We’re Still Here!

It was not so graciously brought to my attention by one of my readers that it’s been “FOREVER” since I’ve posted to the blog. So I’m back with an update. While it hasn’t been “FOREVER” it HAS been close to a month since the last post. I apologize for that, quite a bit has been going on that needed to get taken care of.

Baby Dog finds the exaggeration silly.

Baby Dog finds the exaggeration silly.

So here is the low down:

Stud Muffin and I have called off the wedding (including our back up plan to the previous cancellation of the big wedding). We are still getting married but it is going to be a small, private ceremony, officiated by my sister, held at our favorite restaurant during Thanksgiving break. I think there will be a total of 13 people there, possibly 14. It’s not exactly what we want. Honestly it’s not even close to what I want but what I am getting in return makes cancelling worth it (see the next paragraph).

In giving up the wedding plans we’ve decided to have a baby. Either one of our own or if we are unable to conceive we plan to adopt (which is entirely possible given our ages and personal medical issues). We’ve also decided to buy our own home. None of this will happen before Pretty One graduates in 2016 but it is something to plan and save for. By plan I am not joking when I say I am already planning out nursery ideas (remember how much I love stars) and we spend a couple hours a week discussing baby names. My personal favorites at the moment are Dominic Alexander and Katie Mae.

Baby Dog approves of getting his own little human as a pet.

Baby Dog approves of getting his own little human as a pet.

Part of the decision to cancel is because the IRS still owes us over $5,000.00. With the government shut down it is looking like we aren’t going to see it any time soon. Because of the money we are owed Bathe Happy is also in a holding pattern. I can’t start home parties until I have the money to do so and that money is in that $5k we are owed. The same goes for craft shows. We’ve had to cancel next week’s appearance because we can’t afford the booth fees and we haven’t yet been able to pay for the next Girl’s Day Out (coming up in Dec.) either.

Sales are slowly picking up, which has been great, but there haven’t been any sizeable purchases. Hoping to see more coming up in the next several weeks.

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Pretty One modeling her Wristers before “Maroon and White Day” during the week-long Homecoming celebrations.

Lots and lots of crocheting going on as the weather cools. I’ve been making wristers (cute fingerless gloves) for the current challenge for The Crochet Crowd. I started a blanket for Pretty One in her school colors. I’ve also been working on donations for the Crochet-arium charity.  I made a freeform mermaid doll that I am super proud of. I’ve also been getting back into cross stitch. It’s something I had a massive interest in when I was younger and now I am getting back into it.

The Mermaid Doll I Made for there Crochet-arium.

The Mermaid Doll I Made for there Crochet-arium.

So that’s where we are now. I’m still working through the disappointment with not having the wedding but the smaller ceremony will still be nice. In the coming days and weeks I will lay out the details and will be getting back into daily blogs. Things here have really been rough but hopefully as the year ends it will start looking up.

Thanks for all your support and remember:

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More New Products!

In an effort to boost sales we are once again going to be pushing out new products. Starting sometime in the next month or two, about the same time as I will be launching Soap Parties, we will be carrying Body Wash and Lotion as well as sample sizes of our soaps. In addition to the Body Wash and Lotion you will now also be able to order gift baskets. These will be great options for the upcoming holidays!

Another new addition will be more face products including a detox mask and face soap. Right now we are setting aside the funding for these new ventures and are hoping to see them released in just a few short weeks.

Are there any items you wished we carried? Let us know in the comments below!

p.s. Our Facebook competition runs through 9/12, don’t forget to enter!

A Kickstarter (Or Two) Worth Checking Out

Well folks I am back. Pity party is as over as it’s going to be. I am still in a funk but I can’t let it affect work any longer.

Manic Designs is working on a new line and they have a Kickstarter set up for it here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manicdesigns/manic-designs-sp-fa-2014-collection-at-fashionart

Everyone should go check it out. The funding ends in 9 days! Go fund her if you can!

Another good one to look at is this one:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/168734274/permanence-the-new-album-by-deathmle

He writes my favorite comic. People love his comic so much that his project was funded in just over 2 hours and has since been funded 10x over. It’s awesome for him.

That’s it for today folks. Tomorrow I’m planning to discuss some  more new products coming out in time for the holidays.

Baby Amelia’s Blanket is Done!

Yay! Its Done! Its Done! Its Done!

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I am so excited to share with you my completed work for The Crochet Crowd’s Summer Challenge:

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Its nearly 5 ft x 5 ft. I absolutely love how it came out.

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Even Baby Dog approves:

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All that’s left to do now is to wash it and ship it. Hopefully she will have it by the middle of next week!

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That’s it for today! Tomorrow we’ll talk about upcoming projects and new ventures!