Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Been busy

I've been a busy little beaver this week. I've had 2 custom orders plus two pincushion sales on top of my critter sales. YEAH!!! I think people are starting to Christmas shop!! I did a larger version of my fall tree in the colors my customer requested plus added three birds. My other custom is my fall tree on a coffee cozy. I'm working on that right now. I also sold my tree pincushion and my mod circles pincushion.
I just signed up for a show on Nov. 9th so I have to get some stock ready for that. Hopefully I do better than my last show or I made decide to give up on shows. I didn't even make my fee back on the last one. Oh well!! Off to do some work!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

On the mends

Feeling somewhat better. Not at 100% yet, but hopefully well on my way!! I made a sale yesterday. Another one of my little chameleon pins. Glad to know I'm not the only one that thinks he's adorable!

So do any of you watch America's Got Talent? I'm rooting for Neil Boyd. They are all really good, but he just stood out for me from the first time he sang. I'm glad the judges told him to go back to opera because that is what he does best. We'll know tonight if he's in the top 5.

Monday, September 15, 2008


I was on the front page of etsy last night at 7 pm. I missed it, but luckily a my fellow fester's let me know. Cool!! It was my fall tree pincushion. No sales, but tons of hearts and views. I have almost 900 views on it. Hopefully someone will come back to buy. I finalized all the colors on the custom tree and it's definitely going to be different from mine. Got to get to work on it today.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Beautiful blooms

I got another collage moved to the new shop. This one is called Beautiful Blooms. It's a little different from the others. I built the background for this one out of many layers of various papers rather than using matboard.

I got my second custom order in the first shop. She wants a different version of my fall tree pincushion. Larger with custom colors and some birds. I really like the idea of the birds and think I'll have to make one with birds. I'll post a pic when it's all done.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I'm slowly starting to come around and get things done. This cold/flu has really knocked me around. I think a bit of laziness has crept in as well. Got to get up and shake it off!!! The new tv season is starting and that hasn't helped either.

I found a new website that helps get traffic to your blog. It's called RSSHUGGER. You get your own page on the site free for 10 years if you review it on your blog or you can choose to purchase it for $20 if you don't want to do the review. I of course choose to do the review. Why not? You don't have anything to lose. This is a direct quote from their home page "rssHugger is a new website developed to help bloggers promote their blogs, and to help visitors discover new blogs that write about subjects that the readers are interested in." I just signed up, so I can't say a whole lot, but it looks good and for free it's worth taking a chance. I'm always looking for new ways to get more readers. Go check it out when you've got a minute.

Well I'm off for now. Be back soon with some new pics.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Another sale

Yeah!! I made another sale today. It was one of my copper and pistachio pincushions like I posted about a few posts back. I'm still feeling quite drained from my cold and not quite back into the swing of things yet. Sleeping way too much, so nothing new done yet. I've got to get to work on the pincushion I sold since I sold the one I had made already. I'm still trying to get the energy up to clean up my crafting table to play with my clay. Soon hopefully. That's all for now.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Moved another one

I haven't gotten anything new made yet. I'm almost finished with the pincushion I talked about awhile ago. I got another ACEO moved into the new shop this morning. This is one of my favorite ones. I love the black and white pic against the colored background.

I've got something new up my sleeve as soon as I make some space to work on it. Having to craft in several different places all over the house can get messy. I dream of the day I have one room to call my own studio. I can put everything in one place. Anyway back to reality I bought some polymer clay awhile back and I just picked up a convection oven at my local Salvation Army so I'm going to be playing with that soon. I love to work with my felt, but the items can be very time consuming. I'm looking to branch out into something I can get several items done at a time and offer lower prices to appeal to more customers. I can't really price my hand sewn items lower due to the time involved. I'll still be making my felt items as well. I like a little variety.

Well off for now. Hopefully I'll get my space cleared off today to play.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Doing Better

I'm finally starting to feel better. Thankfully!! I managed to finally get my first custom order done. It is a card pouch and she loves it!! I also moved a collage and ACEO to the new shop. I'm coming back slowly and trying to get some new things made as well.

I did get distracted tonight by the premiere of America's Next Top Model. Love that show and also Top Design and of course Project Runway. Wednesday is a very busy tv night lately.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Still fighting

I'm still fighting this nasty bug. It's winning so far. It's gone into my eyes so I haven't been doing much of anything but sleeping. I've never had this happen before. I've gotten some antibiotics so hopefully I'll be getting better soon.
On a happier note my Shells collage made it into a treasury. Hopefully it will make it to the front page.