Friday, January 28, 2011

Hey guys, its been a while, I've been busy working on my shop, making new itemns, playing with Blake and being addicted to The Sims 3.  I go through phases of wanting to play the sims, and its so addicting!  But I love that game!  And atelast igt hasnt taken up all my time, like it use to in the past.

I have been trying to list all my unused supplies.  I want to get rid of like everything and start new.  It's going to suck in a way becasue of all the money spend on supplies, but it needs to be done.

I also added new bracelets, and even a choker.  I've been working pretty hard on my etsy shop latley, and I think this has been my biggest sales month yet!  Crazy!

Anyway, has anyone used the couplon codes yet?  I made one for my blog readers, active today until Next Friday (Feb 4).  So help me end off the month well and start next month with a few sales!

Code:  BLOGREADER1  15% off any order

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Back to monday

So, like two weeks ago I posted a schedule of what I was going to write on what day.  So far ive neglected Wensday-Friday.  I don't know why, so I think I need to revamp my schedule, or get motivated to write.  Eaither way works.

Things have been crazy over here.  Lots of sales on all ends.  It keeps me busy though.  And luckly I havent had any rabbit/cat figts since I've gotten my rabbit.  I let him hop around here and the cats with play with him but they don't really bother eachother much.  Always a good thing.

The ex and I have been doing good latley, makes me happy.  He doesnt take up too much of my time though, o I've been making a lot of new stuff, hoping to put them up for sale soon.

No, I am off to go read your blogs.  Happy Monday everyone :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Revamp Tuesday (#4)

Okay, this weeks revamp is another major one.  I really like this one, I think its really cute.  The original bracelet was a spiral hemp bracelet with 5 orange dyed Jade nuggets on it.  It connected together with a loop and clasp closure.  I actually remember making the first one on a rainy day, and I had this idea.  Well my idea didnt turn out so well, but I tried to sell it anyway.  This bracelet actually got a couple of hearts.  It measured 6 inches.  I listed it for $7.

This new bracelet is made with a flat macrame design.  It has one jade nugget in the middle, surrounded by black hempp.  The base measures about 7 1/2 inches, but the length of this tie together bracelet is 14 inches.  I can make this in any size.  The jade nugget in the middle may vary.

Monday, January 17, 2011


So, the past few days have been crazy with orders!  From Etsy and Ebay!  It's been awesome, really.  I hope it keeps up.

I've been working on new stuff.  Good news is today it wasnt as cold, bad news was I didnt get time to go outside and take pictures.  And then we have more bad wheather on the way :(  Sometimes I wish my house wasnt so dark, it would be easier to take pictures and post new items.  But hopefully soon I will have fresh items in my shop :)

On Better news, As of Yesterday (the 16th) I am now the proud owner of a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit.  He is a cutie!  And I got him and his cage, food and bedding for FREE from a co worker that can no longer have him.  When Blake saw him he laughed and did this dance for the rabbit, so I decided to name him Ollie after the Bunny from The Wonder Pets.  The bad thing about him is, Peppy is MAD at me.  He wont let me hold him anymore.  He will warm up to having a rabbit around, I hope...

Thats it for another anything monday.  Heres some pictures of my new family member:

Friday, January 14, 2011

Top 5 fav things on Etsy this week:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New item: Posted and Sold!

So I made this rainbow hemp bracelet woth beads and posted it earlier this week.  It sold last night!  So I will repost it, and hope to sell another one or two.

This bracelet was made with hand dyed Romanian Hemp that I bought from the seller Psysub.  I doubled it with waxed black hemp cord, and added 3 beads to it, with a loop and bead closure.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Me and Peppy

So I know I said I'd be promoting on Wensdays, but this was such short notice that I will take the rest of the week to find shops to promote.  I havent had much time to be online.

But like I said about a week ago, I've been meaning to take pictures of Peppy and Belle.  Well, Belle is gone and I don't know how much more time I have with Pep, so I took pictures of him today when we were hanging out.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday Revamp (#3)

So this weeks revamp is the most diffrent than the other revamps.  I really LOVE it!  I need to get more charms so I can sell more than one of these.

The old one:
This was made with 1mm waxed black hemp.  This is in a spiral design with 3 guitars, then a 4th guitar for a loop and charm closure.  I didnt have jump rings at the time, so the charms were tied onto the hemp.

The revamp:
I love this.  I used waxed 1mm brown hemp and waxed 1mm brown/tan hemp for highlights.  This can actually be somewhat reversable.  This is no longer in a spiral pattern, and I added 4 brown beads for decoration.  I used brown hemp becasue most acoustic guitars are some sort of brown color. 
So, its snowing outside, and that is where I take all my pictures.  I had to take the pictures inside, so they don't look so well.  I won't put this on sale yet, I will wait to take better pictures before I put it up on etsy.  Hopefully by then, I will have more charms on the way or here already.

Let me know what you think!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Random Mondays

Well, its snowing over here.  I'm not very fond of the snow.  Its so wet and cold and gets the bottoms of my pants wet.  Honestly, if it were warmer and it snowed, I wouldnt be so against the snow.  But I know it doesnt wwork that way, so I will keep myself inside until it stops snowing (Probably Thursday.)

So, I decided what to do with the blog.  I have made myself a schedule on what to write about.

Mondays - Anything really.  Life, or just any random thing.  I will be updating my personal blog more if youd like to get to know me better

Tuesday- Revamp day.  Until I am done revamping old items, I will be posting one revamp item and discussing the changes.  When I am done with that, I will work on taking new pictures of my older items and posting those pictures.

Wensday:  I will be promoting one Etsy shop a week.  These are the days that I will post the shop, a few items and maybe a little about the owner.

Thursday:  New items.  I will post one or two new items I've posted throughout the week, talk a little bit about them.  I'm hoping to post one new item a day but I wont post all of them on here.

Friday- My top 5 favorite things I've seen on Etsy for the week.  I guess this is also promotion but its kind of my own personal taste and favorite items.

Saturday and Sunday.  I probably wont update much since I work all days on the weekends.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

RIP Belle

So, I woke up this morning to find my precious little SnowBelle has passed away.  He was laying in the middle of the mouse cage, eyes open, looked kind of scafred, but was not breathing.  Peppy was hiding under the wheel in panic.  I removed peppy from the cage into a mouse carrier and gave him some food.  I'm looking for a tiny box and need a plastic glove to remove Belle.

This happened without any warning what so ever.  I mean last night he was just fine he was alive around 9 pm when I fed them before I went to sleep.  But, I guess it was his time.  He did live longer than a year.  I knew this time would be coming soon.  But it is still hard.

I'm trying to calm myself.  Is it bad that I'm crying over a mouse?  Maybe, but they were my babies.  I love them.  I sure am going to miss the little guy.  Atleast he lived a good life in a nice clean mouse cage with a friend to play with every day.

With this, I wonder how much longer I am going to have Pep with me?  I don't want to lose him too.  But I know his time is also coming soon...

I dont have any recent pictures, I've been meaning to get around to it, but its too late now. 
R.I.P. Little guy, I love you and I am going to miss you muches! 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Revamp #2

My second Revamp, which I redid last night and took pictures of today is my dragon bracelet.  It is a black Dragon bracelet, in the spiral pattern.  It measured about 7 1/2 inches.  The dragons stuck out every which way. 

I made it a little thicker, to be stronger.  The first one had 2 strands of 1mm hemp as the base, the revamp version has 4 strands of 1 mm hemp as the base.  I also added a gray strand to it, to give it a hint of color.  This is not an inch longer at 8 1/2 inches, making it almost the perfect size for an anklet.  Will make custom sizes.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


So, Looking back at my items, I have improved a lot.  I am going to be working on revamping some of my first items.   I started this process today, and wanted to show you one of the items I decided to redo!

First:  The music note car mirror decoration.

This has been up for 4 monthes, with 90 views, 3 hearts.  Not only has my work improved, so has my picture taking ability.  I think I made this in like February of last year, before I knew of Etsy, when I was just doing this becasue I was bored.  Its original intent was to be a bracelet, but at 9 inches didnt turn out that way.  I think it looks a lot better now!


The New and improved Bracelet, that now measures a little under 7 inches.

What do you think?

A New Direction

So, As I already states, I started a new blog which I will try to update daily with anything.  But that leaves this blog almost empty now.  So what to do, what to do?

I need to make more items for my shop so I can show them off here.  And I need to review other shops/ promote other shops.  So this week will be spent on thinking how to make this blog better.

If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Beginnings

I ope everyone had an awesome New Years Eve.  Mine was okay.  I watched Twighlight Zone for the first time ever yesterday.  One was the pig face episode where the human was ugly.  The other was the episode where all the power goes out on Maple Street.  They were interesting...

Then I hung out with another friend for a while and saw his baby.  Well, shes 5 monthes old now, but I hadnt seen her yet.  She was so cute! 

But other than that, I pretty much did nothing.

What about you guys?