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31 August, 2010

Dumbfounded...

Wow.  Talk about a blow to one's ego.  I've been running a 20% off sale for the past week at Black Sheep Beadery http://www.blacksheepbeadery.etsy.com and I have not had one sale.  Not one!  20% off and no takers.

Amazing

16 August, 2010

Is There Anybody Out There...

Does anybody even read this thing?

Do I just exist inside my own head?

Some days I feel very invisible.  Which can sometimes be good, but when you're trying to get noticed and no one looks, I have to say that it stings a bit.

So, having had my little pity party I'm going to post photos of my latest creations.  Maybe someone will find them and buy them.

Pumpkin Boy









Pumpkin Witch







Red Riding Hood Witch








Witchy Moon







Mystic Cat








Thanks for looking.

Peace, love and light.

10 August, 2010

Pondering My Next Move....

So.  I've decided that maybe I'll go back out and lug my tent around and do some craft shows.  Maybe.

I never really minded doing them before.  Most of them were fun and you could meet some very interesting people.  

For instance: the Mary Kay lady that I pissed off because I wouldn't make five identical pink necklaces for her to give to her underlings.  I didn't have a problem with pink or with five or with her.  She was a very pleasant and polite lady.  The problem was with identical.  I offered similar in style and made to suit each girl's personality.  She wanted completely, exactly, perfectly, identical.  I had to explain to her that I wasn't a chinese sweatshop and I did not do absolutely, perfectly identical.  Needless to say, she didn't buy anything from me.  Pink or otherwise.

There were also other wonderful vendors to chat (and complain) with.  My two favourites, who I remain friends with to this day, Carla and Ed who own Piglet's Pantry in Mt Dora ~ http://www.pigletspantry.com/  Wonderful dog bakery people who make yummy (yes I've eaten them so I know) dog biscuits!

So.  I'm thinking about lugging my tent around and doing craft shows.  Again.  Because the fun and the good far outweighed the bad.

Back to my workbench for now.
Peace, love and light... 

06 August, 2010

People Do The Strangest Things...

Yesterday I went to Joann Fabrics.  Yes, again!  Why?  Because I needed more ribbon for my latest hat creation.  No, it doesn't matter that I already have 300 rolls of ribbon in my studio.  None of them were exactly what I wanted.  So, the pilgrimage to Joann's was made and nifty new ribbon (plus a whole lot more) was obtained.  I honestly think they must pipe some sort of "put more stuff in your basket" pheromones into the store's air conditioning system because I can never just get what I came for and leave!
Bagful of goodies in hand, I begin the journey home.  I live in the middle of nowhere so it's about a 40 minute drive.  
Whilst sitting at a red light, I hear a semi truck blow it's horn and see the driver making gestures out of his passenger side window.  I couldn't see the vehicle he was gesturing at and just assumed he was having a bit of road rage at someone who had attempted to cut him off.  Oh no, my friends, that wasn't the case at all.  As the semi moves past the vehicle he was gesturing at, a raggedy pickup truck towing a raggedy trailer loaded with a raggedy mini van comes into view.  The pickup pulls off the road into a parking lot and the large, unkempt men inside get out and start walking toward and around the trailer.  Seems that the semi driver was honking at them because the mini van was coming untied.  Yes, I said untied.   
The geniuses piloting the tow vehicle apparently didn't have the right equipment, tools and/or knowledge to properly secure the mini van to the trailer.  What they had done was roll down the driver and passenger side windows and run a rope through the passenger compartment of the van and then looped the rope around the tongue of the trailer!  I was absolutely amazed that this was how these men had secured the van to the trailer.  Thank goodness the semi driver alerted them before the thing had fallen off the trailer and caused an accident. 
Oh, the times you need a camera and don't have one!  

04 August, 2010

I've Been Featured....

What a lovely way to start my day ~ I awoke to find that I'd been featured in an artisan collection of steampunk items on ArtFire!

 http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=collections&op=details&cid=101

How exciting! 


UPDATE:

I've been featured in two more collections this week.  

One of hats on ArtFire ~ http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=collections&op=details&cid=273

One showing my beaded jewellry on Etsy ~ http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c5c2c737e426d910b4095b8/i-heart-you-back  

Just had to share that little tidbit.  I'm going back to my workbench now...

Peace, love and light

03 August, 2010

The Burlesque Queen

I have to share my latest mini top hat creation.  I am enamoured of it and honestly can't believe I pulled it out of my head.
I built this hat entirely from scratch.  It started out as a flat sheet of stiff felt and became this luscious creation.  I may have found my new calling as a slightly mad hatter.  Or would that be hatteresse?

Thanks for stopping by.  It's back to the studio for me for more hat building fun!