A Very Minty Christmas- in July!

Hi there!

Everyone surviving the heat ( or snow ) wherever you are?

Me?

Just barely..ick.

I have a new crochet earring and necklace set to show off  you! lol

The original pattern is for Peppermint christmas candies from Petals to Picot.

She uses traditional red and white.

Those colors didn’t work for my costume , so I used pastels:)

Mint, white and pink.

Here are the earrings

 

 

 

Minty crochet earrings!

 

I love making earrings..Especially small ones.

If you make oopsies – such as -

One bigger than the other…

One of the holes bigger than the other…

etc, etc..

Most times it’s not noticed because you are either walking or moving your head from side to side.

Not alot of opputunity to see a straight full on view. Well, in my job anyways:)

 

Onto the necklace..

 

Minty crochet necklace!

 

This was the pendant. I hung it from some pink & white twine that I had from , like, 2 years ago.

Jenny & Aaron from Everyday is a Holiday like to wrap their products in twine ( and include taffy! YUM ).

*hmm..sidetrack thought…wonder if they will ever do a mint pastel candy line like these..For those of us who

just have to be non-tradional at Christmastime..hehe*

I made a purchase after Hurricane Sandy  and I had saved it, knowing I would use it somehow.

Doesn’t everyone do that?:)

Anyhoo…

 

Last picture of them together..

 

Minty crochet & earring set!

 

And in case you were wondering..

about the title…

about who I was dressed as..

I was  * Minty * from My Little Pony.

She even had her own movie!

 

 

 

A Very Minty Christmas!

 

It’s been so hot here…you know, it being Summer and all, I guess I just wanted some cooling Christmas thoughts

floating around:)

That’s it for now! Off to work before my 2 days off:)

Have a great day!

Steph

P.S. wait till I show you the birthday present I got.

Best.

Present.

Ever.

…For a crocheter:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Random Ramble-Compliments

Hey there!

How is the summer treating you?

Weather forecast calls for 105 degree weather today.

How lovely.

Not.

Hello July.

I got a compliment recently that I think was pretty awesome.

My customer was a lovely elderly lady in maybe her 70′s. She said to me,

” That dress is very becoming on you. “

How often do you hear the word * becoming * used like that in this day and age?

I never do.

That’s not to say it was my first compliment of the day. I had already gotten a couple ” pretty dress ” ones.

Why did I keep going back and remembering the elderly lady’s compliment?

 

 

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She got me.

Not just the dress, but me.

My body type is hard to shop for.

So, to me, I heard. ” The dress fits well ( as well as it can anyways..), good job choosing it. ”

After all my hard ( it’s a pain in the ass ) work figuring out pairings ( it was a dress & cardi ) I got

it right.

 

 

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After that I began to think of compliments…in general.

My coworker is also good at giving compliments.

One day I was in a * Drama * mood .

Despite the fact that my outfit and make-up were not his * cup of tea *..he still complimented me.

How?

By saying that he really appreciates my ability to change my look from one day to the next.

About how creative I am.

 

 

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He got me.

Not the outfit or make-up, but the creativity I put into it.

Make-up and outfits are not always about looking like the next supermodel ( i’m too short…among other things..lol..)

For some people, it’s just another blank canvas that they can use to color their world with fun!

And it’s cheaper than buying blank canvases all the time.:)

 

 

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It’s made me realize I could really work on the compliments I give.

I have always tended to stick with generic…Love those colors!…Love it!..etc..

Which can be good on some social media sites..FB, Twitter..etc.

But in real life – In real life I could be more creative with my compliments.

Hmm…Creative Compliments..That sounds catchy!

 

Funny…The lady probably really only meant to say it was a pretty dress, but just used a different word. lol

But look how it got me thinking:P

 

I’m off to get ready for another day of work. Stay cool!

Until next time,

Steph

 

Graphics by StudioJulieAnn