Not terribly much to report of late, hence the lack of, well, reporting of stuff. A few things, though.
- The “Vet Home” thing I meant to mention, but never got around to it: no need to now, really. Suffice it to say: bitches be crazy.
- RQM is coming along nicely. A few weeks ago, the owner of Uniquely Yours, which sells handmade items, most from Michigan artists and the like, in Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, contacted me via Etsy to see if I’d be interested in selling bottles in her shop. I finally got the merchandise shipped out Monday, and went out Wednesday with my BFF/sister M and her mom, just to poke around Canterbury Village and the shop itself.
Uniquely Yours itself is fantastic, as is its owner, Terri. The sheer gamut of items is daunting; there’s quite a lot to browse through, and it was great to see the talent and creativeness of other Michiganians.
Canterbury Village is a hell of a hidden gem: from Enchanted Cottage (full of faeries and handmade jewellery and a tea room!) to the massive Always Christmas1 to the oh-God-I-want-it-all Sweet Lane Fudge Factory, to the side-by-side Scotland- and Ireland-theme shops. To find such a wonderful little place tucked away in Lake Orion that I’d only heard of in passing maybe once or twice was more than a bit… well, kind of sad, really. How could such an awesome place — complete with enclosed carousel in the centre, closed-for-the-winter though it may be — be so… unknown? It definitely needs to do more advertising for itself.
I didn’t end up buying anything while there, for two reasons: 1) by the end of our around-the-Village walkabout, I was fucking tired, and 2) I’m making another trip soon with my mother and Aunt (and M and her mom, if they want to go back; the more the merrier!), so it’s not like I won’t have another chance soon. I especially want to pick up some things from Uniquely Yours — I had my eye on some cupcake-shaped bath bombs by Sudsy Treats Boutique, some lip balm (alas, I can’t remember the creator!), and an adorable cupcake-shaped necklace (again, I didn’t see a tag with a creator’s name/credit on it), and maybe one of the gorgeous flapper garters.
If you’re ever in the area — or even if you’re not; it’s more than worth a trip! — you have to stop by the Village, and Uniquely Yours itself. My own bottles should be floating about inside somewhere!
- In a similar vein to the above, I need to start using the Twitter account and Facebook page I set up for RQM. So, all follows and likes appreciated and stuff.
Fuck-all I hate those people who solicit likes and follows and why am I suddenly one of them?!
- In Knitting News: Still not done with my latest scarf attempt. I’m still doing super-simple stuff: this one’s a simple stockinette with garter stitch border and slip-stitch selvage, with fringe at the ends once it’s done — if it ever is done. I seem to have misplaced my first for-real, garter-stitch scarf2, so I’m trying to finish this one ASAP, because I have developed an aversion to scarves I didn’t make. (Stupid, I know, but now that I can Knit Things, I want to wear Things I’ve Knitted, y’know?).
Aaand… that’s about it for the moment, really. Told you there wasn’t much to blog about.