Monday, December 29, 2008

A real post.

I suppose instead of just posting a link so you can use me as an Artfire referral... I could post a real update. Sort of.

I've been sitting on my ass for the past two weeks. I had surgery. Again. The last surgery was successful, but another problem came up as a result of that first surgery. Soooo I had another plate and a screw added. I think my left foot/ankle is around 75% bionic now. :D I'll try to see if I can get a copy of the xray I'm having next week or a print-out of it to post on my Flickr. The last one was pretty neat. :)

Christmas was nice, but too short. We went to Mary Jane's on Christmas Eve to visit with her, Claire, and Paul.

Christmas Day we drove to my parents' house and spent the night. My dad was actually home on Christmas - my mom wasn't sure if he would be since he was still working crazy amounts of hours to restore power to people who were still out from either the ice storm or the snow storm that came a week after the ice.

Ryan was too nice to me for Christmas and gave me a serger. :) This one, specifically:

Other than having surgery, nothing much has been happening with me. Guess there wasn't too much to update after all.


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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Perma-muted from the Etsy forums

Good fucking riddance, Etsy. I'll be moving my measly little shop to another venue as soon as I can choose which one I should be giving my money to instead.

The reason behind the perma-mute? 

background if you haven't seen this:

edmdesigns ( ) had the balls to put this in her shop profile: (mind you, this is definitely not the first time she violated Etsy's ToS by trying to air personal disputes in her shop announcement)

edmdesigns's Shop Announcement
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Due to the fact that a FORMER SELLER "RIVKASMOM" has illegally tampered with my account and has been shut down on ETSY, she is ONCE AGAIN (a total of THREE TIMES Today) creating bogus accounts and buying out all my listed items without a stop.


But meanwhile, My shop "may appear empty" as long as she is out there able to do this. So far, she has "purchased" everything in my store - over 235 items - and then some to the tune of OVER $15,000.00.

This is after purchasing some $13,000.00 and cleaning out my store just a few weeks ago.

Please Check The Categories to The Right For ALL STEAMPUNK JEWELRY ------- >>>

**** Special Thank Yous and hugs to all that have written to me to hang in and the caring support... It means a lot to see a tight knit community working together... A special hug to EB and she knows why... It's my honor to be amongst your talents and kind hearts ****

Please don't be shy - feel free to write if there is something on your mind or if you have any questions. Thank you for your trust in my work.


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This seller is all kinds of crazy - she thinks that by saying there's a lawsuit against Rivkasmom that one will magically appear.

So, the threads that were started last night in defense of Rivkasmom:

There were a few more threads that didn't really reference the situation at all that HeyMichelle ran around closing for some odd reason. I think they were just getting paranoid at that point when they kept seeing the same people try to start a conversation in the forums.

So... let's recap, shall we? 

  • Rivkasmom accuses edmdesigns of copying her.
  • Rivkasmom gets her shop shut down by Etsy.
  • edmdesigns violates Etsy's ToS on more than one occasion in her shop announcement, gets nothing more than a minor slap on the hand. Plus spots on the front page and in a gift guide to make her feel better.
  • I publicly point out that edm is violating the ToS AGAIN and get perma-muted for it.
  • edm still sits fat, dumb, and happy while continuing to kiss Emily's (an Admin member) ass.
I was kind of surprised that I got my "you violated community policies on Etsy so we're muting you indefinitely" email rather quickly - as in, no more than 15 minutes after the whole thing went down.

My response? (Which still hasn't been answered yet - I doubt they'll even attempt to respond.)

Well, that was awful fast. Isn't there typically some discussion behind the scenes about this? And who is officially administering this muting? There are no Admin names signed to this email - usually there are.

You can't play favorites forever, you know.

So as a warning against anyone else who points out Etsy's flaws and wrongdoings - they'll just mute you and then eventually shut down your shop. Move to another online venue now.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


We're cooking Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday for my other half's mother, grandmother, and grandmother's friend.

Here are some of the recipes we're trying this year:

Carmel-pumpkin-gingersnap cheesecake. Mmmm.

Whiskey-glazed carrots. I don't like carrots, so I won't be eating these.

Crockpot stuffing. Won't be as good as my dad's, but I'm hoping it'll still be tasty.

I'll be washing all this down with my new favorite alcoholic beverage:

In addition to these yummy-looking dishes, we'll have the usual turkey, mashed potatoes, winter squash, rolls, cranberry sauce, and apple pie. Yay for stuffing ourselves with way too much food! :P

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


A couple of pictures from Shaun & Becky's wedding on the photographer's blog: link!

I've been sewing lately - which makes me happy. Except for when I make a mistake and have to get out the seam ripper, but that hasn't happened too much in the past few days, so that's good. :) My mom and I are doing a craft fair at Millbury High School on December 7th, so I'm trying to get a bunch of stuff done so the table won't be filled with mostly her stuff. :P

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


This past weekend Ryan and I went to Shaun and Becky's wedding. It was wonderful and fun AND I got to see Heather for a little bit (she was a surprise for Shaun - he thought she wasn't going to be coming).

So even though it was beautiful, Heather and I were kind of overwhelmed with the amount of details that go into a wedding.

-- gifts for your bridesmaids, groomsmen
-- gifts for the guests who stay overnight at the hotel
-- knowing small children who will be the flowergirl and ring-bearer
-- picking a caterer
-- picking a cake
-- hiring a photographer
-- making sure your bridesmaids are happy with their dresses

And I'm sure there are a few other things we thought of that we're forgetting. Not to mention the formality of everything - especially if you're married in a church.

We (Heather and I) decided everything was too fancy for us and that it would be much easier if we eloped. Not together. But with whoever we're going to marry. :P

So yeah, the wedding was very nice and it was fun to hang out with everyone (except for the one person who decided she was going to be negative and pessimistic the whole time)...

I've been sewing - to make things for the craft fair I'm doing with my mom in December. Whatever doesn't sell there, I'll list on Etsy. So I won't be listing anytime soon, but I will be making things. :) ... in between all the traveling I have scheduled for work.

Oh and there's the 2nd surgery that I've scheduled for Dec 12th... fun fun.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Muted for a month.


Your recent post here is considered in violation of Etsy Forum rules:

Please review our Forum Guidelines here:

You can find our complete rules in the Help section of the site.

This is not the first time we've needed to remind you of our community rules. Therefore, we are temporarily suspending your Forum privileges for one month, effective immediately. During this time, you will not be able to post in the Forums or change your avatar. During this time, you will not be able to post in the Forums or change your avatar. Please note that if we need to contact you again about violating Forum rules, you may indefinitely lose your community privileges. This impacts all of your accounts on Etsy.

Thank you for taking the time to review our rules before posting in the Forums again.

Kind regards,

Mary Andrews
Etsy Admin

Rob White
Etsy Admin

I still don't think it counts as "calling out" if you're pointing everyone else to blatant resellers. they should be happy we're finding all these accounts for them - it makes the whole site look bad if at the top of the front page it says "Your place to buy & sell all things handmade" and then you scroll down and see plasma tvs for sale.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

new ironing board!

Almost anyone who sews wishes at some point in time that he or she had a bigger ironing board. Or one that isn't tapered.

I wished for a bigger ironing board too. Except I went the next step and made my own. :D

Step 1: find a suitable table. I got this one at Ikea. I got this one because it was counter height (which is the height I normally set my ironing board to), it was 72 inches long - good for ironing pretty much any width of cloth, and it included some storage space (drawer, shelving).

 Step 2: Gather your supplies for the top. I bought 2 boxes of this kind of velcro (and it isn't cheap!) - it has adhesive on the back of one side and on the back of the soft side there's nothing so you can sew it to something. 


The batting is the kind used to make oven mitts. I doubled up on this for the table just to be on the safe side.

The cloth I used was some stuff off the clearance rack at Jo-Anns - some calico they were trying to get rid of so it was only $1/yard. :)

Step 3: Sew velcro to the cloth. Sew the layers of batting next to the velcro you just sewed on. Sew the other strip of velcro on, but remember that the fabric will stretch so don't just measure the width of your table and go from there. My cloth stretched a 1/2 inch.

Step 4: Attach sticky velcro to the table and put pad on!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back to work already? :(

This (extra long) weekend was nice.

It was nice to do almost nothing besides eat and sleep. And laugh.

And possibly the worst sound combination to go along with wanting to still be on vacation has to be this:
2 highly annoying co-workers yakking about some topic that does not need a 2-hour discussion + another co-worker clipping his fingernails at his desk

Can I go home now, please?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

2 of 2 Croteau sisters agree...

That the following is the best email ever received by one N. Croteau:

Last night Dad worked all night, but I left the outside lights on because I didn't know when he'd get in.  So, at 4:50 AM I decided to get up.  Knowing that the paper would be in the box I started out the back door when I spotted a cat sitting at the bottom of the steps.  I couldn't believe my eyes.  The cat had an ace bandage wrapped around its body.  I could see those little metal clips that holds the bandage on and everything.  I couldn't stop staring because I just couldn't believe it.  The cat must of thought that  I was holding the door for him because he started up the stairs.  I closed the door fast.  I went through the cellar to get the paper and the cat was sitting next to the back steps as I came up the driveway.  When I got in front of the garage door he decided to try to approach me again.  Not a chance.  It kind of freaked me out, who puts an ace bandage around a cat and then lets it out all night.  Dad wanted to know if it was Calvin.  I have never seen this cat before, it was multi-colored and very fluffy.  I turned all the lights off and when Dad came home at 6:30 he was gone.  I don't know if having the lights on all night attracked the cat or what.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

too funny

from SecretLentil:

you, my dear, have balls.

Did you know that Massachusetts prints nicknames on drivers licenses?

Well, Wal-Mart employees seem to think so.

I had to order something through Wal-Mart's website since it wasn't in stock in the store. I went to pick it up this afternoon. The clerk asked for my license and starting entering my information. She typed in "Katherine"... so I said, "That's not my name."

She kind of looked at me funny.

"It's right on my license." (Duh! You have it in your hand!)

She deleted it and typed my name in.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I'm bad at actually updating this thing.

I went on a vacation with two cousins during 4th of July week - Amy and I flew down to West Palm Beach, FL to spend some time with our cousin, Mike.

Here we are at Juno Beach - hours before Amy and I got back on the plane to Manchvegas.

The rest of the pictures from the trip can be seen here:
Other than that, not too much has been happening. Ryan hasn't been feeling well at all so I haven't been sleeping much lately. But hopefully he'll be feeling better this week.

Last night we went to see the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Dropkick Murphys at McCoy Stadium with my cousin Amy and Ryan's friend Dennis. It was a good show. Ryan and I went up into the seats after the Bosstones so we could sit - neither one of us were in any condition to stand for the rest of the show but Dennis and Amy stayed down on the lawn for the whole thing. Oh, and Dropkick was making a CD last night, so I'll definitely have to get that one when it comes out. :)

I haven't done any sewing lately. :( Besides altering clothes for a friend. I need to finish the pillow shams I'm working on for someone - I need to experiment with my ruffler foot first, though.

oh! AND yesterday before meeting friends for Indian food, (I'm a busy girl) I went down to Thompson, CT to pick up an old sewing machine and its cabinet. It's still in my truck because I can't get it out myself and Ryan can't help me right now, so I'll take pictures later. I got it mostly for the cabinet, but the woman said the machine still works fine - and it has paper bobbins. Word.

Before I left for Florida, I was at my parents' house for a few hours and was bored so I took some pictures of wall quilts my mom has in the house and some more pictures of her gardens.

Friday, June 20, 2008


On my dad's side of the family, there are 17 grandchildren including myself and my siblings and there are 3 great-grandchildren.

A few weeks ago Crap. Almost a month ago now, my Pepere died. His memorial service was the first time ever that all the cousins were together in the same room at the same time.

This picture, unfortunately, doesn't have everyone. The only person missing is our cousin Cathy. She left a little early...

And it doesn't have the great-grandchildren... but there we are. Then my Auntie Di wanted us to line up by age so after we figured out who was older than who, this was the result:

It was also the first time in a loooooong time where all the siblings (my aunt & uncles & my dad) were in the same room at the same time. Here they are with their mother (my Memere):

That night a few of us went out to Jillian's in Manchvegas:

The next day we had some more fun before 2 of the cousins had to fly back home to Florida - I dragged Ryan back up to NH with me this time and we went to hang out with a couple of my uncles at Hampton beach.

We played minature golf:

And us cousins stood in the frigid New England ocean:

In less than 2 weeks now, Amy and I will be flying down to Florida to visit our cousin Mike. All of us are really excited and it should be a good time. :)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Stimulating the Economy

That's what we're supposed to be doing, right?

New couches for the living room:

Spooooon bracelet from a favorite Etsian (FireChickTick):

A dressform (finally!):

And soon - a serger. :) (I still have to shop around before I settle on one.)

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I don't have any fucking money to be just throwing away right now. So stop with the phone calls and weekly letters, mm k?

Cause... you know... I'm still paying off the $45,000 that I have left in student loans.

And that's a low amount compared to how much some of my classmates still owe.

So go screw yourself - I wasn't one of those kids at school that had mommy and daddy pay for everything.

PS - my parents don't have any money to throw away either, so don't bother calling them. My dad will just laugh at the person on the other end and hang up.

Friday, June 6, 2008

A Borrowed List

This was on PaperMenagerie's blog (aka Angela) and I'm bored/procrastinating, so here are my answers:

What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was graduating from 8th grade, just about to go into high school. At that point, I was still going to Girl Scout camp for a few weeks during the summer as a camper, not as an employee (that was the next year).

What were you doing 1 year ago?
A year ago wrapped up one of the most hectic times in my life and I still don't know how I did it or how I survived. From March - May/June of last year I was... renovating the house with Ryan, going to roller derby practice 2-3 nights a week, working full time (40 hours), and being a full-time graduate student (3 classes, usually meeting once or twice a week each). So most days would be work, class, derby practice, work on house, go back up to Worcester to sleep. Yikes.

Five snacks you enjoy:

tortilla chips and salsa
Edy's strawberry fruit bars
ice cream
animal crackers

Five things you'd do if you were a millionaire:
the usual - pay off the rest of mine and my parents' loans
travel. travel travel travel.
build a house out in the woods where no one will be able to find me very easily
sit home and sew/make things all day
send random people money since I always wish that would happen to me (so get on that, Oprah!)

Five bad habits:
on Etsy too much during work
chewing the inside of my cheeks/lips when I'm anxious
being lazy when I should do something productive like laundry or the custom order I have to finish
eating too much ice cream
not reading enough (for pleasure)

Five things you like doing:
sitting on my comfy couch out on the screen porch
meeting Etsy people in real life (I went to dinner with SecretLentil the other night!)
eating ice cream
watching a movie on a rainy day with Ryan

Five things you'd never wear again:
stirrup pants
heels (but not by choice) :(

Five favorite toys:

sewing machine
kenmore heavy duty mixer
mac laptop
wii fit
sharpie markers

Monday, June 2, 2008

New interesting post coming soon

Just waiting for my cousin to send me the pictures from this weekend...

Plus I have a few pictures I should take of the pillow shams I'm working on.

Friday, May 23, 2008

oh yeah

I got a Wii Fit.

I don't want to pay a lot of money to go to a gym that I'll barely use because my stupid foot won't let me.

So I bought a Wii Fit to help me get somewhat back into shape or maybe at least back to the flexibility I had pre-surgery. And it keeps track of your weight and estimated BMI each day.

The part that isn't surprising is that it tells me I'm Unbalanced (on my feet, not in my head dummies)... yeah, that could be due to the fact that my left foot has a mind of it's own. A stubborn mind of it's own.

But the yoga, aerobics, and muscle strengthen parts are pretty cool. I suck at all the balance games, so I think I'll be staying away from those.

Yup, gas prices are a leeetle ridiculous.

Driving south on 495 on a Friday afternoon in the summer can be an absolute nightmare.

Driving south on 495 on the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend makes you suicidal.

However, with gas at an average of $3.90 in Worcester for Regular (but I did pass one station that had Regular for $4.09 on my way home), I didn't think it would affect Cape traffic too much. I mean... it's The Cape. *cue heavenly music*

I was totally wrong.

I decided to take my chances and travel down 495 to get to Milford (from my office in Westboro). At 3:15pm (usually the time when Cape traffic starts backing up), the road seemed like I was driving home on a Tuesday. During school vacation.

This snapshot of Google maps (taken at 7:18pm) shows that 495 is still moving at a normal pace. Normal, I mean, for 7:20pm on say, a Wednesday night. During school vacation.

However, it is NOT school vacation week. Nor is it a Tuesday... or Wednesday. It's the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend.

I'm doing my part to help the gas companies continue to reach their gazillion dollar profit goals by making a trip up to NH for the 3rd weekend in a row. And I have to go up to the Granite State again next Friday - for my Pepere's memorial service. So that's 4 weekends in a row, Exxon. How about a little of the profits thrown my way? I know a great gal whore named Sallie Mae who will gladly take away anything you give me so don't worry - I won't go spending it on frivolous things like groceries.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

busy busy little bee

We've set a date for our housewarming/belated graduation/belated birthday party. So now we need to make sure the house is actually finished. But this means the other half of the basement ceiling will be finished (i.e. I'll finally have real lights over my sewing area).
My "little" brother turned 16 last week. "Little" because although he is younger than me, he now outweighs me and is taller than me.

My Pepére has been in the hospital and things aren't looking too good - he was read his last rights on Sunday. Right now I'm indifferent about the whole thing, but that's another story.

I didn't get a job I interviewed for back in March. The only part that sucks about not getting it is now I have to start looking again and start interviewing again. I hate interviewing with a passion. I just freeze up if they ask me those stupid typical HR questions. Even though I know they're gonna ask them in 97% of the interviews. I just can't do it. I'd rather sit there and have a conversation like a normal human being.

Oh and if anyone is feeling extra generous today, I'd like one of these, please:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

oh dear

If I wasn't already on my way to hell before (which I'm about 99.999% sure I was), I certainly will be going there now.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

my Google reader

Just in case anyone is interested in seeing what I read on a daily basis, here ya go. ;)

Friday, May 2, 2008

new artwork for my sewing area!

One of jellybeans' prints was on the front page of Etsy this morning when I logged in. I clicked on it, and ended up buying 3 prints from her shop!

AND since I gave her her 700th sale, she let me pick either 1 free print or 3 free cards so I chose this one:

I can't wait until I get them, frame them, and hang them up! :)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

our house

I suppose if we're going to have a housewarming this summer, we should pick a date now to make sure people know about it. But I wanted to show anyone who actually reads this blog what we did to get our swanky house.

Back story: Ryan's Great Uncle Roger is 97 (or 98?) years old and lives in an assisted living house. Roger and his wife, Ellen used to live in the house we now live in. Roger knew that unfortunately he would not be returning to the house and so he told Ryan that he could move in and live there if he wanted to.

And so we did.

But not before doing some major work to it.

Before we even touched the house, we had it tested for mold (I got wicked sick the fall before we started work due to the mold in the house). Yup, there was lots o mold in there.

So, there were a couple 5 dumpsters. I think 5 is the right number. And we're talking 30-yard dumpsters. The first couple were just to get rid of the stuff that was in the house. When Roger went to assisted living, he didn't take anything with him really so there was all his furniture, a full kitchen, and closets full of clothes to take care of.

After we got rid of almost everything that was in the house, then came the demolition/mold remediation. The crew we hired to do the mold remediation were also going to do most of the demolition for us because it was easier for them that way.

Here are some pre-demo pictures:

Laundry room.

The kitchen. Through the arch is the living room/dining room. The hallway (to the right) leads to the main bathroom and the bedroom.

Another shot of the kitchen. Lovely, no?

The living room... with the lurvely wall mural.

The main bathroom (there was also a 1/2 bath off the kitchen). Seafoam green and pink, baby. Pink sink, pink toilet, pink cast iron bathtub. That bathtub weighed a ton.

The basement. One biiiiig, empty, green room.

Before we did anything to the outside.

Now when I say that we completely renovated this place, I mean it:

This is me standing in the kitchen. The window you can see in the background is the other end of the house. There used to be a full staircase going up to the attic somewhere in between me and that window.

The new kitchen cabinets and sink. (Blue Corian countertops, custom-made maple cabinets).

Master bath cabinet & sink unit. Custom cabinets done by the same place as the kitchen cabinets. White Corian countertop/sink.

Finished basement. Dark blue/gray-ish walls, berber rug. I did the majority of the framing down here. *pats self on the back*

Living room/dining room area after the paint & floors are done. Floors are cherry (real wood).

Dining room area. We did a chair rail to make that area a little more formal. Top of the wall is a light tan - same as the living room and office. Bottom half of the wall below the chair rail is a dark blue.

Here are two pictures that were taken from the same spot. It really shows how much we opened the house up - we eliminated the little archway going into the rest of the house. We also eliminated the hallway that ran down the middle. The wall you see a chair resting against is gone - that was part of the stairway going up to the attic, but since we didn't see the point in having a full staircase going up there, we took out that whole wall. Right now there is still basically just a hole where the stairs are going down to the basement, but we are planning on putting in a railing at some point.

When we first started this project, the contractor we had for mold remediation thought we were crazy. We started in March and we told him we were going to be moved in by June 1st.

And we were. Earlier than June 1st, acutally.
I think we were crazy. Ryan was finishing up senior year, I was working full time + being a full time student + going to roller derby practices. Yikes.

Writing this has made me realize I should take pictures of the house now because we've finished up a lot more and actually have some furniture too. ;)

Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm currently at 17% - wanna help me?

I'm currently trying to help raise money for the 3-day, 60-mile Boston walk for breast cancer. If I reach my goal of $2200 I'll be able to actually walk the course!

Any more donations would be greatly appreciated!

Here's the link to make a donation online or to print out a form to mail in:

this weekend

was nice. I (kind of) caught up on sleep - still working on that. Got some laundry done... and went on 3 dates. ;)

Yesterday we went and saw the movie 21. Ryan thought it was good... I thought the story was good but that the movie kinda dragged on. But we had free movie passes so I guess I shouldn't complain too much.

After that we went to Whole Foods to do some groceries. I got some mushroom soup and a stuffed bell pepper for dinner - both were deeeeelicious. :)

Friday, April 25, 2008


I love when everything outside starts budding and blooming. :)


white violets


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

it's almost my bestest friend's birthday

My bestest friend and I have been bestest friends since first grade.

It's almost her birthday and I got her these wonderful Etsy treats:

A tiny dormouse from violetpi. My bestest always has some sort of rodent pet and even though she usually doesn't have mice, I still think she'll like this.

Some honey and goat milk soap from HelloCrafty, who is one of my Etsy BFFs. I have a couple of her soaps and they smell sooo good!

a new beginning