This week, The Tragic Whale has teamed up with Emily from EmilyThomasWrites for a giveaway!
Pop on over, check her out, and maybe enter to win!
These are things I either already have or will have soon. Things that you should want too.
I don’t want this stamp. Because I ordered it last week and it’s on its way to my house and heart!
When I threw myself that birthday party a couple years ago, my good friends Megan and J got me a whale cutting board. It’s so beautiful I haven’t used it yet (also I don’t have my own kitchen, so also that’s a good reason not to use a kitchen thing). Every kitchen should have one!
This! I don’t know if I’ve Wednesday Whale Loved this in the past, but my brother definitely got one for me exactly like it. I have finished straps on it, my camera, round cutting thing, and sometimes thread on it. It’s the perfect addition to my small work space.
Sometimes it’s hard to find whale things since owls are SO BIG right now. Ugh, OWLS. Ruining everything. (Just kidding, I love those creepy little buggers). Rest assured! If you have a whale fix to fill, I’m your gal.
These next couple of weekends will be full of crafty wonderment for me / The Tragic Whale. I was at the Quashnet School annual craft fair last weekend, I’ll be at Coonamessett Farm tomorrow, and in Vermont the weekend after that! I’m really excited for a couple of reasons.
1) I’m much more confident in myself and my work than I was last year at this time.
2) It’s easier for me to engage people walking by my table and tell them about how I make my bags.
3) I don’t bring EVERYTHING I have. I bring a selection of different sized, shaped, and priced bags. This allows me to keep my shop open online, and gives me other things to talk about with people. If someone says, “I like this makeup bag but I would love a smaller one,” I’m able to say, “I have several other sizes, including an extra small bag, a blah blah blah.”
I’ve added an “Events” page to keep anyone interested up to date!
Tomorrow I’ll be at Coonamessett Farm in E. Falmouth which means I’ll be sharing pictures via Instargram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, so get ready! My doctor suggested I look into it, and I’m excited because there will be a lot of local crafters there, and most of the shows I’ve done have been a jumble of crafts and people who just sell things. Like this guy and his wife we call “Dog Socks,” because most of the fairs we did last year we saw them and they sell socks with dogs on them.
11 am to 3 pm, rain or shine! If you’re in the Cape Cod area you should totally come check it out!
My cousin, Michelle, shared this really clever idea with me via Pinterest. I’m dreaming of the dinner parties I can center around these adorable little cheese whales!
This shirt is too cute. Whales in Love? With a sunset background? On a shirt? Yes, please!
All I can say about this tape is WANT. It would be the perfect addition to all the orders I send out!
Hope everyone’s had a great week so far! I’m off to finish up a mini-pouch invasion in the shop ;)
I’ve never been a huge fan of dressing up, but when I started working for the RMV and heard that we could dress up for Halloween I was ALL OVER it. Why? Simple. It’s very cold in our office and with the right costume I can wear my hood at work. All. Day Long.
The last two years I went as a shark, but I decided to change it up after watching a killer documentary on Orca whales. They are so smart and great problem solvers!
For example. You’re an Orca and you love eating baby seals. They are just so yummy. Only problem? They hang out mostly on and near land. Yikes. How are you going to nom that little sucker?
Solution: throw yourself onto the shore, snag a seal pup, and wiggle back into the ocean.
And don’t forget to let it swim around a bit, and toss it into the air a few times before biting it in half! Because there is nothing better than playing with your food.
I tried to get some good action shots at work, but obviously I had to wait until we had a customer-free office.
One of my co-workers, Marylou, who specifically requested a blog shout-out, referred to me as a shark 4 times. Totally ok, since I have teeth and a fin like a shark. Even the penguin guess made sense. The ones that made less sense were, “Barney,” “Pajamas,” “a witch, or maybe a devil because of the things around [your] head,” and “a sheep.”
My favorite was from this guy who asked if I was wearing a costume, followed by, “Are you supposed to be a sunflower?”
“I’m supposed to be a whale!” I said.
“Why do you have petals around your face?”
“Those are supposed to be teeth,” I said.
This last picture is part of my imaginary PSA for Right Whale and Roseate Turn plates. It seemed appropriate.
Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! I’m taking creative suggestions year-round for next year’s sweatshirt costume!
The holidays are creeping up fast and I know it is sometimes difficult for my family to shop me. My brother Joey already asked me outright what I wanted, but where is the surprise?! So this week’s Wednesday Whale Love will double as a want list. You’re welcome, family!
(Obvi, these are loose ideas if you’re in a creative bind. I will love anything you get me. EXCEPT sour candy.)
This amazing sweatshirt:
Size medium, gray is fine. The other animals make it fun, but I’m all about those front-and-center whales!
I was really after a sweater. I just got a bird sweater and an owl sweater and I saw a fox sweater but no where can I find a whale sweater! Even though this is a men’s sweater, I think I could still rock it with a pair of skinny jeans.
Size medium, I like the orange one best. It’s wool, which leads me to believe it might be itchy, but hopefully I could fit a long sleeved shirt under it without bulking it up too much.
I think this is just a shirt with a hood attached, but that’s kind of cool.
Any color but white, and probably a medium. Honestly, I just really like that whale!
So, in conclusion, I hope everyone is having a fab week!
Yeah. Yeah, I transition well.
I know it basically looks like I hate my blog and I’ve abandoned it. This is (mostly) not true! I uninternationally back burnered it and let sewing consume my free time.
But look! I have a collection of draft postings just waiting to be finished! (Read:started. I haven’t gotten further than the tittles on most of these.)
Balance has always been a struggle for me. If I blog all the time, I don’t sew. If I sew all the time, I don’t hang out with anyone. If I try to be more social, I don’t mail out shop orders in a timely fashion. If I want to read a book, I forget to eat lunch.
Now, I don’t know about where you are, but it’s a beautiful day at our house so I’m going to go exploring! Or organize my work space with the windows open :)