Sunday, February 28, 2010

Event - The March Craft Fairy - March 7, 2010

I just found out about this craft sale/event on Belmont:  The March Craft Fairy....

Gothic crafty goodness galore!  If it's half as good as it sounds, I'm going to be drooling over super-cool gothy handmade goods.  *sigh*  I can't wait!  Hope to see you there :)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

OMG I love this!!!!

I am now completely in love with Minxshop on Etsy.  This tunic is gorgeous!

p.s. - I wish my hair looked like that too.... So hot!

At least I'm trying to sell SOMETHING....

So, shoot me.... I'm not selling much of anything on my Etsy store right now.  I haven't been knitting much, and when I have, I've been working on a pair of grey cable knit armwarmers.  They're almost finished.... just need to finish the seams.

I've finally worked up the motivation to put my dining room table up for sale.  It's a clutter magnet, since we don't use it for meals except for once a year.  So, it's now up on Craigslist, and I have my fingers crossed that someone will want it, and will show up with some big, burly men to move it out of my apartment.  I could really use the space (not to mention the cash)!

Once the table is gone, then I can move a white table from storage into the space where the dining room table is, then move all my knitting and sewing stuff onto it.  Ah, to have a dedicated workspace!  I'm so excited :)

I also might have a new business opportunity.... My daughter's guitar teacher also owns the music store & school she attends.  We've discussed that I'm trying to start a business and he's expressed an interest in some music-themed book bags and simple totes.  I promised to whip something up and see if he is interested in offering them for sale in his store.  I'm a busy gal!

Ta ta for now :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New look to the blog

It's new, it's fun, it's funky...... and tweaking the html code yesterday sucked!  I'm still not finished, but it's in basic working order.  I'll have to spend more time tweaking elements of the code as time goes on, which means that I'll have to break out the teeny tiny bit of html code in my brain, dust it off, and hope that everything I remember still applies.

In the meantime, I'd love comments on the new design!  Any thoughts, complaints, constructive criticisms?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

PSATs and snow....

I can't believe it slipped my mind that my 12-year-old had the Pre-SAT at 8:00 am this morning!  Maybe I was just in denial that my baby girl is growing up (although, that's more apparent every day.)

The alarm went off at 6:30am -- a sin on Saturday mornings as far as I'm concerned -- and I rolled out of bed, hair messy, threw on jeans and glasses, brushed teeth, grabbed a Diet Coke..... and we were out the door.  The drive wasn't long, only 20 minutes, but I guess this morning Nature saw fit to slow down my commute with....snow!  Don't get me wrong, snow is lovely, but people forget how to drive in it.  Too fast, too slow, not paying attention, or they think that front wheel drive means that they can make it through the slippery slush without spinning out.  Ah well, morons notwithstanding, we made it to the testing center without tragedy :)

My little girl spent 4 hours in a little room taking tests which probably won't mean much in a few years when she takes the SAT for college.  But it was a great learning experience for her and I'm so proud of her for stepping up and taking the test.

I'm getting choked up even now...

Friday, February 12, 2010

You never realize how reliant you are on computers until you're forced to function without yours for 4 hours waiting for it to be repaired....

Monday, February 8, 2010

Listing soon - Small turquoise handwarmers

My latest project was a more petit version of the large, 2 button handwarmers I just sold.  These are more of a handwarmer style, as opposed to my usual wrist or armwarmer design.  Photos of these (not from my cellphone) will be posted on Etsy shortly....

Sold! Turquoise handwarmers

Hurray!  I've had my second sale in the last few weeks. 

I'm keeping my fingers (toes, arms, legs, eyes) crossed that I can keep the sales rolling as I'm updating inventory and working on new patterns.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Work in progress - Turquoise handwarmers

I've been working on handwarmers for just a little while, fiddling around with a couple of my own rough patterns for 3 or 4 months.  I found this really great wool in a lovely turquoise color.  It makes me think of the ocean in all those pictures of island beaches that I drool over. 

This particular pair of handwarmers has been promised to someone, but I should be able to make 2 or 3 more pairs out of the yarn that I have.  I'll post them up on Etsy.  Maybe someone else will love wearing something that evokes the idea warm ocean water during our dreary, cold winter :)

P.S. - Sorry for the not-so-great images.  These photos were taken in horrible florescent light with my cell phone camera.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I'll be updating the blog soon. This is too blah for my taste. I'm trolling templates and will be soliciting comments after it's been changed :)
Oooooh :) that worked! To the 1 non-family member looking at my blog (you know who you are), I've just posted twice in 1 day!
I'm testing to see how well (or if) blogging from my phone works. SOMEONE has commented that I haven't posted in a while.... So here's a post!

Monday, February 1, 2010


I've claimed my blog on Technorati ( in an effort to drive more traffic to my blog, and, subsequently, to my Etsy store ( as I'm ramping up to really get moving on my business.

Code me, baby!!!