1. Just a bunch of photos of my foster cats

    November 08, 2019

    Aren’t they cute?? I started fostering 3 years ago after playing with my friend’s foster kitten- at that time I didn’t even know you could foster animals!

    I was so excited to start fostering because it satiated my desire to have a cat while I was still on my AmeriCorps budget. It was the perfect solution and I’ve been doing it ever since 🙂

  2. April Update

    April 26, 2019

    Who doesn’t love a snowy April? Are any of us in Minnesota surprised? I was hoping I could give you more exciting updates other than “watched Netflix while it snowed”. Since I first drafted this post, the snow has melted and we’ve had a few 70 degree days! But again, as us Minnesotans know, that doesn’t mean anything 🙂

    If you were hoping for more excitement, I did go to Boston and New York in March! It was only 30 degrees in Boston, but heck, that was 30 degrees warmer than Minneapolis.

    It was downright balmy!

    We stayed in Chinatown and basically our New York trip became a noodle tour. We had all the noodles.

    Plus, I discovered boba ice cream (why does this not exist in Minneapolis??)

    Dare I say it was better than bubble tea?

    Other adventures include buying Torchic from the Nintendo store, ordering cocktails from the boujie Death&Company, and bagels upon bagels.

    I’ve also started a new project! Trying my hand at Kickstarter for enamel pins, inspired by classic RPG character classes. In cat form, of course. It runs until May 26th, check it out here!

    I’ve had several other projects on the burner as well: my spring collection, summer collection, and even my winter collection! I’ve been playing around with ideas while I’m still cooped up, because good luck getting anything done while it’s summer 🙂 everyone in Minnesota goes into a frenzy to cram as many summer activities as possible in the few months of decent weather we have. If you have anything you’d like to see in a future collection, let me know!

    In other news, my one year marriage anniversary is coming up in May! My husband and I are going glamping. What are your summer plans?

  3. Weekly Update: Snowmergency and Spring Designs

    February 08, 2019

    Hey Cuties!

    Wondering what’s up with me today? Well, I unburied my car, parked on a different side street (#snowmergency) and ate some dumplings. Good times!

    I’m still working on some spring designs, as well as looking into new kinds of products…. 😀 what is an accessory you can’t live without? A laptop case? A coffee mug? Let me know!

    I’m continuing to learn Japanese and keep up with my yoga practice. Most of what I do in the winter is combat the winter blues =^.^= gotta stay sane some how! I also tried my hand at baking bread, and unfortunately it wasn’t quite like the Great British Baking Show. Is it under-proved? Over-proved? I’ll find out in about 20 minutes!

    Tonight will be fun though, I’m going to play some board games with my friends, including Love Letter, which really doesn’t have anything to do with writing or letters but it is a super fun card game!

    What’s keeping you busy? Know any fun games?

    XOXO,

    Deidre

  4. Weekly Update: Polar Vortex Edition

    February 01, 2019

    Hello everyone!

    This week I have been working on the designs for my summer collection. It’s keeping my spirits up during the polar vortex and the inches of snow. Both my husband and I have had our work cancelled this week because of the weather. For me, that means two things: my new favorite show Terrace House and a glass of wine. Do any of you watch that show? I love it!

    Inspired by Terrace House, I decided to start working on learning Japanese on Duolingo. I have been to Japan, yet I don’t know many words. Anime was also my childhood and I had dreams of learning Japanese but it was never offered at the schools I attended. Thank goodness for Duolingo and the internet!

    I also signed up for two community ed classes, both of which were this week. I learned my lesson, never sign up for anything in the Minnesota winter! The first class was NOT cancelled, despite the large amount of snow and dangerous conditions. I ended up walking halfway home from work after attempting to take the bus (it was not moving, nor were any other cars) and then hopping on the train, which is great for most of the way but still 1.5 miles from my apartment. I ended up walking home, but at least I got home! For many people I know, it took 2+ hours to go about 6 miles.

    I did end up attending the class yesterday which was on glass fusing. I made a cute little dish. Once it is fired, I will post pictures!

    I’m always interested in learning new crafts and expanding my art skills. Who knows, maybe I’ll have to include glass art in my Etsy shop!

    What kinds of things do you do when the weather is rough outside? Do you have any fun crafts or classes coming up?