Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Bits of November
I was lucky enough to get a couple of custom orders and some sales in November, so I was busy packing up orders and making things.
I love making orders pretty with color-coordinated bows and handmade cards. I think it's nice to order something from Etsy and have it arrive ready to give as a gift (or a pretty present to open yourself). Even though days get dark so early now, the sunsets and afternoon light have just been beautiful the past month; it's an even trade-off I guess. And I received some fun mail in November too, some things I ordered for myself, which I already blogged about, and some cards from friends.
The leaves were super gorgeous this year, and our neighborhood looked like a painting. Now all of the branches are bare, and the curb is stacked high with leaves, despite several passes by the city to collect them. We've had some unseasonably cold weather, which means lots of days where I don't want to leave my den, staring out the window under layers of blanket. My birthday was on the 10th, and Peter got pumpkin cheesecake from a bakery here in Georgetown. And I got my hair cut and colored; it's gone more red now. I'm already itching to color it again. Does anyone in DC/Nova know a good stylist who isn't crazy expensive? I need to find a new place. Also, I look grumpy in this photo, but I wasn't really. That's just my face.
This little guy has completely turned our lives upside down, but we love him so much. I can't pack up a package these days without covering it in washi tape; I always want to buy more, but I decided I need to use up what I have first. And that's me in my basic fall/winter uniform of boots, tights, skirt, sweater...sometimes if it's really cold I have on more than one pair of tights and more than one sweater. :)
So that's been November in a nutshell, basically spending every second either taking care of Gus or working on Etsy orders. I did pause momentarily to celebrate my birthday and Thanksgiving, which I somehow didn't get any photos of. Let's hope December is even better. xo, Mary