Monday, October 27, 2008

assignment is ending...

Some of you know that I recently went back to WORK! There are some things that I really HAVE to HAVE! I didn't want to them put on a credit card..
I work for a staffing I knew this job would be short..but I thought just maybe that I would get a few more weeks..
I'll be sad that this job is ending..I enjoyed learning to run a truck scale..and I learned more about edible beans than most people want to discuss!
I worked with very nice people, no pressure, and it was FUN!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Glad this happened on a Sunday morning! Got NO time!

As I snuggled in bed this morning half awake I wondered just why the bells at the church across the street were chiming at 6 am!
We have one of those "smart clocks" that you don't have to reset for time just isn't SO smart..since the change of dates for changing Daylight Savings and Standard Times!
I sure would have looked silly showing up for work an hour EARLY!

Friday, October 24, 2008

coming together..

I love it when a plan comes together..that famous line from the A team!

I placed the first of my newspaper ads for my Craft Show this week and have got very many interested in vending!

I have the rest of my ads written..this Craft Show is going to be FUN FUN FUN!!!

Classes scheduled..still looking for demonstators!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Snowflakes are falling...

on my head! Mid October here in the thumb of Michigan. The temperature dropped and the snowflakes fell! No accumulation!
Early for snow! Pictures?? Too dark! 28 degrees Fahrenheit..BRR!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Card reader coming right UP!

Yesterday I spent over half of my photo editing time repairing or reinstalling my picture made me GRRRR!!!!

The photos that I did edit or retake turned out great! BUT I'm stopping on my way home to buy a card more Kodak Easy Share software! Tired of it quitting at the end and losing all my photos!

Look at my etsy shops and see if you can tell what photos I replaced!

Off to work! Be back later!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Kumihimo Jewelry

What the heck is kumihimo? It's a Japanese form of cord making by braiding cord or ribbon.
I have a dear sister in law that is allergic to metals,ALL metals. I remembered that long ago I learned a technique of braiding round cord and looked for a wheel to make some for her..My love of kumihimo was renewed!
I braided a gift for Christamas, I know she'll be thrilled. She loves jewelry just can't wear it!
I also just finished this lovely labradorite flower necklace.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Promoting Etsy sellers

I want Etsy to be a household name (like the other "E" website), so I promote it everywhere I go! For a couple of craft events I had during September, October (and November), I posted in the Etsy forums, inviting sellers to send me their promotion items - and they sure answered the call!

These are photographs of the promotion packs that I put together from all of the Etsy items I received... There are business cards; discount codes on cards; postcards; product samples... I handed out approximately 35 bags on the 11th of September in Harbor Beach!

I have about 40 packs left for my November show but would love to have about 35 more!

On top of the box of promos is a fabulous mini bag by soulinchains and the lovely satin gift bags are from maisyh . The pen that you see was a donated door prize from craftiness - it is turned wood with a Santa clip! I am definitely buying one of those pens for my hubby for Christmas!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Ladies Night Out - Craft Show

I am promoting my...

'Ladies Night Out Craft Show'
The Franklin Inn, 20 November 2008
There will be a real mix of crafters and small businesses attending!

Craft Booths are $15 for a table and two chairs (4 x 8) plus a donation of a small door prize.

Would you like to teach your craft? Class times available!

The 'Ladies Night Out' is a well attended event, and I look forward to seeing you there!