Thursday, April 14, 2011

Goodbye Miss Grumpy Pants

These last couple of days I have been miss grumpy pants. This is one reason why I haven't posted anything and stayed away from the computer. Blame it on the weather, lack of sleep, or two children that are sick - whatever it was it finally went away. I hate being cranky, it's just no fun.
Dear hubby told me to start being more selfish. He often has a different take on things then I do - which is good. "Your doing too much for others, do stuff for yourself" is the little lecture I got the other day. So I took his advice and ordered the new pattern from Alicia Paulson, the Mina Dress. It's the first time I have done any type of crochet clothing.
The second thing I did for myself was start my art journal. I have been dabbling in a couple different things lately, mostly so that when the barn shop opens I have even more to offer people. At my last treasure hunt I found old books and when I spied this amazing yellow cover with purple font, in an instant I realized it would be my new art journal.
Working on these things that are just for me - not for the shop or a gift but just for my soul has really made the crabby lady with the crazy eyes disappear. I guess the lesson here was that sometimes hubby is right ... but let's just keep that between us!

4 comments:

Carol A.Bender said...

Glad you are back to your sweet self.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Nice to have you back Amanda with a smile on your face!! :)
Your husband was right but best not to tell him, don't want husbands thinking they're always right, that would never do! ;)
Have a great weekend.
Vivienne x

Kristen said...

Lovely idea, good for you! :)

Allana said...

How great that your husband knows you so well and 'gets' you :)
Love that book cover and upcycling it into an art journal is inspired!! :)