Monday, September 29, 2008

Lock up your sons... or something

(From seasprayblue)

I (finally) am a licensed driver again. No, I'd never had my license suspended or anything like that - I just moved to a different state and then it expired and then I never got around to getting a new one. Because my out of state license had expired, I had to go through the whole ordeal again: the written test, the driving test, parallel parking. But yes, yes, I did it, and I am licensed driver once more!

In honor of me achieving something that every 16 year old does... here are some car-themed finds!

This is totally what I look like in my new car! How did fauxtograph know?

I had been wondering where to find a monster steering wheel cover. Wonder no more! Check out PeculiarCreations.

Fuzzy dice? Or not? Courtesy of bananablossom.

Maybe a holly car decal to proclaim my yarn love, if Mr. Bombe consents (it is his car too, I guess).

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What a busy weekend!!

I spent hours tidying up my "studio," because I was having people over (and my studio is half of the living room)! Since I love seeing where other people do their work and make art, I thought you might enjoy seeing mine. It's already a disaster again!

The entire dining room nook of our open layout apartment is mine.... all mine. I obsessively watch Netflix On Demand from my laptop while spreading out my work and supplies over both tables.

I'm surprised when I see this picture! Surprised that the majority of my supplies all fit in this beautiful red bookcase. I do make small things, I guess. I also clean things out regularly and pare down what I'm not using.

I do love when my space is this organized. I think it's time to tidy up again. What's your workspace like? If you put up your own pics in a post, let me know! I love peeking into other crafters' crafty lives.

Recent finds!

Etsy seller KarmaRox recently bought some cards from me. I was browsing through her shop, and she has some stunning vintage, with some especially rare finds, like this vintage plus-size coat. It's beautiful!

I also recently found Boojiboo. I think I saw this seller on the front page, and she/he was there for good reason. With something like 1700 sales, I can see that everyone else loves Boojiboo as much as I do! I want this apron....

Friday, September 26, 2008

Late, late nights

Here's what I've been staying up wayyyyy too late doing: revamping my packaging and display things. A few projects, just in time for next week's First Thursday craft fair.

I has bags! Look at me, all grown up and profesh.

Display cards - I found this gray medium weight mounting board at Hobby Lobby. I cut it into squares (each sheet was about a buck and 16 or so squares). Then I used my new stamp!

And my banner for the show. I just made this one out of paper. So much fun! I have to make more of these banners for parties. Now I'm trying to figure out how to hang it at the craft fair, in case I don't end up getting a spot up against the wall.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

First Thursdays

I'm going to be vending at First Thursdays down on S. Congress, starting this month. I'll be in the White Crane parking lot, and there will be an Ararat food cart, fire dancing, hula hooping, and other fun stuff. I'm really excited, but oh my god, I still have so much to do to get ready!

First thing on that list - Hobby Lobby, for supplies. I still need to make a banner! Most importantly, I need to get a folding table still. And now I have the further challenge of getting one to fit in the backseat of my Toyota Yaris - the tiny little car that I bought yesterday. However, I won't complain, because I previously had NO car, and now it will be much much easier to get myself and all of my things to First Thursday in the first place!!

I'm excited to get my banner and pretty packaging together and share pictures.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My favorite things

Here are a few of my recent favorite Etsy finds... if anyone is in the mood to buy me presents! ;)

From beehart (who is also in Texas!). I seriously need this bag:

Cool wall decal from MonkeyThreads. I want this for my studio:

Considering getting these for my shop! From zoopri - lots of cute stickers and address labels.

And last but not least, the most romantic photo, from my fellow Danger Lady teammate FlashFrame. I'm so glad she made this into a wedding / anniversary card!

Tool Shed Toys

Color me excited! Laura at Tool Shed Toys, the only lady-owned sex toy shop in Milwaukee, just placed an order for a whole bunch of my new sexy xmas cards. If you're in Milwaukee, stop by her shop! She already has some of my other cards, but now you can pick up a cute little xmas greeting to go with your sexy presents!

Like this one! There are four in all.


Check it out - I'm in a treasury! This is a treasury put together by one of my favorite Etsy sellers, FlashFrame. It's all members of the Artsy Danger Ladies Mod Squad, one of the Etsy street teams I'm a part of. We're a hella talented bunch of danger ladies!

That's my red fascinator in the upper left!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Craft Goals

I had a goal to get to 50 items in my shop by the end of September. I'm at 58 now, and we're not even through September! Woo-hoo!

New goal: Let's see if we can get to 75 items by the end of September, instead. Maybe.

Other goals:
-Get sales tax forms taken care of (should happen this week sometime).
-One more wholesale customer.
-Have work in 3 shops on consignment basis (or wholesale, but consignment is more realistic around here!).
-Steadier sales on Etsy: 4 per week?
-75 items in shop on a regular basis
-200 hearts!

I'm really excited because I ordered this stamp from Jackbear:

I can't wait to get it in a few days and start using it to make my display cards for my fascinators and clips, and using it to stamp the backs of my cards. Oh, and I think I'm going to get a bunch of brown lunch sacks and stamp them for 1st Thursday. I kind of love stamps.