Monday, 4 April 2016

Let's do an update, shall we??

The aspirations for 2016 were....


  • Get a part time job after summer (a bit at least ... to get back into my being "Kat" and not "mummy/mami/mum" etc. )
    Actually... Doctor suggested to take 3-6 months out from anything really once girls started school (daily tension headaches have returned ... but I AM looking for a part time job for later this year!!). 
  • Lose another stone (or 1.5 ... we'll see)
    Bit stuck since WW changed from ProPoints to Smart Points ... but hopefully will get there eventually...
  • Declutter the house
    After Con and holiday... 
  • paint living room/get new couch
    That'll be on the plan for June/July
  • sort out girls' "play room" on middle floor
    That'll be on the plan for June/July
  • Declutter crafts/get craft room/study set up
    Hoping to get that started this Friday ... will be a long ongoing thing for the year...
  • More Geocaching with the girls!
    Definitely will do that... it's on the plan and we've done a bit more already.
Crafting goals/aspirations
  • 52 scrapbook layouts in 2016 (I think I can manage that ... I think I've done about 12 max per year since the girls were born... :o )
    Ummmm... done 1 layout so far... but hopefully get some more done this month... ;) 
  • Doctor Who Stitchalong Quilt
    After May
  • Harry Potter/Fandom bookshelf quilt
    After May
  • Disney Princesses/Winnie the Pooh pillows/quilts for the girls
    Hopefully in June/July with at least pillows done for girls' birthday.
  • DC Quilt or something for hubby
    After May
  • Learn to double-knit and make a scarf for myself (and maybe one for the girls and hubby, too).
    Maybe get to look into that and learn basics this month, but scarves will have to wait til later.
  • USE MY STASH (ok... a couple of purchases are allowed)
    Yup... doing that already.
  • Make sure to restock KatsGeekKrafts leisurely and not with a big push before ComicCon
    Was a bit more of a big push, but more leisurely than for last year's ComicMart!!
  • Restock KatsGeekKrafts for the ComicMart in November without rush (let's try that one again, shall we? ;) )
  • Most likely make favours for my BIL's wedding in September
  • Make a baby blanket or something for Susan & Scott who expect their first child in October. Wonder if she'd mind something Ninja Turtles (Scott would LOVE that one ;) )?!? Well, I'll find out what theme I should go for. 
  • TM Patch Swaps ... easily done and I like them. 
Well... it's not looking too bad, is it? ;) 

ComicCon recovery...


Ok, the whole "keep blogger updated" thing didn't happen, of course... what was I thinking?!?!?! With the whole crafting thing and even more the social calendar of the Hobbitses ...

Ah well, let's try how it works now.

The weekend saw the Edinburgh Comic Con 2016 and I was manning my own stall both days (in the past it was always hubby and his "minions" - i.e. friends of ours - who helped with this stall selling my stuff) with early mornings and lots of standing (broken up with a bit of sitting).

Fab atmosphere at the new venue (EICC) made for real Comic Con feel, lots of space and lots of great Cosplay going on.

Items sold nicely, and the Hobbitses arrived in their costumes and had lots of fun with all the people being dressed up. They LOVED Elsa (they constantly stopped on the way out of the building to shout "goodbye Elsa!!"), the Star Wars props and taking photos with the props and with Green Arrow and Harley Quinn. :) Supergirl being without fear, while Miss Martian was more timid and needed some coaxing (well, she didn't want to have her photo taken with Green Arrow, which is nothing against The Arrow really! ;) ).

Now time out ... but quiet day has turned into bickering kids in living room (I really have to start transforming the big spare bedroom into their play room!!) so definitely NOT quiet!!! :o

We had the 3rd birthday party invite for this month arriving today, and 3 play dates are set up for this week alone! Seriously, the Hobbitses/SuperTwins have a busier social calendar than me!!

More crafty stuff coming along this week, but no more KatsGeekKrafts for the time being (wait... I've got orders for 3-4 kids' t-shirts.... huh!) until June-ish, me thinks. Then leisurely prepping for the Edinburgh Comic & Toy Mart  in November (yeah, because the "leisurely" happened this time round!! ;) ).

Anyway... I suspect I will update the blog a bit more regularly now.