We started out the day with the focus on our day jobs. Not exactly filled with any form of crafting or fabricating but ever so necessary. After a few hours, we decided it was time to head off in search of something to eat. We ended up at "Sapporo Sushi" off of Spring Garden in North York. It's our usual place for sushi. After going there for 10 years, it still provides me with the experience I want and the right flavours that guarantee that I will come back soon.
Once we finished eating, chatting with owner and back in our car, we went off to do some errands. It's very difficult to stay on-task when you're a crafter. I mentioned to Lulu that there is a little bit of madness when it comes to crafting and being a crafter. You can walk through a mall and at any given point in time, you get drawn towards sales of thing you think you might need for an activity or something you think you can make. If there is a dollar store.... good luck. A crafter MUST enter lest they be smited. Not only do we seek out things we "might" need but we also look around for things we might be able to make instead of purchase. It's pretty entertaining if you step back and examine what is exactly going on in a crafters mind. Here is an example:
Crafter enters store. Sees a mirror for a wall. It has a nice frame and costs $59. Hey, that's really nice! they think to themselves. I know, I have some extra baseboard, I can cut it up, frame up a simple mirror and decoupage with all those pictures I clipped from the travel magazines I picked up last week! SCORE!
This is only an example but it happens all the time. When we show our products in certain parts of town, I know that lots of the people walking by are thinking that they can do what we crafted.
Anyhow, continuing right along. After we spent some time at the mall we went off to Markham to pick up some contact lenses for me and while we were traveling, Lulu got a call from our shoe guy (he gets us prescription orthotics for us) called and we zipped up to his office which was close to where we were.
This story needs to be finished a little later. I am totally exhausted and planning on heading to bed. Tomorrow I will finish off my entry.
lulu & mika craft and make many beautiful items. Always creating and working together.