February 22, 2009

on a few more things...

heart stuffie for my sister.

goodies to send to my youngest sisters.

1. I made these tiny stuffies last week, to send to my youngest sisters. They are so simple to make, and their faces make me happy. I may make a bunch of these to put in the shop. I'm not sure yet. They are cheerful, though, aren't they?

2. My little "work it out weekend" posts are going to be taking a small break. I've had a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad month when it comes to exercise, and feel like poo as a result. However, I've begun to realize that I seriously need to work on my body image more than anything. Why can't I just be happy with myself, just the way I am? I feel like I've always been too hard on myself, no matter how "thin" I've been at any given moment. And I hate that. I'm not sure how to work on that, or if I'll ever be able to get over it, but still. I need to do something about it. And I've realized that when I think too much about exercise and such, I start to obsess and I focus on it entirely too much. To be honest, I'd love to live one day without thinking about my weight. It's a little ridiculous.

3. I'm ready to go on vacation. Like, now.

29 comments :

  1. Same here on the body image issues. A lot of times my mood is dicated (too much so) by how well I've been eating and how much I've been exercising. I'm trying to get better at thinking about eating well and exercising as something good for my body and mind, but I generally end up just worrying about how I look in the mirror. But I'm working on it, albeit slowly. It sucks though.

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  2. Cute! The girls are going to love your little creations:) You are just too talented!

    You are gorgeous. Period.

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  3. OMG the hearts! lovelovelovelove.

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  4. My next vacation is in about a month and it feels ages away.

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  5. I LOVE the packaging you made! Are those little cellophane bags?

    So adorable!

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  6. The hearts are ADORABLE!!! And i love the packaging, it's so cute!! Those would be so adorable as magnets!!!

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  7. The hearts and the packagings are awesome :)

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  8. I love the heart stuffies! I'd buy a few and send them to my Albanian babies!

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  9. I would absolutely buy those if you put them in the shop. They're PERFECT. I mean seriously preciously perfect.

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  10. i love the hearts!!

    and i concur on the whole body image/exercise (not exercise) thing. i will try to do the same thing that you're doing.

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  11. Aww. I made some similar to that for my family for Valentine's day.

    Yay for stuffed felt!

    Also - little miss skinny - I totally get you with the never-feeling-perfect-enough feeling.

    All I can say is BLEH!

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  12. SO cute! You could put a little magnet on the back, or a paper clip and it could be a book mark. :)

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  13. I love the little stuffies <3 the faces make my heart smile too! where do you get the plastic bags?

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  14. You are beautiful, I hope you gain that confidence! I know we've all struggled with it, it always feels like it hasn't been that long since I came to grips with it. But I do have to say, I'm pretty satisfied with my body...even though there's the occasional day when I'm like, "Well, damn...I swear I looked thinner yesterday, yuck." And I frown and then I wear something that makes me look great no matter what and tell my boyfriend to call me pretty and eventually it all works out...

    Love you, you are an amazing person and you have the looks to match, gorgeous all over! Now repeat that to yourself over and over and over again...

    ;)

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  15. Those little stuffies are adorable!

    Do you do custom orders?!

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  16. First of all, calling those little hearts "stuffies" is too good! Are they just little hearts or are they magnets? Second, as for your body image, I just had a horrible weekend myself. I feel your pain. My boyfriend thinks I'm beautiful but I see myself in a totally different light. I think I look like a woman who has had three kids! This may be overlooked, but you are a pretty girl! I know it's all in our heads and it's hard to get over, but something needs to change with how women see themselves. I'm not sure how I'm going to fix my own body issues, but at least you are trying and thinking about it. I keep putting my head in the sand.

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  17. ditto on body issues. you're way too beautiful to even think about that kerri.

    i miss you. we should do coffee sooooon.

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  19. It's crazy - the whole body image thing. You deserve a vacation. I will hold up the fort for work it out weekends as long as I can.

    ps. I love the stuffies. They are tres adorb!

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  20. I totally feel the same with your points on why can't I feel happy with how I am now. Some days are better than others, and I tend to find if I look at myself as a whole rather than point out to myself bits and pieces I don't like, it helps.

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  21. what a prefect gift. You're so thoughtful!

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  22. SO CUTE! i bet the girls will love them. you're such a good big sister. :)

    i may or may not have been a little slack on the work it out front lately as well. thankfully, when i slack on the work out front i really watch what i eat. it's been about a week sice i've ran. booo.

    xoxo

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  23. Have I ever said how much I absolutely adore you? Well I do.

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  24. when you live in country full of plastic surgery and miracle creams, you are never satisfied with your body image. I'm originally from a third world country where they don't like to see anyone starving, constantly feeding you.

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  25. Did you know that if you google 'Lc braid', one of the pictures that pops up is yours? Just thought I'd tell you...

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  26. Artsy and cute at the same time. Nice stuffs I found here.

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  27. Those are so cute!! I'm sure they will love them. And why not put them in your shop. I'm sure they will do great!

    Your so sweet!

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  28. I just looked at that picture again and started smiling uncontrollably. I need to order those. What's the process lady??

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  29. I don't know about you, but I come from a family of women OBSESSED about weight and looks... it makes life extremely difficult and discouraging, sometimes. Thanks for sharing.

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