Oh, kids. It has been maybe my longest break heretofore (love that word). I apologize for the lack of explanation. It makes me seem flakier than I would like, I admit.
But. Unlike our slightly overweight kitty Earl whom you see above (a.k.a. Pork Chop, a.k.a. Bubba, a.k.a. The Boiled Ham) I have not been lazing about while a ray of sun hits my belly. In fact--here's a little breakdown of just why I've been so busy:
- We moved! We are still in the country but muchmuchmuch closer to the city--kinda perfect. And I've been focused on filling an entire three bedroom house allllll via thrift stores and second-hand sources (a la Craigslist), thank you very much!
- And due to not only budget constraints--but also in the spirit of re-use and recycling--I've been teaching myself how to reupholster the second-hand furniture I've acquired. And wow is it hard. I didn't know it would be quite as hard as it. But because of sites like Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy and the oodles and oodles of inspiration they provide--I've taken tons of ideas and run with them to make my home as pretty as it is in my head and for so much less money than it would have been. Well...tis a work in progress. Much more--sooooo much more to come on this front, by the way. Including lots and lots of 'befores and afters.' Lots of pics! We're talking an entire house via elbow grease and ingenuity, creativity and desperation, people. No small task!
- I've finally gotten a work space set up in the new house, so I hope to get my Etsy shops up and running here shortly. While I've loved making things for my home, I've missed thinking in terms of Little Red Fox and goodies that go out into the world. No woman is an island. At least not all the time.
But. Clearly our cats are happy so that's one very important accomplishment. I've really appreciated the notes and well-wishes and inquiries into my absence, too, by the way. My apologies for waiting so long to explain. But really looking forward to reconnecting and all that good stuff :)