My Etsy shop where I have listed my leg warmers is doing passably well. I've sold nine pairs, though six have been to people I already know. Still, not too shabby! I was thrilled - probably more than I should have been - by the three random people who purchased. It's also funny the ones that have sold out, they weren't the ones I expected. If I had done this last year, I could have made more of the animal ones . . . I can't find any this year. Ah, well.
Let's get to the link love!
If you are one of my sisters-in-law, please do not click through to these button and wire brooches because you're probably going to get one for Christmas. (@ Crafty Pod)
I'm highly amused by some of the projects at Evil Mad Scientist. I'm thinking this might be something to tuck away for a few years until Goose and Hubs are ready to do some experimenting.
We're lucky that Goose hasn't had very many bumps, bruises, or falls, though I suspect that may change as she gets braver and tries more new things. It would probably be a good idea to have some of these homemade ice packs from Tipnut in the freezer at the ready.
This is one book that we don't have - and I didn't read in my childhood, either - but here are a number of crafts that go along with the book Where the Wild Things Are at the Crafty Crow. As an aside, though, we HAVE been thoroughly enjoying reading Corduroy - which I can't believe my Hubs never read as a child.
While I don't do much fresh flower arranging around here, I really like the idea of these pom-pom yarn flowers for little hands to arrange, from Happy Together.
Angela had us all drooling on Facebook when she noted she made Cinnabon copycat cinnamon rolls from All Recipes. I would love to make these, but my tendency to eat the whole pan would be a problem. Not for me, really - except for my rear - but for Goose and Hubs who would have to smell them and not get any.
These cranberry granola bars sound great! I never make stuff like this because I don't want to buy stuff like wheat germ and have it go to waste. But maybe if I bought wheat germ, I'd make stuff like this more often and get it used up?
I like to make candy at Christmastime mostly because I can eat a bit and give the rest away. (That's right, willpower is NOT my strongest virtue.) Homemade caramels from Giver's Log sound *awesome* right now.
Made it and thought it was great: slow cooker Italian chicken meal. Thanks, Amy's Finer Things! I also served it with some Sister Schubert's rolls that I got at Wal-Mart. It was a delicious meal. (The one my parents could've had if they'd have visited . . . too bad for you!) :>)
Can't go wrong here - candy corn bark at The Idea Room with a recipe for peppermint bark, too.
PRAY & PONDER
One quote from this article at Faith & Family Live on Mary and God's Mercy - "To receive [God’s] mercy, we must admit our faults" - I think we must also resolve, with the help of God's grace, to knock it off, too.
I thought there was a lot of wisdom in the article "No Family, No Peace" (also at F&FL).
This piece at F&FL links to four articles on Finding God in Infertility. Pretty powerful stuff.