In the Boutique
As I was making up kits to pack for Paper Cowgirls, I realized that I'll be in Texas for St. Patrick's Day. Not that I'm a fan of green beer, or that I go out on the town, but I am fond of all holidays. Even more since I became a Grammy, Sugarwings loves any reason to celebrate.
And my sister is a dedicated geneologist who has traced the "Downey" side of our family (my maiden name) back to Ireland and County Downs. So, I should at least slap some green on for the day!
Maybe my little grand-leprechauns and I can do something special for it when I get back. When my kids were little, they got green food coloring in their cookies and milk and whatever else I could find to tint for them. Now-a-days, I avoid food coloring for the girls.
I need to find some good organic food colors to use, because I miss pink icing. And green milk is just too much fun to have for St. Pats!
We are even celebrating Sadie Hawkins Day this year. There isn't much we don't turn into a party here at the cottage. Sugarwings and Dewdrop have been staying here quite a bit lately and it seems like every morning is a party when they come trouping down the stairs with their big grins, bed heads, and happy voices, ready to start their day.
Here is something else I have to celebrate, I got my advance copy of Somerset Apprentice in the mail.
I can't wait to get time to kick back and relax to read it cover to cover. Not only for the pretty pictures, but I saw that there are lots of wonderful tips and tricks to learn.
Its always an honor to be in any of Stampington's magazines, but this one really meant a lot to me. Sometimes, my so called job is a bit iffy. Am I an artist? Or a crafter? Or just a shop keeper? Sometimes I think that maybe I'm simply a babysitter and housekeeper.
But hey, somebody out there thinks I'm a PRO and actually printed that belief.
Yep, that means a lot. Thanks, Somerset Apprentice!
PS- notice the Google Friend Connector is missing from my side bar? Yep, they are no longer working on Typepad blogs as of March 1st. If you want more information on how to follow a blog, Marianne has done some homework and explains it all very well here.
She also has a good tutorial on using Google Reader here
I have asked Hope, who designed my blog, to add a connect button for all of these various blog following sites for me. She'll be doing that soon.