Nov 23, 2012

Black Friday Sale

My black friday sale kicks off today, from friday till monday you can use this coupon code (all capital) in my shop for 20% off all my plushies, keychains, and ornaments!

Have fun and Happy shopping : )

Nov 22, 2012

Be Thankful

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Today is a day to be very thankful for everything good in my life and also the bad because they make me appreciate the good so much more. I'm thankful for my little crafting business and all the awesome creative people I've met because of it. I'm thankful for patience because without it I would not be able to put up with my aging cat, socks, who likes to howl for my attention at all hours of the day and night. I'm thankful that I'm happy, even though my current situation isn't the greatest, I can honestly say I'm happy. Out of everything I'm most thankful for my family, most importantly my Mom, who is a constant source of support and encouragement in all of my artsy endeavors, and also my Grandmother, whom we lost this past July, she was our nanny, chef, seamstress, and referee through my whole childhood and where I inherited all of my interest like sewing, cooking, and gardening, she was a kick-ass Grandma!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my crafty friends : )

Nov 19, 2012

Ornaments Galore

I decided to concentrate mostly on ornaments for the holidays because they were the majority of my sales last holiday season but this year I've made a much larger selection, such as. . .

  • Bacon 
  • Apples (green and red)
  • A Chocolate chip cookie
  • Doughnuts (with snowflakes)
  • Mustaches
  • A Pizza slice
  • Toaster pastries (with snowflakes)
  • Tacos (with mustaches)
  • A Sparkly Snowflake
  • A Christmas light
  • A Wreath

I also made some mini plushies, Christmas trees and a little gingerbread house!

P.S I've also achieved one of my goals of having more than 100 items for sale in my Etsy shop : )

Nov 5, 2012

Huge Shop Update

I've been working like a mad woman for the last three weeks writing listings, taking and editing photos for 65 new listings that are now in my Etsy shop in time for holiday shopping. I think this is the most stuff i've ever had for sale, 93 lisitngs! so go check out some of what is now for sale like a cinnamon bun monster, a rainbow cake slice, and giant sahimi!

Nov 1, 2012

Halloween Crafting Recap

I spent most of my Halloween crafting and setting up a little pumpkin photo shoot. I decided instead of one big pumpkin like I usually do I would get two small ones, in case I didn't like how one turned out. I made a nerdy cat and spider web pumpkins, using everything from a craft knife to stamp carving tools. I lost track of time but carving the two pumpkins took me almost an entire day, it also doesn't help that I'm a perfectionist and borderline OCD, I kept going back and fixing little mistakes. 
When the time came for my pumpkins to be in the spotlight I thought my setup was too plain so in like 15 minutes I made a little spider web doily/place mat. I just cut a circle of felt and used a ruler and free hand drew the rest, cut everything out and glued it to a piece of black felt and cut of the excess. 
I also got bored in between watching Halloween movies and made myself a witches hat with felt, sewn in a simple cone pattern and some cardboard I cut into a doughnut (I'll probably embellish it next Halloween with tulle. . .and more glitter).

 So I wrapped up all my projects with a coating of glitter (because everything is better when it sparkles) and I went to bed on Halloween with a massive candy induced headache (that's how I know it was a good Halloween).