Friday, January 23, 2009

new crocheted hats

It took me a while to get these posted. I hope you can forgive me, haha.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mosaic Monday!

Today I'm going to feature yarn from etsy that I wish I could put in one big pile and jump into, and roll around in its yarny glory. MMmmmmm yaaaaaarn.

Click the image to gawk at it's awesomeness:

Where to purchase from top to bottom, left to right:

Man, I hope I got all of those links correct! :9

Monday, January 12, 2009

New hats, new puppy!

I've made some new super colorful crocheted hats! It's really fun to make these and use so many different yarns and textures in each one, not to mention picking the colors to put together. :)

I think I will make one or two more tomorrow. Maybe a scarf too, who knows? I'm craaaayzeee! haha

Also, we have a puppy! He is half pug and seems to be half chihuahua possibly. The boy named him Zazz. :9

He is about five months old. The woman that had him was gone to work all day long and knew that was not good for him, so she gave him to us. She was going to take him to the pound otherwise. I crocheted him a sweater, but it was way too big. I have to make it over. :p

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Polymer clay is handy for other things too!

...Such as keeping your beads where you want them while you plan out a necklace.

I like using it instead of those beading trays because it can hold oddly shaped beads how you need them, keeping the holes horizontal and such. I just roll out a coil and flatten it to the table to the length I want and it works out really well. I can push my beads into it and it doesn't get all stuck in/on them or anything.

And this is that necklace finished:

I am extremely pleased with how it turned out. Besides the gemstone beads used, the rest are all handmade by me, either ceramic or polymer, including the copper clasp.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Your melon will thank you

Because this hat is soooo snuggly! :) And I am soooo relieved to finally have it listed.

How relieved? This relieved!

And today I awoke at 6:30 in the morning completely on my own! Imagine that! I thought getting up at 7 was going to be hard so I was pleasantly surprised.

The other day I started painting the envelopes I have to make them a little more interesting and fun to get in the mail. I made this bean stamp from my sculpey and was pleased that it worked.

Here are the ones I've finished so far.

The colors in those photos are not perfect matches to what they really are, but you get the idea.
Fun fun! :)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Trying to self motivate

I want to be a morning person. I want to be able to wake up naturally at 6am instead of 11am, and have numerous tasks completed before others even start their day. I haven't done that very many times in my life, but when I manage to, I feel pretty awesome. When it starts getting warm again I want to get up early and run every morning, but right now it's way too cold. I also want to move from task to task without getting so distracted and having to force myself to get started on something. It's so hard for me to just get started, it's like pushing through a brick wall. If I could make it a habit to do these things I would feel a whole lot better about myself and my future. Some people hate routine, but I really wish I had one. I solid productive one. :p
Next month, as an experiment, I'm going to attempt to go all of February without eating sugar. Natural sugars, like fruit, won't count. But things like candy, sweet junk foods, a zillion sugars in my tea, stuff like that will have to go. I want to see how it influences how I feel physically, if my pants get a little looser (and fit right again), if my skin starts to look better, and I guess mostly just to see if I can. Wish me luck on that!
I took some pics for a hat I need to post to my Etsy and my camera ate the pics. It's the first time that's happened to me. I was told that after a while, memory cards just get kind of worn out, so I guess that's the problem. I have another one that only hold like 12 photos, but I guess that's all I need for now. I want to take the hat pics over again outside anyways, because the ones I had were kind of crappy. I need a better backdrop and such.
I'm going to get to bed now even though I'm not that tired. I want to get up at 7am tomorrow and try to be this productive person I want to become instead of constantly disappointing myself. And because I don't like posting entries without at least one pic, here's a photo of a dead cicada I took in the driveway last summer.


Saturday, January 3, 2009


I finally finished my new Etsy/blogger banner. You like? Also changed my blog colors. And i finished a hat just now, but here is a new necklace I recently posted.

The bean beads are polymer, the rest are ceramic. All made by me.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Well, I meant to post on the 1st

..but technically it's the 2nd now. Meh. And one of my goals for 2009 is to stop procrastinating, go figure.
Also I had a couple of pictures to post but can't find my camera cord, so I guess there's my motivation to finish unpacking my stuff tomorrow. :9
But anyways! I finally graduated college with a BFA in ceramics. Yay! Now the plan is to save up money so that I can afford to move to wherever grad school may be. I still have to narrow down where I want to apply, and i won't be applying until Fall 2010. Right now my biggest goal is to get my Etsy going enough to be able to sell my items full time. And if I can just get a small kiln, that would help sooo much. But until then I have to make do with what I have. So I guess now this will sort of be a journal of that goal. Scary! haha. But thanks to having an awesome boyfriend that can allow me to try this Etsy thing head on for a while, I'll have all the time in the world to work on my Etsy and this journal and some other things. :) So wish me luck! Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a more substantial post to type up, haha.

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