Friday, November 30, 2007

ready for this weekend?

lots of stuff happening this weekend, per my previous post...but more importantly: snow on saturday! i can't wait :p it always makes me super happy, and since i have nothing going on for saturday, snuggling up with the fire after catching snowflakes outside sounds just about right with me.

above is my latest scarflette aptly named miss peacock, and a few pendants i could get decent shots of. for whatever reason my camera is acting up again and i think it is the rechargeables this time. anyway i made about 6 or seven for tonight and sunday and certainly can make more if i need too. i love to solder, and can't wait to get my hands on a mini-torch this next year. i have some ideas a brewin'....:)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

mention in the portland mercury today :)

there is nothing more uplifting than seeing one of the most anticipated craft shows of the season being spotlighted with a mention of you by name. :) that really makes me hap hap happy! our weekly the mercury has done just that and my booth mate flappergirl.etsy gave me the heads up first thing this morning. after talking with my ex about child support it totally negated that feeling of wanting to barf in my mouth a little ;)

last night i finished up some pendants that are going south down to sacramento for a gallery show through january. hopefully they sell and everyone is happy about that, i know i am happy with the way they turned out. cute vintage ribbon looks even cuter under glass!

tomorrow is my very first trunk show at motokitty here in portland which should be fun for all. then sunday is i heart indie holidays show which i have high, high hopes for! this week was exhausting but it is almost over and i honestly can't wait. after sunday, i have one more show on december 9 and then i get a rest until the last show of the season on the 22nd. more info on those as they draw near!

Monday, November 26, 2007

cyber monday ha ha

i swear i never heard of this cyber-monday business but for this year. i guess i am not as with it as i once thought! :)

yesterday i did a small craft bazaar for my daughters school and hung out with adrienne again. it was slow but nice to see everyone. today, however is a busy shipping day with 7 items going out! a bunch of scarves, too. most of which were custom orders. if one gal pays on time today i can get a necklace out in the same trip to the post office today as well. but she is from overseas and a first time buyer so i don't know if that will happen or not. that is the one thing i hate about etsy, it gives people the option not to pay where on my website you have to pay for what you purchase on the spot. nice and easy, just like buying in real life! :)

i also finished a brown flecked scarf with a cord bird on it. i will be listing that in a minute on both sites. woot! scarf-a-pooloza time in never felt better land!

Friday, November 23, 2007

fat AND happy :)

oh yeah, we had a big old dinner! i forgot what it was like to eat quite so much food in one sitting, then go back for my second wind for dinner. (we eat a little early, more like late lunch.) everything was from made with love and everything was delicious! and yes, we roll with the 'can-berry' sauce in this house! i love that stuff! :)

today is black friday and i actually lucked out with some sales both from my website and what was just a custom inquiry this morning has turned into a promised sale. i am working on one custom job today, it is about 3/4 finished, then i can start on the etsy order. she needed a toddler version of a scarf i had listed and i just happened to have made one for lucy not too long ago so i know it won't take too long to get finished and sent out. hopefully i can get some sales from sunday's craft show as well. i am totally cash poor and could use some for a bead store run i need to make asap for the sacramento gallery glass pendants order due next week. tomorrow i am running down to the art store for more moleskines, too. i think the sunday crowd would enjoy those as stocking stuffers.

hope everyone had a great tofurkey day, and a wonderful weekend too!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

mission accomplished

i had been working on and off on these three scarflettes for way too long and since they are going up to seattle i *finally* finished them up today and took photos! they turned out pretty nice and i am happy with them :)

late yesterday i worked on a business plan, doing research on things like commercial spaces, similar businesses, and financial info like the dreaded break even analysis, etc. it makes me want to rip my hair out, actually! but it is necessary for anyone to think you are half-way serious, especially if you want them to loan you money :) i did a half-skate shop half-NFB shop. half for me and half for shawn. half for the skater boys, half for the cute girls. ha. i think it can work! scratch that, i know it can.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

hey hey pretty lady

the pretty girl holiday sale went perfectly, and was a whole lot of fun, to boot! we got to drink wine and sell to the nicest crowd ever! i will definitely do this again next year. if they would have me of course :) my best seller? the moleskine journals with the pig linocut print. i got a lot of feedback on those, all positive and they practically sold out the first night. for saturday i did amazing with my pendants and earrings. so, all in all it was good times. i have some work ahead of me to make up for sold stock, along with some special orders/requests/ideas.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

tea cozy attack

this week has consisted of panicky house cleaning, off and on crocheting, crazed rearranging of rooms and furniture and purging bags and bags of crap. it didn't so much consist of getting ready for friday and saturdays craft show, but i have one more day to procrastinate there. i am a clutch crafter, after all.

after being SO sick for over a week (that felt like a month) i bounced back thinking if i ever got really really ill, or had another baby or something i would be damned if it was going to be in such a house of disarray!

i really just need to pull my inventory, get the display stuff and pricing/tagging together and go from there. viola! i am 2/3 done right there. the rest is the usual pressure and intense feelings of paranoia...i heap upon myself. :)

Friday, November 09, 2007

nothing like feeling better for the weekend!

just in the knick of time, i do believe i am feeling waaaay better. not great or fantastic...just *better*. which i will accept gratefully! i even have some work to show my change in health. i finished a scarf and also made two little identical tea bag cozies to see how they look and i have to say i love them. what kind of fiend doesn't need a tea bag cozy? perish the thought! ;) i hope this energy and good spirits keep up for me--there is a ton of work around the house to catch up on and also the gravity of the two day craft show for next weekend is hitting me. this is serious people! it is starting! :)

Monday, November 05, 2007


i have been soooo sick over this past weekend i was totally amazed. still am. some kind of killer virus from hades! everyone take your vitamin c and boost up your immune system because i thought mine was pretty good: apparently not at all! so, i have to drag ass today to get some packaging and shipping done from sales and whatnot over the weekend. i watched too much tv and slept more than i have slept in years. shawn had the girls and kept them busy with raking leaves, veganfest (which i was too sad about not being able to go), the library and the store. lots of stuff out of the house to let me rest. i love that man. :)

i have to solder a pendant for a customer and while i had the iron hot i was planning on busting out a few more but you know what? i don't trust myself around hot objects right now. i feel a bit woozy and you probably should not have sharp molten things around your hands and face!