My Mama!

Gentle reader,

Remember how I told you in my last post that I was writing an article for JustB about my Ma? Well, it’s been published now, and you can read it here!  

I’m super stoked; I’ll be honest, I’m so excited to show off my Ma in public because she’s pretty amazing. It was harder to write than I thought though. Firstly, I hadn’t written to a word limit since college, and because there are SO many things I could have shared about her that it was hard to chose just the right ones and weave them together. But, I’m pretty pleased with the result and – most importantly – Mama loved it too. ^_~

Ma and Me at GoMA in Brisbane. Look how cute she is! Like a button.

Hopefully I’ll get to write more for JustB, because they’re properly fantastic. You should definitely go and show them some love.

What do you have planned for Mother’s Day?

 

Excitement Plus!

Gentle reader,

If you are signed up to the Facebook page you might already know, but something super duper extra exciting happened over the weekend! The lovely folks over at Frankie Magazine featured The Shy Lion on their website!

Oh, look! That’s me! *ded* – clickity-clack to look at that –

If you’ve never feasted your lovely peepers on an issue of Frankie Magazine or their website, you truly are depriving yourself of some serious blissful stuff! I heart them so intensely and back in my poorer days I would forgo a meal to buy the next issue. Yes, I used to be that poor (and that in love with Frankie!) so for them to notice little ol’ me… well, suffice it to say that I’ll be shivering with wide-eyed glee like an overstimulated chihuahua for weeks to come.

They featured my Totoro iPhone case, which peeps seem to love so that’s very nice! If you’re new to The Shy Lion, or you missed it, you can see the finished product here, and get the free cross stitch chart here. Best of all, you can do anything with the chart, not just an iPhone case!

But, the excitement doesn’t stop there! The incomparable Pip Lincolne, the editor of JustB. has been so kind as to let me write an article for them! I’m totes stoked because it’s about my Mama, and I love her face off so much it’ll be hard to stick to a word limit! I’ll keep you posted on when it goes up.

The next goal? Get published in actual, physical, on-paper print! Hmm, we shall see. ^_~

What’re your fave publications to read? Sharezies!

Words To Live By

Gentle reader,

I’ll not talk around it: I’m an only child and I love my parents and often I miss them. Sometimes so intensely that I can barely think about anything else. I’ll own it. I think being a Mama’s and Papa’s boy is a far better stereotype to live up to as an only child than a spoiled brat.

So, as it goes, I’ve been really missing my Ma the past few weeks. I’ve been knitting her a shawl using some totes yummy Rowan yarn. But, I can knit all I want and she won’t know I was thinking of her until she gets it. So, I decided some snail mail was well overdue, and I picked out this card a few days ago in my travels:

Words to live by.

I thought the sentiment was bang on, although I’m sure my Ma would say that there was a relatively lengthy period that began somewhere around the fourteen-year mark when I did nothing but question my mother (she might even say that this period hasn’t truly ended even…). My family also has a running game of sending mail to whacky made-up names. The envelope I’ve just written out is address to “Myfanwy McGillicutty”.

That’s all for me, tonight. I’ll be dropping this little letter in the mail tomorrow. If she’s not close, why don’t you send your mama some love, perhaps in amusing card form!