thisnext:: montana bag

The Montana Bag

The description says it's a sort of nouveau tribal look. I'd agree. The fabric design is textural and patterned, the colors soothing and warm. I want to dive in. (via Delight.com Newsletter)

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zephyr- lull

I have a lot of stuff that I want to do. Some things I need to do. A few I ought to do...or stop doing. On we go.

Post Picture: T-pins...waiting for me to work.



My video's in the top ten!

This is way overdue. I mentioned it in the previous post and forgot to include links. So you can vote here. Make sure you're signed into Etsy...or set up an account if you don't have one...and click the 'vote' button under my video.

Thanks bunches!



Okay, I'm not going to blog that I promise to blog more. It doesn't work. I will post when I have time, when I feel like I have something worth saying. Lately, I've been kinda zonked so I havent, then I feel guilty, cause I said I would...then I have to write posts like this which I doubt are really interesting to anyone.


My samples are done and sent away. It was a little hard to part with them, but I have hopes for high returns. (sales or publicity) I also hope they stay together. I didn't have an eyelet setter, so I used a hammer and sometimes they liked to come apart. I've since bought one though. Works like a charm!

Also, my video, the secret project to beat all secret projects...is the TOP TEN! You can vote for it here...or which ever one you really like. I'm pretty excited and feel very honored.

As for school, classes are going along nicely. My computer class is almost beyond easy though. It's called Introduction to Software Applications with particular attention to the Microsoft Office products. I'm familiar with Word (evil!) but not so much the others. I needed this class as a prereq for the web design class that I really wanted to take. However, it's like uber-beginner. The professor tacitly suggested that those of us who know how to use a computer transfer to another class. I'm not sure what I'll do.

Post Picture: Some of the samples, all packaged and ready to be bagged and shipped. :)


thisnext:: tickledpinkknits

Rococo Shawl - Cotton and Merino Wrap

I love that fall is coming. Bring on the scarves and jackets, yay! This shawl looks so warm and cozy with just a bit of ruffles to make it girly. From tickledpinkknits

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project 2

I finished making my samples today. That wasn't quite so much a secret as my video but it was still a rather taxing project. I made 100 magnets, 25 pairs of earrings. The packaging took about two days. They're so cute. I love that I keep getting new ideas, keep growing as a businessperson, designer, artist and person. I so enjoy creating.

Post Picture: My box. I have an probably unhealthy love for this box. I photograph on it, I store crafty bit in it. I use it to haul stuff around when I work in other rooms. It's a very good box. Such a thing must be highly valued.


for the better 9.06

This is a blog post to say that I have nothing to say. Hehe.

I want to blog more though. Find something to say when I have feel like I have nothing to say. Would you want to know about everyday minutae? Maybe not, you have your own after all...mine is probably not anymore interesting. Perhaps, I should try to be interesting, read more interesting things, find more interesting items. I need to do this because I tweet too much. Tweeting has made my thoughts small and succinct. It's made it hard to be more verbose and write papers for English class. It's like, I've said everything there is to say here, man. No, I can't squeeze out another paragraph...don't you know I only have 140 characters.

Had a thought about social media, how the sites can take over your life, how they are melding in my head to the point I want to @reply to people on flickr. That might be interesting.

So I'll make more of a concerted effort to post here. Even with school and hopefully more work of some sort eventually. Being restricted did made me creative, but it's time to burst out of those bounds and release my inner rambler. It might be fun.

Post Picture:Newest pair of Dots earrings. I made a bunch of new ones for samples, but they will also be listed.


made it!

My video, come join a community, my secret project and labor love, made it to the top 25 for the Etsy video contest! I'm so excited. When I was working on it, the goal was to finish it. Everything else was gravy. So this is cool. In a few weeks I'll find out if it makes top ten. I'm up against some real talent, so who knows.

In other news, I started school yesterday. By the middle of the day, I really wanted a nap. I ran into a friend that I knew went to that school, too...but I didn't know what time her classes were. That helped time go by faster.

Stil working away on my samples. Waiting for packaging supplies and just trying to be a good user of time. Speaking of which, I need to get my laundry stuff together.

Post Picture: One of the stills from my video.


thisnext:: johnmetbetty

JohnMetBetty Pocketed Shoulder Bag

This bag is stunning, a definite conversation piece. It's a frame, a style I adore, with a strap...and pockets!

The first of its kind...so it's on sale at the moment, as well.

From John Met Betty.

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