Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Vacation time

I'm having a sudden break from the shop for 2 weeks- shipping is delayed till October 5th. I do have to go to the Post Office tomorrow but that's it for 2 weeks, so if you are very lucky and go buy something right now... you might get through in time! Otherwise...I need a break from my own brain, and the only way that's possible is if I can stop it worrying about housekeeping on Etsy. And the only way to do that is to switch it off. Etsy, not my brain. OH if I could do that...

Some loot from a parcel I received from boneflowers - look at the graphics!!! They're killer!!!!

Fagin's Daughter is on complete vacation- the only reason Sparrow Salvage isn't on complete vacation is because Etsy removes you from search when you do so, and as so many people search for me by name on a daily basis, putting the shop on vacation would mean I wouldn't show up for them and they'd think me gone for good! Not the greatest set-up Etsy, but since you haven't bothered to change it all this time I'm forced to work around you.

Inside, we have teeny vintage pearls, little flower beads, and this eeny weeny box with even eenier weenier little beads in! I think they're watch parts...

In the next two weeks I hope to do what I was supposed to do the last time I took 2 weeks off- clean up this darned blasted freakin' mother loving studio! There's so much stuff in here I may- no, will- never use. I've counted 5 boxes of vintage/antique paper and book scrap that I'll never use, as well as a suitcase of leather, another newly discovered suitcase of textiles for kits, a huge tub of pretty linens I once had bunting dreams for, etc etc and etcetera.

I made cake! Black forest, from scratch (no box mix!) - I don't make enough cakes.

So hopefully in 2 weeks I'll have a ton of kits both of the textile and paper variety, vintage fabric and antique supplies up the yin-yang, as well as lots of new jewelry, a spanking clean studio and some sort of huge announcement about the future of my world. Yes kids, this is one of those 'changing my life' vacations that I have a fetish for. And this time I mean it. With cake.

6 comments:

Lorelei Eurto said...

Ugh I know what you mean about having to clean out the studio. I should do that too. Have a nice relaxing time away!

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

Enjoy your break!!! With your talents, it's much deserved.

I love Black Forest cake!! Your's looks so delicious.

Jackie said...

Enjoy your much deserved vacation, clean up the studio and make cakes from scratch. I can't remember the last time I made a cake from scratch! Do enjoy your time to yourself. I can't wait to see your fabulous kits!
...Jackie

Sidereal Day said...

I hope your break is thoroughly restorative!
That cake looks scrumptious!

Caro-chan said...

Good luck! I hope you get everything accomplished on your break! I know I need to do some major crafting clean up of my own...

Can't wait to see the shop when you come back!

Chelsea said...

Between you and fancifuldevices, I'm going to have a tough time restraining myself from all of these yummy destashings going on. I may have to resign myself to being perpetually broke.