“Where are my Binders?”

Lydia with Green Socktopus
Lydia with Green Socktopus

I fully own my procrastination, lack of focus, and right out laziness of not getting things done.  I want so much to fill my shop with beautiful things I create, but I am not getting it done at the moment.  Wait, I take that back.  I own 99.5% of this.  The other 0.5% is the fault of this little girl, who steals and snuggles with the Socktopus I am working on.  😉

I have had that itch for the past few months.  The, “I want to be in a craft fair” itch.  The other day I received an email for the 2015 Coffee Break Fest Craft Fair in Stoughton, Wisconsin.  As I was reading I automatically felt both excited and defeated at the same time.  I would LOVE to be a part of Coffee Break Fest again, but I just don’t have the time or inventory to get there this year.  It’s time to devise a better plan for the future of giggleFritz.  Not only for my business, but for other areas in life as well.  I am so done “winging it”.  I used to be a decent planner.  I had a binder for the holidays so everything would run smoothly and get done.  I have binders (plural) for my business, but I haven’t contributed to them for a long time.  I think it is time to dust off the binders and start contributing again.

Creative update: I haven’t worked on my lighthouse cross-stitch for a while, but I have done SOME work since my last creative update (Feb 18, 2015).  Here is my progress:

Lighthouse Embroidery (Medium)
My Stitches Corresponding to the Chart
Closeup of My Stitches
Closeup of My Stitches


Let’s get to work!

It’s Hump Day, make it great!


February 18, 2015

I am getting a whole lot of NOTHING done today!  I thought I would just drop in and share my progress on my lighthouse.  Looky here! 🙂

My stitches corresponding to the chart
My stitches corresponding to the chart
IMG_2475 (Small)
A closeup of my stitches

I had forgotten how time-consuming a few stitches of cross-stitch can be.  This is a good project for teaching me patience.  I also do much thinking when I am stitching.

I have been getting that sewing itch lately.  I have been thinking: SOCKTOPUS!

We’ll see!

Have a wonderful day, and keep warm!


February 13, 2015

This morning we got our grocery shopping done early, and by early I mean we were home before 11AM.  I HATE grocery shopping.  I always try to get it done before the weekend so i don’t have to waste my valuable free time at the grocery store.  By the time we hit the checkout at the second (and last) store the baby was whining on the outside and I was groaning on the inside.

While we were at the store I was taking in all the Valentine hints and decorations placed in the aisles.  Of course my little girl was just tickled about the scores of balloons bobbing and swaying in the deli section.  When we got to the checkout area we were just smacked with pure Valentine’s Day merchandise: chocolate, cards, candy, buckets of flowers, and I mean FLOWERS everywhere!  I am by no means any sort of romantic and I don’t care one way or another about Valentine’s Day, but this display was beautiful and it smelled like spring!  In the dead of winter when the high for the day is supposed to reach 17, it was actually very nice to get out to the grocery store and smell flowers today.  I would have really liked to snap a picture to share with you, but my hands were tied up with baby hands.

Creative Update:

I am not working on giggleFritz and Company as a business right now.  Having a baby and being a Stay At Home Mom has taken most of my time, energy, and motivation to create.  I have been slowly getting back into crafting and making things, but nothing is for sale in the shop right now.  I have been experimenting with paper crafts and book making and I am working on a counted cross stitch piece.


LHbook (Small)
Booklet of lighthouse counted cross stitch patterns


This is the pattern I am working on.
This is the pattern I am working on.

I have always loved lighthouses, and I bought this booklet years ago.  I started one of the patterns and never finished it.  I decided to start over and I have been working on this project for the last few weeks.  I usually do a few rows at night when I am watching television with my husband.

I am off to do mommy things now, and I am looking forward to a wonderful (and chilly!) Valentine’s weekend!

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!