Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Under the weather

Sorry I haven't posted. I haven't been feeling very well. I haven't been on the computer much all week. On the upside I got a sale and a custom item request. Maybe I should stay away more HA-HA. Not that that's possible! I sold this pincushion. I'll be back with more once I feel better.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Another one moved

I moved another collage to my new shop. This one is "Shells". It is another hanging 5x7 piece. I made another sale in my first shop. My fall tree pin. YEAH!!! Well short but sweet tonight. I've got to clean house for company. Bye!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A small break

I've been a little under the weather this week which is why I haven't posted. I'm almost finished with a new pincushion, so I'll have the pics soon. In the meantime I think I'll share a couple of my collages that I put in my new shop Createitcottageart
These are some of my 5x7 hanging ones. Two are done on matboard and the other is done on wood.
My studio area I had set up in the garage to work on my collage got buried during a big cleanup of the inside of the house. Two big pack rats=lots of junk! I'm slowly cleaning it out so I can make some new ones.
I'm going to see the Smashing Pumpkins tonight! YEAH!!! I'll let you all know how it was.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Finally done...

I finally finished the new project I told you about. It is a long wallet. I sewed it completely by hand and it took forever. I love the way it turned out though. I'm going to have to do some tweaking to the pattern and probably sew some on the machine to get the time down. I appliqued all the circles and rings and this is my first zipper for the coin pocket. It's in my shop.

I'm starting another pincushion next. It's a color combo I've had bouncing around in my head. Plus I'll be watching the Olympics. Got to see if Michael Phelps can get that eighth gold.

Friday, August 15, 2008


I have to say I've been guilty of not getting too much done to post pics of. I've gotten sucked into watching the Olympics. I love the gymnastics especially. It amazes me what they can do and make it look easy. Well just wanted to let you know what I've been up to. I'm still moving things to the new shop. I have to take new pics of some of my collages before I can list them.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

So sorry...

Sorry for the break in posting. I've been working on a new item for the shop, creating it from scratch. That means I had to make a pattern and of course work out any kinks I come across. I should finish it today and hopefully have pics tomorrow. I'm still going to be doing some tweaking to it to try and cut down on the time it takes to make it. I'm probably going to have to break out the sewing machine and wrestle with it. UGH!

Well good news though. I made 3 sales today (two pincushions and my scotty dog pin). This is turning out to be my best month so far. I've been spending alot of time on the computer getting my name out there. which is good, but takes time away from my creating.

I've also decided to take the plunge and open a new shop for my collage work. I named it Createitcottageart. I wanted the name to be as close as possible so people can easily find either shop. There are only 3 items in it right now, but I'm slowly working on moving everything over. I put it off for a long time because I can't imagine promoting 2 shops, but I felt like my collage was getting lost amongst the felt and my shop was getting too full.

That's all for now!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Shroom gnome home

Ok here is the new item I mentioned earlier. It's a mushroom gnome home or that's what I named it. I took a pattern from one of my new japanese craft books and tweeked it a little to my style. I think it turned out cute! I've got plans for different color schemes as well. If I had enough hands to keep up with my ideas I'd be doing alot better. I made this one into a pin, but could easily make it into a hanging ornament or keychain. Might try a bigger version for a pincushion, just have to figure out how to make it stand up.

Well I haven't been very creative today. Had to finish tying up the branches cut and put out for trash and the Olympics has held my attention all evening. I'm a night owl though so I'll be getting started on something new soon.

That's about it for today. Gnight!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!!!!

I am having such a great week! My smile is from ear to ear and won't go away! I made another sale today of one of my chameleons. He's turning out quite popular. My retro squares pincushion is in the etsy faves on another wonderful blog How About Orange. That's two blogs this week. YEAH!!! It may not seem like much to some, but I'm on top of the world!

I finished the pincushion I was talking about before and got it in my shop. It's my second square one and very colorful. I got another japanese craft book in the mail and it's soo cool, so my next projects will be from there. Ok I'll give a hint-shroom. That's all I'm saying for now.

Now for the rest of life stuff. Well Joshua won So You Think You Can Dance. He had my vote. I thought he was great! Don't know if any of you watch wrestling, but I can't wait for the Undertaker to come back. I think I'll break down and order SummerSlam. My etsy sales can pay for it.YEAH!!

Don't know how much creating I'll get done tomorrow. We have to cut down a tree at our rental property as the neighborhood kids have been climbing it, so for safety reasons down it goes. Since it's been like a thousand degrees outside lately I'll probably be exhausted afterwards.

Well, off to make my chameleon. See ya later!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy Dance x 3

I've done my happy dance 3 times since last night. As I said I sold my pincushion plus a set of felt beads I made and now my little chameleon pin I posted a few days back. It's the most sales I've had in one day plus I had my 50th sale. WOO-HOO!!!!! I know it doesn't seem like much, but I'm half way to 100. I'm getting all these together, so I haven't finished anything new, but will work on that later today.

Well the first half of the "so you think you can dance" finale was on tonight. It's going to be a tough choice. I really like Joshua and I put my votes in. We'll find out tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Open circles

I have another pincushion for you. This one is done in copper and pistachio. I love this color combo!! I have appliqued an open circle design all around the sides and put the inside circles all over the top.

Well I did my happy dance tonight because I had a sale. Another of my mod circles pincushion. Yeah!!! Now I have to go and make it.

First I have to rinse my conditioning concoction out of my hair though and probably go get milk. Oh the boring details of real life. Be back tomorrow.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Well I got a pic of my new pincushion and got it in my shop. This one had swirl ribbon on the sides and swirls on top. I've got another one finished, but have to take pics.

My retro squares pincushion was featured on another wonderful etsian's blog today. Her blog is onepartwhimsy. Cute! Check it out! Woo-Hoo!

Oh and just wanted to say I didn't do very well with my SNS sale, but might try again.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

I'm having a Saturday night sale!!!!!

It's my first Saturday night special sale!!!!! If you are unfamiliar with etsy the site i sell on they have SNS sales and I'm having my first one tonight. It will be from 5pm to 6am EST. 20% off every purchase not including shipping. Come by and check it out!!!!!

On other things I don't have any new pics today. I did finish a new pincushion, but am spending today doing some much needed house cleaning and straightening. I will get pics tomorrow. Well back to the grindstone!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Here Lizard Lizard

I made another critter. I love this little guy. He is sooo cute. My own little chameleon. I made him into a pin, but am also thinking about attaching a hanger for a keychain or ornament. I offer that option on all my critters in my shop.

I finally got my sequins I ordered today from Turkey. They took awhile, but are worth it. I'll be using them to doll up my critters.

Any wrestling fans out there? I can't wait for the Underataker to come back. I might have to break down and order SummerSlam ppv just to see him kick the crap out of Edge!

checkin in

Well no new pic today. It was rainy and overcast all day. I do have a new little chameleon pin to post once I get a pic and I'm starting on a new pincushion. It was a lazy day today. I'll blame the rain not me. I think I'm becoming nocturnal as I seem to want to do everything at night and sleep all day. Too many vampire movies I guess. Well nothing really interesting today.
Oh Another so you think you can dance night. I can't believe they got rid of Chelsea and I even voted. I'm hoping Joshua wins it. I think he is great especially with no formal training. we'll know next week. Night for now.