Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New critters

I finally bought some of the japanese craft books I have been drooling over and am making little critters. They are so much fun. I love it! I have a dachshund,parakeet, and a scotty dog so far. I also made a swirly butterfly necklace. I know there's alot in this post, but I've been so busy I haven't had time to post. All my critters are available in my shop createitcottage.

It has been raining here all week. I guess being inside in the rain has gotten me crafting.

I watched Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay last night. Funny!!!!

a quickie!

Sorry I haven't posted. I've been busy. I will have some pics of some new creations later tonight. please check back.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Well I made two sales today. I'm soo excited. I got to do a double happy dance. The buyer gave me some wonderful comments on my flickr and now made a purchase. If only this would happen more than every couple weeks, but I'm still thrilled when it does!!!!
I have a new pincushion to show today then I have to get to work on my order. I have all but one item made and I like to ship ASAP. Well that's it for tonight.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

mod circles

Well here's the pincushion I mentioned in my previous post. It is a large one. The top is done to coordinate with the ribbons around the sides. It is in my shop. I can also make it in some other color schemes. The pic shows the other colors of ribbon I have. Nothing else very interesting to share today. Oh I'm going to see Smashing Pumpkins next month. COOL!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

needed to vent

Well today I got some feelings off my chest about lack of sales in my etsy store. It's been hard lately to keep my chin up. I don't want to go on about it here too, but it's on the Create a Day blog I belong to if you'd like to check it out. The blog is a great bunch of creative people that strive to create everyday, hence the name. Check it out even if not to read my rant.
I have a new pincushion in the works, but probably won't have pics until tomorrow.

Do any of you watch "So you think you can dance?" Can you believe they sent Kerrington home last night? I thought for sure Comfort was gone again. I was shocked!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bead blooms

I just checked my emails and found out that my listing is featured on the talentdatabase craft portal page. WOO-HOO! A little brooch I came up with. I found these beads in my stash and I think they are carnelian. I used some of my rick rack as a frame between the layers of felt. I think I'll make some more with different colors and designs. I like how it turned out.
I took my little darling in to get her nails clipped tonight and I thought they were killing her. She does not like her nails done and she's not friendly outside of the family, so they had me leave the room to get her settled. I wasn't too happy with that. Then I heard her screaming and yelping and almost stopped it right then and there. They got it done, but from now on I'll take her to my vet instead. They are more gentle there. This was a local pet store that had grooming service. I think I was more traumatized than her.

Caffeine anyone?

My newest addition to my pincushion collection. This one is for all the coffee lovers out there. I put a big steaming cup of coffee on top and covered the sides with coffee beans. I used a new creamy yellow felt for the background, which I love. I think the brown beans really pop off the background.createitcottage

Tied up a bunch of the branches yesterday to put out in the trash and boy are my legs sore today. I'm way out of shape.

Didn't get any crafting done today it was my father-in-law's 81st birthday, so we went out to dinner and had a cake then I zoned on the couch. Oh well!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Trimming trees

Well I've been busy the last couple of days trimming trees at my house and my father-in-laws. Boy do they grow up fast. Now after all the work trimming they still have to be cut and bundled for trash. That's the worst part. It is pouring here again so they'll be nice and wet tomorrow to bundle. So much for sunny Florida. I have managed to get some crafting done in between, but don't have pics yet. The rain makes me sleepy. I do have a new pic of my little darling sound asleep in her blanky with a pillow. She loves her comfort. Well storm's getting worse, so I'll sign off for now.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Getting fancy

I am really proud of my newest pincushion. I went a little fancier than usual. I had an oriental dragon and decided to put lanterns all around the sides. I used sequins, beads, and metallic thread. This one was time consuming, but well worth it. I have so many new ideas bouncing around in my head. I got my new wool felt order yesterday. Gorgeous! Well here's my latest and I'll post a pic of the new felt I just haven't taken it yet. createitcottage

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Good News!

I hope everyone had a good 4th. I sure did. I've been rather down lately due to lack of sales so I've been trying to list more and get off my butt. I guess it payed off because I listed a new pincushion and it sold later that day. WOO-HOO! Also, while I was checking out that sold item I sold one of my cozies too. COOL! I got to do my happy dance twice and yes I really do a happy dance with every sale. It helped me to be able to order some wool felt I've been wanting. I may have mentioned this before, but I'm trying to switch over to using wool felt from acrylic due to the much better quality. The only problem is I love colors and my local store only carries basic colors, so I have to order online for the good colors. I've been waiting until I was able to order some of every color I want well almost every the order got a little too high, so I had to go back and take a few away. Oh well next time. The website is having a 20% off sale on there wool right now so I took full advantage. Well here is the pincushion I mentioned and the cozy is in another post.createitcottage

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sorry so long...

Wow! I't's been almost a month since I posted. Time flies. Well, still no job. Apparently I'm just one of hundreds if not thousands out there looking. I haven't applied for a job in 12 years, boy have times changed. I'm used to going in and filling out an application and maybe getting to talk to the person. Now most everyone has you fill out your application online and you have to hope it doesn't get lost in cyberspace. I have been busy making some new creations. I'm in the process of switching over to wool felt from acrylic. It's nicer to work with and I think makes a better finished product. I'm hoping that might help with my lack of sales. I get lots of compliments, which I appreciate very much, sometimes I just wish someone would buy it as well. I guess with all going on I've been a little down. I'll get over it. Well here's a couple of my new items a stars and stripes pincushion and my cute little Mr. & Mrs, robot pins. I think they turned out so great! Of course they are all available in my etsy store createitcottage