It’s Labor Day weekend here in the U.S. Fall is almost here.
Happy long weekend!
With August, the work year returns to normal for those of us with connections to schools and the academia. As usual, there was a flurry of activity.
To top it off, Husband and I did some home improvement projects, so my sewing time was extremely limited. I did manage to sew some headbands for myself and as gifts.
I used Cat’s tutorial as a starting point, and made a few alterations. Luckily I had large enough Marimekko unikko (poppy) fabric pieces to kill two birds with one stone: reduce my remnants pile and make gifts. Two of them are scarf-style which I figured out myself, only to discover patterns online. Ohwell. 🙂
In addition, the newest World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth, was released. I took my druid out first.
Juggling everything on my schedue AND adding new gaming content, even if I couldn’t play as much as I would’ve wanted to, meant I barely had time or the brain power to read. (Apparently I tend to put all of my media consumption, regardless of the shape the media comes in, into the same time slot. Hm. I’ll have to consider changing the tendency.)
Provenance by Ann Leckie turned out the most enjoyable: family, inheritance, culture and politics with a little action sprinkled in. I’m so looking forward to September; things should calm down and I hope to get more time to read again.
Did you read or watch anything worth recommending?
Just a short note: Playfully Grownup Home on Etsy is open again.
Phew – August is almost gone. How has yours been – anything interesting going on?
Please note that Etsy is updating their systems. Consequently, both the website (Etsy.com) and apps will be down for a few hours on August 19 and 26, 2018.
Also, as there is a lot on my plate right now, I’m turning Playfully Grownup Home on Etsy off for a few weeks. I will probably schedule short photo posts here at the blog, but won’t hang around on Twitter or Tumblr except sporadically. I expect to have the shop back on around August 25, 2018.
I hope your month has started well!
Starting today, for a limited time, get 15% off select items at the Playfully Grownup Home shop on Etsy!
Organize for the semester with mini storage cubes, book bags or keychains. Decorate your dorm room with handmade wall art. Stay fresh by stashing a lavender sachet in your sock drawer. Or get a jump on holiday gift selecting.
The Playfully Grownup Labor Day 2017 sale runs August 31 – September 04. No order minimums – buy one personal safety reflector, or a pile of book bags, or anything in between. (Sorry, U.S. buyers only due to Etsy’s restrictions.)
Remember to also visit Etsy’s Labor Day Sale page for fantastic deals from more Etsy sellers, for example like The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings inspired engraved door hanger sign by AllyBoosCreations…
…checkmark stickers by honeyinked…
…rainbow-colored downloadable “You can’t retire from being awesome!” print by FromTheRookery…
…or a rainbow bean bag set by GrandmasChalkboard:
Looks like there is an incredible selection!
(Note that, as usual, each seller sets their own policies.)
Playfully Grownup Home is open again. Find these mini storage bins and other colorful handmade textiles on Etsy.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
I hope your August has been good so far!
We’ve returned from a great trip to Finland and Worldcon 75.
I’m not only jetlagged, I’m exhausted from meeting so many people – to borrow a word from Finnish, I’m rag tired, meaning ‘limp-as-a-wrung-rag tired’ (rättiväsynyt). I suppose the closest equivalent in English is bone tired, but it feels like I don’t have the bones left for that!
I confess the only way for me to get through the last days of the con was to fake it in a grand way:
“Eyes bright. Chins up. Smiles on.”
I’m not an extreme introvert for nothing! 🙂 I loved the trip nevertheless. 😀
Now it’s nice to be home. After settling back to my routines, I’m looking forward to getting back to work!
I’ll open my shop again on Monday (August 21). See you then!
Well, the time has come. We’re about to set off to Helsinki!
The Playfully Grownup Home Etsy shop is in vacation mode. I will make it available again on Monday, August 21, 2017.
I’m very, very excited! Not only do I get to visit friends and relations, I get to hang out with my geeky friends and hopefully make new ones.
In the meanwhile, hope to see you in Helsinki – but if not, I hope you enjoy your August!
We harvested our first cherry tomatoes this weekend. The scent of the tomato vines takes me back to my childhood and grandparents’ summer house.
This heirloom variety is sweet and tasty, and there’s plenty more to come!