Archive for June, 2009

Another for Etsy

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

I was challenged by my good friend Ann the other day to create some boy clothes for my Etsy shop. I made two different designs – well three technically, but one’s not made up yet – and made Taco model the jersey shirt this morning. This pic won’t make it into the Etsy shop, but […]

First Harvest

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

This was my first big harvest from the Patch a week or so ago. I got perhaps six cups of peas out of that batch… by the end I was sitting there with blistering thumbs thinking “Now why did I plant shelling peas, again? Who thought shelling them all would be romantic?” They did have […]

What to do with all that basil?

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The other day, coming home from the Patch, I decided to add the tips of all my twenty-some basil plants to my harvest bag. Compared to the load of onions (bitty ones all, disappointingly) I got, I didn’t think it was all that much. But I guess it turned out to be about 14 cups, […]

Anything for the rubs

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

You can watch it marginally larger here.

I am delicious

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

One and a half hours at the Patch. One half bottle of organic bug repellant. 39 mosquito bites. No, scratch that, 40. I just found one in the middle of my forehead.

New labels

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I realized this morning that I forgot to put my URL on my labels. Luckily I remembered in time, and since Taco woke me up an hour early I had plenty of time to get them redone and resent to the printer before 9am. Not that she’s going to print them until Monday but…. I’m […]


Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I just Googled “butter bean boutique” and I’m already the second result! So I don’t feel so bad about not having the direct URL now. Yay!


Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Looks like someone has already registered back in 2007. They’re not using it – it doesn’t even have a DNS entry or a website, even a blank one. Whoever snagged the rights to the URL does own a real-life store by that name, so I don’t begrudge them the rights to the URL. It’s […]

Getting started

Friday, June 26th, 2009

I’m well on the way to being ready to rock and roll this Etsy store. I got my banner (the headline to my store basically) created a while ago: And  I just finished designing my labels and sent them off to the printer: I love the fun, bouncy retro-ness of the designs I’m coming up […]

And all his arms avail him not

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

I think she’s winning. (Yes, I know I mispelled “octopus”. That’s what I get for typing with one hand.)