Thursday, June 13, 2013

Giving up the gun

top, shoes, belt: thrifted | shorts: Forever 21 | lady tie: Flapper Girl

Once again, I've gone far longer than I intended to go without an update! I think I underestimated just how much time I was going to spend playing with Bandit...but other aspects of my life have been busy as well. My shop has now been live for just about two weeks, and honestly, it's been doing better than I thought it would. I've sold ten prints so far! I get such a rush of excitement every time I see a new order, or even a notification that someone has added one of the prints to their favorites list. My head is brimming with ideas for new designs - both Doctor Who related and otherwise - but first, I've got to design wedding invitations for my sister. Exciting times.

I feel like I've been holding back on my creativity a little bit for the past month - partly because of getting Bandit, but also because I haven't had internet at my place and because I don't have anywhere to work on art in my apartment. Ever since I moved in, I've been lacking in furniture, but that is slowly being remedied. Last weekend at a garage sale (less than a block from my house!) I found a little golden yellow couch for $10, and today I got a lovely mid-century-style desk! It's been ages since I had a real desk, and I can't wait to make my workspace my own. My desk at work has minimal decorations, for reasons which would merit a blog post of their own, I think. So, more on that later...

Do you have a workspace at home? How do you keep it decorated?

Monday, June 3, 2013

A (little) Etsy shop relaunch

When I first started this blog, I was bound and determined to sell vintage clothing. I had romanticized it quite a bit, and thought that I would somehow be able to become a successful Etsy seller while still holding down a full-time job among numerous other responsibilities. Needless to say, things didn't work out that way...and you know, I'm perfectly okay with that!

However, something I can do is sell art prints. I wouldn't have thought it was possible even a year ago, but after quietly reopening my Etsy shop over the weekend, I've already sold five. (!) The shop is far from complete - I want to give some more thought to the look I want - but I do have five different prints available. The new shop is here, and I'd be honored if you'd take a peek! If you're not a Doctor Who fan, you're probably not going to find much that piques your interest, but I hope to expand my repertoire over time.

Here's to new adventures. Allons-y!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

All is love

dress: ModCloth | cardigan & belt: thrifted | shoes & tights: Target | earrings: Francesca's Collections

If you're inclined to skip blog posts that contain mushiness, consider this fair warning...

What an incredible couple weeks it's been! I'll be the first to admit that not every little detail is settled - this blog has been too-long neglected, my hair is in desperate need of a trim and a dye job, and my apartment is still full of leftover clutter from the move - but when is everything ever settled? I have everything I need, and then some. I live in a beautiful apartment in a peaceful neighborhood. I have a wonderful family that is soon to expand to include a new baby niece and brother-in-law; I have a man who loves me. And, as you especially know if you follow me on Instagram, I have the immense pleasure of getting to watch a corgi puppy grow up.

There's nothing quite like it. Really. It was my instinct in this post to apologize for not having updated in a while, but I can't say I'm a bit sorry for all of the moments I've spent doing nothing but watching Bandit sleep, or letting him nibble on my toes, or taking him outside to play. Having never had a baby, I can't say I fully know what that would be like, but I imagine I understand it a little bit better now. It's amazing how something so small can take up so much of your heart.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A new addition...

Say hello to Bandit!

What? you might be thinking. Where did this come from?!

I wouldn't blame you. I'd be lying if I said that getting a corgi puppy had been in my immediate plans...but it was definitely in my long-term plans. Corgis seem to be the "in" breed right now, but if you'll forgive me sounding like a hipster for a moment, Chris has always wanted one. He grew up with a corgi named Davy, and was heartbroken when he died when Chris was 13. He's wanted one ever since.

So how did we get here?

Well, what started out as me spamming Chris's Facebook with cute corgi pictures to cheer him up yesterday turned into a quick Google search to see if there were any corgi puppies available in our area - a search I've done before with no success. This time, however, the search led me to a listing for puppies for sale 5 hours away. The price was right. They were precious and healthy and painfully adorable. And perhaps most amazingly of all, they were available to take home this upcoming Monday, which is a holiday - so I don't even have to take the day off! Serendipity at its finest.

I realize this has all happened quickly, but Chris and I are/have been dog owners, so we have a pretty good idea of what we're getting into. Technically, it will be his dog, and kept mostly at his house instead of mine since he has more time to devote to a puppy than I do...but you better believe I'll be showering that pup with love as often as I possibly can.

And you better prepare yourselves, because there's going to be a huge onslaught of cute on this blog starting in about a week!