pumpkin girls

Oh, yes. It is October. The weather here is mild and there is absolutely no color. My mom and I bought pumpkins for a little color and they are the only fall-ish things around other than my felt garland and cinnamon-scented candle habit.

My best friend (since 2003!) K is arriving tonight from the San Francisco area, and she'll be visiting me for two weeks. We met online and have met up in person many times, but I haven't seen her in several years. I adore her, have happy memories of our previous visits, and am excited to see her again, but I'm also a little nervous... If my ex-boyfriend is anything to go by, most people get at least minorly freaked out with a row of Blythe dolls looking at them. I don't think it will be a huge problem, and I've already offered to pack them away if she finds them disturbing, but it seems to be a random anxiety that I have latched onto in place of more esoteric worries.

But who could not love my precious Aury's face?

cold snap

Happy October! October's my favorite month! I have a sneaking suspicion it's most crafty people's favorite. The weather's finally getting cool enough to have a pile of yarn on one's lap, and the season's pretty inspiring, itself. There's my lazy autumnal garland (a la Elsie's) on my desk.

Right now I am trying to save money, so of course I desperately want to buy a lot of yarn. Like, a lot. And ripple once more! This is ridiculous because I already have another ripple to do -- one for my little sister. And I don't need another ripple. Not even vaguely. I just want to have fun pairing up colors!

Stuff I'm loving right now:

  • deep-cleaning!
  • cinnamon-scented candles... still
  • Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm
  • Hoarders is back and more exploitative than ever; hence my deep-cleaning

Can't wait to carve a pumpkin with my best friend K!