Tuesday, March 30, 2010


So it turns my Seashell Scallop Shell pendant that sold was accepted on Craftgawker and that's how the buyer found me! Wow I didn't even know I was accepted hehe.

My next two sells were from Ren, ( Thanks Ren) one of the awesome ladies from the Tired Girl Collective. We had done a couple of the same shows for the Tall Mouse Handmade Brigade.

What a great day! But now I must cut this short as "Lost" began 20 minutes ago and is calling my name.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Made My First Real Sell on Etsy

So I stumbled onto the computer this morning my coffee not even yet done brewing and with blurry eyes I saw an email from Etsy. I opened it and it took me a few moments to figure out that I actually sold something... to a real live person outside of my family. I actually had no idea what to do, so I looked on the Etsy forums for help.

I discovered that I should make a pretty package... so I got all my pretty art paper out and stamps and went to work. I even added a little bow with a charm attached. I wrapped it in bubble wrap and stuffed it into a mailer.

What I discovered is it costs more to mail than I charged and in all my fussing with the packaging I forgot to add a cotton cord with my pendant. I am going to mail it along seperately and email her telling it is on its way.

Well you live and learn and hopefully I will become more skilled at all this. I am so grateful to be able to all this in the first place.
The Raku Scallop Shell is what sold!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Too Purty to Stay in!

What an awesome weekend we had here in the O.C. Yesterday we went to Fallbrook with the family to visit some friends. It must have been in the mid 80's and all us girls threw on bathing suits and sunned ourselves.
The kids ran around like wild animals running through the 80 or so tangelo trees that they had on the property and the air was thick with the smell of orange blossoms in bloom, sigh like a mini vacation.

Today it was warm enough for swimming so I took the kids up to the pool and we lazed about for the afternoon. So my house is a mess as no chores got done and the big crafting plans I had will have to wait til tomorrow.

It was worth it!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Don't Pick Me Last! Don't Pick Me Last! Don't Pick Me Last!

Well I was cruising the forums again on Etsy and they had a post about a mudd team.... I am toying with the idea of joining one but I don't know . More research is needed.

What I really would like is to find a local street team. They have one in San Diego and quite a few in L.A. and even some in Northern California but I have not seen any in Orange County! Laguna Beach is stuffed with Artists I would of thought a few would sprung from there... Although they are kinda Clicky down there. I have silly day dreams of winning the lotto just so I can move there and sell my wares.... Yes the have a rule that you have to live there to sell at their craft faires.

Some local crafters did make a Handmade Brigade guild type thing. I asked about it but I think it is a younger crowd and I didn't fit in with their agenda or whatever. Omg I am having flashbacks of 3rd grade kickball team picks when I was picked last!

Hehe well thats life. I guess maybe I will have to start a street team!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cruising those Etsy Forums

Etsy forums... one word ADDICTIVE!

I went there to check it out ohh lets say about 5pm pacific time next thing I know its almost 8pm!

It's like it a lifeform made up of hundreds of thousands of people all competing against each other to post as quickly as possible. I am not knocking it at all was quite interesting but I can see how distracting it could be for me.

I did find quite a few lovely blogs through the forums and am very excited to follow some new people! People are so darn creative and I love seeing what they come up with.

I know they say that posting in the forums is a way to boost business so I am gonna have to look into that more. I need some help with postal stuff too, it confuses me how people can charge so little to mail items so there must be some secret that I am not privy to, maybe the forums will help.

P.S. Threw my neck out so it's EL Pollo Loco tonight for everyone. I threw in a picture of my star earrings just to throw you off muhahaha!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Picture Perfect

Well I have been trying to take pictures of my stuff again and man it is harder than it looks! I really need to build a light box or something. In the meantime I am using the edit program in picnik which is easy to use and quite handy oh and best of all FREE!! I still have a lot to learn about taking pictures... but I guess one step at a time.
Honestly I don't get how people work, have a family, and do the etsy thing. I am determined to figure out how the heck they balance it all out.
Oh at this moment I am trying to post this and cook veggie tacos... Juggle juggle!
P.S. Potato and Pasilla Pepper tacos with pinto beans and this lovely salsa they have a trader joes in the cold section, especial? I think it is called and oh boy so yummy!

Monday, March 22, 2010

So.... Long Time No Blog

Well it's been over a year since I have posted anything. What happened? I don't know... I guess I was in a creative funk. Everytime I made something I thought was really creative I would find out that someone already did a version of it. Meh...

So I decided to quit the blog for awhile and while I love reading about other peoples blogs and what they are creating I tried my damnest not to read em. Especially if they used the same medium I did. I wanted to create stuff and not worry about whether someone else did it already.

So over the past year I have created quite a bit of stuff. I have played with lots of clay and beads and wire and just had a great time! I have painted tiles and made collages and just fooled around. I also spent a lot of time just playing, with the kids, husband and family. I learned how to play rock band and the hubbie and I rock out with the kids sometimes martinis are envolved :P

My husband and I quit smoking last summer and I packed on quite a bit of weight. I bought this wii fit game it led me to actually liking to workout! I have lost 15 pounds and now am walking about 6 times a week trying to get it up to 5 miles a day.

I did a craftshow last weekend and it lit a fire under my ass to get to making stuff again and so hopefully soon I will be posting some pictures. I also have decided to be more myself in this blog I think I was trying to be something I don't know but not completely me... so I am gonna let the abrupt, quirky,nerdy, sometimes painfully shy, sometimes rude grumpyand bitchy, and sometimes sweet and helpful me, loose on this blog . Just warning ya!