Monday, October 22, 2007

I got another sale today. Unfortunately the good news was kind of marred by the fact that my Chihuahua was in the hospital for two days and was diagnosed with end stage congestive heart failure. According to the vet, the average length of time a dog can be expected to live with the condition is about six months. This news was especially hard since we lost our other dog, Petie, in June to kidney failure. Our new goal is to spoil our little Jesus with lots of love and affection and make the most of every day we have left with him. I know he'll be here with me for a while longer, but my heart is still breaking over the thought of losing him.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Yippee!! I got my first Etsy sale on Friday! I was so excited I freaked my husband out in the shower.

In other news, I spent most of the day yesterday making origami for new jewelry pieces. I am still working on the origami so I haven't made any new pieces yet. Tomorrow, Patrick and I are heading down to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to see the Jewelry by Artists exhibit. I am then going over to my friend Kate's house for a little stitch and bitch session. Should be a good day. We were going to go to the museum today, but with the Red Sox craziness we decided to stay out of the city. Hopefully I will get some inspiration as I am kind of in a jewelry making slump right now.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Yes, I know. I promised that I would post one new item a day for the month of October on my Etsy site. I see you checking there every day for the past four days wondering where oh where is the newest jewelry offering? Sorry to say, I ran out of items on Sunday and haven't had a chance to make anything new until yesterday. I will be working all day tomorrow as well so expect more items out this weekend.

As you can see, I have also decided to forego proper punctuation for the time being. I don't have time to do everything! Gosh! What do you people expect of me?

In other news, three crocheted baby projects are finished! One has already been delivered (and was well loved as far as I could see) and the other two will be mailed out shortly. I also signed up for a knitting class which starts in two weeks. Hopefully I won't impale myself on the needles, or poke an eye out or something. I can be a klutz.

Friday, October 12, 2007

I am working my booty off! In the next couple of months there are babies babies babies being born to many friends and family members. So I have been crocheting like a madwoman. I'm not going to mention what I am making or post photos yet because a lot of the receipients of the items might be reading this blog. I'm also making lots of Christmas presents and jewelry. Come January, I'm going to need a vacation for my hands.

I have to admit, my favorite part about crochet is that I can do it while I am sitting on the couch in front of the TV. I am such a TV-aholic. I'm from that generation whose parents just tossed their kids in front of a TV as a babysitter. Not that that's a bad thing, just an observation. Right now I'm watching the Red Sox kick Cleveland's butt in game 1 of the ALCS.

In other news, I have posted new items everyday so far in October on my Etsy shop. I also posted an ad on Craig's List and sent out some e-mails. I should post some bulletins on Myspace as well. Hopefully I'll start getting sales soon.

Sorry for the random rambling of this post, just wanted to remind everyone that I am still here...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Feminist Swap items
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I guess I promised to post everything I sent for the feminist swap. I think I sent a lot of great items and received TONS of complements from everyone in the swap, except for my swap partner. I have no idea when/if she will even be sending a package in return since I haven't heard from her in a while. I really hope she likes everything she received and the reason she hasn't been in contact is because she is so absolutely amazed and astounded by everything I sent that she has been rendered speechless (or e-mail-less or unable to type or something). Yeah, we'll say that.

So here's everything I sent: I sent the "Fashion First Aid Bag" from the Stitch and Bitch Happy Hooker, a Wonder Woman Accordian book, feminist quote artwork, and a female symbol necklace. I made the pendant out of sterling silver and the necklace itself is amethyst, rose quartz and swarovski crystal strung on silk.

As I said, I hope she liked it.