Hello everyone! It’s been a few YEARS since I’ve so much as logged in to this blog. When I first began by posting my Giraffe Amiguriumi pattern, my wife and I were expecting twins and I was getting close to starting nursing school. It’s been one big, wonderful blur since then!
Our twins, Harper and Elliott, were born prematurely in November of 2014. After long stays in the NICU (a month for Elliott, almost two for Harper) they have grown into thriving, hilarious, challenging little people. They are three and a half now, and they keep us running from morning until night. They’re the coolest people we know!
Also, I am nearly finished with nursing school! I’ll graduate on May 10th, and I’ll be working on the unit I currently work on as a PCT. It’s the greatest personal accomplishment I’ve ever been able to claim, and I am just SO excited.
So, on to crafts. Now that nursing school is drawing to a close and the concept of free time is once again looming on the horizon, I have made indulging in my hobbies a priority for the first time in such a long time. There are a few fun things I am working on.
Crochet Patterns – I have three in the works at the moment! A free pattern for the Elmo amigurumi I made for a friend’s daughter several years ago and two patterns that will be for sale on my Etsy shop: Spider-man and Moana!
SLIMES! – This has been taking up SO much of our time lately. The twins kept begging me for slime after seeing it on YouTube so frequently. Ashley and I must have tried 1000000+ recipes for different slimes before we finally got it right. Since then, the kids have basically seeing me as the slime dealer that also feeds and clothes them. Since we’ve developed a bit of a flair for making slime, I’ve worked up the guts to go ahead and start selling it at my Etsy shop! We’ve had some pretty great success locally over the last few days, so we’re hoping that this little venture will grow into something thriving and fun. If you have kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, etc that love slime, please check us out! I make every since batch by hand in my kitchen, and all of our recipes have been VERY thoroughly tested by our in-house slime testing team, ha!
Finally, I was BLOWN AWAY when I used the hashtag #flourishandtots on Instagram and saw how many ADORABLE giraffes are out there! I can’t believe that little guy has traveled so far and been made by so many talented crocheters. I am so, so honored that you all chose to use my pattern. It warmed my heart! THANK YOU!
I plan to be much more active here as I continue on with writing patterns and working on slimes. Thanks so much to all of you who follow me, I am so happy that you’re here!