Friday, January 30, 2015

january 2015 "real" reads

one of my new years goals was to start reading some "real" books... as in not silly fluff books which is pretty much all i've read since hugo was born.

here are the two i have read so far.

this book.... Life of Pi
i had super high expectations and to be honest.... i don't get what all the hype was about.
i didn't hate it, but didn't love it.

i was sad to finish it.
i found myself not wanting to put it down.
super interesting and i enjoyed how it was written. a lot.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

new year.... new goals.

i don't think i really like the idea of new years resolutions.

it doesn't seem right.

i'm making goals.

nothing so grand as to deserve the title of resolution.

i had a resolution last year.
knitting a pair of mittens.
deserved the title.

i had battled my knitting needles for years trying to make a passable pair of mittens.



will i start making tons of mittens.... NO. likely not.

so back to the real reason of this post.


what am i going to do?
what do i want to do?

  • first goal is to read a "real" book every month.

i have been really bad for reading nonsense fluff books since hugo was born.
really bad.
i don't get the time to read that i used to and i find it difficult to read a book that makes me think when i only get a few minutes here or there to pick it up.

i started my goal off with a bang.

i ran out of library books and actually started reading Life of Pi.

and finished it.

more on that in another post.
part two of this goal is to hold myself accountable by blogging the books i read.

  • second goal is to learn how to knit cables.

  • third goal is to start selling online again. etsy? not sure.... made urban? want to try. 
i haven't focused on my online sales since hugo was born. i'm hoping to find a bit of balance and somehow get that back up and running.

Fingers crossed!

what are your goals for 2015?

Friday, January 2, 2015

we survived!

well, by we i mean ME

christmas season is crazy hectic for us... birthdays and christmas all rolled into a little bundle of crazy... 5 birthdays and 3 christmases all rolled into one month plus a week.
last birthday rolls out january 8th and then we get a little break. just a little one.

as hectic as it was, this is the first year in a long time i was REALLY excited for christmas. watching hugo get more and more excited the closer we got to christmas really brought the magic back to it for me. he LOVES christmas. he loves the decorations, the cookies, the magic... everything.

he was so sad that we took the tree down yesterday.
it would have been down sooner but i just didn't find the time. lucky for him. he got to enjoy it an extra week.

new years wasn't as much of a thrill for him other than he got to hang out with his little cousin and play while we pigged out on cheese fondue so that was a win win for all of us.

new years resolution from last year....

i did it!!!
hugo was the recipient of these little mittens and he LOVES them.
it took me nearly the whole year to do it but I DID IT!!!

hugo wanted out to try these bad boys out!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tis the season

wrapping paper makes me HAPPY!

if i won the lottery and got to pick any job i wanted as a fun job....
i would be a gift wrapper.

Friday, December 5, 2014

where has the time gone?!

ok. i swear christmas is sneaking up on me worse than normal this year.

i have a list a mile long and i don't even know where to start.

things always end up getting done but this year it seems like all of a sudden there is no time left!

anyone else have this happening?

two more markets to go before christmas and kabukikreations will be closed up for the year... looking forward to a bit of a break after christmas to work on things around the house and random stuff that gets put off while dealing with the holiday crush.

hope everyone is enjoying the hustle and bustle of the pre christmas crazy :)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Have to start somewhere.

this beauty....
i made this in either grade 6 or grade 8. sitting at the provincial science fair. yes. i was that kid. crocheting in a gymnasium full of the province's cream of the crop of middle school/junior high science fair extraordinaires.

my first blanket.

how i messed it up as much as i did... not quite sure!
i remember making it and being super frustrated that each section of color was getting narrower as it got bigger and realizing that i had not accounted for each color needing more yarn to be the same thickness as the color previous. lesson learned.

now looking at it i cringe.

but, for anyone that is critical of their skill at yarny things, this shows how even though i can literally crochet with my eyes closed (yes, i actually tried... and succeeded) starting out i was nowhere close to awesome. and this was already after YEARS of crocheting.

hugo claimed this bad boy when i was sorting through the linen closet so i get to see it every day now.

what was your first project? do you have any hilarious winners kicking around like this?