I work at a restaurant a few nights a week. I seat people when they walk in. That's right, I'm a host! I've been doing it for a while, on the two nights that my husband's classes end early so he can stay home and study while he watches our little girl. Oh the joys of getting through grad school! It has taught me a lot. A lot of patience, a lot of humility, and it often points out to me how full of myself I am half the time. Let's just say it's good for me.
I've noticed that at our little restaurant there are a string of customers that come in weekly. These regulars are usually quite a bit older and come in with a friend or a spouse. A few come in alone. These cute older couples often request a specific area of the restaurant to dine in or to sit in the section of a waiter that they have become friends with. They seem to look forward to this little tradition in their week when they can come in, eat familiar food, and chat or read while in a comfortable environment. I've become friends with a few of them, and look forward to seeing their warm and friendly faces.
I find myself almost being jealous of them at times. In a world where I feel that what is expected of me includes no free time to dine out once or twice a week, let alone the funds, I sometimes look at their little traditions with longing. It leads me to think about what my life will be like when I am older, what I will make my priorities become.
I suspect my life will stay busy for quite a few more decades, but maybe one day I will find a cute little local cafe where I can sip hot chocolate in the mornings with my sweetheart. Or maybe I can start something sooner than that... maybe I can make something happen. What about you? Have you been able to find a little part of your day that you have decided just needs to be that part of the day when you sit by the window, close your eyes, and ponder?
Well it just so happens that I have made sewing and crafting one of my priorities. I've been adding items to my shop and will continue to add more as I finish projects. I've been stewing over a few potential giveaways in my mind and finally decided to work on this one, although I really want to do them all, so come back in a few weeks!
I made a few Spring Totes that I want to involve in this giveaway. I feel, like I'm sure many of you do, that spring just can't come fast enough. The winner of the giveaway will be able to pick one of the bags, the purple or the red one, the one that is not chosen by the winner will be joining the rest of my products in my Bedtime Tales shop.
I designed this simple bag from scratch and originally had three made, but the first was such an experiment that I deemed it un-giveaway/sellable. My one-year-old daughter is very much a bag/purse/basket type of girl, and so I patched her first initial to the front of it. I was so pleased with how hers turned out that I have decided to make custom orders of initial bags to sell in my shop. Shoot me a message on Etsy or by email if you are interested.
This tote is the perfect size to hang on a little girl's arm, or to hold your scriptures in. The blossoms were a blast to make. I told you before, fabric flowers can be addicting.
To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post. Write about anything! Please only one entry per person. The deadline for the giveaway is Friday night (the 26th) at midnight. I will be announcing the winner on Saturday the 27th. The winner will have 24 hours to contact me via my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If they do not contact me another will be chosen in their place.
I really hope anyone who wants to enter does, family, friend, or other, whether you have a little girl around or not. This would be the perfect gift. It's really easy and completely free. If you have any questions send me an email.