Thursday, August 28, 2008

Big Day Soon!

My boys are turning two in two days! I'm floored about it. Their cousin Joshua will be two on the same day too!

We're planning a joint party soon, and there will be small separate parties here and there. It's all pretty willy-nilly.

I found a cool site that makes word-search puzzles for you based on a list of words you enter. Here's one I made for their big day...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Super Cute Monkey

Well, really, all monkeys are pretty cute, but this one's super cute. We just sent one to our nephew born last week. I'm so sad he lives so far away - I want to see this monkey! Oh yeah, him too!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Reminder Links to Self

I wish I'd thought to do this a hundred neat project pages ago, but I'm including a link to a great project idea for me to make (not for my store, but for my sister) I just found, so I read this blog later and remember to try it.

Okay, here's one to remember to make one for myself and one for each of my girly-friends.

I hope some peeps check these projects out and enjoy them too! If you finish one of these, let me know how it went and post a pic, so I can enjoy vicariously - it will probably take me forever to get to them.

Oh my goodness, this is AAWWWESOMMME!!!

Okay, so I've been reading and reading and reading and reading tons of stuff online, from Etsy advice and information to tons of seller's blogs to online craft zines. There is so much super-cool information and ideas out there! Not to mention the neato people. I'm so excited to become apart of their world.

I am pretty sure I know what my primary product is going to be for my store, but I'm still too scared to actually type it out. I already regret leaking the secret to some family members and friends. Am I a dork or what? I wonder if anyone could narrow it down based on the comments I make here on out...

So I've been stocking up on some fabric remnants from a couple of stores here in town. I would love to go ahead and start ordering fabric and stuff online, but I'm trying to be practical. I'm planning on attending a certain class at a nearby store, to see if it would make sense to make the major part of my product, or just buy that part pre-made. I've also been sketching some of my design ideas out, just so I don't forget. I have to stay committed to chronicling everything I think of, or else I'm going to get distracted and drop the ball. Although, I have to say, I've stayed focused and passionate about this longer than I usually would. Maybe this is the real deal??

Friday, March 21, 2008

Let's get going! - The lame girl said to all the people not listening...

This is my new blog. What's it for? Good question.

I've never seen a point to most blogs, except getting a peek into what people are doing, which I rarely have time for. So in my mind, they've been kinda wasteful. No offense to all my loved ones that have them - it just wasn't for me.

But as I'm learning more about how successful craft/handmade sellers are successful, I'm finding that a blog is a necessity. I know I'm not ready to really get going on my web store, in fact I'm still not decided on which craft to stick with for the site. But I figure I can go ahead and setup the blog, so I'm at least a little committed, and I can use it to keep notes on my thoughts and plans.

I probably won't even tell my friends and family about the blog yet, so my stupidity on here should be safe for now. If any random peeps come across this, drop me a NICE comment with thoughts on what types of handmade stuff you wish you could find online.