Sunday, April 5, 2009

Woah Nelly!

Boy, have I been lax. Seriously lax in updating my blog. So the truth is that we put our house on the market, last October. 180 days later, it's still on the market. We got one low ball offer and lots of interested people...but no one is acting. Our realtor said that the last couple that came through REALLY likes it but they are working on getting their financing together. I'm not holding my breathe.

I hate having my house on the market. It's a boatload of work and it's very intrusive. Please tell me how you would get 5 children out of the house and run through and make sure that all the toilets are flushed and that no one stuck a used band-aid to the edge of the sink. Gross, I know but it's my life and it doesn't bode well for last-minute showings. I just can't do it.

Anyhow, to prepare the house for the market, I packed up a massive amount of crafty spinning wheel, yarn, fabric, etc, etc, etc.

It's only been in the past couple weeks that I felt like I was going to explode if I couldn't do something creative. So I have been making beautiful, unique items for my etsy store. I went from nearly nothing to almost 100 items in two weeks. In all fairness, most of those items were already made! I just had to take inventory, take photos and get them listed.

My latest obsession is making hand towels in the form of dresses! Check out my store for pics and details.

Oh and I heard of a cool yarn giveaway so I wanted to include the link here so that I can be entered. I'm too far away to attend the festival. Boohoo! The giveaway yarn is from Three Irish Girls. I own one lonely skein which is being turned into my Forest Canopy shawl. The colors are so wonderful. I'm almost done with it! My first lace project and my first shawl!


Jackie said...

Keeping a house "show ready" is difficult but must be extra difficult with 5 children and trying to have a regular routine. I hope you sell it soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm delighted to see you're blogging again. I had just in the past 3 weeks given up checking it regularly, so now I'm happy to get back in the habit.

Katie in NM