Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ladybug Done, Onto Dragonfly!

Finished the first part of my bug/garden theme set - the ladybug!

(apologies for the crap photos, but you'll just have to deal until they're all done.)

The Dragonfly is the next WIP, the colours don't really show up all that well, but look a lot better in life.
Enter Unimpressed Kitty. He's sulking that I won't let him play with the thread for the bugs. 

WIP - Cupcaeks!

Went for a walk today, and ended up at the local craft store, where I found some sculpey - welcome to the Cupcaek Trio!

These are unfinished at the moment, and thanks to a forum friend, there will be two flavours avaliable - one as a little sculpture, and one with a loop in it, so you can use it as a pendant.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

WIP - Ladybug card

geez, this is taking forever...
Got some 25ct evenweave today for a difference, and it's now taking forever for me to do stitches! Having said that, it's nice that I can pack more detail into something the same size as my previous card...

Half done ladybug:

Hearty Card!

Last night, inspiration struck! I got out the aida and crafted up a storm!
By storm I mean one card. But hey, I was in bed by 8.30, and asleep before 10pm....
(My job is from 8.24am (on the dot, kthx) to 5pm mon – fri. No TOIL, no RDO’s, no parking, no perks. (At least it’s money!))


I’m currently working on a set – it’s either going to be ladybugs, or bugs in general. Anyone out there got a pattern for a mantis?

Back In Action!


After Blogger went down for maintenance, and this blog was lost to the ages (or so it seems), I've decided to do a few things.
1) Restart the blog.
    This will more or less end up being a copy of the Wordpress blog, but I figure it's better in a way - if either goes down, there will still be a way to check up on me, and for me to update everyone as to what i'm creating.

2) Acutally do something with the Etsy store
    Again, it will likely hold most of the same items as the Artfire store, but i'll be making duplicates, so that's covered me against having the item bought at the same time on both sites!

3) When it's up, get going with Even Badgers...
     I'll likely stock different stuff on this, but we'll see how we go!

4) Promote my stuff.
    I've recently lost access to a car (stupid thing blew up, and wasn't worth saving), so i'll be doing this mainly through the interwebs, twitter, facebook, and possibly doing some markets around town. It's going into winter here, so the markets may be put on the back-burner. Any advice/personal experience dealing with markets is appreciated - I haven't done them for literally years, and i'm unsure what to go for with pricing, as I know there will be competition. 

5) Make a Facebook page so you all can like me
    I know this comes under the promotion, but it's on my to do list, so on it goes!

I think that was all on the list, but even if i've forgotten something, this is groundwork for getting myself noticed! (Without running around naked through the city. That's the bad kind of 'noticed')