Monday, July 30, 2007

So I think I jinxed myself a few weeks ago by saying that my shop was doing well, because now it's SOOOO SLOW =[ And I'm doing everything I normally do.....At least one of my necklaces made it to the front page a few days ago. It was only for a few hours though, but I'll take whatever I can get!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sorry all, it's been awhile. A LONE while. Anyway, nothing new is going on. Same old, same old.

Although I thank the comment who said I took good pictures, I, however, don't think they're that good. We're always more critical on our own work though. I'll give a few tips, so hopefully this helps. I always use the macro (?) setting on my camera. The one used for close up shots. I photograph all my items on a white background (a piece of white paper). Finally, I photograph in a well light area, setting up a desk lamp right ontop of the items I'm photographing.

Those we're amazing or earth shattering hints, but hopefully they helped you. If all else fails, use photoshop =]

Monday, July 02, 2007

Hi all, not too much is happening in my life at the moment. Same old, same old. I did see the movie Sicko last night, which was really very good. So far it's the only Michael Moore movie I have seen. It was really well done and some of this information about other country's health care systems is unbelievable. I recommend that you go see it. The parts about Cuba were entertaining/unreal.

On to some pleasant ETSY news, my shop has been doing really well the last two weeks. The beginning of June was slooooooooooooooow, but it picked up, and I've come to the realization why. Before, I would list once a day, on a good day, or try to relist something. The last two weeks, I've (re)listed 2-3 items a day and made 13 sales. This is constant to other times when I've listed a few items a day. I'm no ETSY expert, but the more you list, the more you're seen, which means, logistically, the more sales you get.

Now, my newest necklace, which I love and want to keep. Go get it now, it's one of a kind =]

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Good news, I finished my bag! I sewed in the lining in last night. Here's a (not very good) picture of how it turned out. And I get to use it this afternoon because I'm going to the beach =]

I also got a cute, plaid summer dress in the mail a few days ago from The Peach. I love the dress, but it was too long, so I hemmed it shorter and used the excess fabric to make a belt. It actually turned out good! I'm so proud of it and can't wait to wear it! You see, every time I try to sew, it usually winds up as a disaster, but not this!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

So I FINALLY finished my beach bag, the beading at least. Now I just have to sew in a lining. Than I'm done. Of course I still have to buy some some fabric first, so that will prolong the finish of the bag.

Anyway, here's my new sewing machine earrings

Saturday, June 16, 2007

So after a few weeks of being busy at work, I have virtually no hours this week, which makes me upset. They cut everybody's hours. I now have 8. I hate when they do that. I'm going away with some friends in a few weeks and I'm trying to save up some money, in fact, i'm trying to save money in general, since I have very few expenses. This doesn't work if you're not making much to begin with. I feel as if every time I go out of my way there, it's never noticed. At least they cut everyone's hours. That makes me feel a little better....

At least I'll have more time to work on my jewelry, which is a plus. I have some supplies to use up, plus I want to buy some more shrinky dinks. And I'll be able to finally finish up my beach bag. Evey time I sit down to work on it, I get distracted! Hopefully my week will be productive and will result in a happy Etsy shop!

Here are some of my newest creations

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

So, I'm really bad with the blogging thing, I always have been. I hate how it's summer and I have soooo many projects that I want to accomplish, but I still have no more time to get them accomplished than I do during the school year. I'm almost done with the bag I'm making myself. Hopefully I'll be finished with the beading tonight, then I just have to line it. I decided to add a palm tree, which makes it look super cute.

On another note I've made more collage necklaces, which are super fun to make. Now if only they would sell....

Here's my most recent, a Buddha one.