Sunday, February 22, 2009

And one more thing!

I sold this awesome makeup bag the other day on my

I'm happy so far with the results of showing & selling my stuff online.

In fact, I'm about to add some more stuff now!

I Must Be Asking For Too Much!

I was determined yesterday to find a bucket o' buttons in Asheville, NC.

The main reason I want them is, honestly, just to have them in case I need a button. I have some small ones for eyes on my little stuffed creatures, but I wanted a variety of larger ones for bags & stuff.

I have seen them before, years ago, and when I was younger, my mother bought some... somewhere.

But after driving to three places yesterday morning, I came up short. I could not find a container of assorted buttons anywhere!

Freakin' impossible!

I went to obvious places like Foam & Fabric and Hancock Fabrics. Then I went to a couple not so obvious places. And I turned up with nothing.

Nada, zilch, zero.

A search on the internet didn't yield much either. That's sad too, because after failing in Asheville, I figured "you can find anything on the Internet." I eventually found what I was looking for, but I'm nervous about ordering online, because I can't look at the buttons in there. However, it looks like that is the only way I'm gonna get what I want. I'm gonna have to gamble that what I pay for online with actually work for me in real life!

On the other hand and out of desperation to have an assortment of colorful "somethings," I purchased a bag of miscellaneous ribbon. I don't use a lot of ribbon in stuff, but I will now.

And dammit, I'll show those buttons what they're missing out on. Just think, you crazy little buttons, you could be sewn on to a bag just like this ribbon is gonna be.

Ha! Take that!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

This is a Good Sign, I Think...

So I have been "officially" creating stuff to sell since October.

Now I've been sewing for so many years, but it wasn't until October, that I realized that I might be able to create something to sell. You know, something that someone would actually buy.

So after this epiphany, I started making stuff.
And the stuff has grown to abundance.

I'm now at the need to sell it or else.

Why? Because the cute little tomato box I have been keeping my creations in is now overflowing. It's actually quite funny, because of all places to store my stuff, I have chosen a tomato box. I initially chose it because it was sturdy and it had handles cut into the cardboard.

But now, I don't know what I'm gonna do. It can't hold another item. And I don't have another tomato box.

I guess I could go to Target and get one of those tub things... with the lid and all.

It doesn't have the character of the tomato box, but it'd be bigger. And I could get a couple and stack them.

It sounds so dull, though.

I'm sad for my tomato box.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

So far...

First and foremost, this blog is me... blogging more. So there... I'm doing it.
Okay, now to the task at hand!

So far, I've been on etsy. com for a week and I haven't technically sold anything, but I have been contacted by a fellow etsian (that's talk for a person who is a member of etsy) for a trade.
She loved my messenger bag for a friend of hers and wanted to know if I was willing to trade.

Of course, I was! So I chose a new scarf that she had just worked on that has this awesome fish-net lookin' design. I got to pick my colors... burgundy & gray and it will be here soon!

I'm very excited!

So, I encourage my few readers to check out her etsy... and I will post pics when I get my new scarf.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Finally! My shop is up & running!

I didn't do anything today except work on my etsy. com shop

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Everything looks great! I'm so excited!
Please check it out, buy something, just leave comments!

Really, beyond this, I haven't been doing a lot and my lame-ass excuse is my personal stuff I've been dealing with. It's not serious stuff, but it's still consuming at times.

Okay, so enough bull-s***, I'm gonna start posting more. At least once a week, because I have lots to say and hopefully, I can get more readers.

So check out my etsy and I will see you soon!