As all good intentions go, March was supposed to be full of regularly scheduled blog posts. And yet here we are with only a day left in the month, and... this is my first. And so it goes.
So let's recap a little, shall we? March was full of some terrifically fun custom projects. Things like this monogram nursery crest for an expecting mama and this gouache crest for a surprise birthday invite and this gingham bunny invite for a sweet one year old. March was a lot of playing with color and patterns and flowers, and I was in complete heaven.
On one Friday what started as "I'll just play around with the website during a work break for a few moments" snowballed into a full weekend of finally launching the RWS shop! It's funny how you have a bazillion things to do on your list, but instead you spend all your energy on the one thing that isn't totally necessary and takes up the most time. But isn't that how all big projects go? Or is that just me? As per usual, I've digressed from the real point here.. Redirect: feel free to peruse the new shop. You should be able to find everything that's listed in the current Etsy (52 Weeks of Hymns Project, custom invites, the usual prints) + a few other odds & ends.
In the life of crazy Kat, we just finished our German Basic II class and are about to enroll in Basic III. If it's even possible, I'm starting to nerd out even more than before about learning German. Over the course of the month, I've ordered both the first Harry Potter & Le Petit Prince/The Little Prince translated to German, as well as a big ole copy of Hammer's German Grammar and Usage, that I can't wait to slowly translate/read. Now let's just see how long it takes me to make it through them all...
Speaking of German, on our commute home from class one night we experienced quite a memorable stranger interaction. Imagine a frigid winter night, one that brings out all the best kinds of hats and scarves and gloves to maintain any semblance of warmth. Then imagine an older gentleman standing in his trench/overcoat and Russian fur hat standing at the metro door waiting to get off at his stop. What do you think happens next?
(a) He greets those at the door with a brief smile before stepping through the throngs of people. (b) He continues to read his Washington Post, hardly acknowledging those waiting to enter the train. (c) He positions his hands like a bear and roars as the doors open, stunning the younger crowd on the other side, before laughing merrily and departing without saying a word.
I kid you not, it was C. It was the best.
And between one of my close friends, Sarah, coming to Alexandria to crash on our couch for a few days, walking/urban hiking 5+ miles from Gravelly Point Park to the Lincoln Memorial and back one memorably windy afternoon with Carlee (who will probably never walk with me again), and getting a grand fun-fact-filled tour of the monuments led by Zach + Maria (aka our friends in the know) yesterday, I'd say it's been a good month.
So there's March in a nutshell. Let's see what April has to offer (hopefully it includes spring weather)!