I would have loved to start off this post with an image of our spare bedroom. It is the 2nd largest of our three bedrooms, and is currently housing Neil‘s desk and a bevy of books from Neil’s old store. I wish I could share images of this room with you, because it’s quite impressive – the rows of bookshelves, the tables in the center of the room, the full closet… It’s a book-lover’s dream. But I can’t. No cameras allowed. So says the proprietor.
Here’s the thing, though. We’d like to clear that room out and surprise our boys by letting them move into it. It’s much larger than the room they are sharing now. Their current space is little more than a shoebox, as you can see.
To that end, I’d like to invite you to the temporary re-opening of Clarkesworld Books, where everything is on sale and priced to move. If you find something you like, and would also like something from my shop as well, just leave a comment on your orders at both Clarkesworld Books and Polka Dot Creations and Neil and I will be happy to combine shipping and send everything together. My magazine sale is still going strong too, so this could be a handy opportunity if you’re a crafty magazine lover and a sci-fi enthusiast…
Ok, ’nuff business. How about some Friday Flickr favorites?
This week, when I wasn’t picking popcorn out of my bra, I was looking at a lot of aqua things. And red. And some aqua with red, just for kicks. Totally digging those red shoes in the bottom right corner, and the skirt just diagonal from it? Yum! I am in love with that Heather Bailey fabric almost as much as this other one. I have so far resisted the temptation to make a skirt out of it, choosing instead to make pajama pants, and hopefully this week, some pillowcases for my bed, but that image is making me think twice. Maybe I should have ordered more yardage…
Gosh, if I had unlimited funds, do you know how many (more) skirts I would have? And what an amazing shoe wardrobe I’d amass to go with them? I blame flickr for all this. Before I found skirts and shoes on flickr, I shopped at Old Navy like everyone else in town, and wore the cropped pants, t-shirt, and flip-flops uniform of the thirtysomething mom. Not that I’m putting down that look – I donned the uniform at least three times myself this week, and liked it, darnit!
But I’m discovering this girly side of me that enjoys playing casual dress-up, and I do it just as often as I can convince myself to shave my legs. With my eye on flickr, I keep seeing these great skirts that people are making and I think, “I want to make one, too!” And I do, when I can get my hands on the fabric without breaking the bank.
Oh, and the shoes! Somebody please tell me when I became a person who desires $90 shoes?? I’m still enough of the K-Mart Shopper I used to be to think that $90 shoes are insane, but it doesn’t stop me from wanting them terribly. I’m stalking eBay in the hopes that a pair will present itself for about $15. Oh, stop laughing. It could happen! …couldn’t it?