done before as well. Later I'll apply to "Pop Shop America" located in Houston and the "Austin Craft Riot Summer Show" and all the regular Christmas shows at the end of the year. How exciting! I better crochet my buns off!
Okay... I'm not quite sure about my eyebrows here. I tried to fill them in a sculpt them but I may have taken it to the extreme. As you know... I've been playing around more with my look and makeup and sometimes just don't quite get it right. They may be too bold and too dark... I don't know. I usually ask my Husband but he wasn't here on this day.
Let's just pretend that you can't see the little remote in my hand. Ha ha! Taking your own images is hard ya'll! There's always one image where the remote makes a cameo.
I hope everyone had a swell weekend! Now it's back to my routine of working out, eating right and crocheting. Thanks for stopping by... I adore all your sweet comments!
Jeans: Old Navy
Tee Shirt: DIY
Cardigan: Old Navy
Scarf: Hobby Lobby
Lipstick: Revlon "I love that Red"