After the thoughts I've been having about my sweet kiddos and the topic I posted on previously, I have been so aware of how short this time period is. It's like I can see them growing taller every morning. It's funny, because even though they are both almost as tall as I am, they still need to crawl up on my lap for mama cuddles sometimes. I could eat that up with a spoon. Until my leg falls asleep. Ha!
I loved reading your comments, some of you who are a bit ahead, some who can completely relate and some who either don't have kiddos or have small ones and can't imagine them ever growing up and leaving home. I love the variety of perspectives y'all bring. Anyway, I've been mulling over the idea of truly savoring every bit of the time I've got left with them as I prepare to temporarily close down my wee shop for the summer. I don't have much listed right now, but it will be nice to devote that extra bit of time it takes toward some memory-making this summer. (And is it just me, or is summer way shorter than it used to be?) (I'll re-open in September and begin making Christmas garlands and other returning favorites!)
shop has been the biggest blessing to my family over the past year and a half and has made all the difference. You, my beloved customers, continue to overwhelm and bless us with your business. I know I say that all the time... but as I package up your orders in brown wrap and stripey twine, scribble a little thank you note on the backside of a mini art print, I stop and think, "Thank you Lord for providing through these amazing people that I think of as friends." Every single time. I am so thankful for you!
I am planning for a close date of June 17th.
I just listed a batch of these sweet Lobster flour sack dish towels. They have been a favorite of mine since I made them last year. They seem like such a summer item. This is the only batch I'm making until I reopen after the summer, so when they sell out, they are gone. Sad, I know.
Father's day gift basket. In
case you were looking for an idea this might help inspire you! (And aren't we always looking for an inspiring gift idea for the guys in our life? Why are
dad's so difficult to buy for?)
For my guy, it's a couple of icy cold
cokes, BBQ sauce, a new BBQ basting brush, some chips (and yes I got
them because they are in a cute burlap bag which he won't care about)
and one of my lobster dish towels. You can get yours here.
Lastly, I had a few cancellations and therefore have just a few ball jar flour sack dish towels left in stock. I will bring them back in September, but if you think you might need one for a gift or yourself at some point this summer... grab em now! (I also have a few irregular towels at half price listed too. Love those. They're like the ugly baby of my shop. You don't want to make them feel bad. Ha!) So that's it... I close shop in 14 days!
Thank you, thank you, thank YOU! And thank you for putting up with all the shop talk...sometimes it's necessary in order to keep you in the loop. I am hoping the cute gift basket photos will make up for it. (grin)
What are you giving to the father in your life?