Thursday, October 28, 2010

Flaked on

So, of course I'm a member of the fantastic website, Swap-Bot. I join a few swaps here and there, so I don't get in over my head. I enjoy participating in swaps, and I put effort, thought, time and money into the swaps I make! So far, I hadn't been flaked on. Well- today I had to rate my very first 1, the lowest rating possible. It made me very angry, and sad. It was for the Song Lyric Journal swap, something I was really excited about! I chose the songs I filled my journal very carefully. Each song meant something and I explained it. I talked about things in my life. All of my hard work (I still don't know if the person received it...)... and I get absolutely nothing. AND- I find out that the host was informed of this person's flaking ahead of time. They should not have been allowed into this swap.
So, I'm just kinda sad... I had to rate my first 1 and it's not a pleasant feeling!

Looking forward to the weekend!

This weekend is going to be busy!!! Tomorrow, I'm taking my son to IHOP to get a free pancake :). I love IHOP..... my Dad runs our local one.. I used to work there (ugh lol). But I still enjoy going in and getting some good food. After that, we're going to go see Marco Rubio!!! He'll be in our area completing his last bus tour. I'm looking forward to it. Later that night- the mall's trick or treating! My son is going as Captain America...... he looks SO cute in his little costume. Saturday, we have to carve our pumpkins, finally! We got them tonight and didn't have time to carve them. That night we'll be going to the zoo for "Boo at the Zoo". It's a fun event that we've taken our son to every year. Sunday, we're not sure yet. The mall is where we usually take the kiddo, but the event is tomorrow. We'll try walking him around a few houses and to see friends and family of course.
I finished my first ever chunky page. I'm in this group on Swap-Bot called The Darkness. Someone hosted a chunky page swap that's going to last several months... enough pages to create a chunky book, I guess. It's my first time and I'm loving it so far... can't wait to send my page out... and get one as well! The first page's theme was "Nightmares" .... so I went all out with spider stuff. Spiders is more of a fear, I know... but I have had spider nightmares, so it doesn't matter. I chose to do it this way and I LIKE it! The next theme is "Nightmare Before Christmas" ... that happens to be one of my FAVORITE movies of all time! I sure hope I can do a good job on this. I am participating in another Blogger swap (hi, new followers!!!) and also doing an ATC swap... the theme is REALLY cool: Stephen King's The Shining!!! I already have my inspiration for it. Hopefully it works.
Oh I forgot- I'm making a Captain America shield for my son to carry around with him. I looked everywhere for a kid sized shield and nothing! None of the costumes came with one either. So, I get to put my craftiness to work for my little boy. Crossing my fingers that I succeed and it doesn't look lame!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tonight's line up includes...

I am putting on Nightmare Before Christmas. For some reason, I have never shown my son one of my favorite movies of all time?! Anyway, while that is on, I plan on working on two hats... I want to make a pumpkin hat for my son and a Jack Skellington hat for myself <3. We'll see how that goes. There's so much stuff on my to-do plate. Luckily, hats take little time!
Hope everyone is having a fun Saturday and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Kiwi's Blogger Follower Swap #2

I have joined another Blog Follower "swap" on the awesome site Swap-Bot. This is my post for my new followers to comment on. So, to my new followers from the swap... ~* Welcome!!! *~ I'm happy to have you here. Feel free to browse around :). Don't forget to leave your comments!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

So what's new, you ask?

Well- we moved. It was chaos, of course. It seems that no matter how hard I try to make our moving times a smooth time, it ALWAYS turns into chaos. Our landlord turned out to be a scumbag- he withheld $170 of our deposit from us.... so that REALLY sucked.
We're adjusting to life as it is now. I really look forward to orchestra practice now. It is SO much more of a "me" time than it used to be. We are always around someone at the house and it's nice to just get away sometimes.
I haven't done much crocheting. I had 2 squares to do for my square group swaps on Ravelry. I had to make one 6" and one 12" square. The 12" was interesting because it had to be done in bulky yarn. So, I used Lion Brand's Homespun. It was my first time crocheting with it, and took a few tries to get used to it. I am going to be making a few shawls with Homespun, so I hope I won't have any future problems!
I completed the song Lyric Journal. It was a decent attempt at it. I *know* I could have done better, but with the moving date so close to the due date, I didn't put 100% into it. But, it wasn't horrible by any means. I just didn't get to decorate it as much as I wanted to. I haven't heard from the person who was supposed to receive it if they got it or not. And, apparently I won't be getting one... the person supposed to send to me hasn't logged into Swap-Bot since August 18.... a few days before the sign-up closing date for the swap. I'm pretty pissed about it... it's my first time being flaked on!
I joined a new group on Swap-Bot, called The Darkness. It is a great group! I'm going to be making a page for what's called a "chunky book". Look them up- they are pretty cool! The theme for the first page is "nightmares". Should be interesting! In that group, I also signed up on a Stephen King's The shining ATC swap. Also going to be interesting!!!
That's all I can think of for now.... hope everyone is doing good!

Friday, October 1, 2010


So, it's finally here... moving weekend! Im tired and sore from moving stuff all week. I'll post updates on the few crafts I've squeezed in during this chaos... but I'll do that after we move. Just wanted to say Hi to anyone that might notice!