Sunday, January 11, 2009

Items to Covet: Early 2009

Starting the New Year. . .

Now that the INSANITY that is running a dog boarding facility over the holidays has slowed down almost to a screeching halt. . .I've been trying to update my shop and even found a few minutes to open a new one! I haven't gotten all that far, but did get my second shop for ALL VINTAGE JEWELRY and accessories opened at I have sooo much vintage jewelry collected for resale and decided I wanted to separate it from my handmade items.

Topping the list of things to do in early 09. . .

Get BETTER pictures. Yuck. My pictures suck. They are dark, on a hundred different backgrounds, and just plain ghetto.

Make some new handmade items. . .time to change it up a little bit and shake up the assortment of items in the shop.

Get the vintage pieces photographed and listed.

Do some promoting and maybe a show or two this spring???

So far, I have redone my banners and avatars with some awesome custom pieces from SeaDreamStudio.....a terrific place on etsy to get graphics and banners, etc. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Brief thoughts

Somewhere in between errands, cleaning and a crazy Smashing Pumpkins 20th Anniversary show here in their hometown. . .I got a few things made. I am trying my best to get some good gifts made and listed in the shop, feature some awesome etsians on my blog and work on my fundraising. . .but this is a VERY busy time of year in the dog boarding business, so I'm spinning my wheels :) I have also been in touch with a great and very brave young blogger who I will be donating some headwraps to for a giveaway on her blog! Keep checking in.

Monday, November 17, 2008

It's my weekend!

I LOVE having Tuesday and Wednesday off cause other people DON'T. Which means I can get a ton of things done. Making new crafts to list, shipping out sold items, WORKING ON MY CANCER FUNDRAISING EFFORTS, and taking some time to promote my shop and relax. . .are on my list for the next 48 hours. I am soooo tired today. It was such a Monday. But I can't complain, because I hang out with dogs all day :)

Here are some pics of the types of things I will be listing over the next few days! Also just won a TON of vintage jewelry lots of ebay. . .so I will be making loads of fun embellished altered frames and boxes as soon as they arrive.

Friday, November 14, 2008

so much work to do. . .

I have a million emails to answer and a million things to do. . .I really should be making new things and listing them, but I am going to take the night off. . .crazy day at work :) Looking forward to a Mexican vacation in the spring and thinking I should take some time to choose my wedding pics (since I've been married for more than 6 months. . . . ).

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

at home relaxing. . . .

didn't do much today, which from what people tell me is necessary once in awhile. . .even the kids stayed in bed all day . . .I did get a ton of feedback from people about selling the headwraps and places to contact to donate to cancer research.
I'm thinking of starting out by donating to the American Cancer Society. . .where I know the funds will be properly appropriated. Also thinking of doing a booth or table at the Childrens Memorial Hospital here in Chicago, and possibly at Northwestern Hospital.
My goal for the upcoming week is actually to make loads of the wraps to donate to kids with cancer at Children's. . .thoughts????