A week of Small Business, and Big Happenings

I’m hoping to squeeze this little post in on Friday morning, because I have made a promise to myself to blog regularly every week.

It’s harder than it needs to be sometimes, because I get very precious about my posts, and take forever to figure out what I want to say. I have never been able to put out snappy one sentence posts because, these write ups are cathartic for me. Ever since I was a child I have written my problems and ideas down in diaries, notebooks, scraps of paper to clear my head, blogging is the latest extension of this. I still have an addiction to notebooks, and am a ridiculously analog person in a digital world, but carpal tunnel put paid to my furious morning scribbles – so I blog.

This Week

…has not gone exactly to plan. We were in a horrible car accident, and our beloved van was smashed to smithereens. Luckily, none of us were seriously hurt, but we need to get another van fast before my next show. Aaaaaarggghhh.

Speaking of which, I have been ironing and sewing, and tagging freshly printed stock like crazy for Grump 2017 (One of my favorite shows)!IMG_9261IMG_9262IMG_9263IMG_9264

If you live in the DC,VA,MD area, I highly recommend visiting Grump, because, quite apart from the stellar quality of the vendors there, it has a really fun atmosphere. This year there will be a bunch of workshops happening, which I have signed my kids up for. They are going to try knitting, painting monsters with watercolors, and hugging yetis amongst other stuff. Also, I’m teaching a collage workshop for kids. I’ve been making these little Scandinavian gnome collages as a trial….
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Other Exciting News

Noctiluna shirts and onesies are now stocked in Gift and Gather, a lovely new gift shop in Occoquan, VA. It’s a seriously well curated shop, that supports local makers. I have real problems not buying the shop up each time I visit. Beautiful place.

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All that, and I managed to take the kids to see Santa, do a huge amount of online Christmas shopping, start making a unicorn gift for my daughter, spend quality time with my dentist, put the tree up, alternately harass and goof around with my homework-avoiding kids, stress eat way too much gingerbread, and guilt myself into working out. Even the slow-ish weeks are more busy than they seem at first glance.
Happy first day of December! The holidays are looming and things will be just fine. Even better if you visit Grump šŸ˜‰

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