My boy turns 2 today

I have a quick minute and I wanted to share…

I made pancakes with blackberry syrup, and my little man is pretty happy about it 😀

Dairbhre was an afternoon baby, just like I was.

Last night in the dark I told him the story of his birth:

It was a week past my due date. I kept having contractions every night but they stopped when I went to bed. So I decided to stay up all night. I watched episode after episode of Northern Exposure, sitting cross-legged on the floor, rocking back and forth. About 9 o’clock in the morning, my water broke.

It was an easy birth, to a delightfully healthy 8 pound 7 ounce boy. The doctor handed him to me and he laid on my belly, so tiny!

And the way his hair lay all dark auburn against his ivory skin was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. The most perfect and unusual of color combinations.

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Smallest monster yet

I’ve just listed this guy in my Etsy shop:

He’s about 9 inches tall in all, 6 inches from head to butt. I love him bunches. I’ve been trying to make more monsters to fund my homeschooling adventures, and it’s a bit tiring. My plan was to go for roughly 5 a week, a few small ones like this one here, and a couple of large ones like the other one I just listed:

That one is 14 inches tall. I dunno what happened there, I was trying to make a small one, and he ended up being giant. This one seems to be popular, so I’m going to try to make up a few more. He’s delightfully squishy.

But yeah. It’s getting tiring. My hands get really sore, and I get nothing else done around the house. Unless I schedule every minute of every day (SO not me) I wouldn’t be able to make a steady income doing this. Perhaps a steady tiny income. Like $40 a week. ha! Which is why I am thinking of coming up with more designs and selling the patterns.

So do you guys think I could sell a pattern for the smaller monster? I’ve really worked the kinks out of my designs. I’ve noticed that my free patterns are a BIT wonky, but people haven’t seemed to notice. I would want my newer designs to be effing perfect.