the shop

Thursday, November 29, 2012

For a long time now I have been trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Next year both of my kids will be in school full time and it freaks me out to think about what I will do with myself. We all know I am no Suzy Homemaker. So for about a year I have been researching different career paths, and pondering different things I could do. At one point I was going to be a hairstylist, the next day I was going to be a court reporter. I know at one point I was Googling how to become a crime scene investigator. I wanted to learn a different language and be a translator. I thought about picking up an instrument and auditioning for some bands. I am not kidding. I still actually envision that one happening some day. 

I recently realized that I was reaching pretty far. (Shocker, I know). And while I do believe that I can be whatever I want to be, I also knew I needed to be a bit more practical. So I started to think about what I really loved doing, something that would make me happy, and I remembered- Woodworking. Yeah, yeah, yuck it up, clowns. What am I a 78 year old man?

When my mind gets set on something, I need it to happen right then. So I headed to this Woodcraft store. I was freakishly intimidated by all these burly men in flannel shirts when I walked in, so when they asked if I needed any help, I pretended I was there on behalf of my husband. Who does that? I felt like a little kid telling her mom, "So I have a friend who likes this boy, but she isn't sure what to do...." I just knew they were onto me. Either way, I walked out of that store with a scroll saw and a plan.

So for the past couple of weeks I have been choking on saw dust remembering how much I loved middle school wood shop. The kids have been having so much fun helping me create toys and come up with ideas. They sand, paint, and polish. And for Christmas they want their own "workshop".

So anyway, I have officially jumped on the Etsy bandwagon. ¡eicherumba!:the shop has been officially launched.
Go buy some stuff. These two really want this pink pony.

Lots of Love!


Lauren Wolf said...

I LOVE that you are doing this, and LOVE the things you've created so far.

Susan said...

LOVE your etsy shop!! So fun that someone could make figures of their family for a child to use in their dollhouse! Wish my girls were still little. I would order a set today!!


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