Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy on Wednesday

Here are some things that are making me happy today.  Thought I'd share them with you all!!

Peppermint Mocha--can you say YUM?!
 My favorite ring (yeah I made it).
 My Yorkie Maggie looking out the back door.
 Then my buddy Oliver decided he wanted to sit at the
back door and told Maggie to go away.  He does that.

Ideas for the day:

(1) Go around to some of the little boutiques downtown and see if they would be interested in selling some of my handmade goodies in their stores.  I'd love to have about 5 of them that were regularly ordering items from me.  I'd really like to move the bath and body products around here.  I think they'd do really well here in this small town livin kinda community. 

(2) Still need to brainstorm on a exclusive product I'd love to sell at Etsy.  I'm really leaning towards knitting as a permanent fixture.  Or sewing projects.  Hmmmm don't know.

(3)  Blog- oh yeah...doing that right now. 

(4)  Work on some of my knitting projects.  I have so many to get done, yo.

(5)  Inquire about booth space at the local Flea Market.  I love that place

(6)  American Idol.  Is anyone else a junkie like me?  I have issues.  American Idol and Fringe.

Ok.  I'm off to be a good little worker bee!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What I've been up to

I've been working so stinkin hard trying to get an etsy store up and running.  It's so much work!  And it seems like I have such a long way to go.  But I'm really proud of the items I have in there.  I have an array of things.  I'm not sure exactly what I want to do on a permanent basis so I'm trying out a lot of things and see which product does the best.  Which ever that is is what I'll stick with.  I have a hard time with things like this.  I want to make EVERYTHING.  I love EVERYTHING and it makes it difficult to pick a favorite.  I love to knit (love love love to knit), I love working with polymer clay, I love to sew, I love making bath and body products, I love print design, just everything creative and crafty and clever.  What's a girl to do?  Then I'll get a new idea and it's like I get an itch and I just have to explore the idea or I'll never get any sleep.

Here's a few of the things I've been working on:
 Sea Salt Sugar Scrubs
 Handmade goats milk soap bars
Cowl (who doesn't love a cowl I'd like to know?)
 Knitted pincushion

And I have so many more ideas!!  I  can't wait to get started on them.  I'd love some suggestions as to what to do about idea overload.  How do you juggle it all?  How do you find that one sure thing and then stick with that?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

So much stuff

I think I may have a problem.  I'm an obsessed crafter.  Have you ever seen that show on I think it's TLC or something called "My Strange Addiction".  I think I need to be on that show.  I'm working on jewelry projects ( rings and earrings), 3 knitting projects (a sweater, cowl, and an adorable scarf), bath soaps and fizzies that look like cupcakes, and I have idea for a draft stopper for a door or window, I have an idea for some pot holders, and eye masks and countless other things.  I'm like wow man.  And my studio was a disaster zone.  I got it all cleaned and organized and I'm happy about that.  And I managed to photograph and get some goodies into my etsy shop finally!!  And I have so so so much more coming!! 

I've had this fun little freebie made for a while now and thought I'd share it here for everyone.  It's a hand drawn font I made to call Hoity Toity.  I know it's a silly name but it's fitting I think.  It's a fun and playful font.  It would look great on a greeting card.  Just click on the image to download.

I have some inspiration boards coming soon for your enjoyment and a fun and easy knitting pattern.  Until then, Happy Crafting!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

New Beginnings

I've decided to start a blog dedicated to my love of handmade crafts.  All things vintage and kitschy and quirky and crooked and made with love by hand.  I know there are probably millions of blogs out there with the exact same premise.  But everything offered on this blog from myself is FREE (with the exception of my etsy items). I'm a total sucker for print design (ie...which is why I'm a graphic designer I guess, huh?) and can't wait to share some of my fun stuff!!

There will also be free knit patterns and other various craft tutorials of things I'm always working on.  Along with cool finds, hopefully in the future, I will have goodies from other handmade gods and goddesses.   Or at least I'll be able to pass along the party favors at any rate.

There will be give away's and and contests and challenges and just loads of fun!  I hope you stop by and take a look and maybe add this blog to your current blog roll and make it a daily read.